9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: (Isaiah 28:9-10,)"
(Or at least which scriptures not to use explaining how)
In our common COG experience we have the Dave Packs, Gerald Flurrys, Ron Weinland types along with the bit players in the form of James Malm, E.W.King and Bob Thiel who employ this tip toeing through the Bible , "here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept " and coming up with pure trash and self righteous drivel instructing good men everywhere how they must live and how they must think on these amazingly studied topics.
Dave Pack can wander all over the Bible, Old Testament and New and come up with his weird and strange ideas about himself as spoken of by the Prophet Haggai, like anyone ever heard of Haggai, and get members gyrating in their seats. E.W.King and James Malm can just make shit up as they go and find picky answers to ridiculous questions with the hunt and peck method of study. Bob Thiel can spend all day making Bronze Age weather explanations the modern day ones and tell us it is how God "tries" to get our attention. They all do by looking here a little and there a little, putting line upon line together and coming up with weird and strange explanations galore.
...and they are wrong.
Let's set the record straight.
and reel from beer:
Priests and prophets stagger from beer
and are befuddled with wine;
they reel from beer,
they stagger when seeing visions,
they stumble when rendering decisions.
8 All the tables are covered with vomit
and there is not a spot without filth.
To whom is he explaining his message? to those just taken from the breast?
To children weaned from their milk,
10 For it is:
Do this, do that,
a rule for this, a rule for that[a];
a little here, a little there.”
Who are you talking to? Children? You sound like children.
blah, blah, blah, nah nah-nah nah nah, do this, do that, rules here, rules there. Hunt and peck all over the place for your rules.
Who do you think you are? James Malm? Dave Pack, E. W. King, Gerald Flurry, Ron Weinland???
(OK, I added that part)
In the original Hebrew the phrase in Isaiah 28 verses 10 and 13 is: "sav lasav sav lasav, kav lakav kav lakav" It is pure gibberish and akin to our "la la la la" and "blah blah blah." It is a mocking tone immitating the drunken gibberish of the priests and prophets of Ephraim and Judah as Assyria knocks at the door to scrape them off the earth. It is NOT a scripture one should use to teach how to study the Bible that's for SURE!
13 So then, the word of the Lord to them will become:
Do this, do that,
a rule for this, a rule for that;
a little here, a little there—
so that as they go they will fall backward;
they will be injured and snared and captured.
who rule this people in Jerusalem.