I'm studying a book right now and there are so many things wrong with it and I just want to make sure I'm reading this right. I asked my husband last night and he agreed with me - and I was wondering if anyone else maybe had some more insight into this. The passage is Matthew 13:33 - Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. The book states: "Nearly all spiritualists, past and present, are women. Women are the palm readers, crystal ball gazers, fortune tellers, and tarot card readers. Witches' covens are headed by women. Most mediums (those contacting the dead) are women, as was the witch of Endor whom King Saul consulted concerning long dead Samuel. When Jesus spoke a parable about the kingdom becoming corrupted with false doctrine, he illustrated it with a woman bringing in the corruption (Matt. 13:33)." (Created to Be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl; page 110) Now, in reading the Scripture, I don't see how she got the idea of that parable being about the kingdom of God becoming corrupted with false doctrine! I looked up Matthew Henry's and Jaimeson, Fausset and Brown's commentaries and neither one reads this passage as being about corruption but about how the Gospel penetrates and changes everything around it! So, what is YOUR take? This is just one of the issues I have with this book (I'm going through it because I'm finding a lot of women rave about it and many Christian women recommend it - and I feel that I need to understand why I don't like it - and to be able to explain some of the glaring errors in it.) Thanks!