There are many people today who believe that because Christ lived a perfect life for us, we do not need to be careful in how we conduct our lives.
The church of Pergamum is scolded for tolerating the “teaching of Balaam,” or the “doctrine of Balaam.” Balaam’s name is also invoked in both in warnings and about the conduct and message of false teachers. All of these are references to the Old Testament character of Balaam, who tried unsuccessfully to prophesy against the people of Israel.
In practical terms, the teaching or doctrine of Balaam is the view that Christians can—or even should—compromise their convictions for the sake of popularity, money, sexual gratification, or personal gain.
Title: Beware of Balaam
– Apostle Arome Osayi