There are times when we can use our influence over others in a negative way. By doing so, we offend God. Using our power to lead people astray and away from the path of righteousness is a counterproductive move.
The scriptures below are warning us that we should be cautious about what we do to others and the path that we can lead them down.
Luke 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible, but those offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
Matthew 18:6 But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it was better for him that a millstone was, hanged about his neck, and that he was, drowned in the depth of the sea.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
In the book of Mathew 18:6 Jesus is telling his disciples that if anyone causes the people who believe in him to stumble it would be better than they hang a millstone around their neck. So Jesus takes leading people astray very seriously.
There are many today in the Churches that are using false doctrine to lead the congregation astray; they are doing so because they are trying to appease the government rather than the Almighty.
These false teachers are going to have to account to God the reason why they choose to betray him and his teachings.