tradition

Blog for Podcast #151 (Those that Teach Tradition instead of the Truth)


Intro

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Discussion

As we come ever closer to the return of Jesus Christ. I see more and more how the Jewish people in the time our Savior walked amongst us being reflected in those that profess to being so called “Christians” at this very time.

Any time Christ scolds the Pharisees and or the Jewish people. It can be said that whenever there is any condemnation of the Jewish nation in the Bible, it now applies on wholesale to those that profess to follow Him, yet they only do this through what can be called lip service.

Matthew 15:1-9 NKJV – Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER’; and, ‘HE WHO CURSES FATHER OR MOTHER, LET HIM BE PUT TO DEATH.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”— then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘THESE PEOPLE DRAW NEAR TO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME. AND IN VAIN THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.’ “

I wish to zero in on something else here other than the last two verses.

“Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?”

Tradition – G3862 – paradosis – precept, ordinance, an instruction, a handing down or over

  1. precept – a rule for action or behavior, especially obtained from moral thought.

“Obtained from moral thought.”

Note that wording. Not from the Bible but from moral thought. AKA from the minds of humans. This is how many that profess to being of one denomination or another exists. They do not follow the true commandments but traditions. That is why those that insist on going into buildings once a week at the least. Sing a few songs and say a few prayers then leave in their fancy expensive vehicles of the world and go to their wastefully huge houses of the world. Filled with their worldly possessions which professes to the world that they are idolators. Then they return to their daily lives in and part of the world. This was said by Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 23:9-17 NKJV – My heart within me is broken Because of the prophets; All my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, And like a man whom wine has overcome, Because of the LORD, And because of His holy words. For the land is full of adulterers; For because of a curse the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up. Their course of life is evil, And their might is not right. “For both prophet and priest are profane; Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the LORD. “Therefore their way shall be to them Like slippery ways; In the darkness they shall be driven on And fall in them; For I will bring disaster on them, The year of their punishment,” says the LORD. “And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal And caused My people Israel to err. Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah. “Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: ‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem Profaneness has gone out into all the land.’ ” Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD. They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The LORD has said, “You shall have peace” ‘; And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you.’ “

Is this not now how most that stand upon the dais now act and behave? Is not the time for the soon return of our Savior near? Do any remember the small one-chapter book in the Bible entitled “Jude?” Well Let us look at what was said there.

Jude 1:3-16 NKJV – Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.

Those spoken of here are those that fill the majority of the complement that profess to being called not only “Christian,” but also leaders of these various denominations that plague the community that calls itself followers of Jesus Christ. The buildings called churches are a dead wasteland that must be abandoned now.

They teach you to only give 10% and to keep the rest for yourselves. Yet the Bible teaches this:

1 Timothy 6:6-10 NKJV – Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

and this:

1 Timothy 6:17-19 NKJV – Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Yet churches teach people to be haughty and to trust in uncertain riches. Not to personally do good works in faith. Yet the Bible says this about what is seen as the perfect religion.

James 1:27 NKJV – Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

How many help those in need or seek to?

How many know what it truly means to be “unspotted from the world?” When people seek to have and keep items of the world, they show who they worship.

1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

Those that go to churches crave physical pleasures like going to Super Bowl parties and watching sporting events or participating in them. They seek after earthly beauty in all its forms be it how people look through clothes or makeup or the lack of clothing. They take pride in their own goals in life and take pride in seeking after spending God’s money on ever more expensive possessions in any form they take.

Now why did I just say, “God’s money?”

Let us go proverbs to start.

Proverbs 30:7-9 NKJV – Two things I request of You (Deprive me not before I die): Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches—Feed me with the food allotted to me; Lest I be full and deny You, And say, “Who is the LORD?” Or lest I be poor and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Any who does not teach true stewardship of what God had given unto you. Like living a life in which we only seek to meet our needs and anything above and beyond that is God’s and for His service and His service alone teach sin.

Any who teach and support sin do not serve God nor His Son, but their god is the god of this world.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

For they have accepted the ruler of this world as their savior, and he rewards them as he was given power to do.

Luke 4:6 NKJV – And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

And they accept his gifts willingly with greed and joy reflected within their eyes.

Seek true redemption. Seek true repentance.

Downsize now and quickly and then start to help the homeless, those in true need. Live off the least and give the most to God not a church, GOD! For time is running out. Christ is soon to come as a thieve in the night. The night we are now deep within. For sin runs rampant and what is evil is seen as good and what is holy is seen as evil. All because most that profess to being “Christian” deny their Savior, and in turn He denies them (Matthew 10:33).

These words were written on the day Christ left the tomb. There is no lie within them. Too many believe they follow Christ when they truly worship Satan. Woe unto those that deny these words, for the first rapture draws ever near, and they will find themselves left behind. Many say this is as it should be. Why? Because they do not follow the Truth nor God. Woe unto those that say there is no rapture for they show who they worship, and it is just as our Savior Jesus Christ said it would be for He said these Words:

Luke 21:29-36 NKJV – Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

God Bless