The doctrines of men

I do not often quote scriptures, but here is one from Matthew ch 15:

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

      But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

      And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Do you personally uphold the traditions of men, do you keep Sunday rather than the seventh day (Saturday)?

It is very easy to comply with a ‘religion’ and do what the priests, pastors and rabbis tell you to do rather than what Yah commands, do you have images of ‘saints’, sages or rabbis hanging in your living space?

To fully re-enter Yah’s Kingdom, we must purge ourselves of the works and traditions of men, they maybe our works, they may be the works of the Rambam or a Pope.

These things have no part in the Kingdom of God, these are the products of Adam’s world of death, they do not flow from Yah’s Knowledge of Good and Evil, but from man’s.

So when you go to Church on Sunday, or Beit Knesset on Friday evening think about what the scriptures actually say, are you obeying Yah or Adam?

The Beit Knesset (synagogue) was a reading room where the literate could read the (very expensive) scrolls to all and sundry, the ‘ekklesia’ (church) was an impromptu gathering of the believers, men have changed them both into cash cows.

There are many traditions of men that we perpetuate in our religious life, and for many, religion is also a livelihood.   When you are paying a man to speak, what comes out of his mouth?  Is it something he has made up in order to get a pay rise, is it something he knows you want to hear?  Or is it Yah’s truth?

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