What Does the Bible Say About Tradition?
So, brothers, remain steadfast and uphold the traditions that you were given by us, whether orally or through our written instructions.
1 Corinthians 11:1-2ESV / 41 helpful votes
Be as Christ-like in your imitation of me as I am of Christ. Now I praise you because you remember me in whatever you do and uphold the traditions that I instilled in you when I first handed them over to you.
2 Thessalonians 3:6ESV / 28 helpful votes
And from this point on, we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you remain away from any brother who is wasting his time and who is not living in accordance with the tradition that you have inherited from us.
Colossians 2:8ESV / 26 helpful votes
Make certain that no one holds you hostage with philosophy and hollow deception, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ, and that you are not taken captive by anybody.
1 Corinthians 11:2ESV / 25 helpful votes
Now I praise you because you remember me in whatever you do and uphold the traditions that I instilled in you when I first handed them over to you.
1 Timothy 4:7ESV / 20 helpful votes
Have absolutely nothing to do with irreverent and ridiculous myths. Instead, devote your time and energy to holiness.
Matthew 15:3ESV / 20 helpful votes
Have absolutely nothing to do with irreverent and ridiculous stories and legends Preparing for holiness is preferable.
2 Thessalonians 2:14-15ESV / 16 helpful votes
Have absolutely nothing to do with irreverent, ridiculous myths. Instead, prepare yourself for holiness.
1 Timothy 3:14-15ESV / 13 helpful votes
I hope to be able to visit you soon, but I’m writing these words to you so that, in the event that I am unable to, you will be aware of how one should conduct oneself in the family of God, which is the church of the living God, which is a pillar and bulwark of the truth.
John 20:19-24ESV / 13 helpful votes
On that day, the first day of the week, in the evening, when the disciples had closed their doors for dread of the Jews, Jesus appeared among them and said, “Peace be with you.” This was the first time Jesus had appeared among them. When he said this, he demonstrated it by showing them his hands and side. When the disciples finally saw the Lord, they were overjoyed. Once more, Jesus wished them well, saying, “Peace be with you.” “In the same way that the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” He then breathed on them and whispered to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Any faults committed by anybody are forgiven; if you refuse to forgive anyone, pardon is withheld from them.”.
John 6:50-71ESV / 13 helpful votes
This is the bread that has been sent down from heaven in order for people to be able to eat it and not perish. “I am the living bread that has been given to you from on high.” If somebody consumes this loaf of bread, he will live indefinitely. “And my flesh will be the bread that I will provide for the life of the world.” As a result, the Jews began to argue among themselves, asking, “How can this man offer us his flesh to eat?” “Truly, truly, I say to you, except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you,” Jesus told them.
Colossians 3:2ESV / 10 helpful votes
Concentrate your thoughts on things that are above, rather than on things that are below.
James 1:1-4ESV / 9 helpful votes
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, is a servant of the people. Hello, and welcome to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion. When you face trials of all kinds, my brothers, take heart, because you know that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness in the end. So that you may be flawless and complete, wanting in nothing, allow steadfastness to work its full magic on your soul.
John 16:13ESV / 9 helpful votes
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, is a man of faith. Good morning, and welcome to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion! When you face trials of many kinds, my brothers, take heart in the knowledge that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness in the end. So that you may be entire and complete, wanting in nothing, allow steadfastness to take its full effect on you.
Matthew 15:2-6ESV / 8 helpful votes
“What is it about your disciples that they are breaking the tradition of the elders?” As a result, they do not wash their hands after eating.” ‘And why do you disobey God’s mandate for the sake of your tradition,’ he said. For God has stated, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Whoever reviles father or mother will definitely perish,’ respectively. “If somebody tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gotten from me has been given to God,” he or she is not required to honor their father, according to you.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11ESV / 7 helpful votes
Not I, but the Lord commands the married that they should not separate from their husbands (but if they do, they should remain unmarried or else reconcile with their spouse), and that they should not divorce their wives.
Mark 7:1-37ESV / 7 helpful votes
After that, when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed some of his followers eating with their hands that had been soiled, that is, that had not been cleansed. Because the Pharisees and all Jews, according to their tradition, do not eat until they have washed their hands, and when they return from the marketplace, they do not eat until they have washed their hands. There are other additional customs that they adhere to, such as the cleaning of cups and pots, as well as copper utensils and eating sofas.
Ecclesiastes 7:1-29ESV / 7 helpful votes
A good name is preferable to expensive ointment, and the day of death is preferable to the day of birth. As a result, it is preferable to visit the home of sorrow rather than the house of feasting, for this is the end of all humanity, and the living will take this to heart. Sorrow is preferable than laughing because it causes the heart to rejoice while the face is sad. When the wise are in sadness, their hearts are in mourning; but, when the foolish are in joy, their hearts are in mirth. He who listens to the wise reproves himself rather than listening to the song of idiots gains wisdom.
2 Timothy 3:16ESV / 6 helpful votes
Everything in the Bible has been breathed out by God and is useful for teaching, reproof, correcting, and training in righteousness.
2 Timothy 2:2ESV / 6 helpful votes
You must commit to trustworthy men everything you have heard me say in the sight of many witnesses, so that they may teach others as they have been taught themselves.
Romans 12:1-14:23ESV / 6 helpful votes
I urge to you then, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be converted by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may distinguish what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, everyone according to the measure of faith that God has allocated.
Acts 17:11ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they welcomed the message with great eagerness, searching the Scriptures everyday to discover whether these things were so.
James 3:6ESV / 5 helpful votes
The tongue, on the other hand, is a fire, a world of wickedness. The tongue is put amid our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
Hebrews 13:1-25ESV / 5 helpful votes
Allow for the continuation of brotherly love. Do not be afraid to provide hospitality to strangers, as some have done so unwittingly in the past, so entertaining angels. Remember those who are in prison, as if you were in jail with them, and those who are mistreated, as if you were also in the body with them, for you are in the body with them. Let marriage be revered by all, and let the marriage bed be kept clean, for God will condemn those who are sexually immoral and unfaithful in their relationships.
1 Timothy 1:4ESV / 5 helpful votes
Neither should they spend their time to myths and interminable genealogies, which encourage conjecture rather than the stewardship from God that comes through faith.
Colossians 2:1-23ESV / 5 helpful votes
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell this in order to prevent someone from deceiving you with reasonable reasons in the future. For while I am away in physically, yet I am with you in spirit, happy to witness your excellent order and the firmness of your trust in Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:2ESV / 5 helpful votes
So, whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, or whatever else you do, do it to the glory of God. It is important that I do not offend Jews, Greeks, or the church of God, just as I strive to satisfy everyone in whatever I do, not for my own benefit, but for the benefit of many, in so that they may be saved.
Be as Christ-like in your imitation of me as I am of Christ. Now I praise you because you remember me in whatever you do and uphold the traditions that I instilled in you when I first handed them over to you.
John 21:25ESV / 5 helpful votes
There are a plethora of additional things that Jesus accomplished. If each and every one of them were to be written, I believe that the planet itself would be unable to accommodate the number of volumes that would be written.
Luke 21:1-38ESV / 5 helpful votes
A poor widow had put in two little copper pennies when Jesus glanced up and noticed them. The affluent had deposited their presents into the offering box, and the poor had put in two small copper coins. “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more effort than all of them together,” he said. Because they all gave from their riches, but she gave from her poverty, putting in all she had to make ends meet.” In addition, as others were talking about the temple and how it was decked with precious stones and gifts, he added,
Luke 16:14-15ESV / 5 helpful votes
All of this was heard by the Pharisees, who were known for their love of money, and they mocked him. “You are people who justify yourself in front of others, but God knows what is in your hearts,” he remarked to them. Because whatever is exalted among mankind is considered an abomination in the eyes of God.
Luke 15:11-32ESV / 5 helpful votes
“There was once a father who had two boys,” he said further. In response, the younger of them approached his father and pleaded, “Father, please give me my half of the property that is coming to me.” Afterwards, he split his possessions amongst them. Not many days later, the younger son grabbed all he possessed and embarked on a voyage to a foreign land, where he spent his inheritance via excessive spending. Once he had spent everything, a major famine broke out in that nation, and he found himself in desperate need of assistance.
Luke 15:1-17:37ESV / 5 helpful votes
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around him to hear what he had to say. “This man receives sinners and eats with them,” the Pharisees and the scribes said, expressing their displeasure. And as an illustration of his point, he told them the following parable: “What man of you who has one hundred sheep does not leave the other ninety-nine out in the open country and go after the one that has gone missing, until he finds it?” And when he has located it, he joyfully places it on his shoulders.
Luke 6:1-11ESV / 5 helpful votes
When Jesus was walking through the grainfields on a Sabbath, his followers plucked and ate several heads of grain that they had picked up by rubbing them between their palms. “Why are you doing something that is not permitted to be done on the Sabbath?” several of the Pharisees questioned. And Jesus responded, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, both he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which was not lawful for anyone other than the priests to eat, and then gave it to those who were with him?” “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, both he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took In response, he said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Mark 7:3-9ESV / 5 helpful votes
Because the Pharisees and all Jews, according to their tradition, do not eat until they have washed their hands, and when they return from the marketplace, they do not eat until they have washed their hands. There are other additional customs that they adhere to, such as the cleaning of cups and pots, as well as copper utensils and eating sofas. In response, the Pharisees and scribes enquired of him, “Why don’t your followers act in accordance with the custom of the elders, but instead eat with dirty hands?” “This people respects me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the laws of men,” he said to them.
Matthew 24:35ESV / 5 helpful votes
Despite the fact that heaven and earth will pass away, my words will not be forgotten.
Matthew 15:3-20ESV / 5 helpful votes
‘And why do you disobey God’s mandate for the sake of your tradition,’ he said. For God has stated, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Whoever reviles father or mother will definitely perish,’ respectively. “If somebody tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gotten from me has been given to God,” he or she is not required to honor their father, according to you. As a result, you have rendered the word of God null and invalid for the sake of your tradition. You liars and hypocrites!
Matthew 12:1-8ESV / 5 helpful votes
On the Sabbath, Jesus traveled through the grainfields, which was unusual for him. His disciples were starving, so they began to pick heads of grain from the ground and eat them. However, when the Pharisees caught wind of it, they confronted him, saying, “Look, your followers are engaging in activities that are not permitted on the Sabbath.” “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and what those who were with him did as well: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?” he asked them.
“Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and what those who were with him did as well: how he entered the house of God and ate You may be unaware of a passage in the Law that states that on Sabbath, priests serving in the temple break the Sabbath and are absolved of guilt.
Matthew 9:6-8ESV / 5 helpful votes
“However, I want you to understand that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” Jesus said to the paralyzed man, before telling him to “up, take up your bed, and go home.” And then he got up and walked home. When the masses saw it, they were terrified, and they exalted God, who they believed had granted such authority to human beings.
Isaiah 49:25ESV / 5 helpful votes
After all, the Lord declares, “Even the prisoners of the powerful will be taken, and the prey of the tyrant will be freed, for I will struggle with those who contend with you, and I will liberate your children.”
Proverbs 14:15ESV / 5 helpful votes
The simple believes everything, but the cautious considers his options before taking action.
John 20:30ESV / 4 helpful votes
There were many additional signs that Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
Luke 10:16ESV / 4 helpful votes
When you listen to someone, they are listening to me, and when you are rejected, they are rejected by him who sent you. “The one who hears you is hearing me, and the person who rejects you is rejecting him who sent me.”
Isaiah 43:18-19ESV / 4 helpful votes
In other words, don’t go back in time and think about things that happened before. As you can see, I’m up to something fresh; it’s just about to burst forth, can’t you see it? I shall carve out a path across the woods and rivers through the desert.
1 Peter 1:18ESV / 3 helpful votes
Knowing that you were ransomed from the useless ways inherited from your predecessors, rather than with perishable items such as money or gold, gives you a sense of security.
2 Timothy 3:15ESV / 3 helpful votes
And how you have been familiar with sacred books since you were a kid, which are capable of preparing you for salvation via trust in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:11ESV / 3 helpful votes
It didn’t matter if it was me or them; we preached it and you believed it.
Romans 14:1ESV / 3 helpful votes
When it comes to the one who is weak in faith, it is appropriate to greet him but not to engage in a debate about his beliefs.
Acts 2:44-45ESV / 3 helpful votes
And all of those who believed were gathered together and shared everything in common. And they were selling their things and stuff and distributing the earnings to anybody who needed it, according to their circumstances.
Acts 2:42ESV / 3 helpful votes
Moreover, they devoted their time to the apostles’ teaching and companionship, as well as to the breaking of bread and praying.
Matthew 15:6ESV / 3 helpful votes
He is under no obligation to honor his father.’ As a result, you have rendered the word of God null and invalid for the sake of your tradition.
Matthew 4:1-25ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then the Spirit took Jesus into the desert, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days and forty nights. Moreover, after forty days and forty nights of fasting, he was starving. After that, the tempter appeared to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, order these stones to become loaves of bread.” The man responded with the words, “It is stated, ‘Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” The devil then transported him to the holy city and placed him on the temple’s pinnacle, where he remained till death.
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What does the Bible say about traditionalism?
QuestionAnswer Traditionalism is the practice of sticking to established customs and traditions as being authoritative. Traditionalism may also be described as the concept that moral and religious truth is derived from supernatural revelation that has been passed down via tradition rather than being discovered by human reasoning or experimentation. Traditionalism is concerned with maintaining these traditions and is hostile to change. On the one hand, religious and moral truth may be traced back to divine revelation; the Bible, for example, is replete with moral and religious truth.
- Not the human tradition that has arisen around divine revelation, but divine revelation itself, is the ultimate source of authority.
- Protestantism adheres to the doctrine of sola scriptura, which means that Protestants recognize only the authority of Scripture in questions of faith and practice.
- Consider what the Bible truly says, including Jesus’ reprimand of the traditionalists of His day (see Luke 11:37–52), and it becomes evident that we must accept the Bible as the final authority in our lives.
- Scripture, according to Second Timothy 3:16–17, is God-breathed.
- The value of Scripture was confirmed by Jesus himself.
- “According to the patriarchs of old,” or “According to tradition,” were not among Jesus’ responses.
- Religious leaders were frequently called out by Jesus for following traditionalism rather than following the genuine mandates of God.
- Jesus responded by asking them why they were breaking God’s law for the sake of their traditions.
- On the day of Jesus’ resurrection, He came face to face with two disciples who were on their way to Emmaus.
In response, he exclaimed, ‘How dumb you are, and how sluggish you are to believe anything the prophets have stated!’ What if the Messiah had to go through all of this before he could be exalted into glory?’ ‘And he began with Moses and all the Prophets, and he clarified to them everything that had been declared in all the Scriptures about himself,’ says Luke 24:25–27.
- The Jews of Berea are complimented in Acts 17:11 for putting Paul and Silas’ teachings to the test by comparing them to Scripture.
- To fit their own wishes, they will instead collect a large number of teachers around them who will speak only what their aching ears want to hear.
- But you, maintain your composure in all circumstances, endure tribulation, carry out the task of an evangelist, and fulfill all the responsibilities of your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:2–5).
- God’s Word is referred to as a sword in both Hebrews 4:12 and Ephesians 6:17.
- Humans are flawed, and as a result, human tradition is also faulty.
- Traditions should not be preserved just for the sake of traditionalism.
- Having said that, there may be a great deal of value in tradition.
To help them recall God’s faithfulness and delight in His benefits, the Jews were instructed to observe the Feasts of the Lord on certain days throughout the year.
The Jewish feasts of Purim and Hanukkah provide as examples.
In fact, some academics think that Jesus observed the festival of Purim (see John 5:1).
It is possible to learn a great deal from our traditions on a variety of levels, and there is nothing fundamentally wrong with following tradition.
The separation between heavenly precepts and human traditions must, nevertheless, always be maintained.
Even the most ancient traditions, no matter how ancient they may be, are only valuable if they are rooted in God’s truth and guide us in His direction.
Tradition may be a means by which we exercise our religion, but our faith is grounded on God’s truth, not on human tradition, which is subject to error. Return to the page with the most recent Bible questions. Traditionalism is discussed in the Bible, but what exactly does it mean?
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31 Bible verses about Traditions
ToolsRuth 4:7 verse page”> This was the norm in Israel throughout the Old Testament period when it came to redemption and land exchanges: a man would remove his sandal and give it to another, and this was the method of testimony used in Israel at the time. 2 Chronicles 35:25″>Verse page”>2 Chronicles 35:25 Then Jeremiah recited a lament for Josiah, and the people wept. And to this day, all of the male and female singers include Josiah in their lamentations, regardless of gender. And they were formed into an ordinance in Israel; in fact, they are written about in the Book of Lamentations.
Don’t forget to tie your turban and put your shoes on your feet; don’t forget to keep your mustache covered and to avoid eating the bread of men.” Mark 7:3-4 verse page”>Mark 7:3-4 verse page “(For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat only after thoroughly washing their hands, thus adhering to the traditions of their forefathers; and when they return from the market place, only after thoroughly cleansing themselves; and there are many other things that they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.) ToolsLuke 2:42 verse page”>Luke 2:42 verse page And when He reached the age of twelve, they traveled up to the Feast in accordance with the customs of the day;ToolsVerse page”>John 19:40 To this end, they took the body of Jesus and tied it with spices in linen wrappings as is customary in Jewish burial practices today.
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Page of the Bible”>Deuteronomy 4:9-10 In order to ensure that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen and that they remain in your heart for all of the days of your life, only pay attention to yourself and preserve your soul attentively, and then make them known to your sons and grandchildren.” Remember the day you stood before theLordyour God at Horeb, and theLordsaid to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me, so I may let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their offspring,’ and you did.
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- So, brethren, remain firm and steadfast in the traditions that you have been taught, whether by word of mouth or by writing from the apostles themselves.
- Matthew 15:3-6″>Verse page”>Matthew 15:3-6 And He responded by saying to them, “Why do you yourself breach the law of God for the sake of your tradition?” He continued.
- “Whoever says to his parent or mother, “Whatever I have that might aid you has been given to God,” you assert.
- The rules state that he has no need to honor his father or mother.’ And in doing so, you rendered God’s word ineffective for the sake of your own tradition.
- For Moses commanded, “Honor your father and your mother,” and “Anyone who talks ill of his father or his mother must be put to death,” but you say, “If a man says to his father or his mother, anything I have that might benefit you is Corban (that is, given to God),” then you are correct.
Micah 6:16″>Verse page”>Micah 6:16 “The ordinances of Omri, as well as all the works of the family of Ahab, are obeyed; and you walk in accordance with their plans.” As a result, I will abandon you to ruin, and your residents to ridicule, and you will carry the shame of My people.” Colossians 2:20-22″>Verse page”>Colossians 2:20-22 Even if you have died with Christ to the fundamental principles of the world, why do you continue to live in accordance with decrees like “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things that will perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men as if you were still a part of it?
- Text page”>Titus 1:13-14″>Titus 1:13-14 This is a real account of events.
- Using the Verse Page”>Mark 2:18-22.
- “Can’t the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is among them, can they?” Jesus inquired.
- They will not be able to fast as long as the bridegroom is present with them.
- Continue reading for more information.
- As a result, Jesus said to them, “The bridegroom’s attendants cannot be in mourning as long as the bridegroom is present with them, can they?” However, there will come a time when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and they will then fast.
- Continue reading for more information.
When they asked Jesus about it, he said, “You can’t make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is there, can you?” The days, however, will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, they will fast for the remainder of their lives.” Continue reading for more information.
- New wine, on the other hand, must be placed in new wineskins.
- Because they don’t wash their hands after eating bread,” says the author.
- Galatians 2:11-16″>Verse page”>Galatians 2:11-16 However, when Cephas arrived in Antioch, I confronted him, stating that he was guilty of the charges against him.
- With him in their duplicity, the rest of the Jews followed suit, to the point where they even managed to drag Barnabas along with them.
- I confronted Cephas in front of everyone, however, when I saw that they were not being forthright about the gospel’s reality.
“ToolsVerse page”> “ToolsVerse page”> Galatians 4:9–11 (Galatians 4:9–11) After all this time, now that you have come to know God (or rather, that you have come to be known by God), how is it that you are drawn back to the weak and useless elements of life, where you yearn to be enslaved all over again?
I’m worried about you, and I’m worried that all of my efforts have been in vain.
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Bible Verses about Traditions of Men
- Mark 7:1-9 is a biblical passage. Then the Pharisees and several of the scribes gathered around Him, having traveled all the way from Jerusalem. When they observed some of His followers eating bread with filthy hands, that is, with hands that had not been cleaned, they were alarmed. For the Pharisees and all Jews, they will not eat until they have washed their hands in a certain way, according to the tradition of their forefathers before eating. When they return from the marketplace, they do not eat until they have washed their hands. There are other additional items that they have obtained and are currently in possession of, such as the washing of cups, pitchers, copper utensils, and sofas. Then the Pharisees and scribes questioned Him, saying, “Why do Your followers not follow the rule of the elders, but eat bread with their unclean hands?” (Matthew 23:26-27) He responded by saying to them, “Well did Isaiah predict of you hypocrites, as it is written: “This people respects Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from Me.’ ” ‘And they worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men,’ says the Lord. As a result of setting aside God’s word, you adhere to human tradition—such as washing pitchers and glasses, among other things.” “All too well you reject the law of God, so that you may maintain your tradition,” he told them. 1 Peter 1:17-19 Furthermore, if you call on God as your Father, who is impartial and judges each person according to his or her work without favoritism, conduct yourselves throughout the duration of your stay in fear, knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver or gold, from your aimless conduct passed down from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of an unblemished lamb without blemish and without spot
- Colossians 2:8 (New International Version) Be on the lookout for anybody who attempts to deceive you using philosophy and hollow deception, in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the fundamental principles of the world, and not in accordance with Christ. Deuteronomy 12:29-32 is a biblical passage. ‘When the L ORDyour God cuts off the nations that you are going to dispossess from before you, and you displace them and live in their land, take care that you are not drawn into following them after they have been destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘What was the worship of these nations’? “I, too, shall follow in their footsteps.” Because they have committed every atrocity to theL ORDwhich He despises on behalf of their gods, including the burning of their own sons and daughters in the fire of their gods, you must refrain from worshiping theL ORDyour God in this manner. Whatever I instruct you to do, be sure to follow it to the letter
- You are not permitted to add to or subtract from it. Jeremiah 17:9-10 is a biblical passage. What can be known about the heart? It is deceitful beyond all things, and profoundly evil. My eyes are open to see into the heart of man, and my intellect is tested, even to give every man according to his ways, according to what he has done, according to what he has done
- John 4:23-24. However, the hour has come, and it is now, when sincere worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth
- For the Father is seeking such to worship Him in spirit and truth. Romans 8:7-8 says, “God is spirit, therefore people who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” It is because the carnal mind is inimical to God
- For it is not subject to God’s rule, nor indeed is it capable of being subject to it. In this case, people who are in the body are unable to satisfy God
- Mark 7:11-13 “If a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever profit you may have gained from meisCorban”‘ (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or mother, so rendering the word of God ineffective by the tradition that you have passed down to us.” There are numerous other things you do.’
- Romans 1:18-23 Indeed, God’s wrath has been revealed from on high, poured out on all men who are guilty of ungodliness and unrighteousness, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, since they have made evident what they may know about God, having been shown it by the Almighty. They have no excuse because, despite knowing God, they did not glorify Him or express gratitude, but instead became futile in their thoughts and foolish in their hearts. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes have been clearly seen, being comprehended by the things that have been created, including His eternal power and Godhead, so that they have no excuse. They seemed to be smart, but in reality they were idiots, and they turned the glory of the incorruptible God into an image shaped like corruptible man—as well as birds, four-footed animals, and crawling creatures
- Jeremiah 10:2-5. This is what the LORD says: “Do not follow in the footsteps of the Gentiles
- Do not be alarmed by signs from heaven, since the Gentiles are alarmed by them.” It is pointless to observe customs of the people
- For example, when one chops a tree from a forest, one is only performing the task of the hands of the worker with an ax. Using silver and gold, they embellish it
- Nails and hammers are used to attach it in place. so that it does not come tumbling down They stand straight, like a palm tree, and are unable to communicate
- They must be carried since they are unable to walk on their own. It is unnecessary to be terrified of them, because they are incapable of doing any harm or any good.”
- Matthew 15:1-9 So the scribes and Pharisees who had come from Jerusalem came up to Jesus and said, ‘Why are Your followers breaking with tradition and going against the elders?’ Because people do not wash their hands after eating bread,’ says the author. ‘Why do you also disobey God’s mandate because of your tradition,’ he responded. ‘ After all, God said, “Honor your father and your mother,” and he added, “Whoever curses father or mother, let him be stoned to death.” But you say, “Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever benefit you may have gained from me is a gift to God,” then he or she is not required to honor his or her parents.” As a result of your tradition, you have rendered the commandment of God ineffective. Hypocrites! In regards to you, Isaiah prophesied as follows: “Thesepeopledraw close to Me with their mouths, and respect Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from Me.” Romans 12:2 “And they worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” Moreover, do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may demonstrate what is the good, acceptable, perfect will of God
- Ephesians 2:12-3. in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others
- Romans 10:1-3 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God
- 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie
- Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil andSatan, who deceives the whole world
- He was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him
- Exodus 32:4-5 And he receivedthe goldfrom their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, “Thisisyour god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” So when Aaron sawit,he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrowisa feast to the L ORD.”
- s Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of Godispure
- Heisa shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words,Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar
- John 8:44-47 You are ofyourfather the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his ownresources,for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me ofsin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words
- Therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
- s John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments
- Colossians 2:22-23 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion,falsehumility, and neglect of the body,but areof no value against the indulgence of the flesh
- s 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle
- Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book
- And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, andfromthe things which are written in this book
- Deuteronomy 4:2You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you
- Deuteronomy 4:6 Therefore be careful to observethem
- For thisisyour wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, “Surely this great nationisa wise and understanding people.”
- s Isaiah 29:13 Therefore the Lord said:” Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouthsAnd honor Me with their lips,But have removed their hearts far from Me,And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men
- s Isaiah 66:2 For all thosethingsMy hand has made,And all thosethingsexist,”Says the LORD. “But on thisonewill I look: Onhim who ispoor and of a contrite spirit,And who trembles at My word
- Luke 12:48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required
- And to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more
- Romans 1:25who swapped the truth of God for the falsehood, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen
- Colossians 2:4 Now this I say lest someone should fool you with seductive words
- Colossians 2:18Let no one defraud you of your reward, taking joy infalsehumility and worship of angels, trespassing into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind
- Colossians 2:20 Therefore, since you died with Christ from the essential principles of the world, why, asthoughliving in the world, do you submit yourself to regulations—
- 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New International Version) All things should be tested
- What is excellent should be preserved. 1 John 2:15 (New International Version) Do not be in love with the world or the things that exist in it. If somebody loves the world, he does not have the love of the Father in him. 1 John 5:3 (New International Version) Because it is through God’s love that we are able to obey His commands. And His commands are not onerous
- They are simple. Revelation 18:4 (New International Version) And I heard another voice from heaven say, “Come out of her, my people, lest you partake in her crimes and suffer the consequences of her plagues
- ” and I believed it was God saying, “Come out of her, my people.”
Bible Gateway passage: Mark 7 – New International Version
7The Pharisees and several of the teachers of the law who had traveled from Jerusalem came around Jesus2when they observed some of his followers eating food with dirty hands, B) they were outraged and demanded that Jesus be stoned “That is, they are unwashed. The Pharisees and all Jews, following the tradition of the elders, will not eat until they have given their hands a ritual washing. C) a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formal “When they return from the marketplace, they do not eat until they have washed their hands.
- Besides that, they adhere to a variety of other rituals, such as washing of cups, pitchers, and kettles.
- F) The letter “F” stands for “Failure to Comply with the Law.” “It is possible that you have abandoned God’s commandments in order to adhere to human customs.” G)”>(G) 9And he went on to say, “You have a wonderful knack of putting aside God’s instructions in order to follow your own customs!
- By doing so, you have rendered God’s Word L)”>(L) null and void by your oral tradition M)”>(M) that you have passed down.
- 15There is nothing outside of a person that may pollute them by entering them.
- 18 “Are you that dull?” he inquired.
- Nothing that enters a person from the outside may pollute them.
- Rather, wicked ideas originate inside, from within a person’s heart: sexual immorality, theft, murder,22adultery, greed, and other such vices.) “>(Q)malice, deception, lewdness, jealousy, slander, conceit, and foolishness are all unacceptable behaviors.
23All of these ills originate within a person and corrupt him or her.”
Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith R)”>(R)
24Jesus left that location and traveled to the area surrounding Tyre. S) The letter S is an abbreviation for “Successful.” “The man had entered a residence and didn’t want anyone to know he was there, but he couldn’t keep his presence hidden for long. A mother whose little daughter had been possessed by an unclean spirit T) expressed her displeasure with him as soon as she heard about him “>(T) walked up to him and fell at his feet. 26The woman was a Greek woman who had been born in the Syrian Phoenician region.
27 “First and foremost, let the children to eat as much as they want,” he explained, “because it is not ethical to take the children’s bread and throw it to the wolves.” 28 “Lord,” she said, “even the dogs under the table devour the crumbs that fall from the children’s plates.” 29After that, Jesus informed her, “For such a response, you may depart; the devil has abandoned your daughter.” 29 30 When she returned home, she saw her kid resting on the bed and the demon had vanished.
Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man U)”>(U)
31, then Jesus left the area around Tyre V)”>(V) and traveled via Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee W)”>(W), and into the Decapolis region. X)”>(X) The man was deaf and couldn’t speak, so some people took him to Jesus and begged him to put his hand on Z)”>(Z)him, which he agreed to do. 33After taking the guy aside and away from the rest of the throng, Jesus inserted his fingers into the man’s ears. After that, he spat AA) “>(AA) and gently brushed across the man’s tongue. 34He raised his eyes to the heavens AB)”>(AB)and, with a heavy sigh, cried to him, “Ephphatha!” (which literally translates as “Be opened!”).
AD)”>(AD) 36Jesus instructed them not to tell anybody about what happened.
37People were really taken aback by what they were seeing.
“He can even make the deaf hear and the dumb speak,” says the author.
Bible Gateway passage: Matthew 23 – New International Version
21When the multitudes and his followers gathered, Jesus said to them:2″The professors of the law C) have come to testify against me “>(C)and the Pharisees take up residence in Moses’ place. 3As a result, you must be cautious to follow their instructions. However, do not follow their example because they do not practice what they teach. 4They bind big, burdensome weights together and place them on the shoulders of others, but they are not prepared to move the loads themselves until forced to. D)”>(D) 5″Everything they do is done for the benefit of the public: E) The word “e” refers to the letter “e” in the word “equality.” “More specifically, they make their phylacteries F)”>(F)wide and their tassels on their clothing G)”>(G)long;6 they adore the position of honor at feasts and the most important seats in synagogues; and they are devoted to the Torah.
I)”>(I) 8″However, you are not to be addressed as ‘Rabbi,’ because you have just one Teacher and are all brothers.
Do not address anybody on earth as “father,” for you have only one Father, J) “>(J)and he is now in the presence of the Lord.
Those who are the most powerful among you will serve you. K) The letter K is an abbreviation for the letter K “>(K)12Because those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted, as the scriptures say. L)”>(L)
Seven Woes on the Teachers of the Law and the Pharisees
‘Alas, professors of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!’ says Christ. In front of everyone, you shut the door to the kingdom of heaven. M)”>(M)You shut the entrance to the kingdom of heaven in their faces. You yourself will not enter, and you will not let those who are attempting to enter to do so. N)”>(N) 15 “Woe to you, professors of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!” says the Lord. You go over land and sea in order to gain a single convert, O)”>(O), and once you have done so, you make that person twice as much of a child of hell P)”>(P)as you are yourself.
Q)”>(Q)You claim that “if someone swears by the temple, it signifies nothing; but if anyone swears by the temple’s riches, he or she is bound by the oath.” R)”>(R) 17You deafening ignoramuses!
S)”>(S) In addition, you declare, “If someone swears by the altar, it signifies nothing; but anyone who vowes by the gift on the altar, that oath is binding on both parties.” 19You deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deaf Which is more important: the gift itself or the shrine that elevates the gift to a spiritual level?
In order to do so, anybody who makes a vow in front of the altar vows to uphold the altar and everything on it.
Likewise, everyone who swears by the sky does so in the name of God’s throne and the one who sits on it.
You use a tenth of a W)”>(W)of your spices, which include mint, dill, and cumin.
I believe you should have concentrated on the latter while forgetting the former.
24 You deafening guides!
25“Pity you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!” says the Lord.
AA)”>(AA) 26 Pharisee who is deaf!
27 I say to you, professors of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites: Woe to you!
The same is true for you: on the surface, people see you as a person of righteousness, but on the inside, you are full of hypocrisy and evil.
You are constructing tombs for the prophets.
31As a result, you bear witness against yourselves, stating that you are sprung from those who murdered the prophets.
AF)”>(AF)33 “You snakes!
AG)”>(AG)How do you plan on avoiding being sentenced to hell?
a)”>a)others you will flog in your synagogues; AI)”>a)others you will crucify.
AK)”>(AK)35And thus will descend upon you all of the righteous blood that has been spilt on the face of the world, beginning with the blood of righteous Abel.
I promise you that all of this will befall this generation.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who murder the prophets and stone those who are sent to you, AO)”>(AO)37″Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you, AP)”>(AP)how often I have wished to bring your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks beneath her wings, (AQ)”>(AQ)and you were not willing to participate.
AR)”>(AR)39For I assure you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” AS)”>(AR)39For I tell you, you will not see me again unless you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord'” (AS)