The teaching we hold to (Mark7)

Jesus’ words strike me in this passage. Quoting from Isaiah, he says,

This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me.
They worship me in vain,
teaching as doctrines human commands. (6-7)

And then he said,

“Abandoning the command of God, you hold on to human tradition…You have a fine way of invalidating God’s command in order to set up your tradition. (8-9)

Nowadays, many Christian churches seem to be going down this path. Instead of following the commands of God, they are following the teaching of the world. They invalidate God’s command in order to follow the world’s teaching on what’s right and wrong, and how we should live.

How about you? Are you abandoning the commands of God in order to follow the teaching of the world?

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About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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