Mark 7:6 “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. 7 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
Yahshua Christ pointed out to the Pharisees that they were teaching as doctrine things that had nothing to do with the Word of God. They were teaching things that were based on their own traditions and crediting it to God. They were even teaching that there was a certain way that they were to wash pitchers and cups.
And if Yahshua rebuked our Jewish Cousins for doing this, do we not think that he will be much more likely to do the same to us? For what we do as Christians is far worse. For we have taken the traditions of Idol worshipers and brought them into the Church, and even applied the holy name of Christ to them.
The very definition of blasphemy!
We have adopted Christmas / Saturnalia, a practice that was taking place among idol worshipers, over a thousand years before Christ was born. Celebrating the birth of Ba’al or Mithra. Nowhere do we find that God ordained such a celebration. So that no matter what the excuse is for this practice, it is of man, not of God.
Easter is the same thing except it even bears the name of a Pagan goddess of fertility, and Ishtar / Easter was practiced before Christ was born also, egg laying bunnies and all.
While our God has ordained set aside times for us to celebrate, we ignore those feast days in preference to our own Pagan feasts.
Leviticus 23:1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
4‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.
And to replace the Sabbath with one of our own making is not only diabolical, it is the very definition of sin, for it violates the 4th of the Ten Commandments, and strikes an evil blow to the very foundation of our faith.
Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
11For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
We have allowed Satan to deprive us of God’s own Sabbath, and think nothing of it. That’s how deceived we are! And then we proudly announce to the whole world that we follow the whole Bible, as we pick and choose what scriptures we will follow. Unless we follow the entire Word of God, we are teaching those who come to us for salvation the doctrine of the Anti-Christ. (The Lawless One)
Where did all of the corrupt doctrine come from, we may ask? When we look at the reformation, we will find that Martin Luther brought these things with Him from the Roman Catholic Church. This is Roman Catholic Doctrine, that is founded on the hatred of Jews.
Isn’t it time that we distance our selves from everything that Is false, and return to the true faith before Yahshua comes? Or do we not know that all of us will be judged by Him and that God’s Law will be the rule of thumb. He will judge all of us according to the Commandments of God the Father, regardless of what we believe.
Now is the only time we have in which to repent, and change our ways, so that we will be found in agreement with Yahshua Christ on that fateful day.
Shalom my friends.