Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said,…..And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
8 ‘This people honors Me with their lips,Matthew 15:1-9 (sel)
But their heart is far away from Me.
9 ‘But in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’”
Years ago, my eldest coined the word ‘tradishma’ a mashup of tradition and dogma. What the Church in general and various denomination to greater or lesser degrees have done for 1900 years is meld traditions, many pagan, with a patchwork of manmade rules (dogma) loosely justified by snippets of Scripture.
This is not an easy truth to process, in fact many get rather angry or hurt when they learn this. I know, I did! Proceed for some fireworks!!
Ultimately, though, we are each individually responsible for what Scripture actually says, not what your pastor, seminary professor, or Sunday school teacher told you. You (and I) will stand before the Lawgiver (James 4:12) without any other representative or person to explain away why the Word doesn’t mean what it says.
The lies that come from the Church are numerous, typically rooted in Greco-Roman influence imported by the ‘Church Fathers.’ They fall into several main categories that follow. For each category, I will give a very brief overview and then link multiple articles on this blog that often have pointers to other corroborating information.
The Sabbath NEVER changed!!
Christendom teaches that the weekly day of worship changed. Scripture provides exactly ZERO evidence of a change, and actually upholds that violating the Shabbat is a ‘death penalty’ issue.
The Feasts of the Lord v. manmade pagan rituals
Christendom has substituted their rituals, rooted in ancient pagan traditions, for the Feasts of the Lord that HE said were to be observed ‘in all your dwelling places, forever, throughout your generations.’ (4x in Lev. 23!!)
The REAL Food Rules
Christendom twists or misuses Scripture to change/erase God’s definition of food, yet, Isaiah 66:15-17 clearly indicate that a future judgment will include those who ‘eat swine’s flesh and the mouse…’
Marriage and Family Instructions
This one is probably the hardest for most to deal with, yet a simple study of Scripture will quickly expose Christian traditional marriage as accepted in nearly whole cloth from Greco-Roman Law and tradition. Best buckle up before swimming in these waters!!
MORE where those came from!!
The previous links are so loaded with truth they will rock most people’s world!! Generally, the reader will prefer to shoot the messenger (me… 🙂 ) instead of wrestle with the truth.
If you actually made it this far, I commend you and pray you do the hard, hard work of digging and honestly wrestling with Scripture, then repent for your sins!
While this blog is loaded with more than 1000 articles relative to exposing lies and answering with truth, a really good basic collection to start with is either the RT Series or my Apologetics page.
Once everyone who has ever lived gets introduced to the the real Messiah and The Father, many will not want to live in His kingdom. What they’ve been told will not remotely be the reality they encounter. In fact, they will do everything in their power
to escape. Yeshua and Shaul would be chased out of most churches these days, arrested, fined, convicted and sentenced to prison. Absolutely persona non grata.