Mark 7: 3 “The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.”

In this Chapter of Mark, Jesus made it very plain…man-made religious rituals, ceremonies, and rites that go against the Word of God are wrong. Jesus quoted Isaiah 29:13 when He replied to them, “They worship Me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.” He went on to say, “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” For anytime we exalt emotional, feel-good rituals, past experiences of others, or opinions from Church leaders that go against or are not found in the Bible, we are placing traditions and the teachings of men above those of God. That’s because, man-made religion will never stand up to the soundness of His Word.

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