7 In vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'2 [The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24. Unless your words of praise, prayer, or singing are supplied by the Spirit, your words are spoken from your carnal mind and evil imagination, both repugnant to the Lord. Worship in Spirit and Truth is worship with words supplied by the Spirit of God to someone who is also in the truth, (in Jesus, translated into the kingdom, in His presence); any other worship is idolatry and abomination, including all the so-called sacraments. From the word of the Lord within: "Sin in believers is intolerable. We need to get clean before we can truly worship. Christianity has no idea what I am or for what I stand. None of the churches reflect true Christianity. When they pray, they don't pray to God; they pray to their collective conscience." In vain does Christianity worship Jesus and God because they pray to an image they have created based on which scriptures they think are valid and their opinion of what those scriptures mean; thus creating an imagined image of God according to their collective conscience. They worship in vain and so take His name in vain.]
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold to the traditions of men." [Teaching the doctrines and traditions they have invented, (infant baptism, confirmation, lent, purgatory, forbidding marriage and meat, communion or Eucharist, grace that covers all sins, etc.), Christianity has done much worse than the Jews, for Christianity has cast all the commandments of God behind their backs as unnecessary; all manner of continual sin is excused by their false grace. From the word of the Lord within: "They have taken the Bible and made it an unholy thing used to justify their immersion in sin. They gutted what Jesus had to say. They would have no laws. The new law became unrighteousness. The Catholic church is medieval; it is a beast. The Protestant sects have invented nothing new except instant salvation by grace; it is twisted, pernicious lies, a fatal flaw that turns aside the just."]
|Matthew 23:4-10 |
4 For they bind heavy burdens which are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift one of their little fingers to help them.
5 They do all their works to be seen by men. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels on their garments. [Many wear robes to look holy. The Catholics even wear strange looking hats with their robes. Some wear large crosses around their necks. Others only dress up in their finest clothes. All is done to make an impression on men, appearing holy.]
6 They love the uppermost rooms at feasts and the most important seats in the synagogues, [They sit up on the stage, they stand in an elevated pulpit. It's all part of the theater, but does not fit with proper worship.]
7 They love to be greeted in the markets and to be called by men, 'Rabbi' [or teacher, master, Reverend, Father, Pastor, Doctor].
8 But do not be called 'Rabbi' [teacher]; for you have one teacher,1 and you are all brothers.
9 And do not call any man 'father' [as a religious title] upon the earth; for One is your Father, who is in heaven.
10 And you must not be called master (leader, teacher), for you have one Master (Leader, Teacher), the Christ2 [Notice Jesus did not say, "I am your teacher; neither did he say, "scriptures are you teacher." He said, "the Christ;" Christ means the anointing or with God's spirit. So Jesus is telling them that the anointing, or the spirit of God, is their one teacher. Now look at what John says: "But the anointing that you have received from him abides in you, and you do not need any man to teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you all things and is truth, and is no lie; and even as it has taught you, abide in him." 1 John 2:27. Notice he speaks of the anointing as "abide in him;" he speaks of the spirit as a "him," whom Jesus has identified as "the Christ." The Christ speaks. ].