Friday, 26 October 2018
Listen to Him.
At the Transfiguration the voice from the cloud said, "'This is my son, the Beloved, listen to him.'" Mark 9:7 (NRSV)
But most Christians ignore what Jesus said and adhere to Tradition.
Jesus said of the Pharisees, "'You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition!'" Mark 7:9 (NRSV)
Jesus also said, "'For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "He has a demon"; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, "Look. a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!"'" Luke 7:33-35 (NRSV)
So it is clear that the Traditions of the Church may not reflect the teachings of Jesus.
And where there is a conflict the words of Jesus must always take precedence.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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