Politically incorrect statement #4
Matt 15:9 & Mark 7:7-9
“In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. v.8 For laying aside the commandment
of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do. v.9
And He said to them, (Full well) you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition."
Comment: There came along Pharisees & scribes who accused the Lord's disciples of not washing up ritually prior to sitting at meal. The Pharisees followed oral traditions (the mishneh before it was written down in the Babylonian Talmud alongside the gemara). The Lord chastised the Pharisees by noting that they followed their own oral law vs. YHVH's law (scripture); therefore, Jesus quoted Isaiah 29:13: ”Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth and their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me and their fear (reverence) toward Me is taught by the precept of men."
Paul mentions as much regarding 'commandments of men' in his letter to Titus 1:14. The verse from Mark 7 also goes on to quote the Lord concerning “Corban”, that is, as a method by which Priests and Pharisees pressured worshipers or (enabling them if they disliked their parents) into handing over money and support that rightfully should have gone to one's parents; thereby violating the fifth commandment to honor one's parents.
In the same vein, the Lord's words extend to other traditions of men: namely, holidays, (read: holy days) based upon heathen rituals. The chief offenders: (Easter=Ishtar, popular fertility goddess and Christmas= saturnalia).
The pagan origin of Halloween is obvious as well. For years, it's been well documented that these holidays are heathen (as are other minor holidays) but to no avail. They're so ingrained in most Christian cultures that facts won't dissuade people. Specifically, the celebration of the Lord's birth is not offensive in and of itself - rather it's all the "Santa" lore (again as though God grants wishes, i.e. the genie complex). Catholics and Protestants alike are uniformly guilty of this "Santa" practice, excepting a few congregations.
Additionally, pastors, ministers and priests from most churches don't teach the truth concerning these heathen practices nor do they teach their congregants that the word Passover was deliberately deleted from the KJV (Acts 12:4) only to be substituted without reservation with the blasphemous word Easter (this too is well documented). These observances detract from the true meaning of the Lord's sacrifice, the joy of seasons regarding His feasts (Leviticus 23) and worse, have become little more than days that profit merchants, in turn creating spiritual, emotional and financial hardship.
Politically incorrect statement #5
“You shall not kill” (commandment #6)
Comment: Yes, “I AM” the Son was there on Sinai giving those commandments so this counts as a quote from
Christ Jesus. This commandment is commonly misquoted for political gain and to dodge punishment. The Hebrew word is ratsach, from Strong's concordance #7523. This word nearly always means “to murder.”
No Hebrew scholar should dispute this, but many of the biblically illiterate have cleverly attempted to foist the
generic term “kill” upon an unwitting populace. Mostly the secular crowd and politicians are fond of promoting
this lie - twisting the meaning so that capital punishment of the guilty is considered “unjust” all the while
lobbying nations to advocate murder toward those who have no voice - the unborn.