Jesus condemned the Pharisees: (1) “For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men” (Mark 7:8 NKJV); (2) He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark 7:9 NKJV); (3) and for “making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do” (Mark 7:13 NKJV). Jesus left no doubt that anyone who has a “tradition of men” that is not supported by the Word of God has laid aside, ignored, cancelled out the Bible from their faith! “And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men” (Mark 7:7 NKJV). Unfortunately, many well-meaning people follow some Scriptures, but cancel out Bible faith with unfounded “traditions of men.” Christians should not practice what the Bible doesn’t teach!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.