Traditions and Philosophy

What do they want from you? Nothing but to control you!

Control the government (gain power); control the people!

The control may be deliberate and not deliberate, intentional and unintentional.

Colossians 2:8 NIV
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Do I have to pray in a particular way before God can hear me?

Do I have to dress according to your prescription before I can worship God from my heart?

If I don’t give for any reason, Will God not bless me?

Do I have to impress God before He can do me a favor or bless me?

Why do people judge other people based on their personal beliefs and conviction? Because they want you to follow a set of rules and patterns, probably.

They are not God and will never be!

1Co 11:1 KJV Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Are they the Savior or the Forgiver of sin? No!

Galatians 4:10 NIV
You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!

The weak are prone to deception.

If you do not do it as we do, are you doing it correctly?

Religion cannot save anyone!

Observation of certain days is meaningless.

The love for God and humanity are what matters.

What makes some think they are right? Nothing!

It is in human nature to control. So, to control other people, they set up some rules that are not necessarily Bible-based.

The pharisee did it, and Jesus rebuked them several times. They want people to live their life in a certain way while they live an unrighteous life.

They are hypocrites. They are not lovers of God.

Jesus did not force His message on people.

He said, Rev 3:20 NET Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me.

He is standing waiting until you let Him in. He will never force Himself in.

Pro-life does not necessarily mean protection of life.

It is possible that when kids are “brought” into this world, they get shot by gun bullets. But they are unwilling to do anything to reduce mass killings due to gun violence.

So, do I have to listen to others? Only if they are listening to God themselves.

Do I have to “pay attention” to other people’s opinions before making decisions? Sometimes you can, but God can (and will) speak to you if it is something He would like you to do.

How about daily decisions?  Follow your heart!

You are likely to make good decisions if your heart is right.

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