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Fault Finders – Religious Nitpickers (Part B)

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May 21, 2021 6:00 am

Fault Finders – Religious Nitpickers (Part B)

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May 21, 2021 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:1-23)

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This is the strain out in the camel that they swallow.

I don't want to be this kind of a believer to anybody anybody here want to be a hypocrite mass when you leave church and fake it all, all of it I don't I hold they picked a fight with him over this as legalism does with pickets fights to make himself look better and stronger and and just dominate its environment.

In so doing snuff out all the light. All the love and kindness. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.

Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Mark, please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. Today's study is called fault finders religious nitpicker's Pastor Rick is teaching in Mark chapter 7 the Pharisees made them binding on the people they were penalties for violating what they said you couldn't get away with this stuff. It was troublesome to the people and again they would use the Scripture when it was convenient but overall they had renovated what God had said verse four. When they come from the marketplace. Did they do not eat unless they wash and there are many other such things which they have received and hold him at verse four like a washing of cups pictures copper vessels and couches into smocks in the good thing you Gentiles understand these folks within with the doing here you can hear you can hear a bit of marks, irritation, decades later, writing this down. He says in verse four and there are many other things which they have received and hold is all bunch of stuff with these boys is not just washing the hands after they finish with that when they just Mina no one on you only way to get them to leave you alone is to think like them who want something like this.

This will lead to Christ's death.

That's how serious they were about this. They took it personal. This would that become an extension of who they were. If you dare disagree with them die smog about their external cleanliness, but completely oblivious willfully so disinterested in inner cleanliness that they wanted what they wanted and that was this whole ritual lighting candles and incense and statue. Whatever you just name it. I have a piece of the cross of rise up in a relic form is some junk in there are the legalists which were mixed in with them. This, they habitually legalists substitute outward forms for the inward, just long as everybody can perceive that they are you know the ones to listen to. Then they go home and terrorize their own families many times well verse five. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands. Really, do you have even asked me why should I even care what the elders say they were about to give Jesus a pass again raising the dead was small to them. This is the net that they strain out in the camel that they swallow. I don't want to be this kind of a believer to anybody anybody here want to be a hypocrite. Put a little mass when you leave church and fake it all, all of it, I don't. I hope not. They picked a fight with him over this as legalism does, it will pickets fights to make itself look better and stronger and and just dominate its environment and in so doing snuff out all the light.

All the love all the kindness you know Paul says you can even boast about being a moderate of you don't have love is not dying for the Lord is something else. If I have not love his junk.

How do I get to that love will this ain't the way following the tradition of the elders. We never read about love coming from these Pharisees not to receive Joseph of Arimathea Nicodemus converted at the death of Christ that this is the crisis I we can figure this out with a show love to his remains.

I believe strongly you will see both of those men in heaven, but for this petty defiance and offense. They will eventually crucify him. John, who tells us in the seventh chapter of his gospel links is this time. He says they sought to kill him.

After these things.

Ron doesn't give us these details, the story but the same time, going on so to add up to take away from God is to criticize him to come to his word and and add things to it or pull it out us to edit him to criticize. I don't like that I think is a mistake. This is not going to work God alone sets the dispensations for us.

He gets to do that and he does it through his words he does that through his apostles and his prophets in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 220 having been built in the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone is subject easy verse to read, listen to the power of Jesus Christ himself sees very read if he is who he says he is in the believers believe that what makes us believers. If he is who he says he is and it says Jesus Christ himself.

That means his hands are all over this and I bet a lineup with him before I line up with anybody else and I can do that without being abrasive.

Although the guilty will always accuse the guiltless of the guilty who have no intention of being righteous will always keep accuse the innocent of some form of guilt. Well he shock them.

He shock these these boys with his disregard for their modifications. If it wasn't impressed help you not be if you will notice me you will give me recognition not getting the Ghana recognition you're looking for. He shock them with his disregard for the modifications they socked him in this sense with their disregard for God's word is like think. Are you kidding are you and I will what other what other words do you use to express your frustration with human beings who behave this way would be really not much of they didn't hurt people what they heard lives long term and he's going to close with was we read gets into you know the lewdness and the evil lie in the blasphemy these things are sinful and they heard in a big way they do damage so you saying when he gets to that section you think this is this a religious game. My views versus their views know this stuff hurts, harms and sends to hell is very serious let's we going to be saying we know it to be so serious that he died for us. Take away the penalty from those who want him because of it.

Cursed flesh can't quite pull it off.

So he's died for the ungodly. But not for the impenitent ungodly white died for them but they don't benefit from because they don't come in, receive the grace of Christ. Verse six he answered and said to them, well did Isaiah prophesy to you hypocrites, as it is written, this people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Imagine you one of the disciples you see these guys come from Jerusalem and their three-piece robes and your impressed by the event of the intelligent ones. They're the ones that are overlords of the faith in the land and they asked this question went out. These guys wash their hands like the elders do and Jesus to call the right to the Scripture and play around a dozen means were his Isaiah the prophet I'm telling you something from the Bible because you may be too dumb to know it's coming from the Bible A- economies, lay it out for you what he does these in their face and I walking that back. He says well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites right between the eyes.

If you want to be a positive the and what are you doing they're going to get us now he didn't care what he cared and the sissy would love to have converted them, but they these these fellows were irretrievable because that's what they wanted to be. Take someone who is exposing the word they go yes I love it all. Yes, I'm a believer but really that again and got that mask on their fake and it even God can't reach that they don't want to be reached, and they resent being told us to go find some other religion or some other way to do it in a debate on those who say but we've got the facts. We got the prophecies we got the logic we got that which is irrefutable, but new. That's why your damnation will be just as you got up in God's face and lost why there's another section of Isaiah that they should've known Isaiah chapter 8 verse 20 Isaiah the prophet says about people like this to the law and the testimony of the do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Dark beer in darkness. They were the product of de-prioritizing Scripture.

This is the outcome and the Holy Spirit says to us you want to de-prioritize your Bible you going to be messed up to. There's a consequence to this. They pointed to the elders.

He pointed to the word of God. If you stop reading your Bible because it does not give you the desired results. Then watch the results you will get from turning from your Bible. I want to say shoot on my head I'm saying I been through this I been there to go verse by verse through the Scripture to hunger and thirst for the Bible and to then to struggle nonetheless and come up with results less than appealing. I have now a choice. I can say I'm done. It didn't work or pull out my sword and swing against those demonic thoughts that tried to move me from God's word. That's what a moderate is one who suffers and or dies for what they believe will going by that definition, I can suffer as a martyr just by struggling through life and adhering to Christ in his words abide with me go with me anywhere.

It is too easy to be a fault finder of God and his word and of others I know about you but I love being criticized sarcasm have that of an applause meter sarcasm. And there are those I just love doing it anywhere makes them feel good about them socially says oh you hypocrites again.

He doesn't spare their feelings, because these they're hurting people. Later on, Paul will say that these Pharisees see's father elders of the traditions they made laws that nobody could lift. Nobody could keep them in the been saying the got away with that.

These religious play actors outward only. It was their religion, but inside, behind the mass something very ugly is another thing Jesus said about them. This is when the disciples tried to shut them up on the venom woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and uncleanness. You just a gravesite. There's nothing inside about you that's desirable this death in their the evidences of the curse are in their and there's nothing working against it in you because you won't listen to God.

You only take what God has said and you spent in this ugliness again finds fault and everyone else you may have been unfortunate enough in your life who have been victimized by such critics who hold power over you in some way. You gotta put up with this nonsense well into your God sees it all is said and pastor do I have to wait until I die before I see the reward of the wicked many times we can do about well then what can I do what can I do to strike back at the enemy walk the walk. That's what abide in Christ you want to punish the devil, and you have read a bunch of double why not been given a spirit of fear, you punish the devil by pursuing righteousness.

Why does it punish him because it influences others towards righteousness and those who don't want to drop off to the side whereafter those who do 1 Who Would Know Way to God reveals them so it's not their place to alter God's word. Verse seven and Jesus says, and in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. How powerful is that all your charge going is for nothing. What is that the robes had been sent your prayers all the stuff you do and it's useless. Paul will say this stuff is useless against the indulgences of the flesh when the Colossian letter. He slams this kind of thinking delete this delete that I don't know of years ago there was someone boasting me about the Christian eating whatever that I don't the a Christian that was that new Christians need and I said I said well you got all these rules and all that I see people follow none of this is just as healthy as people don't need to see you missing out. I had so much satisfaction shooting that legalism down to this day I'm enjoying it is that pride the gray zone because it who knows is that I eat this and you don't I'm better than you not okay sorry not flesh. Gotta watch that our flesh doesn't begin fighting their flesh and that's why try to market in some form from the pulpit and then I hear myself later in the week when it's my chance to get into the flesh. I usually can start fighting back this morning.

I didn't have such a good time with something that's another story. Anyway, after the Jews returned from their captivity. The Hebrew, the pure Hebrew language's loss. It's an old started fading amongst the people say picked up all the languages of parts ability in the Aramaic, many of them spoke Greek and in so doing, the Hebrew Scriptures were not really the primary Scripture that the common folks use, especially up in Galilee and in other parts of the world. They use what is what we know today as the Septuagint, which is a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into the Greek language. Well, that's the translation mark is using

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