The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 6

This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. the-deadly-lures-of-legalism
Howbeit in vain do they worship me,  for
doctrines the commandments of men.

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • The Pharisees were concerned with outer cleanliness, to the exclusion of Inner Purity
  • Jesus taught that Inner Purity was more important than Ritual Washing
  • The Inner Person (of the Believer) needs to be purified

Pharisees were concerned with Outer Cleanliness to the exclusion of Inner Purity
  • Over emphasization of Outer Cleanliness
    • Luke 11:37-41
      • Washing of hands referred to in Mark 7 & Matthew 15
        • Not for Sanitary Reasons
        • Purley Religious Ceremony
Inner Purity is more important than Outer Cleanliness
  • Jesus taught that Inner Purity was more Important
    • Mark 7:20-23
  • Jesus came to fulfill the law
    • Matthew 5:17
      • He went beyond the literal rules
      • He emphasised the “spirit” behind the Law
        • Exodus 20:13 compared to Matthew 5:21-22
        • Exodus 20:14 compared to Matthew 5:27-28
Inner Man needs to be Purified
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1
  • Titus 2:11-14
  • James 4:8
  • 1 Peter 1:22
  • 1 John 3:3
  • Acts 15:5-11

The heart is purified by faith, not by following the law!

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