EXPERTS AT SETTING ASIDE THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD! BY STEVE FINNELL
The Pharisees and scribes were experts at keeping man-made traditions.
Mark 7:1-9 ......9 He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to hold to the tradition of men."
Do religious men today set aside God's commandments in order to keep the traditions in their creed books, catechisms, and man-made statements of faith?
Men say obedience to God is not essential to salvation because we are saved by grace alone.
Hebrews 5:9 And having been made perfect, He became to all who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
Where is the Scripture that says we are saved by grace alone, therefore, obedience is not required for salvation?
Men say water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins.
Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Where is the Scripture that says water baptism is not for the forgiveness of sins? There is none.
Men say the purpose of water baptism is simply an act of obedience and an example of faith given for others. Where is the Scriptures that state these doctrines? It is only found in the writings of men. God did not say it.
Men say water baptism plays no part in salvation.
1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Where is the Scripture that says water baptism does not save you?
Men say that mankind is saved by faith only. Where is the Scripture that says men are saved by faith only?
Jesus said men shall be saved if they believe and are baptized. Men say that you are saved without being baptized in water.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Where is the Scripture that states men should be baptized because they have already been saved?
EXPERTS AT SETTING ASIDE GOD'S COMMANDMENTS!
(All Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STAND BIBLE)