by Shawn Brasseaux
Published in The (Opelousas, Louisiana) Daily World
Fallacies of tradition have confused the lost world; unfortunately, even the Body of Christ has fallen prey to lies. People have polluted God’s Word with tradition, so the Bible has become “of none effect” (Mark 7:13). For some time I was confused, so I am compelled to share this info with you. It is such a shame that most church members have never been taught anything but “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).
Did you know we are under no legalistic guidelines to give a tithe or keep the Saturday Sabbath? This contradicts religious tradition, but the Bible is clear that these ordinances were part of the Mosaic Law, and the Law has been nailed to the cross of Christ (Colossians 2:13-16). Did you know that water baptism is for the nation Israel, and has nothing to do with you? Paul, the apostle sent to us, was not sent to water baptize (1 Corinthians 1:17).
Did you know “the Lord’s Day” is the Tribulation, and not Sunday? We do not have to confess our sins, to God or to a priest. In fact, if you have believed Paul’s Gospel of Grace, you are already forgiven of every sin you will ever commit (Ephesians 4:32). A church building is not “God’s house;” God does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24). God, in the Person of the Holy Spirit, indwells the true Christian (1 Corinthians 3:16). Tongues, miracle healings, and signs all disappeared when Israel was set aside (1 Corinthians 1:22).
Space does not permit me to expound on all of these topics, but if you would email me, I am offering you all the Bible verses and info you need on any of these topics. Do not let some preacher rob you of what God has given you in Christ. Place your faith in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, and “rightly divide” the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV). Do not steal Israel’s verses; the Apostle Paul was sent to you, so Romans through Philemon is God’s Word to us Gentiles. All 66 books of the Bible are God’s Word, so study all of it; but remember Paul’s epistles is what God is doing today.