In every kehila around the world many traditions of men, not the word of YHWH, make the praise to God in vain, because they are contrary to His word throughout the Torah from Bereshit (Genesis) to Chazon Yohanan (Revelation).
THE BASIC QUESTION IS : WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAID ABOUT THE APPLIED TRADITIONS OF MEN OVER OUR KEHILA?
Yeshua In Matthew 15:1-20 respond to this question:
“Then came to Yeshua scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
And Yeshua said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man”.
What is the source of this tradition:
Exodo 30:18-21 “Harás también una fuente de bronce, con su base de bronce, para lavar; y la colocarás entre el tabernáculo de reunión y el altar, y pondrás en ella agua. Y de ella se lavarán Aarón y sus hijos (los sacerdotes) las manos y los pies. “.
The scribes and Pharisees took this law of God, given to the priests, and apply to people in general, invalidating the original command of YHWH. In addition, Yeshua makes them see another of their statutes or laws created by humans, used to invalidate the honor due to their parents, claiming they could not help their parents in difficult situations, because they will will give money as offerings to Elohim .
TRADITIONS USE IN SOME CASES AS DIVINE LAW
1. Many people claim that on Yom Kippur, they should fast, because of Leviticus 16:21 and the words “afflict our souls”, when the word in Hebrew is H6031, which the Book of Strong says it means “to afflict , to humiliate, to dishonor. “
Which of these words clearly means: to fast ?. None. Even the most traditional Rabbis claim that says fast. If you want to fast on Yom Kippur, okay, because it is recommended in Ezra 8:21, 2 Chronicles 20: 3 and Acts 10:30, but is not a command of Elohim.
2. Many people claim that on Yom Kippur, one must wear white because of a tradition based on ancient customs as Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins be as scarlet, shall be as white as snow.“. So people use a “kittel” traditional white robe, but really this corresponds to priests on Yom Kippur:
Leviticus 16: 4 “(The priest) He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
NOTE: The people were not dressed in white, only the officiating priest. If you want to wear white on Yom Kippur, it is your decision, but it is no commandment of God.
3. Many people claim that on Yom Kippur, it is forbidden to wash, wear jewelry, leather shoes or maintain marital relations. These things are practiced recommendations by our Jewish brethren, whom we love dearly, respecting their customs. But is not in the Torah, so we do not follow them.
In Pesaj in Ezra 6:20 “… For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity….
…. Why go dirty to the house of YHWH, if Elohimm, puts to much emphasis on washing?
In Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (adorned as in Ezekiel 16:11 “I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck”) .
The excess is bad, no the jewelry.
Halacha in Hebrew is the compilation of the main Jewish laws, which include the 613 mitzvot, and later Talmudic and rabbinical laws as well as their traditions and customs.
Rabbinic Judaism holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai, both orally (Mishna or Talmud) and written (Torah). Reform Judaism thinks that Jewish law, especially the Oral Torah should be seen as a set of general guidelines, not obligations.
We respect the Jewish people, we love them, we are committed to Israel, and recognize them as a people chosen by God to bring salvation to the world.
But we do not read Talmud traditions of men. We just follow the Torah: The commandments of Elohim (Mosaic Law), and we have in our hearts the testimony of Messiah Yeshua (as we saw in Matthew 15).
The eklesia is an absolute monarchy with Yeshua as King of Kings. Yeshua is the head of the eklesia, and all authority in heaven and on earth is His (Matthew 28: 18-19). The eklesia can not create new laws, only YHWH.
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of Yeshua”.
1 John 2:6 “He that saith he abideth in Yeshua ought himself also so to walk, even as Yeshua walked“.
Ro’eh Yosef Ben Marques 2015