Basic Christianity

 
Mark 7:5 And the Pharisees and scribes kept asking [Jesus], Why do Your disciples not order their way of living according to the tradition handed down by the forefathers [to be observed], but eat with hands unwashed {and} ceremonially not purified?
Mark 7:6 But He said to them, Excellently {and} truly [so that there will be no room for blame] did Isaiah prophesy of you, the pretenders {and} hypocrites, as it stands written: These people [constantly] honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off {and} are far distant from Me.
Mark 7:7 In vain (fruitlessly and without profit) do they worship Me, ordering {and} teaching [to be obeyed] as doctrines the commandments {and} precepts of men.
Mark 7:8 You disregard {and} give up {and} ask to depart from you the commandment of God and cling to the tradition of men [keeping it carefully and faithfully].
Mark 7:9 And He said to them, You have a fine way of rejecting [thus thwarting and nullifying and doing away with] the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition (your own human regulations)!
 
Mark 7:20 And He said, What comes out of a man is what makes a man unclean {and} renders [him] unhallowed.
Mark 7:21 For from within, [that is] out of the hearts of men, come base {and} wicked thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery,
Mark 7:22 Coveting (a greedy desire to have more wealth), dangerous {and} destructive wickedness, deceit; unrestrained (indecent) conduct; an evil eye (envy), slander (evil speaking, malicious misrepresentation, abusiveness), pride (the sin of an uplifted heart against God and man), foolishness (folly, lack of sense, recklessness, thoughtlessness).
Mark 7:23 All these evil [purposes and desires] come from within, and they make the man unclean {and} render him unhallowed.
 
Like most others I very often come across very religious people who are strong supporters, even to the death,  of their denominations, it’s doctrines, beliefs, practices , traditions  and even if those things have no real, valid Biblical bases, and some how  these very religious  people still do miss the boat by missing out on practising, observing the essentials of Christianity.
  
Mark 8:29 And He asked them, But who do you yourselves say that I am? Peter replied to Him, You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
    
Mark 8:34 And Jesus called the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].35 For whoever wants to save his [higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God]. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [in the eternal kingdom of God]? 37 For what can a man give as an exchange (a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his [blessed] life [in the eternal kingdom of God]?  38 For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels.
 
 
(John 4:23 KJV)  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
 
Time to check if many our personal beliefs, practices are now Biblical even, applicable for today.
 
One simple spiritual truth that I have learned from my Christian mother since childhood days was the need to have simple, daily  Bible devotionals, and I have learned from experience they help to guide me further during the day, and are related to what I am facing next.. missing out on them was no blessing at all.
 

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