Wednesday, May 25, 2011

(Jesus) Matthew 15:1-20, Jesus teaches the Torah, Traditions of Man (Church) that Conflict with GOD'S WORD, Hypocritical Teachings, Isaiah 29

(This is a general interpretation of Holy Scripture. please read the WORD for yourself and pray, atone, do the will of GOD and enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. GOD will give you knowledge if you pray for it.)

Matthew 15 is one of the most important chapters of the Gospels. In this Chapter Jesus teaches the Torah. He didn't only repeat one of the feel-good sections of the Torah, he taught one of the most strict commandments of the Torah. Also, we will read about another fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, Isaiah 29.

Matthew 15

1. Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2. Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4. For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6. 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.

If there was any doubt that Jesus supported the Torah no doubt should remain after reading this passage. In today's world we consider certain parts of the Bible to be extreme, just as the commandment to stone your children if they disobey in a grievous way. This in today's world, would certainly be considered extreme. When Jesus was confronted by the scribes and Pharisees with regard to their unfounded traditions Jesus could have used any number of Commandments to make his point, instead he used, what we would call today, an extreme commandment. How can the Christian Church claim that Jesus did not support the Torah? How can Jews claim that Jesus did not support the Torah? THEY CAN'T if they read Matthew 15.

7. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

This leads us, perfectly, into a lesson for today's Church, Jewish and Christian. Part of Isaiah 29 was fulfilled, or was revealed yet again. This is an ongoing issue with regard to the Church and it has been since man began to think they are in control of doctrine.

Isaiah 29

10. For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14. Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15. Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16. Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17. Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18. And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

As we can see if man decides what the meaning of GOD'S WORD truly is in contrast to GOD'S teachings he will not understand a thing about GOD. He will in every sense of the word be dumbstruck.

Isaiah 29:13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Read the last part of this verse carefully; "their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men". For the entire history of the Church man has tried to mold doctrine to suit his needs which teaches other men what the true fear of the Lord should be. Knowledge and Wisdom begins with receiving the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. If man is taught false doctrine with regard to the fear of GOD he cannot receive wisdom or knowledge, just as it says Isaiah 29 verses 10, 11, 12.

Matthew 15

10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

The traditions of man cannot supersede the WORD of GOD. This should be a lesson to the modern Church as most of their traditions are in gross contrast to the WORD of GOD on many levels.


  1. I think when they meant Jesus went against the Torah, they were referring to how he did things that went against the law of Moses such as working on the Sabbath day. What say you?

  2. Jesus never violated Torah. Violation of the Law (Torah) is sin and Jesus never sinned. However, Jesus consistently had conflicts with the Pharisees regarding the oral law/ traditions of the Jews. There are many misunderstandings concerning scripture due to a lack of understanding regarding the Law of Moses and the oral Law of the Jews.