What kind of teaching have men substituted for the words which are spirit and life?


"Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. . . . And He said
unto them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition." Mark 7:
NOTES - There are two cups, the cup of the Lord and the cup of Babylon. The wine in the Lord's
cup represents the living truth, "as the truth is in Jesus"; the wine in the cup of Babylon represents her false
doctrines, her substitution of human tradition for the living Word and law of God, and the illicit connection
which she has made between the church and the secular power, depending upon political power to enforce
her teachings, rather than upon the power of God. By this very thing, while maintaining a form of
godliness, she denies the power thereof. 2 Tim. 3: 1-5.
The following quotation states the position of that church in regard to tradition: "Though these
two divine streams [the Bible and tradition] are in themselves, on account of their divine origin, of equal
sacredness, and are both full of revealed truths, still, of the two, tradition is to us more clear and safe."
Catholic Belief," Rev. Joseph Faa Di Bruno, D.D. (Roman Catholic), page 45.

What great blessing did Christ confer upon His disciples after His resurrection?
How did some of the believers at Ephesus testify to the sincerity of the confession of their sins?
Upon what ground did Nicodemus rest his belief that Christ was a teacher from God?
What does He call those who accept Him?
What did Daniel ask of one of the heavenly attendants who stood by him in his dream?
How did the Israelites in the wilderness on the sixth day prepare for the Sabbath?
What takes place under the sixth plague?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle