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.
When was Jesus born?
What was offered Christ at His crucifixion?
What blessed assurance is given all believers in Christ?
What great truth therefore follows?
What has ever been the theme of God's prophets?
21. To what extent is the apostasy, or fall, of modern Babylon, the mother, and of her daughters, to be carried?
In what one promise are all these promises summed up?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle