Many of the things which are taught in the Christian church today, have nothing to do with Christ, nor has He ever commanded men to obey them.
Jesus came into the world to make a relationship with God simple, easy to understand, and readily accessible to every person. Men have taken the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ and polluted it with many traditions and false religious practices, which are unattractive and repugnant. No wonder that many people in the world today care nothing for organized religion. They have examined the hypocrisy of the various Christian denominations and concluded that they are a fraud. In many cases, their observations are absolutely true. When Jesus came into the world, it was to those who created these false religions that He brought ridicule on condemnation.
The Living God is interested in a relationship with mankind–not a religious experience. He came into the world personally, in the person of Jesus Christ, so that we could understand who God is and how easy it is to have a relationship with Him.
The traditions of men and the false religions of men, is the primary subject of the prophet Isaiah, in describing the coming of the Messiah into the world.
Isaiah 29:13 Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men…” (more…)