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  • Isaiah 29:13
    The Lord says,“ These people worship me only with their words. They honor me by what they say. But their hearts are far away from me. Their worship doesn’t mean anything to me. They teach nothing but human rules that they have been taught.
  • Mark 7:7
    Their worship doesn’t mean anything to me. They teach nothing but human rules.’( Isaiah 29:13)
  • 1 Timothy 1 4
    And command them not to spend their time on stories that are made up. They must not waste time on family histories that never end. These things only lead to fights about ideas. They don’t help God’s work move forward. His work is done by faith.
  • Colossians 2:18-22
    Some people enjoy pretending they aren’t proud. They worship angels. But don’t let people like that judge you. These people tell you every little thing about what they have seen. They are proud of their useless ideas. That’s because their minds are not guided by the Holy Spirit.They aren’t connected anymore to the head, who is Christ. But the whole body grows from the head. The muscles and tendons hold the body together. And God causes it to grow.Some people still follow the basic spiritual powers of the world. But you died with Christ as far as these powers are concerned. So why do you act as if you still belong to the world? Here are the rules you follow.“ Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”Rules like these are about things that will pass away soon. They are based on merely human rules and teachings.
  • Titus 1:14
    Then they will pay no attention to Jewish stories that aren’t true. They won’t listen to the mere human commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  • Hebrews 13:9
    Don’t let all kinds of strange teachings lead you astray. It is good that God’s grace makes our hearts strong. Don’t try to grow strong by eating foods that the law requires. They have no value for the people who eat them.
  • James 2:20
    You foolish person! Do you want proof that faith without good deeds is useless?
  • 1 Samuel 25 21
    David had just said,“ Everything we’ve done hasn’t been worth a thing! I watched over that fellow’s property in the desert. I made sure none of it was stolen. But he has paid me back evil for good.
  • Leviticus 26:16
    Then here is what I will do to you. All at once I will bring terror on you. I will send sicknesses that will make you weak. I will send fever that will destroy your sight. It will slowly take your strength away. When you plant seeds, it will not do you any good. Instead, your enemies will eat what you have planted.
  • Isaiah 58:1-3
    The Lord told me,“ Shout out loud. Do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell my people that they have refused to obey me. Tell the family of Jacob how much they have sinned.Day after day they worship me. They seem ready and willing to know how I want them to live. They act as if they were a nation that does what is right. They act as if they have not turned away from my commands. They claim to want me to give them fair decisions. They seem ready and willing to come near and worship me.‘ We have gone without food,’ they say.‘ Why haven’t you noticed it? We have made ourselves suffer. Why haven’t you paid any attention to us?’“ On the day when you fast, you do as you please. You take advantage of all your workers.
  • Psalms 73:13
    It seems as if I have kept my heart pure for no reason. It didn’t do me any good to wash my hands to show that I wasn’t guilty of doing anything wrong.
  • Proverbs 30:5-6
    “ Every word of God is perfect. He is like a shield to those who trust in him. He keeps them safe.Don’t add to his words. If you do, he will correct you. He will prove that you are a liar.
  • 1 Timothy 4 6-1 Timothy 4 7
    Point out these things to the brothers and sisters. Then you will serve Christ Jesus well. You will show that you’ve grown in the truths of the faith. You will show that you’ve been trained by the good teaching you’ve obeyed.Don’t have anything to do with godless stories and silly tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly.
  • Deuteronomy 12:32
    Be sure you do everything I am commanding you to do. Do not add anything to my commands. And do not take anything away from them.
  • Revelation 22:18
    I am warning everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. Suppose someone adds anything to them. Then God will add to that person the plagues told about in this book.
  • Leviticus 26:20
    You will work with all your strength, but it will not do you any good. That is because your soil will not produce any crops. The trees of your land will not bear any fruit.
  • 1 Timothy 4 1-1 Timothy 4 3
    The Holy Spirit clearly says that in the last days some people will leave the faith. They will follow spirits that will fool them. They will believe things that demons will teach them.Teachings like those come from liars who pretend to be what they are not. Their sense of what is right and wrong has been destroyed. It’s as though it has been burned with a hot iron.They do not allow people to get married. They order them not to eat certain foods. But God created those foods. So people who believe and know the truth should receive them and give thanks for them.
  • Malachi 3:14
    “ You have said,‘ It is useless to serve God. What do we gain by obeying his laws? And what do we get by pretending to be sad in front of the Lord?
  • Exodus 20:7
    “ Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will find guilty anyone who misuses his name.
  • Isaiah 1:13-15
    Stop bringing offerings that do not mean anything to me! I hate your incense. I can’t stand your worthless gatherings. I can’t stand the way you celebrate your New Moon feasts, Sabbath days and special services.Your New Moon feasts and your other appointed feasts I hate with my whole being. They have become a heavy load to me. I am tired of carrying it.You might spread out your hands toward me when you pray. But I do not look at you. You might even offer many prayers. But I am not listening to them. Your hands are covered with the blood of the people you have murdered.
  • Ecclesiastes 5:2-7
    Don’t be too quick to speak. Don’t be in a hurry to say anything to God. God is in heaven. You are on earth. So use only a few words when you speak.Many worries result in dreams. Many words result in foolish talk.When you make a promise to God, don’t wait too long to carry it out. He isn’t pleased with foolish people. So do what you have promised.It is not good to make a promise and not keep it. It is better to make no promise at all.Don’t let your mouth cause you to sin. Don’t say to the temple messenger,“ My promise was a mistake.” Why should God be angry with what you say? Why should he destroy what you have done?Dreaming too much and talking too much are meaningless. So have respect for God.
  • Psalms 39:6
    People are only shadows as they go here and there. They rush around, but it doesn’t mean anything. They pile up wealth, but they don’t know who will finally get it.
  • 1 Corinthians 15 2
    Because you believed the good news, you are saved. But you must hold firmly to the message I preached to you. If you don’t, you have believed it for nothing.