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THE  THINGS  THAT  MAKE
A  PERSON  UNCLEAN

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Published January Of 2007 by carlvasta.com

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The  Things  That  Make
A  Person  Unclean

The Pharisees and the Lawyers ( Teachers Of The Law ) came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,  "Why do your disciples break the tradition of our ancestors?  They do not wash their hands,  for example,  before eating a meal."

Jesus replied,  "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?  For example,  God has said,  'Honor your father and your mother'  and  'Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death.'   Yet you declare a person will not have to honor his father or mother if he says to them,  'Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God'.  This means for the sake of tradition,  you have canceled out God's word.  You Hypocrites!  How accurately did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said:


'These people,  says God,  honor me with their words,
but their heart is really far away from me.
It is no use for them to worship me,
because they teach man-made rules
as though they were my laws!'


Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them,  "Listen and understand.  It is not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him unclean;  rather,  what comes out of it makes him unclean."



The disciples came to Jesus and told him that the Pharisees were offended by what he had said.  Jesus answered, "Every plant which my Father in heaven did not plant will be pulled up.  Don't worry about them!  They are blind leaders of the blind;  and when one blind man leads another,  both fall into a ditch."

His disciples asked him to explain this saying.  Jesus said, "Why are you having trouble understanding this?  Anything that goes into a person's mouth goes into his stomach and then on out of his body.

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart,  and these are the things that make a person unclean.  For out of the heart come the evil thoughts of murder,  adultery,  fornication,  thefts,  false witness,  wickedness,  sensuality, and deceit.  To covet,  envy,  slander,  rob  and lie.  To be filled with great pride and live foolishly.

These are the things that make a person unclean.  But to eat without washing your hands as they say you should-- this doesn't make a person unclean."

( New Testament,  Book Of Matthew,  Chapter 15,  Verses 1-20 )
also found in the Book Of Mark,  Chapter 7,  Verses 1-23


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Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus

2006
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January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas



2007
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January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water  ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life  ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )




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