A very elderly lady, who couldn't see or walk very well, was standing at a busy intersection waiting to cross. A man walked up to her and very diplomatically said, "May I cross with you?" They begin to cross and made it to the other side, but it was anything but safe. Horns were honking, tires screeching and people yelling. She said, "My, you almost got us killed, are you blind?" The man said, "Yes I am. Why do you think I wanted to cross with you!"
In Matthew 15:14 Jesus makes mention of the blind leading the blind. He says to His disciples, "Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit." Jesus is speaking of the Pharisees and scribes (15:1-2) who came to Jesus questioning the practice of the His disciples of breaking their religious traditions. Jesus of course is ready with a question of His own, asking, "And why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?" It is just as easy today, if not more so, to be confused about mere man made religious traditions and the "commandments of God." We certainly shouldn't forsake the commandments in order to keep the tradition.
Using only the New Testament as one's guide can lead one to the practice of simple New Testament Christianity. Anyone is free to choose to do so.
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