But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries (garrisoned fortifications),
and enlarge the borders of their garments,
and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, [even] Christ.
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness."
Is the God of the Bible pleased with these men?
Does He advocate such a blatant mockery of the Throne of God?
Does He accept the practice of strutting about like pompous peacocks while pretending to be "Men of God"?
What of the Rosary?
"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."
What of calling priests "Father"?
"And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
What of asking a priest for the forgiveness of sin?
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
What of referring to the Pope as "Holy Father"?
"[There is] none holy as the LORD: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God."
"And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD."
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