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INTERPRETING SCRIPTURES


 

 

(THESE ARE THE RULES OF SCRIPTURES BY WHICH WE CAN ATTAIN ETERNAL LIFE)

 

 

RULE 12

You must obey God's commands; to disobey them even with the best intentions estranges the one dissenting from the Lord.  So Peter who, with the noblest intention, refused to let his feet be washed by Christ, was rebuked:  "If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part of Me."  

We must not conform to mere human traditions to the extent of setting aside the commands of Christ.  "In vain do they worship Me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men."  They leave the commands of Christ to hold on to the tradition of men.  

We may not choose what command to obey and what to disregard.  We must observe everything without exception:  "Go and teach ye all nations. . .teaching them to observe ALL things whatsoever I have commanded."  And God's commands can be summarized thus:  Never prefer your own will to the will of God.

Morals of St. Gregory (The favorite book of St. Teresa of Avila)

 

 

 

 

 

(03-22-04)

 

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