Antimissionaries be like… Yeshua didn’t follow the customs of the elders. , Episode 25


Episode 25

Matthew 15:3
ג הֵשִׁיב וְאָמַר לָהֶם׃ ״מַדּוּעַ גַּם אַתֶּם עוֹבְרִים עַל מִצְוַת אֱלֹהִים לְמַעַן הַמָּסֹרֶת שֶׁלָּכֶם?

The “traditions of the elders” or “customs” that were instituted were not to be taken as Biblical command, only secondary in that a tradition or a custom instituted in the community which cannot supersede a Biblical commandment. Hence, one of the reasons why Yeshua said “Why do you also transgress the commandments of God by your tradition?” Yeshua was not defending the disciples, he said “why do you also” indicating that the disciples transgressed against the rabbinic authority, however, also the Pharisees improperly used that Rabbinic instruction when they violated a Biblical command. Yeshua was using their own teachings against them because they were violating the chain of command. A Rabbinic enactment or a tradition or custom cannot ever be above a Biblical commandment, it can only serve as a guide for the Biblical commandment and must be treated as secondary authority.

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Dr. Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!