Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And He answered them, "Why do you also violate the commandments of God by [following] your traditions?
2 Thessalonians 2:4
[for] he opposes [the true Gospel message] and exalts himself against everything that is called "God" or that which is worshiped. So, he sits in God's temple [i.e., the church ?] displaying himself as [though he were] God.
You are making God's message useless by [enforcing] the tradition you have been following. And you do many things like that."
Do we then [intend to] destroy law [observance] because faith [in Christ is now required]? Certainly not! But [instead], we uphold [the validity of] law.
[In doing this] I am not trying to disregard God's unearned favor, for if a person could become right with God by [perfect obedience to the requirements of] the law of Moses, then Christ died for nothing.
[Ex. 20:12 says], "Show honor to your father and mother," (which is the first commandment that carries the promise),