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PRAYING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY
This verse is specifically dealing with legalists and false teachers, who tie up heavy burdens on others by forbidding certain food or demonizing certain God-ordained institutions; such as marriage and the family unit, which have been graciously given by God for our benefit and instituted for the good of mankind.
They prohibit this... deny that... and insist on the other! They not only place unbearable burdens on the people of God and deliberately distort the beauty of His creation and design, but they seek to undermine the Word of God which must remain the only plumb-line for life and living - and the only standard for truth.
These false teachers and gnostic lawgivers discredit the name and character of God... the end result of which is to call good - evil and to call evil - good.
In this passage, and elsewhere in the Scriptures, we see that they forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, fruits, herbs, and seeds, which are part of God's gift to us, for our healing and benefit. "For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,."
The ultimate authority comes from the Scripture, and when preachers, teachers, institutions, or religious bodies teach things that are contrary to that which is written in the Word of God, we should question the legitimacy of their position - and Hold Fast To The Word Of Truth.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have graciously allowed us to have access to the Word of God and the truth it contains. Give us wisdom to stand on the foundation of truth and not to be influenced by those that deny the eating of particular foods or restrict certain God-ordained institutions, like marriage and the family unit for unbiblical reasons ; knowing that all good and perfect things come from You. For this, we give You grateful thanks and praise. In Jesus' name we Pray, AMEN.
We are a growing group of people praying daily for and with others. We were led to start an online ministry to deliver what is needed more now than ever, a place where you can go to easily to submit a prayer request or requests involving others to pray for your needs. The Power of Prayer. Matthew 18:20- For where two or more come together in my name, there I am among them. You are never alone in prayer. The Power Of Numbers Praying.
We ask you to pray for this ministry, for its success in helping others in need of prayer.