1 Then there came to Jesus from Jerusalem
Pharisees and Scribes, saying:
2 Why is it your disciples overstep the tradition of the men of former times? For example, they do not wash their hands when about to eat a meal.
3 In reply he said to them: Why is it you also overstep the commandment of God because of your tradition?
4 For example, God said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'Let him that reviles father or mother end up in death.'
5 But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother: Whatever I have by which you might get benefit from me is a gift dedicated to God,
6 he must not honor his father at all.' And so you have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition.
7 you hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about you, when he said,
8 This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me.
9 It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach commands of men as doctrines (Matthew 15).
12 Honor your father and your mother in order that your days may prove long upon the ground that Jehovah your God is giving you [the congregation of the church and the Kingdom of God] (Exodus 20).
15 And one who strikes his father [physically
and violently, not a slap] and his mother is to be put to death
16 And one who kidnaps a man and who actually sells him or in whose hand he has been found is to be put to death without fail.
17 And one who calls down evil upon his father and his mother [The account of Balaam and Balak is an exercise in this commandment] is to be put to death without fail (Exodus 21).
But who really is your father and your mother?
|Abraham||The sons of the 1AC as a group||1AC covenant|
|Isaac||The sons of the ICC as a group||ICC covenant|
|Jacob||Sons of the JAC as a group||JAC covenant|
|Russell||Sons of the 3EC as a group||3EC covenant|
|Ritchie||Sons of the 4EC as a group||4EC covenant|
|Michael||Sons of the 1NC as a group||1NC covenant|
|Gordon||Sons of the 2NC as a group||2NC covenant|
|Michael||Congregation of the ARC||Eternal Father ARC covenant|
|Gabriel||Congregation of the CRC||CRC covenant|
|Melchizedek||Congregation of the FRC||FRC covenant|
|Grandpa||Grandma||Genetic Grand Parents|
|Water Baptizer||Congregation of his water baptized children||Water Baptism|
|Apostolic tribal head||Apostolic Tribe||Water Baptism|
This commandment does not cover mother-in-laws etc! Although of course Christians do love and honour all our relatives whether genetic or through baptism or through faith in God.