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    Matthew 23:37 and the Role of Tradition

    "Traditions, everyone has them and those most blinded to them are those who do not believe they have any." - Dr. James White

    In this audio recording, made available through you tube video (which lasts approximately 27 minutes), taken from yesterday's Sunday School class at Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, Dr. White exposes the traditions normally associated with the Scripture text of Matthew 23:37:

    “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!"

    Many site this text in an effort to refute the biblical doctrine of election. Yet so often the text is misquoted. Key information in the text is left out, obscuring the meaning. Even reformed scholars have been known to misquote the verse. Such is the power of tradition. I recommend this audio teaching highly. - JS

    Posted by John Samson on June 15, 2009 04:08 AM

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