Posted by MKB on December 17, 2004, at 21:32:39
In reply to Lou's response to MKB's post- » MKB, posted by Lou Pilder on December 17, 2004, at 21:15:46
OK. Thanks for that. Where is it that it says its OK to get someone else to carry the burden for you? Is that in the OT or in the Talmud? Jesus condemned this practice in Matthew 23.
.."The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
The chapter goes on with specific examples of how the scribes and Pharisees perverted the law of Moses. He called them blind guides who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.