Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels
by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din
No Mention of Church Dogma in the Sermon on the Mount: Jesus Opposed to the Doctrine of Atonement
Unjust and unreasonable attitude has been condemned by him:
“Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? … Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition” (Matthew, 15:3–6).
St. Mark has also recorded in his Gospel this reprimand uttered by Jesus in the following words:
“For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” (Mark, 7:8–9).
The followers of Jesus Christ, keeping in view this grim warning uttered by him, should reconsider and revise their articles of faith. It is certainly not meet for them to give preference to the traditions of men over the clear and rational commandments of Jesus.