One cannot pick and choose what one wants out of the Bible,
like choosing which color skittles to eat.

A Christian life must be built upon the WHOLE of God's Word.
Anything less is prejudicial action based on preconceived human thoughts,
and will wash away like sand at judgment day.

Luke 6:46-49
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them,
I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the
foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat
vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded
upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a
foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream
did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that
house was great.

Living by Jesus' principles builds a spiritual "house" on the "Rock" of God Himself!

Living by prejudicial action based on preconceived thoughts builds a
spiritual "house" on "sand."

In the final judgment those who have built upon the principles of Christ,
will ENDURE by being brought into God's eternal resting place.

However, those who have said "Lord" about Jesus, and have refused
to do as He taught, will find a different eternal resting place!

Let us remember that ritualistic practices must give way to human need,
and that mercy must outweigh application of law.

Realization of this truth is the result of being IN Christ;
and application of this truth is the result of living FOR Christ.

The ONLY true "foundation" upon which to build a spiritual house is
God's WORD!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce