9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God) — 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
These are the words of Jesus. This isn’t too hard to figure out. He’s speaking quite plainly, and making reference to specific Mosaic commands. And he’s quite clearly reprimanding the pharisees for leaving the commandment of God and holding to the tradition of men.
You have to work pretty hard to find another way to interpret this. Jesus is telling us that the Old Testament commandments regarding children and their parents is still very much in force. Jesus wants you to kill your children for backtalking you.
Are you Christian enough to follow the commands of Jesus?
Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?”  (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
This is from the same chapter. Are you one of those Christians who thinks Jesus doesn’t want you to drink any alcohol? Think drugs are bad, mmmkay? In this passage, Jesus is clearly telling his followers that something we put into our bodies is not inherently bad, but it’s what we DO that makes us good or bad.
Are you Christian enough to admit that blue laws are stupid and that Jesus didn’t care if we drink responsibly?
6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
What did I hear you saying about prayer in schools? Jesus wouldn’t be in favor of that. Are you Christian enough to give up the crusade to make our schools religious?
12For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Jesus is in favor of you getting castrated for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Are you Christian enough to get your balls cut off for your god?
11And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
Jesus commanded that marriage is a one-shot deal. If you divorce, you may never again remarry. Are you Christian enough to be single for the rest of your life?
1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Paul has instructed you not to resist the power of your government. President Obama wants universal health care. Are you Christian enough to support him even though you disagree?
5But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
Ladies, have you been covering your head every time you pray? If not, why not? It’s right there in your bible.
34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
Ahem… I’m afraid you are not being good Christians, people. If you’re going to be Christian, be Christian. Don’t cherry pick it. Jump in with both feet.
I dare ya.