In Matthew 15:1-9, Jesus was approached by the scribes and pharisees from Jerusalem. They asked why His disciples weren’t following the traditions of the elders? There were 2 different schools of thought in Israel. The first was from Jerusalem, where they followed the letter of the law. The second was from Nazareth. They believed in the Spirit of the law. Jesus went to the school in Nazareth. Jesus condemned them for perverting the word of God. Man has always wanted to be in charge and not following God. Even in the church, you will find people who will subvert God’s word for their own agenda. Jesus quoted Isaiah 29:13, they honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. Teaching for commandments the tradition of men. Jesus called them vain or worthless. There are going to be people at the last judgement who were active church members that Jesus will cast into hell. Because as Jesus said, I don’t know you, because they never gave their heart completely to Him. Getting to know Jesus is the only thing that guarantees your entrance into heaven. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.