Matthew 15:11-19 Common English Bible (CEB)
11 “It’s not what goes into the mouth that contaminates a person in God’s sight. It’s what comes out of the mouth that contaminates the person.” … 16 Jesus said, “Don’t you understand yet? 17 Don’t you know that everything that goes into the mouth enters the stomach and goes out into the sewer? 18 But what goes out of the mouth comes from the heart. And that’s what contaminates a person in God’s sight. 19 Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adultery, sexual sins, thefts, false testimonies, and insults.
Have you ever heard folks condemn other folks because of what those others folks eat or drink? Have you ever heard a sermon that condemns everyone who drinks an alcoholic beverage or who smokes or who indulges in and ingests certain drugs? Sure you have. We all have.
Without taking into account…
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