What does the Torah say about Rabbis ?

    There is trend among the Orthodox community to elevate the status of Rabbis to the level of a Prophet. The commandments ordered by Rabbis are considered equal to or superceding commandments God gave to Moses.

Similarly the Catholics elevate the status of Mary into the 'mother of God', known as Mariolatry.  For the purpose of this research, we will call the act of elevating Rabbis; "Rabbiolatry".

The reason why these rules and orders conceived by Rabbis after Moses are not to be regarded as equal to the Laws of Moses himself is explained in the Torah itself.

What does the Torah say about Rabbis ?

Falsely killing innocents;

Eze 13:19 “And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?”

Perform false rituals;

Lev 10:1 "Now Nadab and Abi'hu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered unholy fire before the LORD, such as he had not commanded them."

Unfaithful and Paganistic;

2 Chronicles 36:14  "All the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful. They followed the pagan practices of the surrounding nations, desecrating the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem."

Married idolatrous wives and became like them;

Ezra 9:1  "But then the Jewish leaders came to me and said, "Many of the people of Israel, and even some of the priests and Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the other peoples living in the land. They have taken up the detestable practices of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites."

9:2 "For the men of Israel have married women from these people and have taken them as wives for their sons. So the holy race has become polluted by these mixed marriages. To make matters worse, the officials and leaders are some of the worst offenders."

Ezra 10:18 "These are the priests who had married pagan wives: From the family of Jeshua son of Jehozadak and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah."

Corrupted and Evil;

Jeremiah 23:11  "The priests are ..., all ungodly, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in my own Temple," says the LORD.

Ezekiel 22:26 "Your priests have violated my laws and defiled my holy things. To them there is no difference between what is holy and what is not. And they do not teach my people the difference between what is ceremonially clean and unclean. They disregard my Sabbath days so that my holy name is greatly dishonored among them."

In conclusion, Rabbis are just human like every other human and only Prophets from God have right to give us commandments from God, while Rabbiolatry is as wrong as Mariolatry.

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