Bible Verses about Judaism, Gnostic
But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.