A perfect description of Rony Denis and his house of prayer organization. The scribes and the Pharisees questioned Jesus why His disciples transgressed the tradition of the elders, but Jesus asked them why do they trangress the commandment of God by their tradition?
Rony Denis disregards the Word of God when it comes to his traditions or what he would call holiness. This “holiness” has become his righteousness, more accurately, his self-righteousness.
Salvation in Denis’ eyes is for you to give to all kinds of functions he has devised for his organization i.e. world missions, building funds, love offerings, lawyer offerings, Sunday night budget offerings, radio program offerings, Bible School offerings, and even using your name and credit score offerings for the “work of the Lord”, the Bible does speak about giving but Denis takes it to the extreme to where he has developed a church Ponzi scheme. His program for what you are giving for would be ended but he has you still giving to it without telling you that the program has ended. His greediness has turned criminal. As you give to all of his gimmicks, in return he teaches you his brand of Christianity which is not true Christianity, but Pharisaism, the doctrines and practices of the Pharisees.
Another ingredient of Denis’ recipe for salvation is the dress code. You must conform to the culture of his house of prayer by confirming to his dress code. They even refer to their clothing as being “holy”, even though the Bible doesn’t refer to our clothing being holy but for us to be holy. If wearing a suit is holy then all of our politicians are holy. We are made holy by God’s Spirit and His Word, not our clothing. The Bible does speak about the attire of a harlot and modest clothing, but again Denis takes his traditions to the extreme with his dress code religion. You can be modest without being legalistic. The scribes, who were normally with the Pharisees, also liked to where long clothing as well. They liked to make their prayers long, and liked to sit in the chief seats or in other words wanted to be recognized. Just like Rony Denis, Mark 12:38-40. In Matthew 26:5-7, Jesus also speaks about the Pharisees enlarging the boarders of their garments to be seen of men and how they love to be recognized and called Rabbi, Rabbi. Normally Christians could refer to each other as Brother or Sister. In Denis’ house of prayer, it would be highly disrespectful to call Denis Brother Denis.
Interestingly in Matthew 15 it speaks also about the Pharisees blatant disregard for God’s Word concerning the parents. Jesus said that the Pharisees made the commandment of God concerning honoring your parents of none effect by their tradition. Just like Rony Denis and his house of prayer.
Christianity is truly from the heart. Denis and his group has made it From from their mouths and lips. In vain do they worship God, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men instead of the commandments of God, which is to love God and your neighbor.
In Matthew 23 Jesus acknowledged that the scribes and Pharisees at the time sat in Moses’ seat, so he instructed his followers to observe what they said but not to do as they did because they were hypocrites. The law came by Moses but Grace and Truth came by Jesus. Thanks be to God for the proper balance of Scripture and Christianity.
Denis’ extreme views has led him and his followers into a ditch. His mind is so deranged now that he has people bowing down to him! The danger of the spirit of error leads to such cult worship.
On the other side of the spectrum you have those who have no standards or convictions, biblical or otherwise, yet claim Christ as savior. One extremist preacher who is opposite of Denis’ extremist views, says that there is no hell and that everyone is going to heaven. These give strength to Denis’ false claims that all are living “worldly and ungodly” except his organization.
The truth is, Christianity is a personal relationship between you and God through Jesus Christ. And remember Jesus did warn us.