Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, Isaiah 29:13
Jesus referenced this scripture when he was rebuking the religious leaders. The religious leaders went through their daily religious rituals , however their hearts were far from God. Their hearts were so far from God that they didn’t even recognize God in the flesh standing before them, and crucified him
Today we are seeing this on a large scale at most “Christian” churches. They got through their religious rituals of service, but the Churches heart is far from God. The doctrine most Churches are teaching today is total blasphemy.
People have this false sense of security , they believe if they practice religious traditions, that they are going to be saved. Traditions and practices don’t save you, only the blood of Jesus Christ can save you!
Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.” Isaiah 29:14
God deals with the blasphemous Church, the Holy Spirit is removed and their doctrine and practices become that of human tradition and nothing more. If you wonder why some of the Churches today, their doctrine is so far from the Bible, its because God has left the building. All these nice little fund raisers and social gatherings are meaningless unless you are worshiping God in Spirit and Truth!