PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS…
The cleansing of water by the Word is a much deeper sanctification process in the sight of God than what we do with 1 Candle, 1 Bucket of Water, Sponge & Soap + 1 Elder’s prayer for a woman after her cycle.
We should take no delight in rubbishing our tenets/ilana. By all means, let all women (and men) who need symbolic cleansing avail themselves of our laid down sanctification procedure in CCC.
However, I urge us not to focus on the tradition of men (church tenets) above the commandments of God. This is what kills the ‘celestial’ in us to promote the ‘terrestrial traits’ in many of us.
It is not enough to follow Ilana (which only makes us Pharisee Celestians at best).
I must say this categorically though; Ilana is good to the extent that it forces religious discipline and uniformity upon us all. And following Ilana should make us less sinful outwardly.
However, beyond Ilana, we all need the sound doctrine of the deep studying and understanding, and obedience to the Holy Scriptures. This and only this is what makes us much more than sutana-wearing Celestians; it makes us rapturable, Bible-believing, born again, Heaven-bound Christians. Halleluyah!
So help us God. Amen.
Doctor Kunle Hamilton