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Seven Things About Traditions
#264 Seven Things About Traditions
I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
Count your way to wisdom in number two hundred sixty-four of this series, Seven Things About Traditions.
Traditions are thought of as an innocent word which describes time honored processes. The Bible also speaks of the traditions of man and does not speak well of man’s traditions. Mankind left to its own devices will put into effect the ideas of his own mind and the ideas of man always stands against God.
Seven Things About Traditions:
- Religious traditions make the word of God void.
- Religious traditions are followed for the sake of man.
- When people take up religious traditions, they leave the commandments of God.
- Religious tradition is spoken of by God as a fine way to reject His commandments.
- Religious tradition is founded upon plausible arguments and empty words.
- Jesus Christ spoke directly against religious traditions.
- The apostle Paul failed in his early life due to his zealousness for religious traditions.
Some might argue the word tradition in the Bible means only human tradition leaving religious leaders of that day and today off the hook. When the New Testament relates the conversation about traditions between Jesus and the Jewish leaders, it is speaking of religious traditions. I believe it can be demonstrated that few churches can biblically support many practices they follow today. We need to turn fully to God’s word to find our requirements, because God’s word is sufficient.
I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Mk 7:13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Mt 15:6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.
Mk 7:8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”
Mk 7:9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!
Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Mt 15:3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Ga 1:14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
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