Traditions Can Be Good or Evil


Church traditions are often lumped together and denounced. I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Paul, in fact, wrote in favor of keeping certain traditions:

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 2 Thess. 3:6

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 2 Thess. 2:15

So, we must ask: Are these merely traditions of men, traditions of the elders, or did they originate with the Almighty? If the latter, we need not fear them but rather enjoy them to His glory.

  1. #1 by Evan at February 16th, 2012

    The questions is, are our traditions biblically based?

    The principle of the home church is as old as the Bible itself. It was in homes that the early Christians met to worship. (Rom. 16:5, 1 Cor. 16:19, Col. 4:15, Philemon 2).

    The temple courts provided believers with a public witness but the love and care for each other was worked out in the home.

    “Every day they continued to meet in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” (Acts 2:46)

    The apostle Paul’s ministry was both “public” and “house to house”. (Acts 20:20)

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