Thursday, March 2, 2017

WHOSE TRADITION ?  by steve finnell

Whose traditions are taught and practiced in the contemporary Christian denominations?

The first century Christians practiced the traditions of the apostles. (Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine...NKJV)

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.(NKJV)

2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. (NKJV)

Galatians 1:11-12 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.(NKJV)

The apostles doctrine came directly from Jesus or through the Holy Spirit.


1. Indulgences.

2. Absolution by a priest.

3. Christmas trees in the church building.

4. Teaching that water baptism was not essential for salvation.

5. Lent.

6. Holy Water.

7. Teaching that God has selected  certain individuals for salvation and that all others will burn in hell.

8. Making the Sign of The Cross.

9. Praying the Rosary.

10. Teaching that sprinkling and pouring was baptism.

11. Maundy Thursday.

12. The Assumption of Mary.

13. Teaching that Jesus was one of many ways to heaven.

14. Praying to the Virgin Mary and dead Popes.

15. Teaching that a single elder, preacher, or priest should be the authority in each church congregation.

16. Teaching that once a person was saved they could never be lost.

17. Teaching that the building where church members meet is a holy place.

18. Teaching that all unrepentant denominations who teach different ways to  become saved should work in unity.

19. Teaching that the Scriptures have errors.

20. Teaching that God is not smart enough to produce an accurate translation of His word.

21. Teaching that Christians need to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.

22. Teaching that men can be saved like the thief on the cross.

23. Teaching that man-made creed books are equal to Scripture.

24. Teaching that saying a "Sinners Prayer" is for salvation.

25. Teaching that all men need to be forgiven for the sin Adam committed. 

How many of the, 25, are the traditions of the apostles? Answer, not one. How many are written in the Bible? Answer, none.

The Bible and the Bible alone contains the absolute truth of the traditions of the apostles.    


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