The Churches Have the Truth…but Don’t Know What to Do with It

Churches that proclaim the Bible as the word of God are not lacking in truth.  They have it in abundance.  They do not, however, know what to do with it.  As a result, they stick to their traditions which end up obscuring God’s word.

All churches are built on traditions.  None today are built on the word of God.  The Bible instructs us to believe and obey Jesus; it does not instruct us to build churches.  If we believe and obey Jesus, we are the church and He is the one doing the building.

Churches today therefore build on traditions.  Some traditions are old (such as hymns); some traditions are new (such as contemporary music).  The common theme of all churches is that tradition trumps truth.  They don’t know what to do with truth but they do know what to do with tradition.  So tradition prevails. 

These churches think they love God but actually love their traditions more than God.  They deceive no one but themselves.

Do not be like them.  Instead, embrace the truth.  Practice it.  God is great.  God is good.  God is everywhere.  God is omnipotent.  He’s got the whole world in His hands.  Jesus loves me, this I know.  Practice these things, and let your obedience to God trump your attachment to tradition. 

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join something.

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2 Replies to “The Churches Have the Truth…but Don’t Know What to Do with It”

  1. Surely some parts of the Bible are not good to follow. Do you really want to be stoned for your disobedient haircut? – you havent allowed your sideboards to grow I can see from your haircut in your photo. I suspect you deserve death for mixed fibre clothes. I wouldnt even be surprised if you had eaten shellfish – or worse bacon.
    Do you really think having slanted eyes qualifies your neighbour for death. All of these and many more are commands in the Bible. And what about the examples of Genocide. Come on – do some more study – then become a little less certain.
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    1. The Bible is not a single book but rather a collection of books written over a 1,500 year period which present a progressive revelation of God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, if we want to understand the Bible’s documents we must read them through Jesus’ eyes.

      When we ignore Jesus Christ, we then find isolated verses, like the ones you mention, take them out of context, and confuse ourselves. Most of the commands you allude to were written to ancient Israel, descendants of Abraham, who had just been redeemed from slavery in Egypt. As originally written, they do not apply to humanity today. As originally written, they are not good to follow today – to borrow your syntax.

      The foundational message of the Bible is that Jesus Christ is God. If we use this as our starting point, we can find meaning in the Old Testament. If we ignore Him, we end up confused about the Bible.

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