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.
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