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Offline redcliffsw

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Hold The Traditions . . . .
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:07:30 am »

“Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.”

II Thessalonians 2:15

Traditions are those things which have been passed down or transferred from one generation to another. Some traditions are worth preserving and observing, but others are not. Jesus rebuked some of the religious people in His day for exalting their traditions above the Scripture. In their case, the traditions had effectively replaced the Word of God. They were more committed to their man-made traditions than the inspired Truth.

We all must be willing to let go of traditions that are only the philosophies or opinions of men. However, when Paul wrote to the church members in Thessalonica, he admonished them to “hold the traditions.” These traditions were were based on the teachings of the Bible and they were to be protected and preserved. It is interesting that we are encouraged to “hold” these Biblical precepts and principles. The command to “hold” implies action. We are to seize or retain truths that have been imparted to us.

The fact that we are to “hold the traditions” implies that there are forces present that will attempt to take these traditions from us. We know this is true. There has always been an attempt to cast doubt on the integrity and accuracy of Scripture, as far back as the Garden of Eden. There are many liberal and compromising elements in our society, as well as in the religious community, bent on eroding our confidence in the Bible. Therefore, we must be diligent to “hold the traditions.”

It is not original with us, but we sometimes say, “If it is new, it is not true; and if it is true, it is not new.” There is certainly nothing wrong with advances in such things as technology, medical treatment, etc. Even Bible study has been aided with the availability of the computer. However, the contemporary trends toward new forms of worship, new Bible translations, new standards of behavior and appearance, new alliances forbidden in the Scripture are direct assaults on the traditions that have been passed to us.

In referencing the origin of those worthwhile traditions, Paul said, “which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.” Bible truths make up those traditions which we are to hold to. When tempted to relax our grip on God’s Word, be reminded to “hold the traditions.”


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Re: Hold The Traditions . . . .
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 07:15:35 pm »
WE HAVE STAYED OFF OF THE FORUM FOR A MONTH OR SO. NOTHING HAS CHANGED ROSS AND REDCLIFFE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. THE BEST TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN HOWARD AND ELK COUNTY, GOOD NIGHT ALL!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Hold The Traditions . . . .
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 07:23:43 am »
WE HAVE STAYED OFF OF THE FORUM FOR A MONTH OR SO. NOTHING HAS CHANGED ROSS AND REDCLIFFE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. THE BEST TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN HOWARD AND Elk COUNTY, GOOD NIGHT ALL!!!!!!!!!

And you are always crying like Diane and any other good liberal,
and you never have anything to say !

Offline Diane Amberg

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Re: Hold The Traditions . . . .
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 09:28:50 am »
Where do you get the idea I am crying?  You are the one who seems upset. Thanks to Trump, I'll be in great shape. My very good insurance won't change, I'll make  more big bucks in the stock market and all those pesky regulations to keep food and water safe will be disgarded. The insurance companies will make it so only people like me can afford their meds. Profits are the only things that matter. It will be buyer beware and anything goes. Yay! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :angel:

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Re: Hold The Traditions . . . .
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 10:35:07 am »
Where do you get the idea I am crying?  You are the one who seems upset. Thanks to Trump, I'll be in great shape. My very good insurance won't change, I'll make  more big bucks in the stock market and all those pesky regulations to keep food and water safe will be disgarded. The insurance companies will make it so only people like me can afford their meds. Profits are the only things that matter. It will be buyer beware and anything goes. Yay! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :angel:

You definitely are a wishy=washy Liberal, and I quote:

Ross, I don't recall rubbing the lamp and calling you up. It is boring. So is Trump's juvenile petty whining. Get on with something interesting, and Trump should stop his whining and be presidential. I was hoping for more. You  elected a fascist and he is already earning the name.
 He still scares me with his silly bickering, revenge attitude and forked tongue. I wish he'd get over the little things and get on with it.  Presidents are always criticized. It comes with the job.Talk about a thin skin......now back to the thread subject please.

Were you pout there marching with the liberal women crying aboutMISOGYMY, check it out!

http://www.cascity.com/howard/forum/index.php?topic=18371.new#new

I gotta run, it is a great day outside and I have better things to do out there, rather than sittin her on my butt having fun. LOL





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Re: Hold The Traditions . . . .
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 10:43:34 am »
I don't pout.