Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Trap of Tradition

Don't substitute the things we know for the things of God.

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.” -Jaroslav Pelikan

Jesus most harsh words were reserved for the religious leaders of His day, and among His most harsh words for them was the elevation of tradition over God. The scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees had no problem with man-made rules and regulations that so "clarified" what God had to say, God was lost in the process.

That's why I think it's important to recognize good, and bad, traditions. Read More

Photo: A graveyard outside a Lutheran church in the Swedish city of Röke during Allhallowtide

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