Biblical debate on religious traditions in christianity including catholicism
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2 Thessalonians -Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours.
1 Corinthians 11:1-2 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to the traditions, just as I handed them on to you.
2 Timothy 1: 13-14 Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard this rich trust with the help of the holy Spirit that dwells within us.
2 Timothy 2: 1-2 So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And what you heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well.
John 20: 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this books
Also sampson hair can be seen as a alagory or something. His hair was suppose to represent the strength the Lord gave him right. Just as some believe that if they wear some kind of cross or pray in front of a statue will give them some kind of blessing or special way to talk to god. But sampson was able to break the church's with a different hair style then before; souly because he prayed to the lord. That might not be an attack on tradition but it is a show of how you don't need any blessed items or hair for the Lord to provide your safety and such. There many examples in the old testament to show the Lord is far more than what he had the children of Israel percieve.
Now there are times in the bible where tradition seems important, such as that one book about how after the babylones exodised the jewish; that's when a hundred or so years later they would try and rebuild the temple and their town. That's when some important guy started reading about all the things in the bible and concluded that he needed to bring back the worship as it was before. He leaned hard on the traditions that proved to inspire gods love for him. That could be an example of traditions importance. And there is also the time Solomon was in the temple and it got filled with smoke because he built a temple. But it seems the Lord don't much care about traditions when he threw out all those listed in exodus, numbers, deutoronomy, and leviticus do to how those traditions did not keep the children of Israel from back sliding.
Now I suppose you are speaking from more of a history point and I could understand that. I don't come from a Christian family so I don't go to church, converse with other christians, nor know anything beyond what I've read in the bible. I'm more speaking against praying to mary, having any kind of man made holy figure (statues, big crosses, or the lamp), the pope, snake handling, exorcism (I dont remember any mention other than the 12 who could), and those physical things in Christian churches.
Doesn't it make since that leaning open the holy word, following the spirit, and what ever else is faithful; isn't all of this important to your spirit? Does having a cross around your neck, being dressed fancy as the pope is, or what other traditional things christians have just cloud the true meaning of Goss works?
Lastly it says no idols. That's just simple right there. Why cut a piece of wood into a figure and worship the same thing? That's also in the bible. I believe it's jeremiah. Also Jesus told the apostles nit to worry about making a speech because he will give them the words, which is why I don't feel the need to verify my stuff. I took a lot of meaning from everything I read in the bible from leviticus to the books of jeesus.
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