5588 traditions

5588 traditions

Beliefs or customs handed down from previous generations. Believers are to hold to the traditions of the Christian faith. Human traditions can be contrary to God’s word and thereby come into conflict with the Christian faith.

Examples of human traditions

Ru 4:7; 2Ch 35:25; Eze 24:17,22; Mk 7:3-4; Lk 2:42; Jn 19:40

Believers are to hold to and hand on the traditions of the Christian faith

1Co 11:2; 1Th 5:21; 2Ti 2:2 See also Dt 4:9-10; Dt 6:6-7; Dt 11:19; 1Co 11:23; Eph 2:20; 2Th 2:15; 2Th 3:6

Human traditions can be contrary to God’s word

Mt 15:3-6 pp Mk 7:9-13 Col 2:8 See also Mic 6:16; Col 2:20-22; Tit 1:13-14

The Christian faith is in conflict with traditions of purely human origins

Mk 2:18-22 pp Mt 9:14-17 pp Lk 5:33-39 1Pe 1:18-19 See also Mt 15:2 pp Mk 7:5; Gal 2:11-16; Gal 4:9-11

See also

5286custom
5376law, purpose of
5873habits
7328ceremonies
7430Sabbath, in NT
7550Pharisees
7770priests, NT tasks
8142religion
8429fasting
8748false religion
8767hypocrisy
8774legalism

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