Traditions, Traditions!

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Traditions-Traditions.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Thessalonians 2:13-15   I.         When two people have a disagreement, there is a strong desire to label the position of the other person.             A.        Often this makes the discussion easier. A word or short phrase is easier to repeat than a long detailed description of the exact belief.             B.        The problem…

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Tradition, Feeling, and Scripture

by Doy Moyer Tradition is basically what has been handed down for the next generation to believe and practice. There is nothing wrong with that. Teachings and practices are meant to be passed down. Indeed, tradition is necessary and unavoidable, and no one is without traditions of some kind (including any who claim to dislike…

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Traditionalists and Progressives

by Gardner Hall There are two opposite but equally harmful attitudes among churches I know: The Overly Compliant Spirit It’s the spirit that accepts without question whatever leaders or church traditions have historically taught. It declares, “my family has been in this church for years, and whatever they say is what I am going to…

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Improper Sources of Authority

by Heath Rogers “Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, ˜By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?'” (Matthew 21:23). In “The Proper Source of Authority” we noted that the chief priests…

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Why do you say that the 613 laws of the Old Testament are a myth?

Question: Can you please point me to the area of teaching that shows the 613 laws are a Jewish myth? I would like to study this too. Answer: The claim that there are 613 laws in the Old Testament first appeared in the third century A.D. when a Jewish Rabbi, named Simlai, mentioned it in…

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Are responsive readings in worship wrong?

Question: Dear Bro. Hamilton, I live in a rural area and worship at a non-institutional congregation that’s an hour away.  This morning I completely failed to prepare properly and ran out of time to make it to Bible study and worship service in time (I won’t be making that mistake again). I stopped to worship…

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If I had the money, I would pay the lobola

Question: Morning minister of God, I have been dating a girl from church for over five years. When it started, we agreed not to do anything that would separate us from God. We managed for several months, but before we knew it, we were sleeping together. This actually ruined our relationship with God because I cannot…

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Traditions

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015Spring2Traditions.mp3 by Jonathan Perz Spreading the Gospel

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Do the churches of Christ observe Palms Sunday?

Question: Do the churches of Christ observe Palms Sunday? Answer: Christians observe every Sunday in the worship of the Lord, but there is no teaching in the Bible to observe one Sunday differently from all other Sundays. Palms Sunday is a term used to refer to the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but…

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