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The word tradition appears eleven times and traditions two times in the Bible. Eleven times the context is negative. The word means, The handing down of information, beliefs and customs; an inherited pattern of thought or action. In Matthew 15, Mark 7, Colossians 2, Galatians 1 and I Peter 1 the Bible warns against  humanistic and religious traditions where they are referred to as “traditions of men”,  those who “make the word of God of none effect by your traditions” and the “vain traditions” of ancestors. In II Thessalonians 2 and 3 you are commanded to follow the traditions delivered by the apostles in the New Testament. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. – II Thessalonians 2:15  Also, you are instructed to withdraw from the traditions of men, Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. – II Thessalonians 3:6

 Humanistic and religious traditions find their source in the wisdom that James warns against as earthly in James 3. The Apostle Paul says this earthly wisdom robs you of that which is valuable. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. – Colossians 2:8 To spoil means to rob of that which is valuable. The traditions delivered to the New Testament saints are valuable because they are part of, …the wisdom that is from above... – James 3:17 If it is contrary to the Scriptures it is to be avoided, exposed and rebuked.

Nevertheless what saith the scripture? – Galatians 4:30

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