Posted By on April 13, 2013

If Bible alone were sufficient, Joel Osteen and Ted Dekker would not have careers. We would never have heard of C. S. Lewis or John Bunyan. Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Jan Huss would not have had any reason to start new denominations, let alone branches that have different beliefs from one another. But all of these people were seeking tradition. New traditions, old traditions, different traditions, better traditions… whatever it was, it was more than the Bible they sought, a Bible they already had. And their followers differ because they follow differing traditions. Often the only things two different followers can agree on are the necessity of Christ and to accept one another’s differences.

Instead of asking whether tradition has a place, or even whether we follow a tradition, we should be asking where the dividing line is between traditions of God and traditions of man.


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