(1 Thess. 2:15) “Therefore, brethren stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or by epistle.”
Many times when tradition is talked about in the church it tends to have a negative connotation to it, as if all tradition is bad. But the fact is that all tradition is not bad if it lines up with and promotes the word of God. In this new age movement; this age of pastors being more concerned about the size of the crowd on Sunday than they are the size of the power of God, tradition or church as they knew growing up may be pushed aside for the benefit of the creature comforts of church. Thus, church becomes more of a place to entertainment than it does a place of deliverance; where church becomes more of a for profit entity than it does a place of true praise and worship. Where church becomes more of a place of rock bands, hip hop culture and anything goes if it will draw a crowd. And the truth is that church 20 years ago it wasn’t that way. The church wasn’t there to entertain us, it was there to get us saved, delivered and set free, and many of the ministries today have gotten away from those attributes for the benefit of making a name, fame and a dollar bill. In fact, most of them today could care less of whether or not you get saved. Change is not bad when it’s done right, so I’m not against it, but neither is tradition bad when it lines up with the word of the Lord.
God Bless You