Tradition-Negative

Quotes for Topic: Tradition-negative

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When the church takes its mind and heart away from Christ and His words, human authority and tradition fills the vacuum.

When the church takes its mind and heart away from Christ and His words, human authority and tradition fills the vacuum.

 


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Whenever a man takes upon him to make additions to the Scriptures, he is likely to end with valuing his own additions above Scripture itself.

Whenever a man takes upon him to make additions to the Scriptures, he is likely to end with valuing his own additions above Scripture itself.

Reference:  Matthew Commentary, Chapter 15.


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Tradition is the living faith of those now dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of those still living.

Tradition is the living faith of those now dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of those still living.

Reference:  The Vindication of Tradition, p. 65.


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The hallmark of an authentic evangelicalism is not the uncritical repetition of old traditions, but the willingness to submit every tradition, however ancient, to fresh Biblical scrutiny and, if necessary, reform

The hallmark of an authentic evangelicalism is not the uncritical repetition of old traditions, but the willingness to submit every tradition, however ancient, to fresh Biblical scrutiny and, if necessary, reform


Author: John Stott
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Men think God’s laws too many and too strict, and yet make more of their own, and are precise for keeping them.

Men think God’s laws too many and too strict, and yet make more of their own, and are precise for keeping them.


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Is it any wonder the love of tradition is an enemy to revival? Revival and new life go hand in hand… Let every church realize that the inordinate love of tradition is a great opponent to revival…  When a church slays the love of tradition, a major obstacle to revival will be slain with it.

Is it any wonder the love of tradition is an enemy to revival? Revival and new life go hand in hand… Let every church realize that the inordinate love of tradition is a great opponent to revival… When a church slays the love of tradition, a major obstacle to revival will be slain with it.