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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Unholy Trinity

January 2

(Matthew 7:7-8 NIV) “They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. {8} You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

Many Christians today subscribe to an “unholy trinity” of church sayings:
1) "We've never done it that way before." 
2) "We tried that once and it didn't work."
3) “We've always done it this way."

Traditional practices can become enshrined and seen as the only way God would do it. Things like what a church building should look like, or what worship music should sound like, or what church people should look like, can become like commandments from God. Those who differ are often viewed like heretics who want to change the very word of God. It must puzzle God that when He wants to do a new thing, the very people who ought to be cheering the loudest, are often the ones booing and throwing stones. And that’s why this “unholy trinity” of church sayings can actually end up being the opening lines of a church’s obituary. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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