Part 134 I was asked, “What we practice in worship is sometimes done by tradition, as well as by the authority of the Scriptures. Where do you see the differences?” Churches have existed for nearly 2,000 years, and as such, traditions will certainly form during that amount of time. Even today there are traditions that churches have that many of the members may not know why they do it or when the practices started, but the actions feel comfortable, and they establish a stability that is needed in worship. Traditions can become a problem when they become equal in authority to the Word of God, and people confuse what is scriptural with what is traditional (Matt. 15:7-9; Mark 7:8). Unfortunately, many believers are happy to simply act from what is expected and traditional never questioning if the action has any authority in scripture (1 John 4:1). Every person that calls themselves a Christians should be able to explain why certain acts of worship are used and how they are used according to the authority of the Bible (1 Peter 3:15; 4:11).

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