05 April 2012

Why does the Holy Scripture Insist that Traditions are a Vital Part of Christianity?

"Keep on becoming imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye have remembered me in all things; and even as I delivered to you, ye are holding fast the traditions."

The First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 11:1-2 
"So then, brethren, be standing firm and holding fast the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word or by our epistle. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, the One Who loved us and gave everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work."

The Second Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 2:15-17 
"Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother who walketh disorderly, and not according to the tradition which they received from us. For ye yourselves know how it is needful to imitate us, for we led not a disorderly life among you; nor did we eat bread from anyone as a gift, but with toil and travail, working night and day, in order not to burden any of you; not that we do not have authority, but in order that we might render ourselves an example to you, for you to imitate us."

The Second Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 3:6-9 
"Thou therefore, my child, be empowered in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and the things which thou heardest from me in the midst of many witnesses, commit thou these things to faithful men who shall be competent also to teach others."

The Second Epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy 2:1-2 
"If anyone come to you and bring not this teaching, cease receiving him into the house and saying to him fare-thee-well; for the one who saith to him fare-thee-well partaketh in his evil works. Having many things to write to you, I was not willing by means of paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and to speak face to face that our joy may be full."

The Second General Epistle of Saint John 1:10-12 
"Then Jesus also did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these things have been written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye may have life in His name."

The Holy Gospel According to Saint John 20:30-31
"This is the disciple who beareth testimony concerning these things, and wrote these things; and we know that this testimony is true. And there are also many other things, which if as much as Jesus did may be written one by one, I suppose even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen."

The Holy Gospel According to Saint John 21:24-25 
"And if he take no heed of them, tell it to the Church. But if also he taketh no heed of the Church, let him be even as the heathen and the tax collector. Verily I say to you, whatsoever ye shall bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatsoever ye shall loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.

The Holy Gospel According to Saint Matthew 18:17-18


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