Holding the Traditions of Men
| People are so prone
to hold to traditions that they will not abandon them even when it is
shown to be contrary to revealed truth. They hold tenaciously to what
ancestors may or may not have done and believed. They blindly follow
religious leaders in whom they have placed their confidence. Rather than
searching the scriptures to learn what is so they ask men or turn to the
writings of men. They formulate their beliefs accordingly.
Jesus said, "But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men" (Matt. 15: 9). Any doctrine that is more or less than what God through Christ has taught is either too little or too much. Man is malcontent with God's Word and there lies the root of his religious ignorance and confusion.