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.