There are many today who put more stock in the rules and traditions made by man, and forget the words of our heavenly Father. “6 He answered and said to them, ‘Well did Isiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: “This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 7 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men – the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.’ 9 And He said to them, ‘All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.’ ” Mark 7: 6 – 9 (NKJV) There is nothing more important than the Word of God. Nothing man says or does will ever supercede the Word of our Heavenly Father. Democracy may well be good for a worldly nation, but God’s heavenly kingdom is not a democracy. God is in control and His Word is Law! Majority does not rule in heaven. Here on earth, just because something is approved by the majority, does not make it right. There are many traditions and/or rules of man which some will say are needed to get to heaven. THIS IS A LIE! If it is not in God’s Word, it is not God’s law. If it does not have anything to do with Christ, His life, death or resurrection, and His Sonship to God, it has nothing to do with getting to heaven. Christ is the only way to the Father!
That is not to say that some traditions, Christmas or Easter for example, are not nice as an honor to Christ. Only when these traditions take the place of true worship to the Father, do they cross the line into ungodly rituals. The only way to know the difference is to know the Word of God. His wordis more than just His law and commandments. Reading and studying God’s Word will not only add to your discernment, but He uses His word to show us His plan and will for our lives. Many times, He uses it to answer our questions or give us answers to problems. He uses His word to give us hope and confidence. He uses it to build us up, when we are feeling down. His word tells us of His promises to love and support us no matter what we are going through. GOD’S WORD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS!

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