2 Thessalonians 2:15 KJV
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
- Because of their calling
- Because of their deliverance from the Tribulation
- Because of the judgment coming on those who would not obey the Gospel
The Word exhorts the believer to hold the traditions we have been taught.
Many Christians believe that, since the Jews held their traditions above the Word of God and were rebuked of the Lord, then we are better to hold no traditions at all. The position is as an errant one as it is extreme. It is the careless Christian who removes those landmarks his fathers planted and changes those traditions his teachers gave him. It is a mistake with a huge price tag.
- It doesn't mean that the one who changes is lost
- It does mean he contributes to the slide of the faith into laodiceanism
There are some things we can see have been done wrong by earlier generations of Christians but the answer is not to throw away everything we have been taught. The answer is to carefully hold on to those things that remain lest we also let them slip.
To recover lost ground at the expense of what ground we hold is never wise.