THE TRUTH IS —
TRADITIONS are mostly negative in the K.J.T. Such usually begins with a HABIT, then becomes a CUSTOM then we usually raise it up, sanctify it religiously, and such becomes a Tradition.
Exodus 23:13 – are warnings from Moses. Deut. 16:16 – Then Moses advises this CUSTOM in the positive. Also, 1st Sam. 5:1-5 – is very Negative. Isaiah 29:13 – is a clear negative, as is also in Isaiah 46:1—8, a clear warning. Jer. 10:1—3 is another clear warning against CUSTOMS. Matt. 15:1—11 & Mark 7:1—16 are more against such Customs and Traditions. Acts 16:1—5 and 21:18—26 teaches to avoid these O.T. Traditions and Customs.
Another example of such in Paul’s ministry – 1st Cor. 9:19—23. Gal 1:14 he again is showing his errors in O.T. Traditions, then in Gal. 2:1-3 he shows the avoidance of such O.T. circumcision. Col. 2:8 – is strong warnings against such philosophy, vain deceits after the Traditions of such rudiments of the world. Now, for the clear positives to be embraced are found in 2nd Thess. 2:15 – Brethren, stand fast and hold the TRADITIONS I have taught, whether by word or our epistle. 2nd Thess. 3:6 – avoid brethren and withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly and not after the TRADITION which he received of us. Then in Verses 14-15 – have no company with such disobedience and count him as an enemy. Further, Titus 1:14 – give no heed to O.T. Jewish fables and commandments of men who have turned from the Truth. Peter speaks the same in – 1st Peter 1:18 and 2nd Peter 1:16. The key is in Rev. 2:6, 15 – both they who embrace the deeds and doctrine of the Nicolaitans to totally reject.