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How Does Human Tradition Undermine God's Word?
And he said to them,
The problem with human beings is that we are very prone to traditionalism. But how can we avoid it? Simply, we must commit to the Bible as the standard and to holding each other accountable to being Biblical in all that we teach and practice. Together, standing on God's word, we can stand against the encroaching temptation of traditionalism.
Prayer Based on Psalm 79:
O God, the nations have oppressed and persecuted Your people;
they have defied Your word and mocked Your servants;
they have burned churches and imprisoned pastors.
They have executed Your people
or denied them the mist basic human rights,
seeking to ridicule, suppress, oppress and oppose Your kingdom.
We have become a taunt to our neighbors,
mocked and derided by those around us.
How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out Your anger on the deceiver of nations
that do not know You,
and on the fallen kingdom
of the evil one, who leads astray those who do not call upon Your name!
Do not remember against us our former iniquities;
let Your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are brought very low.
Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and atone for our sins,
for your name's sake!
Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Let the groans of the prisoners come before You;
according to Your great power, preserve those doomed to die!
And we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture,
will give thanks to You forever;
from generation to generation we will recount Your praise.