(3) Traditions which are neither obedient to nor disobedient to God-given commands.
earth. 19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost: 20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am
with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
1 Corinthians 14:37) If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things
that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
whether by word, or our epistle.
2 Thessalonians 3:6) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw
yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. and
(3) to be taught by us to others.
demonstrates whether or not Christ is our Lord. Can someone who wilfully ignores and disobeys divine
commands truly claim that Christ is their Lord?
Luke 6:46) And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Matthew 7:21) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23)
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24) Therefore whosoever
heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it
was founded upon a rock. 26) And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be
likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27) And the rain descended, and the floods came,
and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6) Having then gifts differing according
to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7) Or
ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8) Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he
that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9)
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10) Be kindly affectioned
one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11) Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit;
serving the Lord; 12) Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13) Distributing to the
necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14) Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15) Rejoice with
them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16) Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high
things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17) Recompense to no man evil for
evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18) If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with
all men. 19) Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is
mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20) Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so
doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
John 14:21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall
be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
2 Corinthians 5:14) For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were
all dead: 15) And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him
which died for them, and rose again.
1 John 5:2) By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
2 John 1:6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Corinthians 16:15) I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia,
and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) 16) That ye submit yourselves unto such,
and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.