February 21, 2010
What is the basis of authority? Does it lie solely in Scripture? In Scripture plus a little bit of tradition? How much of a role should tradition play? Alistair Begg answers these questions as he explains the benefits and pitfalls of traditions and teaches us that while the wisdom of the past is valuable, we must always subordinate tradition to Scripture.
9And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)4— 12then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
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