The New Testament writers, “did not follow cunningly devised fables” (2 Peter 1:16 NKJV) when they wrote about Jesus Christ. A “fable” is a “myth, fairy tale, or falsehood.” “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle” (2 Thessalonians 2:15 NKJV). A “tradition” is “a practice handed down, or passed along,” so Christian “traditions” must come from the Apostles, themselves. No “tradition,” then, that cannot be found in God’s New Testament, should be practiced by Christians, for “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV). In the New Testament, Christians did not: 1) celebrate Jesus’ birth; 2) say He was born during some pagan time change of seasons; 3) mix up Bible events; 4) mix Bible records with myths or fairy tales! Take Christ out of the mess of “Mass!”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.