By faith alone: wrong.
By scripture alone: wrong.
Endlessly reinvigorating the ever decaying corpse of our traditions, faith, and culture: correct.

The Bible is not the book of God, but the book of the Church and its expression of God through the lens of the community of God. Without tradition and history informing you why and how and what the Bible means, your reading of it will be fractured and incomplete. Only by observing the tradition, and the history which gives us such traditions can we get in touch with what Christianity actually is. It is called a living religion for a very obvious reason: go and live it, take part in it and learn by wrapping it around your being. Come and see, and you will find.

Source:
‘7 Reasons that Reading the Bible = Tradition’ by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick –
https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxyandheterodoxy/2014/08/11/7-reasons-that-reading-the-bible-tradition/

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2 thoughts on “Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.

  1. “The Bible is not the book of God, but the book of the Church and its expression of God through the lens of the community of God.”

    I quite agree in many ways, even if I am of a different faith tradition. Scripture isn’t merely the “word of G-d” (in fact, I often find that to be a loaded phrase), but rather the evolution of G-d and the people of Israel by their history and engagement throughout the ages. Although traditions, approaches, and values are variables, HaShem and Torah are constants. As well as the Jewish engagement with this Mitzvot and commandments.

    To say that the Bible is just a book/word of G-d is to ignore all of the history and tradition attached to it.

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