Christianity beyond religious tradition is something else!

Let your spiritual condition grow beyond religious tradition. Religious tradition presents a short-sighted rendition of Jesus. Read the Gospels!

O, for the burning faith of the founders of Christian tradition, not just their memory. I love reading testimonies by historic Christians who followed Jesus, not tradition. Jesus wants to transform your spiritual condition, not pacify you with religious tradition.

Christian tradition, without God’s inner fire burning in human hearts, lacks power. Religious tradition’s often a roadblock to knowing the living Jesus, not a shortcut. It can be a fireplace with no Holy Spirit fire. Antiquated Christianity rumbles on, but the living Jesus invites you to soar!

Lifeless Christian tradition offers only legalistic answers to human problems. Tradition presents Christianity as something for spectators, not for agitators. Like a lazy river, tradition lulls Christians into sleep and a false sense of security. Tradition is a mixed bag, but the living Jesus can ignite the parts that honor Him.

Tradition looks back 2,000 years to Jesus. Mysticism hears and experiences Him now! Tradition doesn’t allow the living Jesus to change its forms and formats. Faith does! Personal relationship with Jesus outshines tradition like the sun outshines a candle!

The Pharisees saw the living Jesus as a threat to their religious tradition, so they turned to a politician (Pontious Pilate) for help. History shows that Christianity has often been intoxicated with the desire for political power.

Tradition is a form historical faith. We need the living Jesus not a hand-me-down. Religious tradition rests in the past, but Jesus calls forward to spiritual maturity.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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