Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7:13 KJV

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Timothy 4:6-7 KJV


There are many traditions and ideas that we think of as Biblical or Christian but are NOT found in the Bible. Let's take a look at a few:

Subject Found in Bible? Tradition Originated
Jesus with long hair No    Yes


Angels with long hair No    Yes


Angels with wings No    Yes


Feminine Angels No    Yes


Purgatory No    Yes


Cleanliness is next to Godliness No    Yes



If you would like a copy of this article or any article on our web site, please send the webmaster an email, and we'll rush it to you via email usually within 24 hours.

Hymn Playing: Blessed Bible

Lakewood Park Baptist Church Davenport, Florida USA