Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday and Lent are not in the Bible. Surprised? What other "man made" perpetuated traditions do we "accept as HOLY acceptable to GOD" without question? The forty days before Easter are "to prepare ourselves" of JESUS. Aren't we instructed (no, commanded) to observe the authority of JESUS CHRIST in everything we say and do (Colossians 3:17)? Are we "given time-off" with Fat Tuesday's and Mardi Gras to sin and then spend the next Forty Days Repenting? "But in vain they do worship ME, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9). Doctrines means, "the requirements of GOD"; Only GOD may declare what shall be done in HIS service. Do we allow, and follow, man's traditions to be superior to the written WORD OF GOD? Not only is the WORD OF GOD perverted; but our worship becomes greatly corrupted. Isn't every day, every duty and every thought to be in the name and Glorification in the NAME OF CHRIST; every action in thanksgiving will give us strength in all ways (and always?) in imitating HIM? Are we following "tradition" and not "revelation" in becoming 12.6% CHRISTIANS?
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