Churches have always decided which parts of the Bible are valid for today. What is a teaching in the Bible that your church tradition tends not to see as valid for today when perhaps it ought to? Conversely, what is a teaching in the Bible that your church tradition tends to see as valid for today when perhaps it ought not to?
I will first start with a teaching in the Bible that my church tradition tends to see as valid for today and shouldn’t. Keep in mind this is not my (current church) but the one I grew up in. The early Christians spoke in tongues (Acts 2), Paul spoke in tongues frequently (1 Corinthians 14:18), and Christians throughout the church have spoken in tongues. The tradition is, when you are saved (Baptized in the Holy Spirit), you will be able to speak in tongues. It has been long a tradition that if you are truly saved, it will demonstrate through the gift of tongues. This is not valid today because speaking in tongues is not a requirement to be saved, nor is it a requirement to demonstrate the gift of tongues as proof that you are saved. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul says that “the Spirit distributes gifts to individual believers as he determines.” As (He determines) is the key! Not everyone will have the gift of speaking in tongues, so it is not a tradition that should be looked at as valid today biblically. Some people will have that gift but it is not valid today in order to be saved or a right of passage for demonstrating that we are saved.
One teaching in the Bible that my church tradition tends not to see valid today in which they should is, what and how to properly (sow seeds). The problem with this is, sowing has always been spoken in terms of (money) put into the church. The misconception about this is, the Bible is not referring to (money) per se. Sowing seed means “the Word of God,” which is sharing the gospel with others. Don’t get me wrong, sowing sometimes included (crops); like in the OT with Isaac, Genesis 26:12 says that Isaac sowed a crop and received a hundredfold in one season because the Lord targeted him for blessing. Some traditions believe tithing/sowing are the same, where others see it as separate. In my church tradition, the teaching of (sowing seed) was only stated in a manner of money, which came to be false. Galatians 6:7 states, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that he will also reap. When you exegetically study the verses on sowing, you see that it has been taken extremely out of context. This is why so many “Word of Faith” so-called pastors emphasize (sowing seed) to receive blessings from God. It is put out there mainly in regards to giving all your money because it is the only way God will bless you. What might be traditions that you feel may or may not be valid today?