Tradition and Theology have been taught so long in the churches for over a thousand years that people have forgotten that the scripture and God’s words determine salvation not man. From the very moment that man decided that they knew better than Christ it became so. Men have always wanted to know more than others and be more than others. It was seen in Christ own disciples John and others. You saw with the Pharisees and those denominations that were given birth from the same mentality. You are taught that everything from the so call Crucifix( which can never be translated in its meaning or word from Starous) to the doctrine of the Trinity and other belief systems come from God. It has brainwashed all Followers of Christ to think that if you don’t believe these things that our Faith in Christ as the Son of God and Messiah is invalid. This type of thought pattern was pushed and forced on the Church from Rome/Jewish Pharisees, all the way down to the Catholic church. Men who thought it was necessary to define God, His son, Holy Spirit and create concepts of beliefs that they came up with but was never stated in scripture. In most cases, the scripture would say something completely different and yet men would not dare to question man in favor of God. Most people today don’t even know or understand that they believe things that are not required in scripture for you to believe in to be saved. They really believe that you can be closer to God in the Church building vs your home, even though the scripture tell you that you are the temple now. They really believe that a silver totem cross around their neck protects them even though the scripture defines this as idolatry. They bow down to images of God and or of his Son even though nobody knows how they look which again creates a false god and causing you to sin according to the Bible’s warning of graven images. They pray to angels and Saints when there is absolutely no biblical approval or example to do so. They ignore Christ own example of how to pray which involves Exclusive pray to the Father Alone in Christ name. Not even the Son of God is allowed prayer to according to Christ himself and yet today Christians still do so without fail. Theology and traditions teach you one thing but the actual real words from the original text paint a different story. Theology will force an image of a stake into a pagan Cross to be worshiped and painted on the sides of what man calls the “Houses of God”. And when cornered to show facts, they resort to saying “it really doesn’t matter what he died on” because they know they can’t support it. Well if it doesn’t matter, remove it and focus on Christ. Man will tell you unless you believe in the Trinity you are not of God or saved. Yet Christ stated the very foundation of his church is founded on understanding that he the Messiah and son of the Living God, not that he is God himself, not that he is a trinity and not any other concept created by man. No scripture places such a burden on you as to require you to come up with or believe in a theological concept created by men who today still say that can’t really be explained. Christianity has become so overwhelmingly based on the theology of men and not what God’s words say that we can no longer tell the difference between what is needed for salvation and what is needed for man’s acceptance. If you are a sound minded person that just doesn’t accept anything that is given to you just because they told you and you read for yourself you will one day see the issues I have with the current Churches and direction of the Faith. The need for Christ and his Father’s directions, not man, is really in need of a reboot for our Christians.