[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote
[/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]Did God set up an \"approved pattern\" for worship and pass it on to us through the apostles, or did he give us lots of liberty? Lots of liberty!
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example
, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.
(this is a negative thing)
1 Timothy 4:6
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the and doctrine which you have been following.
2 Timothy 3:10
Now you followed my teaching, conduct
purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
conduct is example in other translations
2 Thessalonians 3:14If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter
, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
2 Thessalonians 3:4
We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
But Peter and the apostles answered, \"We must obey God rather than men.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed
, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition
which you received from us.
liberty? does that mean freedom from the pattern, command, example, conduct, tradition, purpose, doctrine, and obedience of the apostles/ Holy Spirit?
(please accept this list not as an attack, but for the sake of learned discussion)
if one lives \"according to the traditions received from [the apostles]\", can one do things outside that tradition and still be living according to that tradition?
if we \"continue to do what [the Holy Spirit] commands\" was using IM one of those commands?
how much do these verses apply to what we ought to be doing together?