The reason church leaders bring nothing redemptive to the glaring injustices that are grabbing attention is no secret. The Petrine admonition about the value of our redemption is fitting, because far too many are currying favour with government. Things are not merely running along as usual and the old stuff is, well, old.
The Christ and God
It does not take long when we are listening to the evangelists and bishops of our times before we realize that they are doing their best to sit on a fence and appear as if they have a unique view of the world that was and the world that is. To be brutally frank, only John the Baptist owns that experience. If we cannot pin the nonsense web we are spinning out to the Man from Nazareth we say “God”. We know how dangerous it is when we cannot see the divine justice in a given matter. That is why so many debates just go on and on. We need to step out of our comfort zone and ask “What does that have to do with Messianic atonement?” The answer to this question either silences the lupine agents or gives an opportunity for the bloodwashed to explain the hope.
Firm and true foundation
Hear what Peter says about traditions and old traditions. The man was not called rock[y] to portray a pebble.
1 Peter 1:18-21
18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21. Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
The therefore of this caution is earnest love, none of the numerous burdens with which the deceivers have been loading us up.
Many of us think our ethnic or national traditions make safe places for our feet but none of us will get very far putting an “A” beside our cultural or national heritage. Since that is true of the Jewish people our waywardness gets the “A”.