Ordinances are those traditions of faith we observe because we believe. It should be every believer’s mindset to keep them just as they’re passed onto us, and make every effort to pass them whole, to the next generation.
But Paul says, “…What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.” 1 Corinthians 11:22
“I praise you not” because among you now are so many heresies. The heresy of being uncommitted to the right ordinance.
In 1 Corinthians 3:9-12 he says,
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble.”
Ordinances don’t come from our assemblies, their source is Christ – Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:23 “…I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you…” The foundation is one – and “…other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” What our churches should do now is, build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble, etc.
“….But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon…”
What that means is see if you’re still in the faith, and here is how you best you can do it;
- examine yourself, 1 Cor 11: 28
- judge yourself, 1 Cor 11:13,31
For if we judge ourselves there’ll be no reason for divisions among us. “But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.” 1 Corinthians 11:16
However, Paul says, ” I am so glad, dear brothers, that you have been remembering and doing everything I taught you.” 1 Corinthians 11:2
Even John reiterate the same point saying in 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
What do you yourselves really think about this?