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Acts 15:1 Some men came from Judea and started to teach believers that people can't be saved unless they are circumcised as Moses' Teachings require. ...
9 (Paul said) God doesn't discriminate between Jewish and non-Jewish people. He has cleansed non-Jewish people through faith as he has cleansed us Jews.
10 So why are you testing God? You're putting a burden on the disciples, a burden neither our ancestors nor we can carry.
11 We certainly believe that the Lord Jesus saves us the same way that he saves them-through his kindness." GW
How many churches do the same thing--add to the simple gospel message of salvation by faith/trust in Jesus? We add sacraments, attendance, appearance and other traditions, burdening and overwhelming new believers.
Sanctification is God's job. Ours is to love, accept and guide others to Jesus.
Lord, for myself and others, help me not substitute works and tradition for the work and guidance of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.