Most of us believe in the basic principles of God, but almost all of us have differences in the way we perceive Him and worship Him. And, if our differences are due to human tradition and the basic principles of this world, problems will generally arise.
God wants us to be held captive by Christ and His love for us—a simple relationship—but when we get tangled up in the rules, regulations, and details derived by man we tend to lose sight of the one basic principle; loving God.
When we focus on God and study His word, He will make His ways clear to us through His Holy Spirit. When God speaks, we’ll know it’s Him, because it will feel right in our spirit.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8