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What are examples of Oral traditions and Written traditions passed down to us by the apostles?

Which ones were passed down by word of mouth, and which ones were passed down by letter?

2 Thessalonians 2:15

ESV - 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

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There are no oral or written "traditions." What is written in verses 2:1-3? Our Apostle, Paul, tells his fellow Christians not to tremble over the rumor that the Tribulation and the 2nd Coming are just around the corner. Read verses 5-14. He isn't talking about the Jewish traditions, the "traditions of men."  He wants them to remain steadfast in the understanding that there will be a return of Jesus.  

"Traditions" they are to "hold fast to" are those truths they have been taught. "Traditions," in this sense, is a warning. In effect, Paul is saying "Don't trust your traditions --- trust what you have been taught, what you have learned."

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