One of the great rabbis, who was a contemporary of Jesus, was a man named Gamaliel. He was also the teacher of Saul of Tarsus. He warned the Sanhedrin, who wanted to silence the disciples from preaching about Jesus, that “If it [the teaching of the disciples] comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” All the other movements, by anyone calling himself the “Messiah,” died when they died, but belief in Jesus grew. It didn’t disappear because He had been crucified. The Spirit was with the movement. Gamaliel was correct.
Hopefully, there are modern-day Gamaliels who have the courage to allow the Spirit of God to direct the search for truth. “We’ve always done it this way” doesn’t mean that things can’t be different, if the Spirit is directing us.