Tuesday, July 25

Doctrine

A rock climber must hold firmly to a vertical cliff to reach the top and the Apostle Paul exhorts us to hold firmly to sound doctrine.
The Bible’s teaching on man, sin, God, Jesus, salvation, grace, faith, love, resurrection, atonement, heaven, hell, etc. gives human beings knowledge and information about God. A person will inevitably form opinions about this knowledge and develop a system of belief based on those opinions. This is doctrine and it is unavoidable. For someone to say that he loves Jesus Christ and doesn’t care or get involved with doctrine is pure nonsense. He must believe something about Christ to love him and that is doctrine. The four gospels are packed full of the teachings of Jesus. If someone is teaching, it requires that someone must be learning. Jesus taught and people learned and continue to learn. The knowledge people acquire from the teachings of Jesus is processed into doctrine. Doctrine may be sound, contain some minor error, or possibly come from Satan and be deadly to the soul. That is why Paul told Timothy to….Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers (1 Timothy 4:16). Sometimes sound doctrine will not be acceptable to worldly wisdom and Paul goes on to warn Timothy…. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3). While doctrine can get quite complicated on some issues, the things necessary for salvation are clear enough that the unlearned may attain a sufficient understanding of them. Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the core and focus of the gospel message.

4 comments:

bluecollar said...

"Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the core and focus of the gospel message."

Jesus Christ is "The Lord My Righteousness". His righteousness is imputed to my account. Apart from Him I have no hope of a right standing before God.

jel said...

hey jazzycat ,

thanks for stopping by the other day!

return to righteousness said...

Hi Jazzzzzzzzzy Cat!

You asked about Mary's lineage..re: Messiah lineage.

Hope this helps:

www.messiahtruth.com/jesusgen.html

R2R

jazzycat said...

R to R....
I checked your site... The lineage argument you pose is not a problem. If Acts 17:31 is true, and there is no evidence it is not true, then all the details are minor points by comparison. Acts 17:31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

Jazzycat