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WHAT WE NEED TODAY IS SOUND OR (healthy) TEACHINGS ABOUT NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY

29 Dec

                  Does Doctrine Matter? (2)
1.  Review Part 1Sound doctrine is essential to our relation with God & Christians; Doctrine matters!

  a.  Sound doctrine comes from God…Christ…Apostles…Scriptures.

  b.  Sound doctrine is good (1 Tim. 4:1-16).

  c.  Sound doctrine must be held fast (2 Tim. 1:13).

2.  Must also understand how deadly false doctrine is in order to accept & appreciate why sound doctrine is necessary in our lives.

3.  Reasons why we can & must know sound doctrine.

 

II. FALSE DOCTRINE IS SIN, cf. Acts 20:28-32; 2 Jno. 7-9.

  A.  It Deprives a Person of Truth, 1 Tim. 6:3-5.

  B.  It Removes a Person from Grace, Gal. 1:6-7.

  C.  It Overthrows People’s Faith, 2 Tim. 2:14-18.

  D.  It Enslaves, Corrupts & Curses, Rom. 6:15-18; Gal. 1:8.

  E.  It Deceives & Sears Consciences, Eph. 4:14; 1 Tim. 4:1-2.

  F.  It Causes Division & Stumbling, Rom. 16:17.

  G. It Destroys Souls & Defames Truth, 2 Pet. 2:1-2.

 

III. CAN WE KNOW (DISCERN, IDENTIFY & OBEY) SOUND DOCTRINE?

  A.  Yes, because Jesus Said we can Know His Doctrine, Jno. 7:16-17.

    1.  Right heart (will) +hearing = Understanding.

    2.  Must want to learn before we can!  (Isa. 30: 9-10; Matt. 13:14-17)

    3.  Objection“How do you know what you are learning is the truth?” (“What is truth?” Jno. 18:38)

      a.  Examine the Scriptures, Acts 17:11.

      b.  Study to be approved, rightly divide the word, 2 Tim. 2:15.

      c.  We must test all things (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jno. 4:1).

  B.  Yes, because Jesus Said we can Know the Truth, Jno. 8:31-32.

      –Objection“You have to have perfect knowledge.  No one knows everything!”

      a.  Can we know anything?  (Yes)

      b.  Then, we can know truth (Jno. 8:32; Eph. 3:4).

  C.  Yes, because we can Identify the Doctrine of Christ, 2 Jno. 9-10.

      -Test what is taught against the apostles’ doctrine, 1 Jno. 4:1, 6.

  D.  Yes, because of the Christian’s Relation to Truth, 2 John.

    1.  Love is expressed “in truth,” 2 Jno. 1, 6 (Jno. 14:24).

    2.  Truth abides in us & will be with us forever, 2 Jno. 2.

    3.  Grace, mercy & peace with us “in truth,” 2 Jno. 3.

    4.  Can walk in truth; commanded to walk in truth, 2 Jno. 4.

    5.  Truth does not deceive, but brings reward, 2 Jno. 7-8.

    6.  Abide in doctrine of Christ to have fellowship with God, 2 Jno. 9 (1 Jno. 2:3-5).

    7.  We must “bring” doctrine of Christ or we advance evil, 2 Jno. 10.

  E.  Yes, because we are to Teach no Other Doctrine, 1 Tim. 1:3.

    1.  Means there is a true doctrine that can be taught!

    2.  Apostolic doctrine taught & learned, Rom. 16:17; 2 Tim. 2:2.

  F.  Yes, because Sound Doctrine is the Basis of Fellowship, Worship & Life in Christ, Jno. 17:20-21; Acts 2:42; 1 Jno. 1:7; 2 Jno. 9-11.

 

Conclusion

1.  The word that is preached must be mixed with faith in order to profit us (save us), Heb. 4:1-2, 6.

2.  Sound doctrine doesn’t profit us until we have the faith to obey it!

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4 Comments

Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “WHAT WE NEED TODAY IS SOUND OR (healthy) TEACHINGS ABOUT NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY

  1. Eugene Adkins

    December 29, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Good post. Great points in section II

     
  2. nightshade130

    December 29, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Yes, and it is important for beginners to understand this as they grow in the Lord. Well said.

     
  3. Pam Sheppard Publishing

    January 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I agree. Apostolic doctrine is not sound because it suggests that the Lord’s return is dependent upon what only one generation dies—the last. We are living in the last lukewarm age of Laodicea. For the Lord’s return to depend on US is laughable.

     

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