Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is Sound Doctrine Important???

2 Tim. 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

The Bible teaches that we are to.....
  1. Test all teachings - 1 John 4:1,6 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
  2. Expose those teachings that are false - Eph. 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
  3. Confront and rebuke the false teachers - Titus 1:9,13 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
  4. And then separate from those who persist in false teachings - Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Rom. 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
  5. Lest in the end, we are disqualified for service - 2 Tim. 2:20-21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
  6. Or worst yet, we are identified with the false teachings and the false teachers themselves - 2 John 10-11 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Friend, is your doctrine sound??? From where do you get the TRUTH of your sound doctrine???

Is your trust and faith in a MAN, or in GOD, the one and only true God who sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world, if only one repents of their sin, upon the conviction by the Holy Spirit and His Word, and believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ???

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