STILL ON DOCTRINE

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“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,a nd carried bout with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”

Eph 4:14

 

Being indifferent about doctrine is not a sign of a healthy love walk. It is a sign of lack of training. Mature Christians are not tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, neither do they make excuses. A mature Christian insists that the word of God is rightly divided because he understands that without resistance, false doctrine will thrive.

 

 

That is the position of Paul the Apostle in 2Ti 4:2,3: “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.”

 

You must also be careful that you don’t fall into the category of those who have itching ears. Such people have an unnecessary crave for variety, are never satisfied in one local assembly, and move from church to church based on what they want to hear. Such people can claim to have ten different spiritual fathers, none of whom they follow doctrinally. They just follow anyone who is popular.

 

Don’t be like that. Stick to the word. There is absolutely nothing wrong with whether or not your pastor is popular. Just be sure to make your choice of a pastor based on soundness of doctrine (2 John 1:10). Also, learn to endure sound doctrine, and to protect yourself from what is false.

 

 

DO THIS: Take time to personally study doctrines before buying into them. Also, speak up whenever you hear false doctrine.

 

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