“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee” (1 Tim 4:16).
How important is doctrine in the life of a Christian? What is doctrine, really? Google defines doctrine as a “belief or set of beliefs”.
As a Believer, it seems it is very important what it is you believe, and if you believe the right things or not. And as a teacher, there is a greater need to guard your doctrine, because you can only give what you have…and if what you have are lies or half-truths, you are a hindrance and a danger to those who listen to you, trusting you to guide them right. So this exhortation from Paul to Timothy was very important for him and all of us to heed.
Our doctrine can limit our spiritual experience or open it up. Jesus said “all things are possible to him who believes!“(Mark 9:23) and “according to your faith will it be done to you” (Matt 9:29). James also concurred this when he said that anyone who asks of God “must ask in faith, without doubting” (Jam 1:6). Why, because God chooses to operate by…
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