10:46 PM - The Importance of Bible Doctrine
doctrine." (August 17, 2001).
HOW IMPORTANT IS DOCTRINE?
According to the Word of God, sound doctrine is extremely important.
1. The two Greek words translated "doctrine" in the King James Bible, didaskalia and didache, are also translated "teacheth" (Ro. 12:7) and "learning" (Ro. 15:4). These Greek words are used more than 140 times in the New Testament, which shows how important doctrine is before God.
2. Doctrine and its companion terms are referred to 59 times in 1 and 2 Timothy alone.
3. "The truth" is referred to 10 times in 2 and 3 John alone. The apostle John said, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth" (3 Jn. 4).
4. 1 Timothy 1:3 says that no false doctrine is to be allowed, which is a very narrow view of doctrinal purity.