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In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
(Luke 12:1) ESV

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
(Romans 16:17) ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16) ESV

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
(Titus 2:1) ESV

Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.
(Hebrews 13:9) ESV

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
(1 John 4:1) ESV

But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.
(Revelation 2:14) ESV

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
--Simone Weil – French Philosopher Born 1909 Died 1943

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
--Tony Benn – English Politician Born 1925

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.
--Dwight L. Moody – American Clergyman Born 1837 Died 1899

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.
--Julia Ward Howe – American Activist Born 1819 Died 1910

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
--Henry Miller – American Author Born 1891 Died 1980

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
--Mahatma Gandhi – Indian Leader Born 1869 Died 1948

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
--Henry Brooks Adams – Born 1838 Died 1918 

If someone doesn't know their Old Testament, they don't know right doctrine, right correction, and they can't be equipped for good works.
--Randall Terry - American Celebrity Born 1959 

The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine.
--Ellen G. White – American Writer Born 1827 Died 1915

The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity.
--Walter Martin – American Clergyman Born 1928 Died 1989

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.
--Tertullian – Roman Author Born 160 Died 2253

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Doctrine and the Bible

Doctrine is not some set of loose, unrelated ideas about spiritual matters couched in abstractness. Rather, it means the teachings of God! That in itself implies definite truth, supreme values, divine instruction coming from the absolute God. Thus, we readily note firmness, authority and finality because it is innately associated with God the absolute being.

The Hebrew term for doctrine found in the Old Testament is "lekah," which means "what is received," "the matter taught," Deut. 32:2; Job 11:4; Prov. 4:2; Isa. 29:24.

In the New Testament, doctrine is defined in a very active sense by the term "didaskalia," i.e., "the act of teaching," I Tim. 4:13, 16; 5:17; 11 Tim. 3:10-16. In another way doctrine is reflected by teaching in an authoritative manner.

Another interesting observation about doctrine in the sacred Scriptures is the fact that the doctrines of the Pharisees were a fairly compact and definite body of teaching; a fixed tradition handed down from one generation to another, Mark 7:7; Matt. 15:9; 16:12. In contrast to the Pharisaic system, the teaching of Jesus was unconventional, and somewhat unsystematic as He taught in the lyceum style on occasions. His words were not only potent and valuable, but the truth He personified, systematized itself into a work of doctrine out of His character. The power of His doctrine came from His divine personality. No wonder His contemporaries were astonished at it and recognized it as a new teaching. His Judaistic critics were attached to the cold law without knowing by affectionate faith from their hearts that "grace and truth" came by Jesus Christ, John 1:17.

Next, we note that the earliest doctrines taught by the Apostles in the first church at Jerusalem were basically three declarations.

First, that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ, Acts 3:18; second, that He arose from the dead, Acts 1:22; and third, that personal salvation was by faith alone in His name, Acts 4:12. An analysis of Peter and Paul's preaching, as recorded in the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles in the early church, reveals that their sermons were saturated with the doctrines of Christ, His works, and the ministry of the Lord's church to broadcast the works of the Son of God.

In addition, we are reminded in the Pastoral Letters that a repeated emphasis is placed on doctrine, that it be sound or "healthy doctrine," I Tim. 1:10; 6:3; 11 Tim. 1:13; 4:3; Tit. 1:9; 2:1. Also, it is to be "good doctrine," I Tim. 4:6. Therefore, by the time Paul wrote the charges to Titus and Timothy, there had evidently developed a body and system of teaching or doctrines that these pastors must preach in the churches as a standard of Biblical orthodoxy and Christian fundamentals. Moreover, one can readily see why Jude pleads for a contending of the "faith which was once delivered to the saints," Jude 3.2


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Definition of Doctrine

1. Teaching; instruction.

2. That which is taught; what is held, put forth as true, and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the doctrine of chances.1   




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