2 Tim 4:2-4 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
Sound doctrine is the foundation of understanding of the God we love and serve. The Christian faith is not a blind belief in mystical experiences and esoteric thought. It is understandable, reasonable and knowable. John 8:32 “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Christians are called upon to know what we believe and why we believe it. In addition we are commanded to be able to give a reason for the hope that is in us, (1 Peter 3:15).
Before we can know what we believe is the right gospel it is essential that we separate fact from fiction and truth from tradition. Through systematic theology and hermeneutics the truth of scripture can be known. The Bible only has one interpretation, one meaning. There are layers and inexhaustible riches in deeper understanding, however, the core doctrines are unchanging and knowable.
“Purity of doctrine is the crucial foundation upon which everything else in the Christian life rests. If we would be people who practice personal holiness and show forth true integrity, our doctrine must be sound and unwavering.” – John MacArthur
This is the journey I am on. To know, to understand and to sperate out the light from the darkness, the truth from the false, the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ from doctrines of demons.
Join me on this journey