*** Does it make any difference what a man believes, if he is only sincere?
“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through
sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” 2 Thess. 2:13 (Joshua 24:14).
*** How may we
determine the truthfulness of any doctrine?
“Prove all things,” hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thess. 5:21 (Isa. 8:20).
*** Upon what
foundation should every religious tenet rest?
“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone.” Eph. 2:20 (1 Cor. 3:11).
*** What is
mentioned first in the list of those things for which all Scripture is
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine.” 2 Tim. 3:16.
advice is given to Timothy while preparing for the gospel ministry?
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
doctrine.” “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
continue in them.” 1 Tim. 4:13, 16.
remarkable charge is given him relative to his public work?
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom, preach
the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort
with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Tim. 4:1, 2.
*** Why is
this duty so imperative?
“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; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall
be turned unto fables.” 2 Tim. 4:3, 4.
*** How was
Titus instructed to teach? And in what was he to be a pattern?
“But speak thou the things which become sound doc- trine.” “In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works; in doctrine
showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.” Titus 2:1, 7.
*** What is
the power of sound doctrine?
“Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he
may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the
gainsayers.” Titus 1:9.
danger attends false teaching?
“Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the
resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.” 2 Tim. 2:18.
*** Who are
the disciples of Jesus? And what gracious work is wrought for them?
“If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32.
what are they to be sanctified?
“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
*** Will God
accept the homage of such as deliberately teach contrary to His will?
“But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.” Matt. 15:9.
*** Can we
close our ears to the truth, and remain innocent?
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his
prayer shall be abomination.” Prov. 28:9.
encouraging promise did our Saviour leave for those who should do the will
“If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether
it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” John 7:17 (Ps. 25:9)
*** What will
be the fate of the spiritually blind teacher, and of those whom he
presumes to teach?
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matt. 15:14.
*** To whom
will the gates of the heavenly city be opened?
“Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth
the truth may enter in.” Isa. 26:2 (Rev. 22:14).