Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Did You Know Being Wrong About Doctrine Is A Sin?

Did you? Being wrong about doctrine is to ascribe what is false to the Word of God, and that most assuredly is sin. In this day of "Can't we all just get along?""Let's just talk about Jesus.""We don't need doctrine, we need Jesus.""Doctrine divides!" Doctrine divides? You're darned right it does! Doctrine divides truth from error, it divides light from dark, it divides God from Satan. When preachers stand in the pulpit today and proclaim to millions "We need a new reformation, one of deeds not creeds!" Satan jumps for joy. "That's right," he says "Pile the law on as thick as they can stand it." These lies are being foisted upon an undiscerning evangelical church and it has to stop. We need division in the church today more than ever. A division along the lines of truth and we can only get to the truth by discerning proper doctrine from improper doctrine. I have not put up a crosstv video in awhile and I ran across this one over at Old Truth, enjoy.

4 comments:

Rhea said...

Do you consider the word "doctrine" to only refer to things that are essential regarding the Gospel, or does doctrine, in your opinion, also refer to secondary issues? I ask b/c while I think that proper doctrine is important, if under the word "doctrine" also falls things that are non-essentials, then I simply don't think that we HAVE to have unity in those areas. They should be left up to local bodies of Christians to decide upon (IMHO).

Alan said...

Rhea, it depends on what you mean by non-essentials. Some people call things non-essentials which are actually essentials. There are some teachings that I do not think have a right or wrong answer. For example, in my opinion, whether or not one uses musical instruments would seem to not have a right or wrong answer. What I am talking about are things that have been taught by the word of God and men still disagree on, such as from my last post whether or not regeneration precedes faith. Being wrong in this case is a sin, it does not send the elect to hell, but we should be diligent in having our doctrine correct.

Rhea said...

Unrelated question to your post, but do you have any idea where you'll be attending church once you get to Mississippi?

Alan said...

Rhea,
No, we have been invited to two churches and will attend those and Ligon Duncan's First Presbyterian, but we are not sure where we will end up.