8236 doctrine, purpose of

8236 doctrine, purpose of

Sound doctrine is intended to shape and mould the people of God for life and service in the world.

The purpose of doctrine for the individual

It leads to repentance 2Ti 2:25

It leads to salvation 1Ti 4:16 See also Jn 20:31; 1Co 1:21-24; 2Ti 3:14-15

It is necessary for Christian maturity and effective service 2Ti 3:16-17 See also Ps 19:7-8; Ac 2:42-43; Eph 4:11-14; Heb 5:13-14

It makes possible a defence of the faith 1Pe 3:15-16 See also Col 2:2-4; Jude 3

It leads to enrichment and blessing Dt 32:1-4 See also Ps 19:7-11; Ps 119:97-104; Isa 55:10-13; Eze 3:1-3

It leads to perfection Col 1:28

Doctrine as the basis of faithful ministry in the church

Tit 1:9 See also 1Ti 4:6,13-16; 2Ti 1:13-14; 2Ti 2:2; Tit 2:1

See also

2420gospel
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
5902maturity
6510salvation
6732repentance
6744sanctification
7703apologetics
7939ministry
8020faith
8104assurance
8283joy
8347spiritual growth

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