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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8316 orthodoxy, in NT
8316 orthodoxy, in NT

8316 orthodoxy, in NT

Acceptance of the truth, especially about Jesus Christ, that is revealed by the Holy Spirit in the gospel and is passed on through the teaching of sound doctrine.

Orthodoxy is based on Jesus Christ who is the truth

Eph 4:21 See also Jn 1:14; Jn 14:6

Orthodoxy is revealed in the gospel

Gal 1:11-12; 2Ti 1:13-14 See also 2Co 11:3-4; Gal 1:6-9; Gal 2:5,14; Col 1:5-6; 1Ti 1:9-11

Orthodoxy is expressed in simple summaries of faith

1Ti 3:16 See also Ro 1:3-4; 1Co 15:3-5; Php 2:5-11

Orthodoxy is maintained through God’s true ministers

1Ti 2:7 See also 1Ti 4:6; 2Ti 2:2,15

Orthodoxy must be defended against error

Tit 1:9 See also 1Ti 6:20-21

Orthodoxy is shown by the attitude to the incarnation

1Jn 4:2-3 See also 1Jn 4:15; 1Jn 5:1,10

Orthodoxy is revealed by the Holy Spirit

Jn 16:13 See also Jn 14:17,26; Jn 15:26; 1Jn 2:27

Orthodoxy is demonstrated in believers’behaviour

Walking as children of light Jn 3:19-21; Eph 5:8; 1Jn 1:7

Following Jesus Christ’s example Jn 13:15; 1Co 11:1; 1Pe 2:21; 1Jn 2:6

Loving and obeying Jesus Christ Jn 14:15,21,23; Jn 15:10; 1Jn 2:3-5

Right belief requires right action Jas 2:19 See also Jas 2:14-18,20-26

Signs of a fall from orthodoxy

False prophecy 1Jn 4:1 See also Mt 7:22-23; Mk 13:21-22 pp Mt 24:11

Empty religion Mt 15:9 pp Mk 7:7 See also Isa 29:13; Mk 7:8-9 pp Mt 15:3

False teaching 1Ti 4:1-2; 2Ti 4:3-4 See also 1Ti 1:6-7; 1Ti 6:3-5; Tit 1:10-14; 2Pe 2:1-2

Examples of false teachings contrary to orthodoxy

Christians are obliged to obey the entire OT law Gal 5:1-12

Justification comes only through the OT law Gal 2:15-21

The resurrection has already taken place 2Ti 2:16-18

Christians do not sin 1Jn 1:8-10

See also

1462truth, in NT
7756preaching, content
8028faith, body of beliefs
8750false teachings
8784nominal religion

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