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SOUND DOCTRINE (11) – When It Is Absent….

When Sound Doctrine is present, God’s people are eager to maintain good works (Titus 3:8). Other than the absence of good works, what characterizes the absence of Sound Doctrine?

Arrogant Men Go Their Own Way

The Pastoral Epistles begin and end with a description of unsound doctrine, or unhealthy teaching – with Continue reading

SOUND DOCTRINE (7): We Will Live With Him

FAITHFUL SAYING (3): We Will Live With Him.

Here is a trustworthy saying:

If we died with him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him.

If we disown Him, He will also disown us; if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself. – 2 Timothy 2:11-13

This is the third “trustworthy saying” (“faithful saying” in the KJV) we will consider. Elders are to hold fast to the “trustworthy message” (very similar to “trustworthy saying” in the Greek) so they can exhort and rebuke with sound doctrine (Titus 1:9). Hence, these five “trustworthy sayings” are markers that identify “sound doctrine.”

Earlier posts looked at 1 Timothy 1:15 and 1 Timothy 4:9-10. Continue reading

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