Give us Love – Not Doctrine!

This is the mantra that is being proclaimed loud and long across this nation. Love and unity at the expense of doctrine has watered down the message so as to try and make it palatable to the goats, and it no longer feeds sheep. Yes, we must share the truth in love, but we dare not state that the only truth is love minus doctrine. Sound biblical doctrine will always produce godly results in that the church will be edified, believers will learn what it truly means to love one another and the world, and most importantly, Jesus Christ will be exalted and glorified – not man!

4 thoughts on “Give us Love – Not Doctrine!

  1. michael says:

    Some good reminders there, Mark!

    I was posting something similar just earlier today on another blog I frequent.

    Here’s about what I said there commenting on what Paul wrote Timothy here:

    1 Tim. 1:5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
    6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion,
    7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
    8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
    9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
    10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
    11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

    Based on that I was saying whenever I read Matthew chapters 5-7 I come under some conviction at times.

    According to the Law of Moses I would have to kill the guy I wanted eliminated for it to be murder. Jesus’ “New Doctrine” is much more severe in that just being angry with him I’ve killed him! Or under Moses’ Law I’d have to sleep with the woman to be guilty of adultery! Not so under Jesus’ “New Doctrine”! Now all I have to do is think about her that way and I’m guilty!

    This maybe why we see this written in the book of the Revelation to John?

    Rev. 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
    4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

  2. But everyone’s favorite verse is Matthew 7:1 – Judge not!

    Of course, all one needs do is read that verse in context to see its true meaning.

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