Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Testament Study of Word "Doctrine"


Word study in the word, “Doctrine.”

Taken from the WEB (World English Bible)

Doctrine
noun (plural doctrines)A belief or tenet, especially about philosophical or theological matters.The body of teachings of a religion, or a religious leader, organization, group or text.

I'll start with the positive references:
*[[1Ti 4:6]] WEB* If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.

*[[Rom 16:17]] WEB* Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.

*[[1Ti 1:3]] WEB* As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine,

*[[1Ti 1:10]] WEB* for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine,

*[[1Ti 4:6]] WEB* If you instruct the brothers of these things, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which you have followed.

*[[1Ti 6:1]] WEB* Let as many as are bondservants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine not be blasphemed.

*[[1Ti 6:3]] WEB* If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and doesn’t consent to sound words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

*[[2Ti 4:3]] WEB* For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts,

*[[Tit 1:9]] WEB* holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

*[[Tit 2:1]] WEB* But say the things which fit sound doctrine,

*[[Tit 2:10]] WEB* not stealing, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.

And Now the Negative References:
*[[Mat 15:9]] WEB* And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.’”

*[[Mar 7:7]] WEB* But they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

*[[1Ti 1:3]] WEB* As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine,

*[[1Ti 4:1]] WEB* But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

As you can see it is okay to, "believe in" doctrine.