Does it make any
difference what a man believes, if he is only sincere?
"God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification
of the Spirit and belief of the truth." 2 Thess. 2:13 (Joshua
How may we
determine the truthfulness of any doctrine?
"Prove all things," hold fast that which is good." 1 Thess.
5:21 (Isa. 8:20).
foundation should every religious tenet rest?
"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ Himself being the chief corner stone." Eph. 2:20 (1 Cor. 3:11).
mentioned first in the list of those things for which all Scripture is
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine." 2 Tim. 3:16.
What advice is
given to Timothy while preparing for the gospel ministry?
"Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
doctrine." "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them." 1 Tim. 4:13, 16.
charge is given him relative to his public work?
"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom, preach
the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all
long suffering and doctrine." 2 Tim. 4:1, 2.
Why is this duty
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but
after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned
unto fables." 2 Tim. 4:3, 4.
How was Titus
instructed to teach? And in what was he to be a pattern?
"But speak thou the things which become sound doc- trine."
"In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing
uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity." Titus 2:1, 7.
What is the
power of sound doctrine?
"Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be
able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers."
attends false teaching?
"Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is
past already; and overthrow the faith of some." 2 Tim. 2:18.
Who are the
disciples of Jesus? And what gracious work is wrought for them?
"If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye
shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32.
Through what are
they to be sanctified?
"Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth." John 17:17.
Will God accept
the homage of such as deliberately teach contrary to His will?
"But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men." Matt. 15:9.
Can we close our
ears to the truth, and remain innocent?
"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer
shall be abomination." Prov. 28: 9.
promise did our Saviour leave for those who should do the will of God?
"If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether
it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." John 7:17 (Ps. 25:9) (John
What will be the
fate of the spiritually blind teacher, and of those whom he presumes to teach?
"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind
lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." Matt. 15:14.
To whom will the
gates of the heavenly city be opened?
"Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the
truth may enter in." Isa. 26:2 (Rev. 22:14).