Which Doctrine Is the Truth?
I believe the answer to your question lies in the Scripture.
As regards any doctrine or teaching, the only way we can know
if what is being taught is "truth" is to compare it to the "truth" – the Scriptures – the Bible.
In the Book of Acts (17:10-12) in the Bible, we see an account of how Luke encouraged
the early church to deal with doctrine.
God says all Scripture is given to us for our instruction or as an example.
Paul and Silas had been sent to Berea where they began to teach.
Luke complimented the Bereans who heard Paul teach,
calling them noble because, besides receiving the Word,
they examines Paul's teaching, testing it to see if it was true.
Acts 17:11 says they did this by "searching the Scriptures daily to see if these things
(they were being taught) we so."
This is exactly what we should do with every and all things anyone teaches us.
Any doctrine you hear or read should be tested.
You should search and study the Bible to test any doctrine.
This story is given for our example.
I Corinthians 10:6 says that Scripture accounts are given to us for "examples for us,"
and 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all Scripture is for our "instruction."
New Testament "prophets" were instructed to test each other to see if what they said was accurate.
I Corinthians 14:29 says "let two or three prophets speak and let the others pass judgment."
Scripture itself is the only true record of God's words
and is therefore the only truth with which we must judge.
So we must do as God instructs us and judge everything by the Word of God.
So get busy and start studying and searching God's Word.
Make it your standard and your joy as David did in the Psalms.
I Thessalonians 5:21 says, in the New King James Version, "test all things: hold fast what is good."
The 21st Century King James Version translates the first part of the verse, "Prove all things."
Enjoy the search.
There are several online websites that may be very helpful as you study.
On biblegateway.com you can read any verse in over 50 English
and many foreign language translations and also look up any word
every time it occurs in the Bible in those translations.
Biblehub.com is another valuable resource.
New Testament Greek dictionaries and interlinear Bibles
(that have the English translation underneath the Greek or Hebrew)
are also available on line and these also can be very helpful.
Do you have the assurance that if you were to die today,
you'll be in the presence of the Lord in Heaven?
Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
you have never received the
Lord Jesus as your personal Savior, but
have received Him today after
reading this invitation, please let us know.
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but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
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