Doctrine of Truth
Not a Denomination
The point in denominations are to separate ourselves according how we understand the bible. I think that doctrine is important, but it is not supposed to the main focus of the congregation. Doctrine is a matter to be dealt with after some one has heard the gospel, it is supposed to be learned by individual.
Learned in a personal or group study. Seeking after the truth and after God’s will, leaning not on our own understanding. By the understanding that God gives us what we need to seek after his understanding. Being teachable, as well as being able to teach. Seeking after the truth, asking yourself Is this what God said is this how or what he meant then, ask him, to confirm or change your beliefs based on his response.
Making sure His response is from Him, confirming it through the Holy Ghost and through scripture. Instead of basing a church off a certain doctrine. Seek after the doctrine of truth which in my opinion is the only doctrine. It is a waste to commit to one doctrine over another. Abandoning the truth for a present ideology. Not seeking after truth but accepting another’s study not knowing if God’s will was in the foundation of the doctrine.
I am not saying indoctrinated churches are bad but the church needs to be searching for the truth, not sticking to something they did not study for themselves. The reason non denominational church are so popular now a days is because they don’t waste time attacking the doctrine of another church.
Instead of trying to study to show themselves approved, people, and this is for the churches that do this, try to convince people that their doctrine is the right one because all denominations believe that. This creates a rift in communities, and in our families.
Seek after self improvement and understanding in God’s word, not just teaching and speaking, but following your doctrine with your life.
God gave us the bible so that we could get to know our Lord and Savior, as well as the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. So study the bible for yourself, get to know God through Jesus Christ. Lean on the Holy Spirit for understanding. Don’t just take things at face value or accept something based on someone else study.
Seeking the Truth
The bible encourage us to seek the truth. It tells us we will find the thing we seek. When we come to a door in out lives knock and it will be open to us. Don’t go around opening random doors, follow the door that leads to the truth.
Lean not on your own understanding
One of the reasons God gave us the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. We are not supposed to just read the bible. But study it not using our own understanding but thinking about what God meant when he put that in the bible.
Not relying on our own perception and our perceived truth but seeking the actual truth. Relying on the Holy Spirit to guide our understanding. Praying before we study for God to let us see through his eyes.
The Truth is that Christians were called to spread the gospel. To seek after a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are not to stop seeking the truth, but to look for and study for ourselves not relying on what churches to feed us. But to feed ourselves with the bread of life which is Jesus Christ.
Not just reading to be reading, but putting effort into our studies. To declare ourselves seeker of the truth. To be indoctrinated by the truth, to be edified by the truth. So will you join me in this doctrine of truth?