52 Major Doctrines of the Bible
The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to a young pastor, named Timothy, in which he told him: “Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, TO DOCTRINE.” (1 Timothy 4:13; NKJV) By writing this, Paul was declaring that one of a pastor’s duties as the shepherd of God’s people is to make sure that biblical “doctrine” is being taught within the church. Biblical “doctrine” is defined as the biblical “teachings” that are found in God’s Word. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived on this earth, wrote to his children these important words: “Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; FOR I GIVE YOU GOOD DOCTRINE…Get wisdom! Get understanding! …Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:1-7). For Christians, this means whether it is on the subject of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, Baptism, Angels, Salvation, or End Times, we need to get our “wisdom” and “understanding” from the Biblical “doctrines” that God reveals in His Holy Word. Since there are at least 52 Major Doctrines found in the Bible, as the senior pastor of Loris FBC, I believe it is my “calling” and my “duty” to make sure I teach these important “doctrines” to all who want to learn them.
On Wednesday evenings (6:15 – 7:00 p.m.), I will be taking at least 52 weeks to present each of the 52 Major Doctrines of Scripture to whomever chooses to come to our sanctuary at Loris FBC. You are more than welcome to attend, regardless of the church or denomination (if any) to which you may ascribe. However, if you cannot attend these sessions in person, but would still like to learn these critical biblical teachings, you are welcome to download any or all of the Doctrines you are interested in learning about for your own personal benefit. At the end of each of the Doctrinal Teachings, you will find “Study Guides” to help you “test” yourself to see how much of that particular Doctrine you have learned.
May God bless you with the “wisdom” He promises to provide you through your efforts to learn and study His Word. And remember, that the Apostle Paul wrote to a young pastor, he was also writing to YOU when he said: “Take heed to yourself and to THE DOCTRINE. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (1 Timothy 4:16, NKJV).