Saturday, November 7, 2015

WHY SO MANY DOCTRINES? by steve finnell

Why are there so many different doctrines taught in churches that claim to be churches of the Lord Jesus Christ? One reason is that the majority of those who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior do not believe that the Bible is the accurate word of God. That is an undeniable fact.

If you do not trust that the Bible is the accurate word of God, then you are at the mercy of denominational church teachings. Are Bible commentaries, church creed books, and books written about the Bible more trustworthy than the Bible?

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. (NKJV)

When men deny that the Bible is God's accurate word, how can they put their trust in Him? They are by default putting their trust in church leaders, church creed books, Bible commentaries, and other extra-Scriptural sources.

Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to His words, Lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.(NKJV)

If you are trusting a church creed book that changes the word of God, will you be reproved by God and found to be a liar? If your creed book does not change the teachings of the Bible, then why would you need a creed book? Why not simply trust the written word of God?

In the final analysis men have to trust the Bible to be the accurate word of God or they have to trust man-made doctrines as their rules for faith and practice.      


1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve! Great post! I agree whole heartedly! Been kicked out of MORE than one Reformed Denomination for saying the exact same thing! Have had to separate from more than one when they refused this truth, in one way or another. Very painful to say the least. But God is good. Always. Worshipping alone due to this fact. Call me if you'd like. Need a brother, badly.

    James M. Lawson
    (317) 430-5704


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