John MacArthur On Why Doctrine Matters
May 9, 2008 16 Comments
Sound, biblical doctrine is a necessary aspect of true wisdom and authentic faith. The attitude that scorns doctrine while elevating feelings or blind trust cannot legitimately be called faith at all, even if it masquerades as Christianity. It is actually an irrational form of unbelief.
John MacArthur made this comment in this brief article over at Pulpit Magazine. Doctrine does matter. Doctrine is simply the truths that are taught in the Bible. We are commanded to grow in our knowledge of the Lord. That necessitates the study of doctrine. As we study the Bible, we will learn its doctrines. Don’t neglect your study of the Bible, it is vital to your spiritual maturation.