What Is Sound Doctrine?
What is “Sound Doctrine?”
It is written,
“ Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4: 2-4
It is the Holy Spirit the leads and guides us
In Timothy’s day sound doctrine was not simply opening a Bible and doing Greek and Hebrew word studies. What Timothy taught was the doctrine of Paul and the word that He studied was the Old Testament. However, event though He studied the same scriptures as the Pharisees He arrived at a vastly different interpretation. Why is this so? It is because He listened to Paul who was led by the Holy Spirit and he studied the Old Testament in the light of that same Holy Spirit.
Sound doctrine is, therefore, what the Holy Spirit illuminates and the definition of sound doctrine expands and changes over time as the Spirit leads and guides us into all truth. That is to say, the core truths that the Holy Spirit has shown us, in times past, do not change but our understanding of them is deepened and expanded as we grow nearer to God.
Changing our perspectives
When you read these essays you may experience paradigm shifts in your understanding of what the scriptures say. The revelation contained herein does not violate the scriptures but merely illuminates them is new and expanded ways than you may have previously understood. For instance, the rapture is still the rapture but it is explained in a much fuller sense than you may have ever heard. What it means to be born again still contains the essence of newness of life but it is put within a fuller context of the New Heavens and New Earth so that we understand the reasons why we must be born again.
We are in an age where it is necessary to put away childish things and understand God in adult ways. Whereas, in times past, there was the “mystery” of the church, that is no longer so because the day has come for the marriage supper of the Lamb to take place. We need to know the intimate things of God.
Who we need to know
Many tend to want to cling to what they know rather the become better acquainted with the One they need to know. This is because we are so far from God we hardly recognize Him when meet Him. If you are reading this you, at least, have the beginnings of a godly curiosity that can help you open up to His truth and His Spirit.
As you read these essays simply allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and spirit, trusting Him more than you trust yourself. Prove all things (by the Holy Spirit) and hold fast that which He shows you to be good. I share these things with you knowing that everything I say represents the light I have been given up to this point. As I experienced when recieving these revelations, your doctrine may be challenged, your world view might be shaken, and your comfort zone upset by knowing the truth of who God really is. However, we need to count all things lost (just as Saul, the pharisee, did) so that we may know Christ and His unsearchable riches. After all, is that not what this is all about?