In some supposedly Christian circles, the word “doctrine” is a bad word. We are told it is divisive to teach doctrine in our churches and that we run some sort of risk of having people not come back to hear the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. At Cornerstone Historic Baptist Church, we not only teach doctrine, we do so in accordance with a command of Scripture itself.
When Paul writes Titus to instruct him in the ministry and qualifications of biblical positions in the churches, he is sure to mention that the pastor must do the following:
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. Titus 1:9.
It was not just to the pastors though:
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Doctrine is for the church.
To do otherwise than to teach sound doctrine is to violate scripture. Doctrine is not only divisive, but when absorbed and accepted from our final authority for all matters of faith and practice, the Bible, it will change a person and a church.
We have included a section entitled “What We Teach” on the main menu bar on this page. Check it out. Look up the scripture references. The truth of God’s word will change your life.
Pastor Jason Burton