Doctrine has been defined as 1.teaching or instruction 2. a fixed body of orthodox thought.
Many would declare that doctrine does not matter. They would present the idea that it doesn’t matter what you believe, just as long as you believe. If that’s what the Bible says then I’m fine with that. However, we must contend for the truth of the Scriptures. The Bible is not silent regarding this subject.
We submit some Scriptures for your consideration:
2 John 1:10
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
Now I beseech you,brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
2 Tim 4:3
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;
1 Tim 1:3
teach no other doctrine,
1 Tim 4:13
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1 Tim 4:16
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
1 Tim 5:17
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
1 Tim 1:10
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
2 Tim 3:10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2 Tim 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Tim 4:2-3
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 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;
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.