Sunday School Today: Bible Doctrine Introduction

We began a new Sunday school class today on Bible Doctrine. This class is the beginning of a detailed study of bible subjects and topics with the emphasis on reviewing the context of Scripture for its correct interpretation and for our edification.

What is Bible Doctrine? It is the collection of beliefs in the Holy Scriptures. The word “doctrine” is based upon an English derivative of the Greek words didake and didaskalia, which means teaching or instruction.

Doctrine refers to teaching, but there is good teaching and bad teaching, and the Bible warns us that we need to seek sound instruction and reject false teaching (Galatians 1:8-9; 2 John 9-11).

Why is Bible Doctrine important?

  • It provides us with insight into how God communicates with us and gives us guidance as to how we practice our faith and trust in Him (1 John 1:1-4).
  • God’s Word provides us the essentials of truth (John 1:1; 17:17).
  • God’s Word is timeless and has staying power (Psalm 100:5).
  • It gives us the knowledge we need to love God to the best of our ability (John 14:21).
  • It gives us the ability to know truth and to discern what is contrary to God’s Word (Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:1).

About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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