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Philip Christian Parks's Romans Chapter 15 comment on 4/02/2021, 7:34am...

In whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning; v.4 = Paul' s first epistle to Timothy (1Tim. 1:10), Paul qualified the term "Doctrine" with the very descriptive adjective "sound" which speaks of the spiritual "health" and wholesome "wellness" of the Doctrine when taught and learned correctly.

Sound Doctrine is that which Scripture describes as:

+ "the Doctrine of The LORD" (Ac. 13:12);

+ "that form of Doctrine which was delivered you (the Church in Rome)" (Rom. 6:17);

+ "the words of Faith and of good Doctrine, whereunto thou (Timothy) hast attained"

(1Tim. 4:6);

+ "the Doctrine which is according to GODliness" (1Tim. 3:6);

+ "my (Paul's, according to that he DIVINELY received; e.g. 2Cor. 12:2-4) Doctrine" (2Tim. 3:10);

+ "the Doctrine of GOD our SAVIOR" (Tit. 2:10);

+ "the principles of the Doctrine of CHRIST"

(Heb. 6:1; 2Jn. v.9); and

+ "the Doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment" (Heb. 6:2).

The same interpretation also applies to Paul's expression, "good Doctrine" (1Tim. 4:6; see the footnote there).

 


Philip Christian Parks's Romans Chapter 15 comment on 4/02/2021, 7:31am...

In whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning (Rom. 15:4) The same interpretation applied to Paul's expression here also applies to Paul's expression, "good Doctrine" (1Tim. 4:6; see the footnote there).

Paul used the expression "sound Doctrine" four times, and only in his pastoral epistles to Timothy and Titus (see 1Tim. 1:10; 2Tim. 4:3; Tit. 1:9; 2:1) to distinguish "that [which] is contrary to sound doctrine" (1Tim. 1:10) from true Doctrine such as:

+ the spurious doctrines of which CHRIST described as "the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees" (Mt. 16:12), which included the doctrine "of the circumcision" (v.10);

+ "every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph. 4:14);

+ "philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after CHRIST" (Col. 2:8);

+ "the doctrine of Balaam" which blended sexual immorality into the True Religion (Rev. 2:14); and

+ "the doctrine of the Nicolaitans" which gave unauthorized usurping power to spiritual leaders with unholy agendas (Rev. 2:15).

 


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