In the Bible there are more than 50 references made to "doctrine", the "doctrine of Christ", the "apostles' doctrine", "wholesome doctrine", and "sound doctrine". But what exactly were the apostles referring to when they made mention of doctrine in their letters to the Churches?
They were referring to the instruction of knowledge they previously received when they were personally with them. The first century apostles travelled from Church to Church, personally instructing the believers in the doctrine and would then later follow up with letters to encourage their faith and address certain issues. These are the letters, also called epistles, which we find in the Bible.
Simply said, the apostles’ doctrine is the doctrine of Jesus Christ. It is the knowledge that Jesus taught His apostles, and also the knowledge of truth which the living apostles preach today. The instruction of sound doctrine is vital to every Christian believer, because it gives direction for our faith and teaches us how to walk in rhythm with God.
What does the Bible say?
|Beware of the Antichrist Spirit|
|Every tragedy causes man to question his worth and so people begin the journey of reflection until Satan again provides the option for them to reject the grace of God. Whether you know it or not, you are in a fight for your very survival. God’s wrath is coming it its appointed time and if your soul is found naked of the fruit of Christ and the conscience defiled by false knowledge you will not escape His judgments. more...|
|The Christian Life of Watchman Nee|
|After reading Watchman Nee’s testimony I can understand why his teaching contributed to the mass confusion in today’s church. Learn how Nee’s brand of Christian life, while claiming to be uniquely profound, does nothing more than address the common struggles of the conscience and how he devised a religious system that teaches flagellation of the heart rather than true faith in Jesus Christ. Do you find yourself looking for the next spiritual hero? Do you yearn for the teachers of by-gone years? Learn how you may be addicted to Bible knowledge that appeals to the romantic side of faith. more...|
|6 Reasons Why Planning Your Life Without God Is Not Good Enough|
|Why Planning Your Life For God Is Important? The world today seems to be spinning out of control. So many promises of what we can do with our life but they don't consider what they can do for God. The reality of life is being in covenant with God. more...|
|Why Jesus Christ Is The Way - 2 Things Jesus Preached To The World|
|What 2 things did Jesus Christ preached unto the world that man so easily overlooks? Many people are seeking the way of life in the text but it is the Spirit that gives life. Therefore the text cannot give us the living reality of faith that Jesus preached unto the world. more...|
|How to pray to God|
|How wonderful it would be to pray to God with the confidence of knowing that this form of communication is according to His Good pleasure. more...|
|What is on the Atheists Mind: Guilty Conscience|
|The conscience sees its Master’s art and shouts to the reason. All nature carries the testimony of a divine design and the conscience of all humans observe with awe the expanses of the universe, power of the oceans, majesty of the mountains. Why do we associate with beauty and abhor anything less? more...|
|The Truth About Toxins|
|Spiritually speaking the human diet is not good regarding the truth of conflict and the battles of the soul. For the habit of life and the signature of the soul play into Satan’s hands for him to craft a prejudice in your perceptions about God and His care for you. The suffering of this world is engrafted by the habits of life and then once converted into the covenant one would think those things are gone which oppressed you to begin to seek the Lord for deliverance and to know Him. Those toxins of the past remain for the testing of the faith in the choices of His kingdom. more...|
|The Word Of God|
|The word of God is His Grace and His truth. more...|
|The Mystery of His Name in the Water and Blood: Jesus is our Peace|
|Why did God elect the token of blood for our redemption. The shedding of the blood of animals and the testimony which God put in the faith of Abraham unfold the mystery of this union in blood and water. Read the parable of God given to us for our faith as the mystery of the Father takes us on a journey of creation and the design of the soul and spirit of man. more...|
|Apostles Today: The Spiritual Gage Of Approval-Apostolic Reform|
|God has given to His church the true gage of approval through His sanctified stewardship for the faith the church to be perfect. When the pattern is lost by neglect then Satan replaces the original gage with a placebo and under this spell people set their own doctrinal standards by the plastic shekel. Throw away those evil tokens and put on Jesus Christ who is the true shekel of the sanctuary and House of God. more...|
|Restoring the Power and Will of God|
|Examining how the remedy for confused faith will not come through those who were not equipped in the first place to preserve the holy knowledge of God in truth. We see true Apostolic Remedy as God has again restored truth through called apostles who are equipped by Him to function with the measure of grace necessary for providing wholesome doctrine for the church so believers can again practice the first generation traditions of faith according to the first works. more...|
Stephanie Harris is a confirmed Apostle in the government of God and valued member of Apostles Today Network of the Second 8th Week, ministering the grace of God to those seeking to build upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ. She is a regular contributor to the Prophetic Path and teaches Body ministry, helping believers regain their Christian priesthood by learning how spiritual sacrifices of prophecy work, how the anointing of truth works, and how the spiritual tools of the Second Covenant work. As God brings the church into a new era, Apostle Stephanie is here to help guide your faith into the new work of the Spirit, pray for you, and answer your questions.