“My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
If anyone wills to do His will,
he shall know concerning the doctrine,
whether it is from God or
whether I speak on My own authority.
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory;
but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true,
and no unrighteousness is in Him.
Doctrine (Latin: doctrina) means “a code of beliefs”, “a body of teachings” or “instructions”, taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system. The Greek analogy is the etymology of catechism.
Jesus spoke of His doctrine or sets of teachings. I copied and pasted above a definition of doctrine from Wikipedia. The doctrine of Jesus is not His own. It came from His Father who sent Him to manifest His Will. We’ve got to know the doctrine of Jesus that was expounded clearly to His disciples. We must distinguish His doctrine from the apostolic doctrines. It is important to segregate Christ’s teachings from the teachings of any religious denominations. The doctrine is the test for originality and acceptability. No man on earth can modify the doctrine of Christ. It is the rock and solid foundation of our faith.
If anybody wants to know the will of our Father in heaven, he must know the pure and unadulterated doctrine of Christ. Anybody who speaks of a teaching different from the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ speaks from himself and for his own glory. His or her teachings are not of the Truth. The only true doctrine is the one promulgated by the Lord. Is your doctrinal belief according to the doctrine of Christ? If not, you are considered a heretic and an apostate from the true teachings of Christ. Sorry for the strong assertions.
There are readers who think that WOJC is introducing a new doctrine. We do not teach a new or weird doctrine. The doctrine of Jesus Christ is our doctrine and we cannot depart from it. We don’t seek our own glory. As people would notice, we only lift up one Master and Lord— the Christ. How would we know if a religion is true or not? We can know it by knowing their doctrine or teaching. If a doctrine is cooked by a council of men and not according to His words, then it is time to post the red flag of warning.
(Sunday, 06 May 2007)