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Sound Doctrine: avoiding deception and error conerning the faith
Names of God: learning to know God more intimately

Elkmont Baptist Church

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We are in the last days as described in the Bible and people will not and do not like to study the Bible or obey it. Paul said it this way to Timothy: "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;" (2 Timothy 4:3). On top of this truth is the complication that we are also inundated with virtually thousands of websites, books, videos, magazines and other media teaching false doctrine. 1 Timothy 6:20-21a: "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane
The names and titles of God are important both to learn about the character and characteristics of God and also to learn how use His name in prayer. There is a name of God for each situation that we can call upon to give us aid. When we focus on God when we pray, we put our troubles into prospective against our God who has control of each problem, while it also acknowledges the power and the authority of God and gives Him glory.
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and
vain babblings, and oppositions of science
falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith." In Ephesians 4:14 we read: "That we
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;".
So what do we see? Thousands of opinions, false teachings, deception, and generally a serious falling away from the truth as provided to us in the Bible. There are even those who outright reject teachings of Scripture (sound doctrine), claiming it is irrelevant, cruel, and more.
Yet, how can the serious student of the Bible navigate through all the clutter and religious refuse that is prevalent today and find solid godly doctrine? A quick glance at the concordance reveals that the warnings against false doctrines and deception more than double the number of references to seek and learn sound doctrine.
OK, you've decided, I'll do that - How? We at Elkmont Baptist Church are starting a journey through the Scriptures to discover first how to recognize sound doctrine and then some of the more important doctrines of the Bible. One hint: If man has to wrap a Biblical teaching with his own thoughts and opinions and provide an extensive explanation - it simply isn't sound doctrine! These are attempts to sleight of hand, craftiness we are warned about.
Come join us as we study the Scriptures and discover first what sound doctrine is and then many of those teachings of Christ we can fully depend on as sound!
henceforth
be no more children, tossed to