Monday, July 25, 2005

My Bible Has This To Say:

Matthew 28:18-20:
"18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen."

So how come non-denominational, anti-doctrinals love verse 19 and ignore verse 20? Doesn't verse 20 naturally follow verse 19? It seems to me Christ felt teachings (doctrines) were very important.

"The devil, too, can quote Scripture. But his use of Scripture is defective. He does not quote it completely but only so much of it as serves his purpose. The rest he silently omits."- Martin Luther.

So, if someone thinks our doctrine is unimportant and quotes the Great Commission while leaving out verse 20, he has defectively quoted scripture by that omission. Andthis person should be corrected, no?

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