Doctrine Does Matter
Matthew 15:9 reads, "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men."Notice that if we teach the commandments of men instead of the commandments of God, our worship is "in vain" (useless, worthless). It would be just like we were not worshipping God at all, and that obviously means we wouldn't be saved (Heb 11:6). So it is very important that we teach the doctrine of Christ (II John verse 9). When people ask us Bible questions, we should give them a Bible answer (book, chapter, and verse, Acts 18:28), not just how we feel about it, or how we think it should be. How would a listener know if something a Bible preacher/teacher said was a commandment of God or men? It's simple. If you can find it in God's word, then it is from God. Otherwise, it is a doctrine of man. Matt 15:9 clearly shows that it matters what we teach, that our doctrine is critically important to our salvation.Doctrine Matters.