1 Timothy 1:3–7 (ESV)
Warning Against False Teachers
3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless
genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain
persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
It is interesting that I hear people today in this world saying “I don’t care about doctrine!” Really? Paul warns against this type of attitude.
Doctrine is a BIG issue. With so many people “not caring” about doctrine, you can see why churches today are all over the charts on what they believe and confess. I am proud of our doctrine and the fact that it is grounded in God’s
Word. Luther’s Small Catechism is a useful tool to teach and defend what we believe because it is filled with scripture references as proof texts.
I pray: O Lord, the world is quickly turning against your Word and doctrine. Help us to hold fast to your Word, teachings, and doctrine. Amen.