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"My doctrine is not mine"

Jesus said ….. “My Doctrine is not mine”

As a young boy I found the growing of a garden fascinating. Mr. Rodgers lived next door. I had a deep respect for him because of his love for gardening. I watched him work his soil and tend to his plants daily. I wanted to grow a garden just like him. So seeds in hand and I began to work my little garden. It was not 1/100th the size of Mr. Rodgers garden and not nearly successful. I invested the time necessary but my harvest compared to his was worst than laughable!

One day I grew the courage to speak to him about what I was doing wrong. He walked over to my little garden and honestly I was so ashamed of how it looked. He began to lay out all of my shortcomings in a most constructive way. That day I learned all the sweat and labor will not yield an abundant harvest. As he pointed out, my problem was my soil. I was trying to grow crops using the soil I had available and it wasn’t working very well.

Jesus spoke a parable one day about the seeds and types of soil. Mr. Rodgers explained that relationship long before I ever picked up a Bible. So take a look at something Jesus said:

John 7:15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

So I have a question that is much deeper than it seems on the surface. Whose doctrine are you following? Before you say “God’s” just as Jesus said have you ever stopped to analyze the doctrine you are following? Like Mr. Rodgers said, “It can’t grow without having good soil.” So your walk with God is dependent upon the foundation you have.

We are instructed to dissect and take apart the Word of God piece by piece. Going to church, listening to the sermons, reading a few Bible verses and sitting in Sunday school are not studying thyself to be approved. Proper study is the tearing apart of the Word of God to examine it, understand how it works and why. This is even more important when you are dependent of English Translations that ARE NOT THE WORD OF GOD or even close to it.

I am here to help in your examination of God’s Commandments and Words but you must stop pledging allegiance to church traditions. Those things changed through the years dozens and dozens of times. Do you really think God’s Word changes like the weather from day to day or century to century? Start growing your walk with God by having the best soil which is the Words of God not church traditions.

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2)

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