[T]here are many modern professing Christians who would be quick to very, very fervently profess their love for Christ and his Word, that would also be just as quick to reject any fervent defense of doctrinal truth. They would say they love the Word, because they read it everyday; yet they simply see no need or urgency to passionately defend the truth that the Word of God contains.

Well, of course the problem with that is, if you truly love the Scriptures, if you truly realize that they bear Christ’s image upon them, you will also love the word of doctrine and the truth found in those same Scriptures. Doctrinal truth bears the image of Christ. It’s not something that’s open to personal interpretation; it is Christ’s truth and wisdom, and we must conform to it, not vise versa…

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

So Scripture is supposed to judge our hearts, and not the other way around. Yet, there are many professing Christians today who profess loudly their love to Christ, ywt who don’t feel all that compelled to defend doctrinal truth. In fact, quite the opposite. Doctrinal truth is minimized in such cases as “non-essential” to vital Christianity, and very often the reason that is given is “unity amongst the brethren.”

But doctrinal truth bears the very image of Christ Himself. But the heart that burns with true love to Christ will burn with true love for accurate doctrine.

Mark Kielar

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