Bible Terms

Bible Term: Doctrine

Doctrine is a set of beliefs.

Christian doctrine would be those beliefs that are consistent with the teaching of Jesus and his disciples.

Incorrect doctrine (which could be a matter of interpretation) is called heresy; it is a false teaching.

Key verse about Doctrine: Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers (1 Timothy 4:16, NIV).

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