Doctrinal Essentials

Paul wrote to Titus about the importance of sound doctrine and the ability to exhort and refute others with it. He saw that it is only by a healthy grasp of sound doctrine that we will live the lives God desires (Titus 1:1-2, 9).

A systematic grasp of Christian doctrine (known as systematic theology) is therefore key if the Christian is to be able to critique ideas, answer questions, and think biblically in every situation. In this sense, doctrine is the DNA that determines true spiritual growth.