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Doctrine or Love? The false choice


More and more, the re-emerging Emergent movement is de-emphasizing knowing God’s Word. It began more than a decade ago when the Post-Modern era began questioning absolute truth and the inerrancy of Scripture, in favor of experience and the idea that Jesus is just about love and didn’t care much for truth – which by the way He authored. Later in the program: is Doctrine vs. Love a false choice? We’d like to hear your thoughts – and Scripture – on this trend.

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5 Responses to “Doctrine or Love? The false choice”

  1. Dee #

    Both. How can you get one without the other?

    "If you love me, keep my commands."
    -John 14:15

    To love someone, we must get to know them. And to get to know Jesus, we must read His Word, because he IS the word, and the main way God communicates with us. Doctrine is the God-breathed letters to us, that we may know him, and love him.

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
    -John 1:1

    Know and love God. Keep his commands.
    Just love Jesus = get to know him in his word and through prayer.
    Talk to him, listen to him.
    Pray. Read and obey doctrine.

    July 10, 2013 at 10:25 PM
  2. Isn't it fascinating how the scheme of unbelief often tries to make a false dichotomy of Christian truths?

    July 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM
  3. One of the big reasons for this shift from "love plus truth" to so-called "love plus experience" is that God's people, more and more, are becoming Biblically illiterate.

    Our culture has become so saturated with images & messages in a multitude of types. Everything must be instant or quick. There's no time or energy to search God's word.

    Everyone thinks, too, that experience must be true and right. It can't be deceptive, especially if it's being served up by some great "man of God" or trusted Pastor.

    July 5, 2013 at 3:01 AM