Friends, please be wary of making doctrinal
If the teaching of Christian doctrines is the
only thing that brings you together,
doctrine will eventually separate you once
you are at variance.
The reason is simple.
We don't arrive at the same doctrinal persuasion
on many things at the same time, even though
we have the same Spirit of Christ and read
from the same scriptures.
A good look at the book of Acts will reveal that
the early disciples had doctrinal arguments
but they were not sufficient to cause acrimony
The drive for doctrinal alignments and
correctness could sometimes separate people
more than it binds.
I recall that when I taught against manipulative
giving in christian gatherings by those who
use different spurious theological vehicles
to extort, I made many friends.
However, many of them became deeply unsettled
when I began to teach the doctrine of salvation.
When I taught that salvation is completely free,
some did not just unfriend me.
They blocked me completely.
I was not entirely surprised because I knew
what made us friends was doctrinal alignment.
Meanwhile, the true family of God is not expected
to survive on the bond of doctrinal alignments.
No! Doctrinal alignments are fleeting and they
are too weak a bond to keep people as one.
In fact, this is the reason we have so much
divisions in the body of Christ today.
The family of Christ is bound together by love.
This is the cord that binds us.
Jesus, in his admonition to his disciples, said
"....by this shall all men know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another". John 13:35.
Christ came to raise a family and what family
shares together goes beyond principles
Families share joy.
They share pain.
Family is present and consistent, through
thick and thin.
Families don't give up on their own.
Families are bound by blood and not by
whether they agree or disagree on issues.
Same with the family of God.
Take my own family, immediate and extended,
for an example.
In spite of the fact that I came from a deeply
religious background, I could count on my
fingers how many of them are comfortable
with my current doctrinal persuasion and
unorthodox views of the Christian faith.
My aged mother, having been notified
of my teachings, has called me a number of
times to caution me.
She would say things like "Son, do you want
to scatter the church of God"?
However, in all these, we remain family,
bound by blood, not by doctrinal persuasions.
In similar vein, children of God are purchased
by one precious blood and are known by
the kind of love that they share among
themselves and not by their doctrinal
alignments or correctness.
I could see an army of people who are burying
themselves in doctrines at the expense of
the true love that Christ wants us to share.
Friends, while it is important to pay attention
to doctrines, never bury yourself in doctrines
because you could be blinded by them to what
God is truly saying.
Don't be a doctrinal junkie.
Doctrinal junkies only want to prove doctrines.
They are not trying to be doers of the word.
Doctrinal junkies only love those who agree
with them on doctrinal grounds
(if at all they truly do) and despise others
Be kind to people, regardless of doctrinal
Man is God's main idea.
Not doctrinal correctness.
Doctrines were made for man and#
not man for doctrines.
It doesn't matter the level of revelation
knowledge that you have,
It is tantamount to nothing if you have
I didn't just say so.
The Bible says so.
Paul, a man reputed with access to
mind-blowing revelation about the
salvation through Christ Jesus wrote:
"If I could speak all the languages of
earth and of angels, but didn’t love others,
I would only be a noisy gong or a
"If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I
understood all of God’s secret plans and
possessed all knowledge, and if I had
such faith that I could move mountains,
but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
"If I gave everything I have to the poor
and even sacrificed my body, I could
boast about it; but if I didn’t love others,
I would have gained nothing.
"Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful or
proud or rude.
"It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable, and it keeps no record
of being wronged.
"It does not rejoice about injustice but
rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
"Love never gives up, never loses faith,
is always hopeful, and endures through
"Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages
and special knowledge will become useless.
But love will last forever!
1 Corinthians 13:1-8 NLT.
Friends, please meditate on this.
Let's do a little soul-searching and
repenting where necessary.
I have seen may people who teach good
but are full of themselves.
I have seen many who find it hard to share
their resources, no matter how little,
but can teach mind-blowing revelation
about Jesus from morning till night.
The truth is this.
People really don't care how much you know,
until they know how much you care....
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with
Holy Ghost and power and He went about
doing good....... Acts 10:32
Friends, please go beyond seeking doctrinal
Open your bowels of mercy and do good to
people as much as you can.
This is the stuff you are truly made of.
Share in people's joy.
Share in their pain and struggles...
"See that no one pays back evil for evil, but
always try to do good to each other and
to all people.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 NLT
"Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity,
we should do good to everyone—
especially to those in the family of faith.
Galatians 6:10 NLT
I have said this before and I'm going to
write it again.
If you love doctrinal correctness more
than you love people, it means you don't
You know doctrines.
God is love.
It is a new day!