1Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. 9 To whom shall He teach knowledge? and to whom shall He make to understand the doctrine?

2Let us pray...

3You may be seated.

4From his sermon, We have found Him 54-0825 P:8 brother Branham said, "Now, I wish to read a little Scripture at this time. And I know that my words is the word of a man. This is God's Word, the Bible. And all Scriptural doctrine must be based upon this Word. If it's anything contrary to the Word, it's not right. It must come out of the Bible. And no matter who would come to you, prophet, priest, potentate, what, if he speaks contrary to this, it's not right. This is the Word."

5And from his sermon, Seed of discrepancy 65-0118 P:23 "We are all, most all of us read the Bible. And now, like when Jesus come, and He found that discrepancy, contrary... He was the Word made manifest; He was God's interpretation of the Word, because He said, "Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life, and They are They that testify of Me." There you are. He was the interpretation of the Word. And every borned again son and daughter of God of this age is the interpretation of the Word. You are written epistles, read of all men. Yes. Notice, He said, "In vain they do worship Me, teaching discrepancy for doctrine. In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrine the discrepancy, doctrine of man, creeds of man, teaching that to be the Word of God, when it has nothing to do with the Word of God."

6Therefore, tonight I want to continue to examine Doctrine, correct Bible doctrine, and to help us to understand that it is not whether you know the doctrine or not that counts, but whether your Life echoes the doctrine. Whether your life manifests the doctrine is what counts. Whether you live it. That's what counts.

7As brother Branham said in his sermon Rising of the sun 65-0418M P:14 As people today are trying to say, we should wash feet once a year on Thursday, and on Friday we should take the communion, and all different doctrines of... They argue about whether it should be this day or that day, or whether it should be a sabbath day or the first day of the week or... All these things are just merely tradition. What good would any of it do you, whether you had Lent or not Lent, if there's no Life in you. It's only a memorial, which there's nothing against it, but they have certainly carried out their traditions but left off the main thing. Satan doesn't care how religious you are, or how right you are in your doctrine; if you miss that Life, you won't come up anyhow. No matter how religious, how good, how many churches you've belonged to or will belong to, it doesn't matter one thing unless you have been born again. Therefore, if God raised up Jesus from the dead, did He raise Him up for a memorial? and is this resurrection morning only a one day in the year or a certain day that we celebrate this, or are we benefactors of His resurrection? What does it mean to me? What does it mean to you? Now, we believe by faith that He raised from the dead, but what has that got to do with me? That was two thousand years ago.

8Now, those are very good questions he is leading up with. And what good does it do you if you have the right doctrine anyway? If that doctrine has not produced the Life of Christ in your then what good will it do you?

9Now, last Sunday we continued to speak on the subject of Doctrine and we took our thoughts more specifically on what brother Branham said concerning Doctrine that it is the voice of the Sign. We showed how that God always brings forth His Signs and vindicates His Prophet before that prophet ever brings forth one little doctrinal teaching. Sure God sends the prophet to instruct the people, but God must vindicate that prophet before he comes with his Message, or you don't have to believe him.

10This evening we will pick up where we left off on Sunday.

11Notice God said, "to whom shall He make to understand the doctrine." if you recall Sunday we showed you also that the Word Logos not only means "the Word" But it also means doctrine or teaching.

12In the Lamsa translation, which was taken from the original Aramaic language, we see the word "report" used in place of the word doctrine.

13LAMSA: Isaiah 28:8-9 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. To whom shall he teach knowledge, and whom shall he make to understand the report. Those who are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. For filth is upon filth, filth upon filth, vomit upon vomit, vomit upon vomit; a little here, a little there; For with difficult speech and with an alien tongue will he speak to this people. For I have said to them, This is the place of my rest wherewith I may cause the weary to rest, and this is the place of tranquility; but they would not listen. So their Word of the Lord was to them filth upon filth, filth upon filth vomit upon vomit vomit upon vomit a little here little there that they might return and fall backwards an be broken and snared and taken.

14The Rotherham "Emphasized Bible Translation" uses the word "Message" in place of the word Doctrine.

15Rotherham: Isaiah 28:8-9 For all tables are full of filthy vomit, there is no place! Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom would he cause to understand the Message?

16We see also the New International Version uses the word "Message" as well instead of the word doctrine, because that is what the doctrine is, it is a Message or teaching.

17Isaiah 28:8-9 NIV All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth. 9 "Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message?

18I hope you have noticed that no matter what translation we've read, they all speak how the Message, Doctrine or report having become polluted because it says all the tables are covered in vomit.

19Now, that is a very sordid picture of the condition of the pulpits which are typed with tables. Because who wants to eat from a table covered with vomit, yet the churches are filled with such tables where the people come each week to hear a sermon, from another era gone by. We know that vomit is the food from another day regurgitated back up and spit out. And that is what God says the churches are eating from.

20And we are told in Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

21But we are not ordained to be conformed to the image of a dog, but of the very Life of Jesus Christ the son of God. And since he is the Original Seed, we know that we are to come forth after his kind or nature.

22Spoken word original seed 62-0318M P:135 Then the kind of seed you have planted in your field will be the kind of crop you will reap. If the denominations wants more members, that's what they're going to get. That's what they have gotten. The Pentecostals wants more Pentecostals; that's what they're going to get. That's right. But the Word's going to produce sons and daughters of God. Uh-huh, uh-huh. That's coming too. Watch, look at that great latter rain supposed to be done, how they would run over the wall, and leap over, and how they'd be an army coming. Just wait a minute. Uh-huh. The kind of crop you'll get is the kind of seed you put in your field.

23Spoken word original seed 62-0318M P:96 I'm a Branham because I was borned of Charlie and Ella Branham. That makes me a Branham because I'm their seed. Their two agreements with their sperm together made a seed, and that made me. When God and His Word becomes one (Hallelujah.) that's when God's Spirit waters the Seed of God, the Word of God, It produces God; and it's not the individual; it's God. For what? you are dead; you're not yourself no more. You reckon yourself dead, hollowed out, waiting for the Seed germ. Then what is it? It isn't you no more; isn't the man; it's God in the man. It's a Seed germ like the beginning spoken Word. God's Word made manifest in the man; then it isn't the man; it's the man that's died. He can't be a hybrid and a son at the same time. He's either a son of death or a son of Life. So if he's a son of death, give it over to the devil and let him kill it. Give over to God a minute and let Him kill the devil that's in you, run him out: hollows you out. Then let God plant His Own Life in you, then it's not you no more; it's God's Life, because it's God's Word, watered by the Holy Spirit will produce the same thing. You see it? I'd just love to preach on that a few minutes, but with thirty or forty pages of Scripture here... And I've only got three so far.

24Spoken Word is the original Seed 62-0318M 89 The works that Jesus did--if a man has the Seed of God in him with the Spirit of God watering that Seed, the same works that Jesus--was manifested in Jesus, Him being the original Seed of God, His death brings you back to the original Seed of God, and if the same Spirit that was within Him is in you, then the same works will be manifested. You don't believe that? All right, let's turn over to Saint John 14:12. You say, "I'm a believer, Brother Branham. I sure am a believer." All right, I'm going to see if Jesus would call you one, see if the Word of God calls you one... Verily, verily,... (absolutely, absolutely)... I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. 90 What is it? Same seed. Can't keep... How can you plant wheat here and wheat here and say, "I'm going to get cucumbers here and wheat here?" You can't do it. The only way you're going to get cucumbers is plant cucumbers. If you hybreed it, then it won't be a cucumber. It'll be a hypocrite. Is that right? It'll be a hypocrite, friends. This... You've got to say it. It isn't neither one. Isn't cucumber or what you bred it with. It's a crossbreed, and it is a bad product, and it's dead in itself, and it can't breed itself back no more. It's dead right there--back, won't go no farther. That finishes it; that's all. But if you want a cucumber, start with a cucumber. If you want a church, start with the Word of God. If you want a Life of God, start with the Word of God. Accept the Word of God in Its fullness, every measure of It. And then that's... And if that is the fullness of God in you, then the rain that's falling will produce exactly what's in your garden. See? 91 Then the works will be manifested in Him are the same, for it is the same Seed Word of God. God's Son was His example Seed. And what His Life was when the Spirit poured upon Him after His baptism and the Holy Ghost come upon Him, the very Life that He produced will--that same watering Spirit of the Holy Ghost will bring forth the same kind of a Life, doing the same thing that He did; if it's the same Seed. Son of God Seed will bring forth a Son of God Seed. Now, shame on you women with bobbed hair. Shame on you preachers denying that Truth. Say, "It's all right; hair has nothing to do with it." But God said it did. 92 See where it's at? See? That's why I believe the Word. It's a Seed. And if the rain falls upon the Seed, it'll bring forth of its kind.

25I will restore 54-0809A P:35 Jesus said, "Every Word of God is a Seed." Is that right? A sower went forth sowing seed. He said, "I, the Son of man, has sowed the Seed, and the seed's the Word of God." And every time you see this Bible say anything, it's a Seed, and it's absolutely... And we're sowed with the incorruptible Seed of God. And if a man will take any Divine promise of God in his heart and water it with faith, it'll produce just exactly what it said it would do. Amen. Don't care what it is. Just take God's promise in your heart and there...

26Now, look, I have always taught that you must become your revelation. Abel offered unto God a bleeding dying lamb, and he became a bleeding dying lamb, because that was the Seed of God in Him. As Jesus said, for this purpose have I come into the World. He knew His purpose and stepped into it, and became His revelation. And Paul said, We live by the faith, the revelation of the son of God.

27Why I am a holy roller 53-0830A P:46 If a man's borned with the Spirit of God he becomes a son of God, a nature of God; and the things of the world dies out, when you do it. That's right. Oh, how wonderful. Here a grain of wheat can't do nothing but produce wheat. Its seed, its beginning is a wheat. And we're sowed with the incorruptible Word of God. And if we're sowed with the incorruptible Word of God, and the Holy Spirit watering this seed, it can bring nothing forth but reproduce the life of Jesus Christ in every one of His believers. God help the day that when men and women will be just what they are.

28Now in getting back to Isaiah. No wonder they are called foolish virgins in Matthew 25. No wonder they missed the coming of the bride Groom, they were feeding on tables full of vomit, yesterdays message.

29And Peter told us it's dogs that return to their own vomit. 2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

30So it is no compliment for sure when God says their tables are full of vomit. food from another day, and yet it's on their table and they are serving it to their people.

31Brother Branham said from his sermon, Sirs we would see Jesus 64-0318 P:16 Now, if we looked around tonight, and we'd go back to some of these great churches, all the way down through the age and say, "This is it. This is it." if you don't watch we'll be walking in a glare instead of a light. We're looking at something that passed years past, looking back. Any man who drives the road looking through the rearview mirror will wreck up. That's right. That's right. You take, like some of our sisters trying, fifty years old, trying to look sixteen (See?), you're looking back. Look forward. Look where you're going to. Look where you're going, not what you come from. Paul said, "Forgetting those things that are in the past, I press towards the mark of the high calling in Christ." You must always look where you're going, not where you been. If you watch the rearview mirror, you will soon wreck up. That's been the trouble. That's the reason that Luther wrecked up when Wesley's light come on. That's the reason that Wesley wrecked up when the Pentecostals come on. And if we don't watch it, the Pentecostals is going to wreck up too, if you just don't keep on your toes to watch. You see, you're always looking back, referring to what somebody else did back there when we're commanded to look forward, keep going on. Their prophecy happened in their days; this happens in this day; and next happens in the next day. It's allotted out to the end-time. And there's things that's supposed to be going on now according to the Scripture, the Holy Spirit on earth poured out upon the people.

32Doors in door 65-0206 P:21 Man is forever praising God for what He did do, looking forward for what He will be, and ignoring what He's doing. That's just the nature of man. And he hasn't changed his nature, the man of the world.

33God in simplicity 63-0317M P:65 Many miss Him by the way He reveals Himself. Now, man has their own ideas of what God ought to be and what God is going to do; and as I have made the old statement many times that man still remains man. Man is always giving God praise for what He did do, and always looking forward to what He will do, and ignoring what He's doing. See, see?

34That is exactly what happens to those who turn down the Voice of the Sign. They go backwards as hard as they can back into Pentecost where they came out from. And notice what they do. They look for more signs because they didn't listen to the Voice of the Sign. Now, let's keep moving on as we read from Matthew 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

35Now the word "astonished" does not mean "to be amazed" as though you heard this wonderful thing and you were simply amazed by what was said. It actually was translated from the Greek word, "ekplesso" 1605 {ek-place'-so} which means "to be so amazed and astonished that you to strike out or try to expel it by a blow, or drive it out or away; to cast off by a blow, to drive out; to strike with panic, shock, astonish; to be struck with amazement, astonished, amazed".

36So you see this doesn't speak positively about these people as though they somehow were so amazed but rather the Gospel is telling us they rejected what Jesus said, and they did it with anger. In fact they were so angered by Jesus Doctrine that they sought to find a way to destroy him.

37Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him:

38But whose Doctrine was Jesus bringing to the people? Because if you know whose doctrine it is then you will know whose Voice it is.

39And we find out answer in John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

40So we find the Apostle John telling us in II John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, (Whosoever goes beyond the limits) and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. (Now, this is very important because if we do not have the doctrine of Christ we do not even have God, so we must ask ourselves what is the Doctrine of Christ, and John gives us our answer.) He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (Therefore if you have a doctrine of Christ and it does not have BOTH the Father and Son in it, you have not God.)

4110 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:

42That’s pretty strong words the Apostle John is saying here, but there is a good reason why he said this, because a little leaven will leaven the whole lump. And leaven is the doctrine of the Pharisees which rejected the Son of God.

43I John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledges the Son hath (or echoes) the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

44Therefore, you must have doctrine, especially the Doctrine of Christ or you don’t even have a ministry.

45And that is exactly what brother Branham said in his sermon, Revelations Chapter 5 part 2 61-0618 66 Any man that has not a doctrine has not a ministry.

46In fact without out a doctrine, He said you don’t even have a church. You might have a lodge, but according to brother Branham you can’t have a church.

47From his sermon, Palmerworm Locust Caterpillar 59-0823 19 brother Branham said, "But, yet, a church without a doctrine is just like a jellyfish; it has no backbone. So, we've got to have backbone in it."

48And again in his Questions and Answers 59-0628E 363-12 brother Branham said, "But as a church and as a peoples, a congregation, we have to have a doctrine that we stand for in order to be a church. And this doctrine that we stand for, is the best of our knowledge to the Word of God, the Truth of God."

49And the real truth of it is, is that "every church does has a doctrine or teaching that they hold to" whether they want to admit it or not. And they thought Jesus had a wrong spirit because of the way he hit at theirs.

50Now, Another thing I want to say is this, I get criticized by some for pounding away at unbelief the way I do, but if you are honest you can not read the Gospels and see Jesus Christ coming with a passive Message. He didn't. He pounded away at sin, and so did John the Baptist and for what it's worth so did all the prophets. why were they hated so by the people? Because they came teaching pleasant things?

51I'll tell you another thing. If you think God ever sent any Messenger to the people to tell them pleasant things, then you sure don't know your Bible, and I doubt very much that you've read it with your mind open to the words of God.

52Investments 62-1124B E-43 These orthodox people who were casting down Jesus, casting down the policy and saying it was no good, it could not be trusted... He was a man making Himself God; He was a Beelzebub; He was a wild man; He had no background; He was illegitimately born; He didn't go to their schools; He wasn't educated in their seminaries; He was against their doctrine; He was tearing up their churches; and His doctrine was hindering the people: that's what He was claimed to do. Called Him Beelzebub, said He deceived the people by His doctrine.

53Taking sides with Jesus 62-0601 787-213 Now, they wasn't Spirit-filled, but they were loyal and held to the modern creed of their leaders. See? All right. His ministry was showing up their doctrine.

54Godhead Explained 61-0425B 34-3 Here not long ago a man got up here at the Chatauqua and said, "Brother Branham is a prophet." I don't claim to be no prophet. See? But he said, "Brother Branham is a prophet when he is under the Spirit of discernment," but said, "Oh, his doctrine is poison; be careful with it." I thought of an educated man would say a thing like that. What does a "prophet" mean? "A Divine interpreter of the Word." The Word of the Lord came to the prophet. You see?

55But the Word of God said they would depart from “The Faith” which there is only “One Faith” and that is The Revelation of Jesus Christ which is the Doctrine of Christ.

56Taking sides with Jesus 62-0601 787- 214 But when Jesus come on, His ministry showed up their doctrine, 'cause God was proving by the ministry of Jesus Christ that He was with Him.

57Revelation Chapter One 60-1204M 28 But I want to just say this before starting. To see the beginning of the church age, and to see how the apostles, the doctrines, and things that they taught, and the principles of the Bible, and then to see that church, about the second round of apostles, how it begin to fade away: the real, true teaching. The third round, getting way away; by the fourth round it had faded out into a--a lukewarm. The church brought forth a lukewarm church.

58Flashing Red Light of His Coming 0623E 137 But today they don't want to hear a message like that. The people don't want to hear that. They want to be tickled in their ears. Exactly what the Holy Spirit told me the day I laid that cornerstone there, said to, "Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season, for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap for themselves together teachers, having itching ears, and shall be turned from the truth to fables." Said, "When the vision leaves you read II Timothy 4." Said, "Don't forget II Timothy 4." And when the vision left me, standing right there on 7th Street, a nineteen year old boy standing there, the voice of God spoke out in the room, and He said, "II Timothy 4." That's exactly what it's turned to be. 138 The time will come when they'll not endure sound doctrine. People want something... The Pentecostals want something that can pat them on the back and let them live the way they want to, and they can play the piano at forty beats per second, and jump up-and-down and dance about it, and women do the way they want to and men the same way.

59Let's just open our own Bibles for a moment to 2 Timothy 4 and read what the Holy Spirit told Br. Branham to read when he come out of the vision. Now, 2 Timothy 4 is the scripture brother Branham placed in the cornerstone of His Tabernacle when he built it, because that was His commission from God. So let's read it.

602 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; (look at his commission here, the very first command God says is to "Preach the Word". Then the second command is to) be instant in season, out of season;

61Now, you might say, what does that mean to be "instant"? The word instant means to stand for the Word and to stand by the Word, whether it's the Word that is in season or even if it's the Word that is out of season. It is still God's Word and you are to stand firm with it.

62And then he says with that Word, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

63Now, these words reprove means convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove, and the word rebuke means to censure, admonish and forbid. and finally he says, exhort with all longsuffering, and the word exhort means to invoke or beseech. In other words to plead with to come into Christ before it is too late. Because the Apostle Paul goes on to say, ...

643 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

655 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

66Let me read this from the NIV 2 Timothy 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

67Ashamed of Him 65-0711 225 As Paul told Timothy, let's be instant in season, out of season; reproving and rebuking, with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they'll not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap for themselves together teachers, having itching ears, and will be turned from the truth to fables. God, we're living in that day. You've let me live long enough to see that happen.

68Spiritual Food in Due Season 65-0718E 140 But the Lord gave me what I should do in my Message. But then He said, "Do the work of an evangelist; make full proof of your ministry, for the hour will arrive when they will not endure sound doctrine." If that hasn't come now! Every church denomination has turned me down, they wouldn't endure sound doctrine." But after their own lusts they'll bring their own teachers in, and they'll be turned into fables". And they will do great things of exploits like Jambres and Jannes that withstood Moses, but their folly will be made manifest." See, see? All right, impersonations.

69Voice of the Sign 64-0313 E-44 Now that sign of Sodom has returned in the natural. And if everything is setting just exactly positionally the way it's supposed to be in the natural, then how can you dismiss it from your mind that the spiritual isn't here at the same time? Both settings is on the scene. Yeah. Everybody agrees the natural is right. But oh, in the spiritual, they don't want to believe it, because it interferes with their doctrine.

70Then what's he saying? He's saying, look, we all see sodom in plain site in the natural. That spirit trying to run everything, and control every thing. Then if you see it in the natural, just open your blind eyes to see that same sodomite spirit in the churches trying to control everything as well. And I have always said, these churches that preach bride, bride, bride, that spirit is a sodomite spirit because if they claim to be the bride then why are they not looking for the Groom? Bride doesn't long for bride, that's a perversion. Bride longs for Groom. That should be your focus.

71Israel in Egypt 53-0325 53 but now I'm a man; I put away childish things. Now, we got to come to full Doctrine.

72And the doctrine, the true doctrine is not just to be just a mental expression, it's supposed to produce a life and the power of God in the church.

73Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

74The doctrine is supposed to produce in you righteousness which is a right wiseness.

75Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

76Look at the warning the Apostle Paul gives us concerning those who do not believe the doctrine right.

77Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

78I Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

79I Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

80I Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

81So we see the importance of Doctrine, but not only the Doctrine itself but that which the doctrine produces, namely the Life of Christ in the Believer.

82II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

83Notice, it is supposed to produce in us maturity, and thoroughly furnish us or equip us for all good works, because it is to produce the Life of Christ in us.

84 Let us pray.