Like sodium and chlorine mix so well to make salt, in
the chemistry of Christian living for Christians really to
be the salt of the earth, according to the Bible anyway,
Bible doctrine and sound living must exhibit a very
functional mix, at least in the sight of God and Christ.
Sound Living is Sound Doctrine
Sound Living is Sound Doctrine {Last chapter and bottom
line,after "Rescue of Sound Doctrine", of the book HIDEOUT
FOR BAD HABITS.}

There is a sign going from Alamogordo to Tularosa which
advertises a "Hideway" that you must find because like so
many other things in life today, "You deserve it"; and it
must remind me of how most churches in America today
have become hideouts for bad habits with great proficiency
at cover-ups and self-denials of the average church member.
It is appropriate that on the same billboard is a picture of
an "outlaw", classical the ones who need a good hideout and
symbolic of church members with the practices of the "Den
of Thieves" of Jesus and Jeremiah, have used their church as
a cloak to hide many follies mentioned in II Timothy 1:1-9.  
And also appropriate is the ad about a Golf Course as the
sabbath day hideout!

Even as the spirit that resides in Christians includes a spirit
which has power to overcome fear, a spirit or attitude
dominated by love, so also it includes a “sound mind”--”For
God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of love and a
sound mind”.  (II Timothy 1:7)  Such a sound spirit and
sound mind requires sound doctrine to be properly feed by
the Word of God.  Christians are reproved and corrected,
also instructed in the instructions of righteousness, as they
profit from the doctrine of ALL SCRIPTURES (II Timothy 3:
16,17), and in order to go on into mature and full “good
works” of Christian living, in Hebrews 5:11-6:3 of this need
for sound doctrine to go on to the “perfection” of Christian
living:  (1) while you have been Christians and church
members long enough to be Christian teachers of Christian
doctrines, you still need human teachers to teach you the
very “first principles” of the doctrines of “the oracles of
God”; (2) you are living on milk doctrines instead of meat
doctrines, which severly limits your knowledge and skill in
the doctrine of Christian living, alias “the word of
righteousness”, for with such limitations like a baby you are
not ready for the meat of sound doctrines; (3) however with
the use of the sound reason of your sound mind on sound
doctrine, you will have at the same time your “senses
exercised to discern both good and evil”, which is very
necessary for the kind of sound doctrine of Christian living
that avoids the 21 bad habits and bad attitudes of II
Timothy 3:1-8; (4) get beyond the very “elementary
principles” (doctrines or Bible teachings} of the doctrine “of
Christ” to move formard into the “perfection” of Christian life
and living--going beyond such fundamental and beginning of
doctrines as repentance for sin and selfishness, and from
the dead works that a life like others of the world, from the
basics of the doctrines of baptism {the most important, of
course being the one baptism of the one salvation--the
“Believe and Be Baptized” of the Bible and the “For
Believing” continuity of the “Reports To and For Believing”,
then of course water baptism as an act of obedience and to
follow the example of Christ}; (5) and so on and on on the
meat of sound doctrine that you do not even now see as
simple and fundamental because you are so far behind in
the development of your church living, very basic doctrines
like the laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and
eternal judment.  
NOTE:  You will find a wide variety of Scripture in this
chapter as it is basically a chapter on Christian living, the
doctrine and doctrines of Christian living being as far as
verses and pages the most prevalent by far of any other
subjects in the New Testament.

26-1:  Before the Rescue of Sound Doctrine Must Come
the Bible on Doctrine.

Since “doctrine” as used in the Bible, and this is always and
ever our only source for any Bible instructions and teachings
on right living, is a misunderstood and even neglected Bible
word, we must again briefly look at the 55 times the word
“doctrine” is found in the Bible, 6 times in the Old
Testament and 49 times in the New Testament.  Three
Hebrew words--leqach, musar, and muah--are translated
doctrine in the Old Testament, which respectively mean “the
receiving or what is to be received”, “chastisement or
instruction” {sort of reminds you of the church
administration gap in the ALL SCRIPTURE of II Timothy 3:
16,17 where in the churches today we are short on sound
Christian living because we have not profited enough from
“doctrine, reproof, and correction”, nor in instruction that
goes all the way to the righteousness of proper Christian
living}, also “what is heard” {how good it is that Isaiah 28:9
in the New King James Version translates “doctrine” as “the
message” after an appeal to God’s people for knowledge,
understanding, a weaning from milk with a steady diet of
the steps to sound doctrine of “line upon line” and “precept
upon precept”--you see you just can not as a Christian set
aside the “sound mind” of “sound doctrine” while you are
cultivating the Christian emotion and will, a practice that is
especially popular today among the Charismatics, and
perhaps this is one big reason for the neglect of the sound
doctrine of sound Christian living as many like they always
have done in this group only want a short and emotional
experience of Sunday morning before they go out to sin all
week}.  Three Greek words in the New Testament are
translated “doctrine”:  (1) didaskalia for “teaching or the
substance” {yes, yes, yes, we are considering the substance
of sound doctrine on the Christian life and living}; (2)
didache for “teaching and the act” {we should explore the
differences from respectively the 19 times for the substance
of the teaching versus the 29 times for the act of the
teaching--substance against act--as we would also fine tune
our Christian living according to the sound doctrines of the
Word of God; and (3) logos is a word for doctrine, surprise,
surprise, and which does literally mean WORD.

NOTE:  This last usage from which we get “doctrine” in the
KJV of the Bible is only found one time, and it is in the
Hebrews 6:1 passage that we previously observed for
teachers and maturity of doctrine on the Bible.

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary
principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection....”

(1).  Don’t you get it here that learning the elementary
principles of the very basic doctrine of Christ, surely with
God the Father the most im;portant of all truths or topics or
doctrines of the Bible, is closely akin to the way you live
your life, toward “perfection” of Christian living.
(2).  Could it be that we ignore “doctrine” because we also
ignore any real efforts toward perfection in the Christian life.
(3).  Or is it that we do not think that STUDY is part and
partial of Christian life and living.
“Study to show yourselves approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word
of God.” (II Timothy 2:15)
Or do you attempt to read this as only written to young
preachers like Timothy without realizing even if directly
originally by the Word of God to preachers, it is in order that
it might also get to you members of a Christian church.

26-2:  “The Doctrine Which Accords with Godliness” (I
Timothy 6:3).

Yes, a case in point as Timothy is urged in this passage of I
Timothy 6:1-19, in keeping with the Bible reality that all
benedictory passages of Paul’s letters are doctrines on
sound living, you can not miss two obvious introductory
facts of this passage:  (1) it is addressed to “anyone” in the
church who ignored such sound and “wholesome words” of
teaching (doctrine), anyone who will ignore the same
doctrines based on “the words of our Lord Jesus Christ”,
anyone who has a supervisor, and any among “the believers
and beloved” {are you left out, surely not}; and (2) the
whole passage, like stated previously all benedictory
passages of epistles, especially from Paul, is an appeal to
the doctrine of right Christian living.  {Please read I Timothy
6:1-19 after or before you read these high points below of
these Scripture, both before and after would be even better!}

NOTE:  By the way you did notice the exact wording of I
Timothy 6:3 as “the doctrine which accords with godliness” ,
and surely you see “godliness” as a doctrine of the best and
most sound of Christian living, especially as Your God has
told you “To be holy, even as I am holy”  (I Peter 1:16).  
And if you need more to face up to sound doctrine on sound
Christian living, even on doctrine in the Bible as related to
Christian life and living, then do not overlook in 6:1 “the
name of God and His doctrine” {yes, God has a doctrine and
He has given the Bible to humanity as a source of that
doctrine}, the “godliness with contentment” of 6:6, the
“pursue righteousness” of 6:11 for all “men of God”, the
good fight of faith toward eternal life for which you are
called of 6:12, and the “urge” in the sight of God that you as
a Christian “keep this commandment without spot”, without
unspotted doctrine on any commandments how you can so
keep this urge from the Word of God.

1.  Count your supervisors {masters in those days for
bondservants, but managers and supervisors today},
especially if they are believers, worthy of honor; why, in
order that “the name of God and His doctrine may not be
blasphemed.”  (6:1)

NOTE:  There are many ways the name of God is
blasphemed by God today, all contrary to the sound doctrine
for sound living of the Bible:  (1) the taking of God’s name
in vain today that is such a prevalent bad habit among
church members; (2) the bondage and problems, even curse,
that God’s people fall into which disgraces the name of God
because they are not better cared for the people of other
gods, problems caused when God’s people do not show the
righteousness of Christian living and do exercises therefore,
they can not with all this unrighteousness, “effectual and
fervent prayer”; (3) disgraces of the kind of weekly living,
other than Sunday morning, that disgraces the name of
Christ; and (4) this one of 6:1 where your work life and the
relationship with your managers blasphemes God Himself
and His doctrine as it just is not good enough, and if you do
not see that as an aspect of Christian living then you are
missing much of the meat of the Bible.

2.  Timothy, like any young or old preacher, is to “Teach and
exhort these things”; and church members are to listen to
them as part of the “doctrine, reproof, correction, and
instruction in righteousness” of ALL SCRIPTURE (II Timothy
3:16,17 and I Timothy 6:2)

3.  Such a Christian or church member who violates this
disgrace to God and the doctrine of God is “proud”.  Yes,
one of the seven deadly and abominable sins to God, and
one of the 21 bad habits and attitudes of church members
forbidden in II Timothy 3:1-9.  You know, right there at the
beginning, “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boasters, PROUD, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy...” (II Timothy 3:2)  Even as in I
Timothy 6:4 out of the “he is proud” of this verse comes
also the “knowing nothing”, the “obsession with disputes
and arguments”, and a long list of bad results and bad
habits such as envy, strife, reviling, evil supicions, useless
wranglings, men of corrupt minds , and destitute of the
truth, also get mixed up in the church with what is
godliness, thinking it is something that can be used for
personal status and gain {same as the “have a form of
godliness but deny the power thereof” of II Timothy 3:18, or
religious form with inward divinity and power}, so you can
correlate these one by one also with the bad habits and
attitudes of II Timothy 3:1-9.
(1).  The “knowing nothing” is the equivalent of the bad
church attitude and habit of the “always learning and never
able to come to the knowledge of the truth” of II Timothy 3:
7.
(2).  The “obsession with disputes and arguments” is the
same as the bad habits and attitudes of “boasters”,
“unloving”, “unforgiving”, “slanderers”, “without self-control”,
“brutal”, “despisers of good”, “headstrong”, and “haughty”
{you know the type of church member the Bible is discribing
in both cases, and is one that as a tare instead of wheat
they can hardly help since all they have is a “form” or ritual
of godliness} of II Timothy 3:1-4.
4.  While we see Jannes and Jambres, with the men who go
into homes to teach but who lead silly women astray on
learning without learning that are already laden with many
sins, as examples in II Timothy 3:6-8 with a “form of
godliness” only, as men who resist the truth of the Word of
God, as men of “corrupt minds” {a duplicate phrase from I
Timothy 6:5}, and as men disapproved concerning the faith,
you see the similar wording and admonitions against such
unsound Christian living in the words of I Timothy 6:5--”
useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of
the turth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.”

5.  Get out of that church, or at least away from that
company of bad habits and attitude in the church is the
wording of both I Timothy 6:5--and “at the mouth of two or
three witnesses every word is established”--and of II
Timothy 3:5.
(1).  The Withdraw Yourself from Such Churches of I Timothy
6:5.
“From such withdraw yourself”.  (I Timothy 6:5)
(2).  The Turn Away from Such People of II Timothy 3:5.

“And from such people turn away.”  (II Timothy 3:5)

NOTE:  Perhaps in this latter case of II Timothy 3:5, the
church members from which you are to turn away or turn
your back, or even in the stronger language of III John do to
even bid them godspeed, you may not have to leave your
local church if it is large enough that they are not the
majority; however the context of I Timothy 6:5 leaves the
impression that this church, large or small, is such that you
must withdraw yourself and your membership.

26-3:  How Can Many Deny the Proper Usage of
“Doctrine” in the Bible?

How can anyone deny this proper usage of sound doctrine as
the sound teachings of the Bible?  How can anyone deny a
doctrine or doctrines of Christian living as taught in the
Bible, and therefore also deny a SOUND DOCTRINE of
SOUND CHRISTIAN LIVING.  It is hard to know whethere to
defend the proper concept of doctrine in the Bible more, or
the “Sound Doctrine of  Sound Christian Living” more!  Just a
couple of Sundays ago in setting forth in a Sunday morning
message about the Second Coming, it was shocking to hear
such a conservative as Dr. Jeremiah express about the Bible
teachings on the Second Coming that “this is not doctrine”.  
It is very difficult to know exactly what he meant unless it
was a surrender to the mass and worldly concept that
doctrine is theoritical, or dogma, or divisive in nature;
however something which anyone who knows these 55  
teachings and usages in the Bible should never, ever do!  
{It is really amazing when you consider that this pastor also
superimposes a wild concept of Rapture over the clear
teachings of Scripture about the Second Coming, does
isogesis instead of exegesis on the 10 toes of Daniel, and
contrary to the little child of his congregation that would
lead them all on “why an eminence of the Second Coming
and so many signs that put it off”.  Please read the last
chapter of DEN OF THIEVES”, entitled “Sound Doctrines on
the Second Coming” and perhaps the one before it on “Leaky
Barriers to Strong Delusion”, from the website www.
biblecombibleman.com .}

1.  No doubt these efforts among active church members
and leaders to ignore not only Christian living as a doctrine,
but also to ignore the frequent New Testament teachings on
“doctrine” as teachings such as those of Jesus and the
Apostles, the very Word of God by way of thinkiing that
doctrine is something bad and divisive, is part of the dual
trend in American churches and country today of:  (1) A
preference for the “toleration” of the American Democratic
Faith over the “conviction” of the Christian Faith of the
Bible; and (2) part of both the “intolerance toward sound
doctrine” of II Timothy 4:3,4 and of the Falling Away and
“the strong delusion” of the Falling Away and of II
Thessalonians after Satan is released.  {See again please
“Leaky Barriers to Strong Delusion”, chapter 29 of DEN OF
THIEVES, at www.biblecombibleman.
com/LeakyBarriersToStrongDelusions/ .}

26-4:  Back to the 55 Times “Doctrine” is Taught in the
Bible.

26-5:  Benedictory Messages of Epistles on the Doctrine
of Christian Living.

26-6:  Why not Wrap Up with “Sound” Words, Doctrine,
and Living in the Bible!

26-7:  Not to Forget Ephesians 4-6 as a Doctrinal
Summary on Christian Living.