“Sound doctrine” is an important factor binding Christians in the Pastoral Epistles

Ruch Biblijny i Liturgiczny. 2017;70(3) DOI 10.21906/rbl.289


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Journal Title: Ruch Biblijny i Liturgiczny

ISSN: 0209-0872 (Print); 2391-8497 (Online)

Publisher: Polskie Towarzystwo Teologiczne

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Practical Theology | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Doctrinal Theology

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: Polish, English, Italian, Spanish; Castilian, French, German, Russian

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Bogdan Zbroja (Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie)


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Abstract | Full Text

“Sound doctrine,” present in the Pastoral Epistles, contains the most community-creating element that strengthens the communion of persons related to admonishment by the author of the inspired text directed at two Church leaders: Timothy and Titus. Both of them have the important task of caring for the “sound principles” among their subordinates, for pure doctrine that does not wander among unimportant matters, showing the most essential aims of human life and for increasing faith in Christ and His kingdom. The text of this article has been divided into three parts dealing with the adjective “sound”: διδασκαλία – the entire moral teaching; λόγος – the words, by which the authentic truth of salvation is proclaimed; and πίστις, the belief that simultaneously transmits and inspires neighbors. They are a sum total of one “sound doctrine” of the apostolic Church strengthened through God’s inspiration.