“I can’t find a church with good doctrine.”
–People who have weird doctrine
I’ve heard many complaints that people can’t find a church with good doctrine. They always say this with a wink-wink, nod-nod expression, a wry smile and a nod of the head, as if everyone knows bad doctrine is the only thing that exists in churches today.
I’m fully aware of the bad doctrine that is in the church. You don’t have to use much energy to convince me of the doctrinal wasteland that is the American Church.
At the same time, let me also say this: Every single person who has said this to me has doctrine I would not consider to be good.
For instance, I happen to be a pastor of a church with good doctrine! How come you aren’t coming to my church?!
The idea that people are searching churches for “good doctrine” is laughable to me. Exactly what do people mean by “good doctrine?”
As far as I can tell, “good doctrine” means, everything I already believe.