I believe certain doctrines because God says they are true; and the only authority I have for their truth is the Word of God. I receive such and such doctrines, not because I can prove them to be compatible with reason, not because my judgment accepts them, but because God says they are true.
Now, this is one of the best services we can render to God, — to submit ourselves to him in our belief of what he has revealed, and ask him to fix his truths in our hearts, and make us obey them. There are some who have an idea that doctrinal belief is nothing; but I tell you again, one of the highest services we can render to God is fully to believe in the doctrines of his Word.
So far from doctrinal error being a thing of no importance, it is a great sin, because the Word of God is plain, and he who does not, by searching, discover the truth, sins against God in the proportion in which he errs from his Word; but he who manfully proclaims the whole truth, and he who heartily receives it, equally obeys God, and performs one of the highest services that can be rendered to the Most High.
(SPURGEON: No. 2651 The Christian’s Service and Honor)[Pictures Not Mine]
I believe certain doctrines
because God says they are true;
and the only authority I have
for their truth is the Word of God.