Today on Christ Enlight we examine the issue of doctrine in religious and spiritual life. Doctrine is essentially the rules and definition which explain a particular groups beliefs and seek to enforce compliance with those beliefs. In many relgious settings, agreeing the the doctrinal positions of the Church are a requirement for membership. Devation from accepted doctrine can, in many settings, lead to involuntary separation of the "offender" from felloowship in the relgious group. We have several questions:
1. Does doctrine work?
2. Does doctrine lead to agreement or more often to falsehood on the part of those wished to remain a part of the group?
3. Is doctrine the enemy of free thought and the Holy Spirit, which we are told "blows where it will?"
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