Concerning his goal with the gospel while in Crete, Paul told Titus:
“But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine:”Titus 2:1 (NKJV)
Sound doctrine? Did I hear that right? Did you hear that right? If Titus were a student in “seminary” today would he have to clean out his ears? You mean, according to the grace of God that Titus was called to deliver (Titus 2:11-15), all doctrine is not equal?
While the result of sound doctrine within our heart may depend upon the condition of our ears (Mark 4:10-12; 2 Timothy 4:1-4; Revelation 2:7), speaking sound doctrine has less to do with our eardrums and the volume of our words and more to do with the ingredients of the words being served to the listeners. In regards to the righteous standards of the gospel, all words are either sound (as in healthy, wholesome and beneficial) and worthy of consumption, or, for the sake of our soul’s health, they are better left on the plate (Titus 3:9-11).
Contrary to the sugarcoated words of those who disagree, sound doctrine remains a pivotal part of the calling and election of Christians today, even if people choose not to talk about the subject (Ephesians 4:4-6; 2 Peter 1:10-12; 2 John 1:9-11).