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[quote:2mk30jbb]Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;[/quote:2mk30jbb]
I do have to correct myself, it was St. Paul, who was writing to St. Timothy, (2 Timothy 4: 2-3)
Read the text above, and tell me what it says to you? If St. Paul and St. Timothy are both members of the only Church that existed at the time, what was it he was talking about? He tells us to exort with all longsuffering and doctrine. What doctrine was he speaking of? The doctrine that was delivered to the Church by Christ, and preserved by that Church. A Church which Christ had comissioned to preach the Good News to the ends of the earth. Or any new doctrine that someone decided on their own over time to develop, apart from that Church?