Col. 1:28. 'Him we preach.....' I wonder if anyone finds that a little surprising? Shouldn't it be 'which we preach'? Aren't we supposed to preach the doctrines concerning our Lord and the way of salvation. Yet Paul says here that we are to preach Christ. 2 Tim. 1:12. 'For I know whom I have believed.....' Again, Paul doesn't say, 'I know what I have believed.' Nor does He say, 'I know about whom I have believed. I have studied Christian doctrine and the Bible to the point where I could answer questions on them on Mastermind, so now I'm all sorted out with God.' John 14:6. 'I am the way, the truth and the life.......' Again, it is not the doctrines concerning Christ that are the way to heaven, He is. Of course we need to know our doctrine and our Bible; we can't know a person, unless we know something about Him. But the doctrines and the learning are means to an end, and that end is Christ. 'That I may gain Christ, and be found in Him.....' (Phil. 3:8-9). The rest is rubbish (or worse), says Paul. To have all knowledge, all the arguments at your fingertips, and not to know Christ, is abysmal failure. I found this lovely quotation by a 19th Century preacher called W.S. Plumer: W.S. Plumer, Rock of our Salvation. Sprinkle Publications, 1995.