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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Justified, Sep 5, 2003.
What's the difference and why?
Some Scriptural examples would be nice.
Since no one has replied, I will take a stab at it, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than myself would have a better answer.
1) A system of doctrines proclaimed true by a religious sect.
2) A principle, belief, or idea, esp. one considered to be absolute truth.
1) Something taught as a body of principles.
2) A dogma.
It doesn't sound to me like there is any difference.
The Church of Rome uses the word "dogma" for the Baptist (and others) word "doctrine".
umm you say tomatoe i say tomato
intresting isn't it? It's still a Vegatable, hasn't changed a bit. Same way with Dogma or Doctrine. you can argue over the detials, but at the heart it seems to be the same thing. But, then again nothing is as it seems is it?
"a dogma rests on authroity, such as decision of a church council"
"doctrine primarily signifies a principle that is taught"
Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary
When one speaks of doctrine they are normally talking about something that the Bible teaches and henc eto be believed because of the authority of Scripture.
Dogma is a doctrine but usually defined by the Council even if the Bible speaks differently and belief is to occur because of the authority of the Council.
Infant baptism is a false teaching/doctrine that is a dogma because the Councils have declared it to be so though there is no biblical teaching. It is a believe it because we say so proposition.
Believer's baptism is a true doctrine because the Bible clearly states it and thus it is to be believed because of the authority of the Bible even though the Council says otherwise.
False teaching is usually tied to the word dogma because as the dictionary states the teaching is tied to a man's authority. However, the Bible does teach us to follow sound doctrine/teaching.
1. Theology. A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a church.
2. An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true.
1. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
3. A statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy.
The descriptions appear very similar...but I believe that dogma has a negative connontation, where as doctrine does not. Doctrine is often taken straight from scripture, and in fact can be scripture itself. Where as Dogma...is heavily reliant on the authority of interpretation.
Dogma is a church dress code.
Where as Doctrine is the scripture that the dogma has been created to enforce. : 1 Timothy, chapter 2:9 "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array" could be the doctrine for the dogma of a church dress code.
Is that clear...or where you looking for something else?
Very good, WS!
It is more a matter of connotation rather than denotation but I believe you have it just right.
Dogmas are pets for ex-hippies who live in a Coma, drive a Karma, wear a Mahatma, are scared of Trauma and who love their Mama.
I just wanted to clear that up.
does that mean that "Doc"trine is what southern people say when the physician is in office?
(boo hiss lame)
"Doctrine" is a sample you leave at the office...