Tests of Doctrine and practice

Is it in The Bible?

Yes. Then it must obey what The Bible says or it is error and possibly heretical.

No. Then it must pass all of the following tests and be Biblical practice where it is in The Bible as a practice. It cannot be doctrine or enforceable on anyone but may be a denominational or church requirement.

The Tests used in this book when the belief or practice is not mentioned in The Bible

  1. Does the Bible teach or allow it
  2. Does it show God’s type of Love
  3. Does it give God’s Glory to another
  4. Does it promote Jesus or His Kingdom or someone else

Other sources that may help:

What does the Old Testament say about it

What do the early church documents say about it