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Do Not Break Up the Old Ships of Doctrine

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I saw lying between Chatham and Sheerness a number of ships that I supposed to be old hulks. I thought how stupid the government was to let them remain there and not chop them up for firewood or something else. But someone said to me, “Those ships can soon be fitted for service. They look old now, but they only need a little paint, and when the Admiralty requires them they will be commissioned and made fit for use.”

So I have heard some people say, “There are those old doctrines—what good are they?” Wait! There is not a doctrine in God’s Bible that does not have its use. Those ships that you may think are not needed will be useful by-and- by. So it is with the doctrines of the Bible. Do not say, “Break up those old doctrines; you can do without them.” No, we want them, and we must have them.

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