In the book of 1 Timothy, Paul is writing, under the Holy Spirit's inspiration, to Timothy concerning life in the ministry as a Pastor.
8 times doctrine comes up in the book of 1 Timothy, because as a Pastor, doctrine matters.
All Christians, but especially pastors, should take heed to the following Bible truths:
We need to watch out for things contrary to sound doctrine. 1 Timothy 1:10
The reality is, some will depart from the faith because they will give heed to the doctrine of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1
A good minister teaches good doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:6
You can serve as an example by giving attendance to doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:13
We are told to meditate, give ourselves wholly, and to take heed unto doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:16
You must labour in the word and doctrine. 1 Timothy 5:17
God's doctrine is not to be blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6:1
God's doctrine is always according to godliness. 1 Timothy 6:3
If you're wondering what makes a good church, the answer if found in the book of 1 Timothy. A good church is a church where BIBLE DOCTRINE matters!