Love the Truth




The aim of these notes is to provide a brief summary of some basic truths of the gospel. They are intended for study and consideration in small sections at a time, and are not suitable for reading like a book, at one sitting.

In order to place the emphasis on WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, the notes have been kept brief, with minimum input from the writer. Therefore, in order for this material to be effective, it is essential to look up, and consider the references given.

It is hoped that this material will be helpful to seekers, new Christians, young people, and generally as a ready reference on salvation topics.

Peter Townsend (Author)


Seeking the Truth

Avoid the attitude and teaching of any who claim to be the sole custodians of truth. No person or group has the whole truth.

And if any man thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 1 Cor 8:2

Truth is what God reveals to us through : 

Serious effort is necessary to gain a knowledge of the truth. 1 Peter 1:13; Eph 6:14


Knowledge is our perception or understanding of truth. It is always incomplete, needs improving, correcting and increasing.


Doctrine is a brief statement of something which we affirm to be true. It may be true, untrue, or partly both. We use summaries of important topics to form the basis of our knowledge. When we are convinced that such a summary is correct, we make a brief statement of it which we call a doctrine. In practice, whether we realize it or not, we all have doctrines and they form the basis of our knowledge of the Christian faith.

Interpretation Guidelines

The following well known guidelines for interpretation are recommended. Those who apply them will find that they result in a remarkable degree of unity in understanding of the truth, independent of denominational background.