Doctrine

A doctrine normally refers to a collection of ideas with a common characteristic, or from a common source (for example, the biblical doctrine of love refers to the various parts of the Bible which talk about love).

As in the example above, a biblical doctrine would be a true doctrine.

A false doctrine would be a collection of ideas which is untrue and/or contradictory to a biblical doctrine.

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Jew (Jewish)

Religiously speaking, a Jew is a person who accepts the Old Testament as scripture but denies that Jesus Christ was the Messiah.

Ethnically speaking, a Jew is a person who traces their family history back to the Jewish people and events of the Old Testament.

As an adjective, Jewish refers to something which is unique to the religion, customs, or culture of the Jews.

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