Jesus claimed that He was the embodiment of truth. He believed and taught that all of Scripture pointed to Him (John 5:39). Sound theology matters because knowing Jesus matters, and we can only know Jesus truly by having sound theology. Doctrine is not a matter of secondary importance but rather it is the center of our faith. This doesn’t mean that we have everything figured out. It does mean we have a desire to grow in our understanding of central Christian beliefs. Before He went to the cross, Jesus prayed that His church would be unified in the truth.