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Number One Heresy Today

What do you consider the number one heresy today in the Body of Christ and why?

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I believe the number one heresy at the moment is the belief that we are all gradually evolving into God. Humans are not evolving, but devolving into devils. There are Christians who recognize the work of the devil. That is why (it seems) Christianity has to be got rid of, the Bible has to be 'disproved' by pseudo science. Anyone who opposes the evil plans is a problem to the planners. That is why they don't care about losing 90 per cent of the human population, so long as Christians are all included in the number. In fact the fewer who survive, the better, they say.
---frances008 on 10/1/08

The number one heresy today is people who claim to be Christians, but are not. You can stand in a garage and it would not make you a car. In the same way people can say they are Christians because they believe in God, but are NOT. The devil believes in God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Heaven, Hell, sin, the cross, the blood, etc. - the devil is NOT a Christian. So many people wear the badge of a Christian, but their hearts are FAR from God. The Bible needs to be the standard by which we measure this by. If your life does not line up with the Bible, and you do not go by the Bible for your beliefs, then you are NOT a Christian.
---Leslie on 9/30/08

Christians can't identify heresy until the can agree on orthodoxy.
---Kim2u on 9/29/08

The Holy Spirit convicts and reveals all truth, but it is by our own will that we will obey truth.

Much study of religious materials can weary the believer. Holy Spirit gives us refreshing and God's Word restores.

Last night, John 3:16 was in my heart, while I was sleeping and when I awoke.

I kept thinking about 3:16 PM in the afternoon, the day Jesus was crucified.
John 3:16, the first scripture we learn as a child.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

John 3:16 is very relevant.

With this scripture, we can see that eternal security, OSAS, and oft quoted and misinterpreted scripture - many are called but few are chosen doctrine - are not supported by this very important scripture.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

The strange thing, when faced with death, all of these false doctrines they follow go out the window.

When it's their loved one dying, lying on their deathbed, they want to have that blessed assurance of their loved one being saved.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

Religious dogma, traditions of men, false practices and false gospels mean little when death is staring you in the face.

That's when we get down to the nitty gritty of a person, what really makes them tick.

They can believe in the new age, reincarnation, seeker friendly mumbo jumbo, paganism, or witchcraft - but when you are dying, the true essence of a person rises to the surface.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

All catchphrases, glitchy, clique-y, garbola means nothing when you're facing death.

The most hardened criminal, crafty witch, atheist, wealthy mogul, compulsive liar, con artist, nun, priest, pastor, preacher, and missionary must face it.
They do not call out the name of the high freemason, JSmith, Ellen, Hubbard, Beezlebub, or any other entity....

No, they call out to God. Those that were introduced to Jesus as a child, call out to Jesus Christ when they are dying.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

Everyone wants to go to heaven when they are dying. No one wants to go to hell.

Inside all of us, God has placed eternity.
In our spirit, which God gave to us, is the understanding of what eternity means.

If you understanding eternity, you know God exists.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

God's Word tells us, He placed eternity inside of us. It is our eternal witness that God exists.

Annihilation is a lie of of the devil. God is eternal.
Our life is eternal and our eternity will be spent in heaven or hell.

No one wants to go to hell when they're dying. If you are one that believe you must see before you believe, then go ahead and wait.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

You will see on your death bed, that all theology, comparative religious studies, everything you deemed important will all fade away.

The only Person you will care about seeing is Jesus Christ at the moment of your death. He is God.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

I wouldn't wait if I were you, to believe that whosoever shall Call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.

No need to wait until you are dying and unable to speak.

Might as well face it, eternity is in every one of us. God promised it would be, as a witness that He exists.

Hell exists and so does heaven. When you're dying, you will not want to go to hell.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

It's hard to nail it down to one as there are new heresies every day.

False prophets, false churches and false gospels. We will soon see false miracles and false signs.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

We could spend years debating false gospels but the Holy Spirit is telling me to prepare and plan for what is coming.

I suggest you read the quizes and articles as this site has researched old false doctrines and new ones that are being developed. Eternal Security, Investigative Judgment, OSAS, Once Chosen Always Frozen, and many others that people refuse to let go of. Debate seldom deters anyone from their religious beliefs.
---Cindy on 3/22/08

That the 10 laws of God is not required, that we dont have to go by it..The ten laws of God which is a transcript of His Holy character we need to conform..The US of A is ridding it from their court houses, schools, etc..its a wonder, so many strange things are happening in that country..Lord have mercy
---jana on 8/8/07

Mark- if you read Genesis ch. 1 you will see it says how & not why, the world was created ,the opposite to what you have said.

What stops you taking Genesis at face value as Jesus & the apostles did?

If the evolutionary-long ages view is true then death was in the world before sin however Scripture says death is the result of sin.

Man's evolutionary view & Gods creation truth are incompatible.
---Warwick on 7/29/07

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MikeMocker: Davis young is so old hat. He used to be a day-age theorist and abandoned that for the even worse nonsense of the framework hypothesis. But one thing he admits clearly is that the early church was universally YEC.
---Ktisophilos on 7/29/07

Mark: you are clueless about both science and theology. Science DOES deal with why: "Why do things fall to earth at 9.8 m/s2? Because of the inverse square law of gravity."

And indeed, true science doesn't place death before sin, but evolutionary uniformitarianism does. That's because fossils, including undoubted humans, are "dated" well before the biblical Adam could have existed.
---Ktisophilos on 7/29/07

Mark: How utterly boring, brining up those tired old canards.

1. All you need for day/night is a rotating earth and light from a certain direction. Both were created on Day 1.
---Ktisophilos on 7/29/07

2. 1 Peter 3:8 cf Psalm 90:4 "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night." So is a watch in the night also a thousand years long? No, these passages show that God is outside time. This depends on the long and time units being literal so there is a contrast.

I.e. for the Creator of Time, no difference, but WE are bound by them. Similarly, the 6 days of creation and 1 day of rest is model for working week.
---Ktisophilos on 7/29/07

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Mark Genesis 1:3 says God created light. All that's needed for a day is a rotating earth & a light source. God didn't create the sun until day 4 maybe to show it was just a light source not something to be worshiped.

2 Peter 3:8 is regarding the claim the Lord was slow in returning- doesn't say a day is a thousand years or a thousand years is a day, but that God isn't part of human time, being eternal. God created in 6,resting the 7th-the pattern for our ordinary 7-day week.
---Warwick on 7/29/07

Here lately I've been hearing/reading, If you sin, there is no need to confess or repent of that/those sin(s), you'll still go to heaven.
---Rebecca_D on 7/28/07

Warwick: just what, exactly, is "an ordinary day"? Genesis 1 says "And the evening and the morning were the first day". But how can this be literal, since the sun couldn't even EXIST until after the second day? Some other form of measurement must have been used.

God uses different scales of measurement than we do. 2 Peter 3:8 states: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."
---Mark on 7/28/07

Ktisophilos: The Bible is a detailed account of the earth's spiritual history. It touches on the earth's natural history only incidentally, as required.

It does not get generally get into technical details about HOW things happen, just WHY. Science has the opposite focus - it is concerned with HOW, and only incidentally about WHY. The two are not incompatible or contradictory.

You also mention that Science places death before sin. How so, since Science does not deal with sin at all?
---Mark on 7/28/07

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I think the worst heresy today is "name it and claim it".

This leads people to treat prayer like magic - for both good and evil. Some use "Charismatic witchcraft", claiming someone as their husband, praying for someone to die so they can get their way, etc. (The death of Ananias and Sapphira was similar, but that was at the Holy Spirit's direction, not a personal whim.)

And when prayers AREN'T answered, it leads people to doubt their salvation, or the power of God.
---Mark on 7/28/07

I am reading a book by Dr. Davis A Young, a scientist with outstanding academic credentials and an orthodox evangelical. He offers solid evidence that the earth is extremely old, and created by God. Dr. Young illistraites how fundamentalist have misrepresented the evidence an attempt to argue that the earth is only a few thousand years old. He points out that fundamentalist 'damage the cause of Christ' by making Christians look silly in promoting their 10,000 Creationism.
---MikeM on 7/28/07

Yesterday while witnessing at a town Plaza I encountered a young man about 15 to 16 years of age who enunciated a terrible heresy of today. He told me I cannot be saved, because I cannot live good enough. Later after I talked to him he did pray with me, as did four others , but he still doubts his salvation.. Heretic Teachings are great hindrance to people being saved.
---Mima on 7/28/07

MikeM has explicitly denied biblical authority in other threads, so his claims of compatibility of evolution and Christianity are hollow.

Evolution undermines the authority of Scripture, because it entails that uniformitarian "science" rather than Scripture is a true record of earth history. And it places death, "the last enemy" (1 Cor. 15:26) before sin, so undermines the Gospel taught in that book that relates death to the sin of the first man.
---Ktisophilos on 7/27/07

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I agree with Andrea. Those churches teaching evolution as fact are standing in direct opposition to the Word of Christ our Creator. He says he spoke it into existence over 6 ordinary days. The way He doubly defines 'day' means they must be taken as ordinary days.

Why would our God write such specific details if He didn't actually do it this way, if He really used evolutionary processes over vast periods of time. Isn't that lying? Aren't these churches saying He is lying?
---Warwick on 7/27/07

MikeM says natural selection will cause one kind of creature eg reptile to evolve into a totally different kind eg bird. Natural selection is a process (discovered by a creationist) -the opposite of microbe- to-man evolution. For a reptile to evolve into a bird requires massive amounts of totally new unique genetic information to arise. Natural selection is about creatures adapting to changes in environment & is a process which loses genetic information. Its the opposite of evolution.
---Warwick on 7/27/07

Like MikeM I see no conflict between natural selection & Scripture as God created His creatures well able to adapt to change in environment. This isnt evolution & Mike is once again trying to deceive.

I oppose the idea of microbe-to-man evolution on solid scientific grounds & I have a good understanding of Scripture , having studied it for decades. MikeM conversely gives little evidence of scientific or Biblical understanding.

Beware of wolves in the fold.
---Warwick on 7/27/07

mima.......i agree. You also here alot of this..Ive been good so i should go to Heaven.
---JIM on 7/27/07

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Doctrines that trample Christ's Blood of the New Testament underfoot,"take eat, this is my body" then Christ said,"this is my blood...shed for many for the remission of sins"(Matthew 26:26-28). Many openly reject the precious blood of the New Testament. Blogs about the Blood, expose them,useless debates/aggression, driven by the enemy, leading many down a Bloodless/powerless apostate road to hell. I'm not ashamed of the Blood of Christ! (Rev.19:13).
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/27/07

The number one heresy that I have encountered is works! works! works! works! works! works!
---Mima on 7/27/07

Christians saying that God chooses to save some people and destroy others and that salvation is not available to everyone.
This is a fundamental contradiction of the entire gospel and Christianity in its entirety!
I also agree with Andrea.
---OK on 7/26/07

Andrea, I am a biologist. I see no conflict between evolution through natural selection and scripture, its a false dichotomy. Those who oppose evolution d so on a visceral level, only. I note those who oppose evolution are very ignorant of what evolution even is, and know little about the Bible.
---MikeM on 7/26/07

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Churches accepting evolution as true. It denies the truth of the Bible. If Genesis is a lie so would the gospels.
---Andrea on 7/26/07

The reason that the false doctrine of "no Hell" is so dangerous is that it will lead many people into thinking they do not have to be saved. Many people hearing it will become content in their sin, and when approached with the true Gospel will reject it because of complacency.
---Helen_5378 on 7/25/07

One of the worst and most dangerous heresies I have come across is the lie that there is no Hell. Hell awaits all those who are not in Christ.
---Helen_5378 on 7/25/07

Blasphemy against the working power of the Holy Spirit
---Virtue on 7/24/07

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Everything spoken that tampers with a person finding salvation in Christ.

For example: A church doctrine that teaches that you can loose your salvation.

>>Or a Church doctrine that hinders a person from trusting that Christ is our faithfull redeemer and Savior.

Many people doubt their Salvation in Christ because of these hersies in the Church and still live in their sins.

They don't realize how powerful our faith is.
---Marcia on 7/24/07

lee. now not there. When one is walking in the spirit, they do not disparage others who do. You and John T remind me of the scripture "amusing and excusing one another". As for the book of Romans, I suggest both of you go back and start at the beginning and read to the end. The Body of Christ lifts Up Christ, it doesn't tear it down.
---larry on 7/24/07

.billy the SDA religion is proven to be leavened, rather than filled the Spirit of the New Covenant of Christ.
---Eloy on 11/20/06

john T,, I have not the haughtiness but am very proud to say that the SDA church is the only true church. are you ashamed to say yours is otherwise? Are yo ashamed to say it? It would seem to be, as you never uttered anything ... who else has the nerve to say otherwise. Shout it on the roof tops..I have.
---billy on 11/20/06

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number one heresy???? Once saved, always saved. yeah kick another one
---billy on 11/20/06

one heresy today, the only heresy is a misunderstanding of the Trinity. this is the only heresy that matters. the rest of the misinterperetations probably are dirrectly related to this one misunderstaning.
---Jared on 11/20/06

Thanks Lee, and you should reread your own definition of works, as quoted: "Works are only the resultant of what is created in ones life after regeneration." Again Lee their remains a result of faith by your definition. What is wrong with YOUR definition. I find it acceptable and corect.
Why double talk something about questions when it is your definition of works. Again, I find it acceptable. What's the problem?
---jhonny on 8/27/06

The biggest heresies I see are three:
1) attack the Atonement, saying that Jesus did not do enough on Calvary, therefore we have to help ourselves into heaven by doing works of merit;
2) attack the ability of God to keep saved unconditionally those whom he saved by unmerited grace in the first place and
3) someone having the haughtiness to say that theirs is the only perfect church; every one in the other churches goes to hell.
---John_T on 8/27/06

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Lee,(4.)....Dismiss being Obedient to Him, Dismiss us Being Responsible for our Actions before the Lord, it Just won't work!, that Is Not God's True Grace. Since When Did God let people just do any old thing they want, and didn't require that they Turn from their Wicked Ways, Sin! God Hates sin!
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

Lee, (3.)What is the Finished Work of Christ? What did Jesus mean when He exclaimed it is Finished? The Plan Of Redemption Is Finished, The Narrow Path That I Created For The Redeemed To W-A-L-K(and people can't walk this Path unless they are Truly In Christ Jesus) Is Finished. But that does not give us an excuse to Dismiss God's Holy Commandments,
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

Lee, (2.)You and the Other Once Saved Always Saved people always talk about Faith, and the Finished Work of Christ, but you do not understand the Full meaning of this. True Faith from God is undefiled without sin and disobedience, it's impossible to mix the two, Faith and Disobedience!
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

Lee, (1.)No One is disagreeing with the point that we must Have True Faith, God's Faith, but Lee what faith are you talking about? A Faith with No Evidence? A person must have Fruits(Evidence) Lee, that Christ is in their life, that He is working in their life. Lee what you are talking doesn't add up , because it isn't from God.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/27/06

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jhonney - I think that your answer to your questions regarding works is found in the doctrine of justification by faith. I recommend that you study that doctrine so that you will have an understanding of works and faith and their relationship.
---lee on 8/27/06

So Lee, you say belief that works are essential is the #1 heresy, which is a strong condemnation keeping one out of the kingdom of heaven.
Then you provide an excellent definition for what works are. As you put it; "Works are only the resultant of what is created in ones life after regeneration." And that is correct, there needs to be a manisfestation of your belief/faith. Like, what's the problem with that.
---jhonny on 8/25/06

What I note, again and again, is that bloggers here absolutly NOT deal with the subject itself, but attack the person(ad hominum) change the subject(non-sequitor) or bail. Luther once guaged the hate of so many against him as that what he was saying must have validity to it. "The more they run and are angered in Rome, the more I know I am on to the truth."-Luther
---MikeM on 8/24/06

Thank you Kathr and lee for your answers. It shows that we understand our position with Christ. What I have noticed from many answers against this faith is that when someone is oppose, they always mentioned what men has to do and what men can have but never mention what Christ is doing in their lives or what the Holy Spirit is doing to change them. God is left out of it all. What a shame, great words but lacking God.
---Lupe2618 on 8/23/06

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Amen Lee, if there was anything I could add to what you said it would be that the belief by faith has to come from the heart. Many believe it with their brain, but not hearts.
Sally, feel free to give your views, but please dont be offended if others give dissenting responses. It is out of love that we counter the Mormon beliefs because we dont want to see anyone miss the mark. That would have to be the worst, to feel secure in salvation only to find out you missed the mark in the end.
---tofurabby on 8/23/06

The #1 heresy today in the body of Christ is the belief that works are essential to salvation as it denies what Christ has done for us on the Cross for those who believe. Salvation is a gift to those who believe by faith alone in Christ alone. Works are only the resultant of what is created in ones life after regeneration.
---lee on 8/23/06

Only a certian few are chosen to be with Christ at the end. Is there any doubt?
---sally on 8/22/06

I am interested in everything you are saying, I am a Morman, is it alright for me to give my views to all. thank you
---sally on 8/22/06

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agree, God'll never forsake us or leave us-BUT you dont lose your free will when saved. you can choose to sin. cant live like devil and expect to spend eternity with the Lord. Whatever happened to 'Holiness or Hell"? if you backslide and live like the world, it is YOUR choice to walk from God-and He'll let you
---r.w. on 8/22/06

Agree with Kathr that everyone sins but those that belong to the Lord are more likely more conscious of how they fail as the Holy Spirit indwells the Christian.
1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
---lee on 8/21/06

Mrs. M. I do understand what you feel are those who say they are saved, and have no conviction of sin. These are really impostors. They simply are not the Lords. Read Heb 12. He "chastens" those who are His, and those He doesn't He says are illegitimate. It's that simple. Please believe God's word. That's what true faith is . Believing what GOD SAID is true. Only Born Again Christians take God's Word for what it is. TRUTH. He said "I will never leave you or forsake You".
---Kathr4453 on 8/21/06

Mrs. M. True Born Again Christians march to the tune of a different drum, and that drum, no one can hear but His own . That is why it is so hard for unsaved people to understand true Grace. It doesn't let you get away with anything. How I wish you could know the beat of that drum. You can only hear it though on this side of the Cross. If you can't, then you're on the wrong side.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

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Mrs. M. I know of a well known teacher who teaches that "God will put you on the shelf" if you don't do this or that, or if you have sin in your life. Funny thing though, those who belong to Him, that is a lie from Hell. God never puts us on the shelf. If God Didn't discipline, then we would be altogether hopeless. Because He does discipline, that means He is "always" working in our life. We who are His love His discipline.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

4. Your explanation was perfectly done. When we realize there is nothing good in us, we begin to understand that only through the mercy and love of Christ that we get what we never deserved. Grace. I didn't and still have nothing good in to offer God for all my righeousness are as filthy rages. All my doings got me nothing but trouble. That is why my answers always began with God. If I start from God, I will get it correct. If I start from me, I am lost. For all the glory and honor belongs to the Lord.
---Lupe2618 on 8/21/06

Mike & Ben,
I see two worlds we live in:
1. Babylon (all earthly unregenerate creatures)
2. God's New Creation, Those "In Christ". who's home is Heaven, even as we speak.
That's How I intrepret revelations. I find it simply simply simple.
All other arguments/debates are just deciding what knat or camel goes down easier.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

MikeM. The jury may be out for some, but for some of us, that jury has come in. When it comes to Revelations, no one has an inside track on the exact truths. The Lord reveals to His own, many little glimpses of truths that may not stack up to the most popular authors of our day. Truth comes in layers. It depends on how deep someone wants to dig. It's important to dig for ourselves as well. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
---Rev._Ben on 8/21/06

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3. to their account (Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:4,5; 2 Cor.5:21; Plil. 3:4-9). and it was only on that basis that this tax collector (or anyone else) could be saved. While the Pharisee declared all he had done, the tax collector could not even raise his eyes towards God because he knew he was not worthy of anything, as the tax collector beat his chest with a repented heart, and saying, "God, be merciful to me a sinner" He knew where he stood and what he didn't deserve.
---Lupe2618 on 8/21/06

2. may be declared righteous before God instantaneously through an act of repentant faith. The parable is addressed to Pharisees who trusted their own righteousness (v. 10,11). Such confidence in one's inherent righteousness is a damning hope (Romans 10:3; Phil. 3:9), because human righteousness-even the righteousness of the most fastidious Pharisee-falls short of the divine standard (Matt. 5:48). Scripture consistently teaches that sinners are justified when God's perfect righteousness is imputed
---Lupe2618 on 8/21/06

Kathr, what you stated is very true indeed. We are not there yet and we do struggle in life, and when we do fail, the convictions brought on by the Holy Spirit brings us to the cross. When we are saved, it is only the beginning of our journey. What brought me to light concerning my position with Christ is the parable in Luke 18:9. This parable is rich with truth about the doctrine of justification by fiath. It illustrates perfectly how a sinner who is utterly devoid of personal righteousness
---Lupe2618 on 8/21/06

Mrs.M. Your issue is Sin. You need to share the Love of the Gospel, the one that's called "The Good News"!
You can't preach Sin without preaching a Savior. You don't believe in a Savior that saves to the fullest. Your gospel gives no hope. It only keeps one focused on self. Our hearts and minds are to be focused on Jesus. He takes care of the rest. I don't want to be harsh, but I really don't believe you understand the Gospel. You understand sin. So did God, that's why He sent His Son.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

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MRS M.Then he took me to Colossians and showed me my sins were taken out of the way, nailed to a cross.
Then He said, "Follow me...I have so much more to show you". I know you love me, and when you fall, I will pick you up, and carry you if I have to, but we're going places.
Instead, tell us your experiences you've had with the Lord. Let's hear a praise report that doesn't have to do with focusing on ourselves, by rather what The Lord has done for you/us.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

Mrs. M. When I first became a Christian, The devil use to harass me all the time:
" Just look what you did"
" God is going to get you for that"
" Jesus won't love you anymore if you don't stop doing that"
God will strike you dead,
God will take your children if, if if...

The list goes on. I guess it was the voices of all those years in the past, when I would get saved over and over.
When I gave my life completely to the Lord, He said... I LOVE YOU
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06

Rev Ben; Yes Calvininism and other forms of protestantism had utopian goals. The jury is out on Calvinism's impact on society. In America they were very industrious, firmly establishing the colonies. The internal hyprocrosy was also a problem as it is in all 'utopian' communities. The other extreme is in 'some'protestant groups, pure 'escapism.' Thats is a form of Gnosticism, where everyone is their own church, a bubble. The 7 hills are usually seen as a reference to Rome, or to some RCC specifically.
---MikeM on 8/21/06

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