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What do you consider the biggest false doctrine in Christianity today?

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Jesus is the only begotten of the Father, He Came out from the Father and returned to the Father. All others of creation are created beings, Jesus is Gods Son. The Father he is Spirit , His word is his seed and it is incorruptable. In the beginning Gods seed his word was with him
Just like the seed of man is with him. Mans seed is man and Gods seed is God, Mans seed begets man and Gods seed begets God. The word the incorruptible seed was made flesh. And what the seed of God conceived was Jesus his Son. It is Anti Christ to Make Jesus to be anything other than Gods Son and make the Father to be anything other than the Father.
---exzucuh on 6/24/09


The #2 false doctrine out there is that most people in the churches are saved. Not true, probably 1/3 of the churches are saved but 2/3 of the people in the churches are not really saved (Zac 13:8-9). They profess to know god but they don't do what he ask of them.
---metuschelah on 6/24/09


It is clear that we have many new blogging members that belong to the Progressive Christianity movement that have joined us as a group over the last few months. I welcome you and look forward to your responses, it should be lively.
---TIMOTHY on 6/24/09


MarkV: "Some that really bother me are these..."

I agree with your list, especially #3. The 'health and wealth' twist on the gospel, in my estimation, is dangerous to an extreme, akin to a deadly virus invading the body. A great many individuals have been led to believe a gross distortion of the true gospel message. I recall the sickening words of one local pastor: "On the very same afternoon Jesus died for your sins, He also died for your finances." My reaction: WHAT!?!
---Bobby3 on 6/24/09


The #1 false doctrine is the notion of ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVE the real statement should be ONCE SAVED WERE YOU REALLY SAVE because god tells us that once we have come to recognize our sins that we need to repent and 'work out our own salvation' by not continuing in sin (phil 2:12). 'By their fruits ye shall know them'. God even warns us that "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" (Mat7:21).
---metuschelah on 6/24/09




eric- (6-23-09) Eternal punishment in hell is Biblical, not false doctrine. Jesus Christ explained that there will be everlasting punishment in hell-fire. He did not lie.
---Betty on 6/24/09


Lee~ Thanks and yes, I agree exactly with what you said.
---Anne on 6/24/09


False Doctrine in salvation teachings is most dangerous:

We're saved by grace through faith.

1. Many proclaim the 'grace' part of salvation. They correctly say Jesus died on the cross for our sins. This is a gift of grace and apart from Jesus' sacrifice no soul could be saved.

2. The 'faith' part is where false doctrine comes.
The Bible tells us faith without works is dead. These are not works of man, but the works of God living in our lives which evidences true saving faith evidenced by:

-Abiding in Lord
-Following Holy Spirit
-Obeying Lord/His Word
-Loving God/neighbor
-Growing in love & fear of God
-Forsaking darkness/sin,Walking in Light
-Keeping clear conscience
-Doing God's will
---Anne on 6/24/09


scott* If first century Christians believed in the trinity, why was the HS not included at the Nicean Council 325?

Because the Council were correcting the Arianss who were teaching that Jesus was created by God, sounds similar>

scott* Why did it take an additional 56 years for the HS to be added to the formula?

It was always there, in 381 at the First Council of Constantinople, which defined the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Same thing with books of the Bible it was finally stamp and approve late 3rd early 4th century by the Church!

---Ruben on 6/24/09


Scott: You illustrated my point exactly in that the body is severely divided. You say that the Trinity is merely Theology and you are welcome to that viewpoint. I am in disagreement however you have obviously heard my defense from others many times over the years and have dismissed it. I also have heard your viewpoint from many people over the years and have summarily dismissed it as well. Anyone can prove anything using the Bible however I believe that we will all stand accountable for our interpretations one day. I wish you well with your studies and more importantly your conclusions.
---TIMOTHY on 6/24/09




Mark_Eaton,

Re. John 10:30 "I and the Father are one"

"That they [the disciples] may be one, even as we are one."
John 17:22 ASV


Re. John 10:38b "...that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."

"That they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us"
John 17:21 ASV

Phil 1:19, Rom 8:2, Acts 16:7 Trinitarian application?


Are Christ's disciples also part of the trinity?
---scott on 6/24/09


"He expects His people to be holy as He is Holy."
---Gordon on 6/24/09
Gordon I believe this statement is true but misleading. I believe God does expect us to be holy,(that is the reason he sent his son the only one with any holiness to die for us, and thereby, upon our acceptance impute that holiness to us) but I believe your statement leaves the impression that we are to be holy by our own efforts and of course that is an impossibility except we receive our holiness from Jesus.
---mima on 6/24/09


For who would not rejoice to behold and to address her who bore the true God from her own womb, -His friend Ignatius to John the holy presbyter.
And how can He be but God, who raises up the dead, sends away the lame sound of limb, cleanses the lepers, restores sight to the blind, and either increases or transmutes existing substances, as the five loaves and the two fishes, and the water which became wine, and who puts to flight thy whole host by a mere word?-Ignatius, Epistle to the Philippians ch VI
And thou art ignorant who really was born, thou who pretendest to know everything- ch VII
---MIchael on 6/24/09


I haven't found those Origen quotes yet to check their context, but here are some more Origen quotes:
-Nevertheless it seems proper to inquire what is the reason why he who is regenerated by God unto salvation has to do both with Father and Son and Holy Spirit, and does not obtain salvation unless with the co-operation of the entire Trinity, and why it is impossible to become partaker of the Father or the Son without the Holy Spirit.
-Moreover, nothing in the Trinity can be called greater or less, since the fountain of divinity alone contains all things by His word and reason, and by the Spirit of His mouth sanctifies all things which are worthy of sanctification, as it is written in the Psalm: (33:6)
---MIchael on 6/24/09


Scott,

While you deny the Trinity, you use only the opinions of theologians to refute this. Here are Scriptures that hold together the idea of the Trinity:

John 10:30 "I and the Father are one"
John 10:38b "so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."
Phil 1:19 "for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ"
Rom 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death"
Acts 16:7 "and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them"
---Mark_Eaton on 6/24/09


MarkV, The thing with GOD concerning sin in a Christian's life is ATTITUDE. Yes, I agree that a Christian is going to continue sinning from time to time, some more, some less than others. But, what is their ATTITUDE toward that sin, and toward GOD and what He wants in all of this? Do they "wink" at their sin, and think that GOD also "winks" at their sin and think that GOD says to Himself "Well, I know you are made of dust, and that you can't help sinning, you're 'covered in the Blood', so don't let your sin bother you 'cause it doesn't bother Me!"? GOD is the same ALWAYS. He has always HATED sin, and He ALWAYS WILL. He expects His people to learn to also hate sin, and He expects His people to be holy as He is Holy.
---Gordon on 6/24/09


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In my humble opinion its believers who live in the world,and of the world,and believe they are living righteously.
---tom2 on 6/24/09


The doubters of Jesus being eternally God are forced into 2 bizarre dilemmas. Paul clearly teaches Jesus is the Creator: "by him...through him and for him all things were created." (Col 1:16) If Jesus is himself a creature then God the Father created a creature to be the creator. Most non-Trinitarians believe Jesus was an angel before being Jesus. Therefore the creator is actually an angel. How pagan!

Second, since Jesus the Son is created, Almighty God only acquired his Fatherhood when he created Jesus and thus the Father is not eternally the Father.

Are these biblical doctrines or of men?
---Mark on 6/23/09


MarkV~ Could you please elaborate upon what willful sins you think are 'normal' for a Christian to partake in?

My Bible teaches:

-Heb 10:26 if we willfully sin we trample on the Lord and receive His wrath
-I Jn 3:8- he who sins is of the devil
-Rom 8:13- he who lives according to the flesh will die...

Mark, if anyone is engaging in a willful sin they need to humbly ask God for mercy and repent. To truly repent means we won't want to serve sin but serve God.

-If you receive dirty email and enjoy it, repent and fear God! He sees all!
-If you have a tendency to take advantage of others-repent!
-If you think evil thoughts -repent and focus on the love of God instead!
---Anne on 6/23/09


Anne - *Some will 'know' there is a God merely by the fact that the universe is so amazingly awesome. These ones have a holy fear and obey their conscience and prepare for God's judgment. The obedient are those who are saved, who Jesus knows, and who Jesus died for.

Very good!

Ro 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:...

However, we still have an obligation to fulfill the Great commission, even to those who know Him not.
---Lee1538 on 6/23/09


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Ruben - peace to you!

1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

What need is there for one who will have all things subdued unto him require himself to be subject to another that is an equal?

Is Christ currently separate and distinct from the Father and will then become totally one with the Father - 'that God may be all in all'?
---Lee1538 on 6/23/09


MarkV~ The Bible teaches in I John that he who sins is of the devil.

No, I do not willfully/purposely sin. If I did I would be 'trampling' on the Lord. (Heb 10:26+) I fear almighty God.

If I willfully sinned I would be doing things like:

-not being a faithful spouse
-saying hurtful things to others without regret or apology
-engaging is lusts of the flesh
-fulfilling my own desires

When a person is truly saved they abide in the Lord/Spirit and do not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

I am curious as to what willful sins you seem to believe Christians can engage in??

We might hit our thumb with a hammer and say a bad word, but we'll stop and say "I'm sorry Lord" (not a willful sin)
---Anne on 6/23/09


Ruben,

"Two substances...two things as to their essence," "compared with the Father, [the Son] is a very small light," "that they [Son and HS] are exceeded by the Father...even more than they exceed the other beings."

Hardly the language of equality. Any reference to the Father's superiority or to separate "substances" and "essences" is contradictory to the trinity doctrine.

Question:

If first century Christians believed in the trinity, why was the HS not included at the Nicean Council 325? Why did it take an additional 56 years for the HS to be added to the formula? Wouldn't it be obvious just to include Father, Son and HS at the first opportunity to do so?
---scott on 6/23/09


The most DESTRUCTIVE false doctrine ever is "self abasement" (Colossians 2:18) because surrending self/identity is dehumanizing and the human being can no longer think properly as a free thinking human being (needed to recognize the falsity of man's many false teachings).

We need to be able to relate to and identify with "I am who I am" (Exodus 3:14) and KNOW WHO WE ARE,...not "be a book" and be as we're taught in THE CHURCH OF MAN.
---more_excellent_way on 6/23/09


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Origen is PRECISELY denying the Trinity.

This is one of the reasons why his works were, for the most part, rejected.

What is being quoted here is pure Arianism.
---Cluny on 6/23/09


Rueben,

"The Father and Son are two substances...two things as to their essence," and that "compared with the Father, [the Son] is a very small light." Origen

"We can say that the Saviour and the Holy Spirit exceed all creatures without possible comparison, in a wholly transcendent way, but that they are exceeded by the Father by as much or even more than they exceed the other beings." Origen

Crouzel offers the following remarks on this 2nd passage: "Of course later orthodoxy would not express it like that, it would avoid anything that could express a superiority of the Father over the other two" (Crouzel, Origen 203).
---scott on 6/23/09


Is he dening the Trinity?..NO!
---Ruben on 6/23/09


Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective."

The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, Vol. XIV, p. 299
---scott on 6/23/09


"All those Catholic expounders of the divine Scriptures, both Old and New, whom I have been able to read, who have written before me concerning the Trinity, Who is God, have purposed to teach, according to the Scriptures, this doctrine, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit intimate a divine unity of one and the same substance in an indivisible equality, and therefore that they are not three Gods, but one God: " - St. Augustine of Hippo ("On The Trinity" 4th century A.D.)
---Ruben on 6/23/09


Timothy,

Your comments obviously exclude those who deny the trinity from appropriately calling themselves Christian. I would challenge you to find one scriptural reference where such a requirement was presented to 1st century Christians.

Referring to this doctrine as a "core theme" is based on theology and not scripture. It could hardly be described as such when the word "Trinity" does not appear in scripture and the idea itself was pieced together through inference over 100s of years, rather than any clear declaration of fact by Christ or the apostles.

"Prove all things, hold fast that which is good." 1 Thess 5:21
---scott on 6/23/09


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Anne, if the biggest false doctrine is as you say,
"A very false doctrine is when people teach we can still willfully/knowingly partake in sin after we're saved and still be 'saved.'"

My question to you again is, "Do you still sin?" And if you still do, "Does anyone make you sin?
Is someone putting a gun to your kids heads or your own?
"If not, then you willfully/knowingly partake in sin."
Now if you profess to be without sin, then this questions are not for you.

Anne, we know we should not sin, we are no longer slaves to sin, but we do sin. We wish we would never sin, but when we do, we willfully give in.
---MarkV. on 6/23/09


Worth repeating:

There are many false teachings, this is one thing that keeps people away from the gospel, Some that really bother me are these ...
1. That you can lose your salvation, to teach that is to spit on the atoneing work of Christ and call it ineffective. many claiming to be saved, arn't. its not that they lose salvation, they never had it.
2. Salvation by works, or your particular denomination, salvation is only by Christ, through Faith and repentance. this is called conversion, the converted are regenerated people, 1 cor.5:17, John 3:3
3. The health and wealth gospel, this decieves many and gives a false view of Biblical Christianity. I'm still waiting for that faith healer to come and heal my mom who has alzhiemers.
---MarkV. on 6/23/09


Lee, Jesus said he would send the Holy Spirit of Truth to us, from the Father. The Law would be written on our hearts so that we would obey it. Some deliberately disobey it. Maybe they are evil people whom God does not want and so does not give the Holy Spirit. Many are so called Christians. Jesus is the only way because Jesus decides who goes to Heaven. He already said it was the good people.
---frances008 on 6/23/09


Rueben,

"The Father and Son are two substances...two things as to their essence," and that "compared with the Father, [the Son] is a very small light." Origen

"We can say that the Saviour and the Holy Spirit exceed all creatures without possible comparison, in a wholly transcendent way, but that they are exceeded by the Father by as much or even more than they exceed the other beings." Origen

Crouzel offers the following remarks on this 2nd passage: "Of course later orthodoxy would not express it like that, it would avoid anything that could express a superiority of the Father over the other two" (Crouzel, Origen 203).
---scott on 6/23/09


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Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching

The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, Vol. XIV, p. 299
---scott on 6/23/09

Athanasius
"[The Trinity] is a Trinity not merely in name or in a figurative manner of speaking, rather, it is a Trinity in truth and in actual existence.

"[T]he statements made regarding Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are to be understood as transcending all time, all ages, and all eternity. For it is the Trinity alone which exceeds the comprehension not only of temporal but even of eternal intelligence, while other things which are not included in it are to be measured by times and ages." Origen, First Principles, 4:28 (A.D. 230).
---Ruben on 6/23/09


to rickey

that is why people & believers would ask themselves 'why me?'
---mike on 6/23/09


The perhaps unspoken idea that God speaking personally to somebody means that person has some special spiritual status, when in fact our Father does not only please to *talk* to each of us, but personally share with each of us in His love (Rromans 5:5) at every moment personally guiding us in His own peace (Colossians 3:15). Maybe it's *like* how you can let a movie take you along, without you even knowing what the movie will do with you at each moment, for emotions, reactions, how you see characters in the movie. People you don't even know have produced a movie and you are letting them decide and guide where you go. Wouldn't you rather surrender to how God in His peace at each moment would take us?
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/23/09


The worst false doctrine is that what you believe is more important to God than how you behave. The second worst is the belief in an eternal hell for the vast majority of humanity that ever lived.
---eric1968 on 6/23/09


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Exzucuh and Mark Eaton~ Most excellent teachings!

Gordon, Betty, Miche~ Great thoughts as well!
---Anne on 6/23/09


Lee~ What Frances wrote is not universalism, it is the fact of God's perfect and fair judgment. God gave all men a conscience to know the difference between good and evil.

Some will 'know' there is a God merely by the fact that the universe is so amazingly awesome. These ones have a holy fear and obey their conscience and prepare for God's judgment. The obedient are those who are saved, who Jesus knows, and who Jesus died for.

Others might attend church every week, said 'sinners prayers', baptism and you name it, yet they have no true holy fear of God and do not live to follow Him. These are not true servants of Him.

Romans 2 explains this clearly. It makes me so thankful God's so just, fair, and perfect in all His ways.
---Anne on 6/23/09


The biggest false doctrine to me is the belief that the term Christian is still universally defined. Just look at the disagreement below between the body with core themes such as the Trinity. There are already people that call themselves Christians that don't believe in the deity of Christ. Years ago when someone said that they were Christian I never thought to ask them what they meant by that statement, now it is my standard response to that claim. It is not surprising that the body of Christ is so confusing to the world today, we can't define ourselves let alone explain ourselves to others.
---TIMOTHY on 6/23/09


The one that says God loves everybody just as they are, sin and all.
---Betty on 6/23/09


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The biggest "false doctrine" is that God puts sickness on people.
---Rickey on 6/23/09


I'm with David8318. The Trinity is definitely the biggest false doctrine today.

"The formulation 'one God in three Persons' was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective."

The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, Vol. XIV, p. 299
---scott on 6/23/09


A very false doctrine is when people teach we can still willfully/knowingly partake in sin after we're saved and still be 'saved.'

If a person thinks he is saved, and still knowingly partaking in sin then either:

1. He never was saved

2. He fell away from the Lord and needs to repent and return to the Lord.

What GOOD news that the Lord has mercy on those who fall away and will take the sincerely repentant back. What good news that Jesus died to save sinners and make them saints.

However, we are not to mock the Lord and think we can still partake in sin and be a child of God. The Bible teaches those who do such 'trample' on the Lord and are not His but servants of evil. (Heb 10:26+, Lk 12:46-48, Rom 8:13 etc)
---Anne on 6/23/09



biggest false doctrine is :
the Malachi 10% = you will be successful / healed of sickness

it ends up in the pockets of greedy pastors / televangelist.

they should teach hard work like what proverbs says

he who WORKS his land has abundant food.

in ecclesiastes 2:21
For a man may do his work with WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE & SKILL.

ecc 10:10
if the ax is dull & edge unsharpened more strength is needed
BUT SKILL WILL bring success.
---mike on 6/23/09


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If you live anyway you want to after becoming a Christian(first of all I would question your salvation) you will lose many rewards but you will not lose your salvation. If you have ever been saved(God's gifts or without repentance(and what greater gift is there than salvation) you cannot lose your salvation.
---mima on 6/22/09

You cannot live anyway you want and still claim you are saved.
We are suppose to be a called out, peculiar people of God!
OSAS presented in this fashion is the biggest false doctrine.
Along with the way the propserity doctrine is presented.
Both are presented in false manner.
---miche3754 on 6/23/09


Frances~ I agree...all we have to do is read Romans Ch 2 to see what you wrote is correct.

Please read Romans Ch 2...then after that ask yourself...

-How many people who call themselves 'Christians' are actually 'Christians?'

-How many people who don't know much about Christianity or anything about Christianity may in all reality be the true Christians?
---Anne on 6/23/09


The biggest false doctrine today is the teaching of works for salvation. It has always been the worse and has it roots in the RCC. All other religions teach the same, that you can earn your way into the kingdom of God. Morman's J.Witnessess, Islam, Buddah, and many more teach works.

Christianity is the only one where salvation is base on the Works of Christ on the Cross. Our dependance on Him and Him alone. It does not matter whether you belong to a denomination or a Church, what matters is that you have the right gospel of Christ otherwise you are working for nothing. Many are still tares for that one reason. When you have faith, you are a faithful servant.
---MarkV. on 6/23/09


*I believe it to be that only Christians are saved.

That describes a false doctrine in our churches today known as universalism. It basically denies Jesus' statement that I am the way, the truth & the life, no one comes to the Father except thru me. John 14:6

Those that subscribe to universalism must believe Jesus was mistaken when He made that statement.
---Lee1538 on 6/23/09


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"Once Saved Always Saved". The way that it is understood and believed in much of the Church today, anyways. Dangerous.
---Gordon on 6/23/09


I consider Father,Son,Holy Ghost (trinity) baptism the biggest (or one of) false doctrine in Christianity today.
---donald on 6/23/09


The biggest false doctrine in Christianity today is a lack of sincere FEAR of God. Reverence maybe, but not true FEAR of God.

We think of Him as an old man, sitting back in an easy chair patting us children on the head saying...there, there, its OK. I know how I made you and I know that sin is unavoidable. Just this once I will look the other way...".

We need to remember "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God" and that He says "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY".
---Mark_Eaton on 6/23/09


The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. It means God does not change his mind about people he has ordained to do certain things in their life. Gifts pertaining to spiritual, gifts calling as,into the ministry. But do not make the mistake to believe he will not judge you with unbelievers,
One scripture that you like does not make others void, God hates a false balance and it is an abomination to him, To believe a lie and teach others will send you to hell just like the abomination of being Gay. Jesus told the Pharisees and judges that because they said they see but were blind they would perish.
---exzucuh on 6/23/09


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Many Jews thought because they were Jews the children of Abraham, that alone was their salvation, they trusted in their circumcision.
Jesus told them that their hearts were not right, they were children of the devil. God searches the heart of Man and knows if he is his own, he will not receive a rebellious heart
The wrath of God is upon the children of rebellion. Jesus said they honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. The saying Doctrine will not hold water with God.
When God looks into a heart he is judging the faith of a person, and faith is an action word.
Just like love is an action word, you can say you love, but, it takes an act of kindness to prove it.
---exzucuh on 6/23/09


There are many false teachings, this is one thing that keeps people away from the gospel, Some that really bother me are these ...
1. That you can lose your salvation, to teach that is to spit on the atoneing work of Christ and call it ineffective. many claiming to be saved, arn't. its not that they lose salvation, they never had it.
2. Salvation by works, or your particular denomination, salvation is only by Christ, through Faith and repentance. this is called conversion, the converted are regenerated people, 1 cor.5:17, John 3:3
3. The health and wealth gospel, this decieves many and gives a false view of Biblical Christianity. I'm still waiting for that faith healer to come and heal my mom who has alzhiemers.
---Jim on 6/23/09


In the parable of the ten virgins these were already married to the Bride Groom. This was under Jewish custom, They married and when they were old enough, or the bride groom was financially stable he came for his bride she never knew when he would come for her. This represents the bride of Christ the Church and you can very plainly see those 5 that did nothing to prepare were shut out and not accepted. They agreed that they would marry.
they believed that the bide groom would come for them or they would not have waited and married another. Why would the bible tell you to seek out your salvation with fear and trembling if there was no fear of losing it?
---exzucuh on 6/23/09


the biggest false doctrine is by all means that church saves. however nobody says it, everybody feels that the person in the next church interpreting the word slightly differently is by all means lost. and that the creed of your own church is equal to Christ's salvationplan.
seventh day believes this, catholics believe this baptists believe this unitarians believe this orthodox believe this pentecostals believe this non-denominationals believe it as well and so forth... truth is i might correct my brother when he's mistaken but it is both our master that really descides. therefore repent and submit to God calling on the name of Jesus. and you will be saved. the rest is balony
---andy3996 on 6/23/09


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"There are lots of them.

Among the biggest are the literal millennium and pre-trib rapture.
---Cluny on 6/22/09"

I'm very happy to be guilty of believing in what Cluny believes is false doctrine!!
---mima on 6/23/09


Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity,

Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Worldly sinners are not in the kingdom of God,
you have to seek the kingdom to find it and take it by violence or Action. You have to be Born Again to see the kingdom. Jesus says he will send his angels to remove those out of his Kingdom that are offenders and throw them in hell.
---exzucuh on 6/23/09


One of the most serious is the belief that nobody is going to go to Hell, or the Lake of Fire. If that was so, there would be no followers of Satan on earth. Clearly, there are many who follow Satan. There are also many deceived into working for him without knowing it.
---frances008 on 6/23/09


It is impossible to lose your salvation, but you might be fooled into believing you are saved (when you aren't), because you go to church, do good works, or even rely on your own righteousness. The people who God chose to be His own will be revealed. How? By the way they behave. If you have met the Holy SPirit of Truth, you will know it.
---frances008 on 6/23/09


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Among the biggest are the literal millennium and pre-trib rapture.
---Cluny on 6/22/09

Wow. Pre-trib rapture I will give you but the Millenial reign of Christ...a false doctrine?

A millenium is 1000 years

Rev 20:2-7 One thousand years is mentioned no less than FOUR times in these verses with the reign of Christ mentioned specifically in verse 4 "and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years".
---Mark_Eaton on 6/22/09


The biggest false doctrine today is people trying to put the yoke of the Mosaic Law back onto believers of Jesus Christ.

The apostle Paul dealt with it in Antioch, the Galatian church, the Corinthian church, and in the Colossian church. He also dealt with the Pharisees about it. Judaizers preach that Jesus alone is not enough, you need to keep the Torah Law and faith in Jesus.

But we have been called to liberty. But we are not to use the liberty as a license to sin, but we are to use it in service to each other...Gal 5:13
---Mark_Eaton on 6/22/09


I have to say the biggest false doctrine I have came across is THE WORD OF FAITH MOVEMENT.
---Rob on 6/22/09


The elite know that the doctrines mentioned so far are false, but there is one doctrine that the elite can be fooled into believing - if it were possible.

The doctrine I speak of is that a christian must belong to a denominational "church" to get to Christ. Jesus and the apostles didn't belong to denominational "churches." The two prophets sent by God will not belong to denominational "churches." In fact, they will be dispised by christians because they do not conform to their denominational doctrines.

Who is it really that we are to whorship - Jesus or God the Father? Most christians believe we must worship Jesus. Who did Jesus tell us to worship?
---Steveng on 6/22/09


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I believe it to be that only Christians are saved. IMHO God judges non-believers and if they have led good lives, even though they have sinned, if basically they were good to their neighbours, they will be saved.
---frances008 on 6/22/09


I agree with Mima 100%. The Gospel is GOOD news. God is a God of righteousness, but He doesn't lure us with a "free gift", then turn around and expect us to pay for it.

I've never heard any "doctrine" that Jesus was a Republican or Democrat. Of course, He could have been neither one. People on both sides like to imagine that Jesus would agree with their politics. But teach it as "doctrine"? I don't think so.
---Donna66 on 6/22/09


SusieB~ Great answer! Yes, God is very much against those who 'talk the talk' but don't 'walk the walk'...

I John 1:6 "If we SAY we have fellowship with God, yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice truth."

I John 2:9 "He who SAYS he is in the Light, but hates his brother, is in darkness until now."

These are 2 examples in the Bible that show we can't merely 'talk the talk' and merely SAY we live for God, but we must actually 'walk the walk' and live for God by walking in Light, loving our brother etc."

(And the Lord does not say we'll merely lose 'rewards', but rather we'll be judged with the unbelievers. (Lk.12:35-48)
---Anne on 6/22/09


In my opinion it's the views of the emergent church movement. Their liberal views of biblical Christianity and "anyone can get to heaven under any deity" concept floors me.
Much can be said on this movement but folks should really study this for themselves to get a real understanding of the falsities the emergent churches promote. It all boils down to: You either believe the God of the bible and His perfect, infallible word or you don't...that's it.
---jeff9994 on 6/22/09


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The most destructive false doctrine is "immortality of the human soul"
---1st_cliff on 6/22/09


OSAS/"Once saved always saved" is the biggest and worst false doctrine of Satan and is leading millions in deception and many times on the road to hell.
---Anne on 6/22/09


The biggest false doctrine in Christendom is without a doubt the 'trinity' dogma.
---David8318 on 6/22/09


The biggest false doctrine today is the same as it always was and it can be summed up by exactly by what Susie says in her post. "If you don't walk the walk, don't talk the talk." Here is a plain description of trying to obtain salvation by works!!!!

If you live anyway you want to after becoming a Christian(first of all I would question your salvation) you will lose many rewards but you will not lose your salvation. If you have ever been saved(God's gifts or without repentance(and what greater gift is there than salvation) you cannot lose your salvation.
---mima on 6/22/09


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The biggest false doctrine is that you can live anyway you want and say you are a Christian. If you don't walk the walk, don't talk the talk.
---SusieB on 6/22/09


Well, a few ideas. Doctrines rooted in the lies that Christ was and is a conservative republican, the United States being anything more than insignificant in the end times, or that with 40% of the globe having never heard the gospel and the temple not rebuilt that Christ is returning in the near future.

I was going to say the charasmatic laughter movement, but its probably not big enough to qualify as an answer.
---larry on 6/22/09


I would consider the "Prosperity Movement" to be the biggest false doctrine in Christianity today. The garbage that many TV evangelists preach. Send them money, do God's work, and you'll be RICH!

While having a lot of money isn't a sin, it is easy for the RICH to make money into an idol and drift away from God. Examples: Elvis Presley, Jim and Tammy Bakker.

Jesus Christ was born in poverty, yet he was the most influential person who ever lived. In the Bible, Paul commands us to be "content" with what we have. Smart thinking.
---Augie on 6/22/09


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