False Christian Doctrines That Are Not Of God

OneCloudyDayAL: By Nathan E. David                                   
 

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I, myself, am an interdenominational Christian.  I am not a Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Seventh Day Advent, Christian Science, Catholic, Episcopalean, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Wesleyan, Salutist, Derbist, Congregationalist, Church of God, Assembly of God, Pentacost, Nazarene, Church of Christ nor any other mainstream nor non-mainstream denominational or non-denominational follower. I do share some beleifs from most of-if not all of these organized Christian congregations, but I simply study and believe my KJV Bible.  I am exclusive to the KJV Bible, for the most part.  I let absolutely NOBODY tell me how to read it, not my pastor, and not even my 81+ year old mother, bless her heart, whose father was a very sincere First Advent pastor.  In Romans 16, the Apostle Paul said for us not to be misled by teachers of false doctrines, and that even trumps misunderstood notions of the first commandment that has promise.  None of us has an excuse for rejecting God's unadulterated Truth:
 
Luke 14:26
26   If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and
        children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be
        my disciple.
 
If you give people a chance, you will learn that most, if not all, of the various Christian congregations around the world, including those who often are considered to be cults (or sects), have some valuable thing to offer the believer of the Gospel of Christ.  I have actually discovered that some beliefs in non-mainstream congregations could legitimately label the mainstreamists as sects or cults all the same, so I do not wholly reject ANY congregation that offers itself as Christian.  Not everyone in their denomination is led by the blindest of guides.
 
This blog contains a list of common unChristian and false doctrines, with references to debunk them.  If you care to look up these verses, and haven't ever thought to do so, it is quick and easy to pull up an online Bible Concordance and look of the verses you want to look at as you read the blog.  I use the Bible Gateway free online concordance in King James Version when I study from God's Word.  Hope you find this list useful!
 
NOTE:  There are alot of good simple minded people who are led astray because of interpretations that are presented based on too literal or too liberal reading of God's Word.   Please use these verses to rebuke in brotherly love.
 
 1.  Adultery and fornication no longer is sin.
      See Math 5:27-27 and 15:19  Mark 10:19 (Debunks non-believers)
 
 2.  Abortion is not murder, nor a sin because unborn babies are not persons.
      See Jeremiah 1:5  (Debunks liberals/non-believers)
 
 3.  Homosexuality is GENETICALLY inborn, "it just hasn't been around along time,"
      or it isn't sin. See  Lev 18:22 (Hence homosexuality was illegal in Leviticus: it
      isn't a new idea.)  1 Cor 6:9   Rom 1:27 (Yet it is true that ALL OF THE WICKED,
      not just the effeminate, ARE BORN EVIL: Psalm 58:3, Isaiah 48:8) (Debunks
      some Episcopaleans, supporters of the sexual revolution, liberals, homosexuals:
      evil people)  If you are a homosexual, now would be a good time to repent and
      show that you didn't come out your mother's womb a liar, unless you did.
 
 4.  When you die you go to purgatory.
      See Ecc 12:7 (Debunks Roman Catholic doctrine)
 
 5.  Jesus is not God incarnate.
      See Psalm 82:6  Isaiah 9:6  and 41:23  John 10:34 (Debunks a Jehovah's
      Witness denial)
 
 6.  There is no such thing as paradise or hell.
      See Luke 22:43   2 Cor 12:4   Rev 12:14  (Debunks Jehovah's Witness doctrine)
 
 7.  Taking or drinking blood intraveneously (e.g. drinking blood) is not a sin.
      See Lev 17:10-14   Acts 15:20 & 29 (Debunks all mainstream but Christian
      Science and Jehovah's Witness). (Store some of your own blood before a
      surgery. See other blog "Dare To Be A Radical Christian Believer")
      The first blood transfusions that didn't kill people were done using milk.  That
        Red Cross anti-Christ took it up from there.  Now they're giving you red
        meat, mocking the ATTONEMENT.
 
 8.   Paying taxes is tithing and then some, since taxes usually are more than 10%.
       See Math 22:21  Mark 12:17  Luke 20:25  (Debunks liberals and hypocrites)
 
 9.   Polygomy is not adultery.
       See Gen 2:24 Math 19:5-6 Mark 10:8  Ephes 5:31 (Debunks Mormon polygamy)
 
10.  The church is raptured before the tribulation. Also, there is no actual rapture.
       See Math 13:24-36  (Hence the TARES are removed FIRST).  Math 24:29-31,
       Mark 13:14 and 13:24-32 (Debunks most mainstream Christian church 
       errors).  (See other blog "Is II Thessalonians 2:7 Really The Rapture?").
       We ARE caught up in the Spirit thru the tribulation, but we are caught up in
        the clouds after the tribulation, as can be seen in Revelation 20:1-6, after the
       false prophet and the beast are cast alive into the lake of fire and brimstone,
       in Revelation 19:20. Compare these verses in Revelation to I Corinthians 15:51-
       52.  There are many churches who do not teach the error of pre-tribulation
       raptureallbeit, against their denominations' teachings.  I salute such blessed
       Christian believers!.
 
11   Divorce is permissable for any reason, not just when your spouse cheats on you,
      is a non-believer and leaves you, or is a non-believer with whom you are
      incompatible. (Debunks non-believers, Jezebel churches and backsliders)
      See Math 5:32   1 Cor 7:12-15 (For verses 12 and 13, Paul wrote "speak I, not
        the Lord:")  II Cor 6:14
 
12.  God endorses violence as long as you are standing up for what is right.
      See Math 10:16   Heb 7:26  (Debunks all mainstream Christians who are war
      mongers or rednecks)
 
13.  Going to church on Sunday is the mark of  the beast.
      See Rev 13:17 (Debunks Seventh Day Adventist belief. They go Saturdays, but
      they can still buy and sell.)
 
14.  Using music, hand clapping or dance in worship is an abomination.
       See Psalms 33:2, 43:4, 47:1, 49:4, 144:9, 150:4  Isaiah 38:20   Habakkuk 3:19
       1 Timothy 2:8 (To debunk Church of Christ: Church of Christ denies all Old
       Testament instruction, because they believe that Revlation 22:18-19 means
       that we have to read the Bible "literally." This confuses them to exclude all of
       the Old Testament.  At the time the Revelation was written, the Bible didn't
         exist; it was a handful of scrolls and letters, scattered all across the known
         world.  The Revelation was a stand alone book, so these verses from
         chapter 22 are warning us not to monkey around with the very delicately
         symbolic Book of Revelation.  It is the hardline Church of Christ folks who
         are in for trouble, for errant teaching from Revelation.)  Church of Christ
        also reads Acts 17:24-25 literally, confused that "with hands" means clapping
        hands, as opposed to "things made with hands" (e.g. idols).  They also read
        Ephesians 5:19 literally, confusing them into believing that melody for worship
        can only come from "in your heart.") 
 
15. That not belonging to someone's particular denomination or non denomination
      means you aren't in the Spirit. John 3:16, Eph 1:13  1 Cor 12:9 (hence faith itself
      is gift of the Spirit) Rom 16:17-18 (Want to confuse you) (Debunks hardliners
      from Roman Catholic, Church of Christ, Seventh Day Advent, Jehovah's Witness,
      Mormon, some of the pentecostals and others)
 
16.  Recreational drug use is okay and not a sin.
      See Isaiah 47:9 & 12  Malachi 3:5   Acts 8:9 & 11  Rev 9:21 and 18:23
      *The Bible calls drug abuse sorcery, which from its original tongue, is pharmacia
      (or pharmacy).  (Mandrakes and moderate alchohol consumption have always
      been accepted uses of substance.) (Debunks liberals).
 
17.  Any consumption of alchohol is a sin.
      See Prov 31:6-7   1 Tim 3:8 and 5:23  Titus 2:3  Eph 5:18 (Says "not drunk with-
      in excess": has alchohol) (Debunks Missionary Baptists' and many Methodists')
 
18.  It is none of your business if you see a fellow Christian brother or sister living in
      sin.  See Ezekiel 3:20-21  (Debunks "Political Correctness")
 
19   It is okay not to pay a fair wage.
      Malachi 3:5  (Debunks greedy non-believers and backsliders)
 
20   Since the Apostle Paul said that the governments over us are ordained of God,
      that means they're righteous.  See 1 Cor 6:1 (Says the opposite, that going
       before the law is before the unjust, and NOT the saints) (Debunks hypocrites
      who encourage politics among the church. Most denominations have some of
      these.)
 
21   You should want more government over you, and to pay more in taxes.
       1 Samuel 8:7-17  (Debunks those horrible liberals)
 
22  You should never say a sharp word to anyone. Always be nice, and never call or
      describe anyone as anything other than their name, or something nice.  Never
      talk about the bad things other people do.  Never EVER say A WORD about a
      race other than your own; doing so is nothing but racial bigotry. Psalm 22:6,
      Isaiah 56:10, Math 7:6 15:7 16:3 23:16 & 24  Mark 7:27  Luke 24:25  Phill 3:2 
      Rev 22:15  1 Cor 14:38  2 Tim 4:14  Titus 1:12-13  (Debunks whore in Rev 18:7-
      e.g. liberals for political correctness)
 
23  It doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you believe in God and are a good
     person. See John 10:1-2 & 7   1 John 2:22-23 and 3:8  (Debunks lukewarm
     Christians)
 
24  Hate is always a sin.  All forms of hate are sin.
      Proverbs 29:27 Malachi 1:3  Rom 9:13  Luke 14:26  (Debunks pushers of political
      correctness, often ignorant Christians, usually hypocrites).
 
25  You cannot loose your salvation once you have accepted Jesus.
      Exodus 32:24   Ezekiel 3:20-21   Heb 6:4-8  Rev 3:16  Rev 3:5  (Debunks
      Southerns Baptist and others)
 
26  No-one will ever understand any of the symbolism of Daniel or the Revelation.
      Rev 2:17 (Also see my blog "One Cloudy Day in Desert Storm") (Debunks
      Southern Baptists and others)
     
27  As long as we are Christians, it is okay that we all have our own beliefs.
      2 Peter 1:20  (Debunks lukewarm and shallow liberals)
 
28  The gifts of the Holy Spirit don't exist any more.
      Malachi 3:6  2 Tim 3:1-5  (Debunks Church of Nazarene (prior to reformation),
      Church of Christ and others)
 
29  If you don't have the gift of tongues you haven't received the Holy Spirit.
      1 Cor 12:30 and 14:5  (notice in 14:5 that Paul wrote "but rather that" which is
      exclusive wording)  Apostle Paul had to deal with immature Corinthians who
      made divisions over tongues. He also said in 2 Cor 3:12 that believers use
      "plainness of speech," as Paul made it abundantly clear, USING PLAINNESS OF
      SPEECH, that not all Spirit filled believers have the gift of tongues.  False 
      teachers like to seduce simple minded Christians and create divisions within the
      church, and we are to mark and avoid such persons - See Rom 16:17-18.
 
30   Mixed/inter-racial marriage is a sin.
      Read Numbers 12:1-10  Miriam and Aaron condemned Moses for marrying an
      Ethiopian woman.  God drew the three of them into the temple, spoke up on
      Moses's behalf, became angry, and then struck Miriam with leprosy.
 
31  If you have ever committed the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, that sin
     cannot be forgiven no matter what; that is the unpardonable sin.  II Thes 2:3,
     Math 19:26 (Jesus said the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit is unforgiven; this
     was to inform the church that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is the same thing as
     blaspheming God, and Jesus also was prophesying about falling away In II Thes
     2:3.  One who falls away & crucifies the Holy Spirit, is committing the third
      strike.)   Also Heb 6:3-6 can apply here in some cases.  Many churches teach the
     that the baptism of the Holy Spirit ALWAYS causes one to speak in tongues. Less
     simple believers who know the truth sometimes go too far and say that tongues
     are just a deception from the devil.  Tongue talkers often use unpardonable sin
     belief to judge such brothers, and the bickering goes on etc.  If we have to read
     Christ's teaching literally about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, then we also
     have to read Acts 17:24-25 literally, so there go all of us hand clappers to hell
     too.  Too much false teaching is going on in today's churches.  I don't have gift of
     tongues, but I have gifts of prophecy, discernment and Words of knowledge.  Too
     many passages are read too literally, while too few others are read literally
     enough.  Christ was just saying that the Holy Spirit is our last hope, and that we
     had better get it right with Him, the Holy Spirit.  We have no more chances,
     because these absolutely are our last days in which to repent.  I don't advise
     you to blaspheme the Holy Spirit!  If you are still unsettled on this one, I advise
     you to look at how Christ taught about putting away a spouse and committing
     adultery in so doing.  In Mathew it sounds a whole lot different than it does in
     Mark.  Then, if you look at I corinthians 7, where Paul explained things more, and
     you consider Christ's other teachings, like not being unequally yoked, you realize
     that Christ, in some cases, is quoted rather abruptly, which thus makes his words
     sound different than the context in which he meant them to be taken.   You may
     take a little crap for agreeing with me on this one.  If you do, take it with a grain
     of salt.  Revelation 12:14 says that we are nourished from the face of the
     serpent.  Since we are the wheat, where the wicked are the tares, we usually
     grow from taking a little crap.  I have taken quite alot of crap from many a
     callused fool, usually from false teachers in the pulpits.  
 
False doctrine is a big problem in today's churches.  I do not believe that we should take false doctrine litely, yet I do not necessarily believe that we should quickly consider everyone with whom we differ a false prophet or false teacher.  I am a little quicker, myself, to label one in the pulpit as being a false teacher if I have shown that one an adequate amount of plainness of speech Bible Truth to rebuke his or her false teaching, and yet he or she openly rejects my brotherly rebuke out of pride or stubbornness.  Otherwise, if I become quick to make a determination about a given false teacher, it usually comes from their having launched a personal attack against me, as was the case when I recently confronted Jack Decanter of New Life Church in Oneonta, Alabama.  Jack's disregard for the truth came in the form of a phone call to me - telling me not to share my blog printouts on the property at "his church," but Jack went further.  It became obvious that Jack had seen this particular blog about false doctrines, as he immediately attacked me in saying that I don't accept any of the churches.   His tone was that of a hateful spoiled brat.   His accusation was a blatent lie as well, for I have stated on this web site in more than one blog that I do not reject any denomination as a whole, when it comes to receiving Christians, only the denominations' base teachings that are in error.  
 
The one area of doctrine on which I will quickly determine to myself that one is a false teacher is if he or she is teaching errors from the Relation that I know to be false.  This is a particular concern with the Seventh Day Adventist, The Church of Christ, The Church of God and a possibly a few other denominations, yet I do not judge that all members of those congregations believe the false teachings that are efforted by those denominations' false teachers (such as Jack Decanter).  I have sat thru the teaching of Raymond Culpepper on the Revelation as well, back when I was a regular attender of Metropolitan Church of God in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, in the late 1990's.  Raymond Culpepper's teaching in the Revelation was some of the worst teaching I had ever heard on the rapture in my life, his calling it a four phase event.  Raymond Culpepper now heads up the Church of God college in Tennessee, USA.  There is only ONE rapture, period, and it comes in Revelation 20:1-6.   Again, I stress, as the Apostle Paul so perfectly well stated it, we use plainness of speech.  If there is something that is said in planness of speech, ESPECIALLY IN PAUL'S writings, then it should be received as written, as a general rule.
 
If you know of any additional common false statements or doctrines that you would like to have
added to this list, please email them to me at NathanEdwardDavid@yahoo.com, and I will review and add them if I can find the verse references by which they can be debunked.
 
I highly recommend reading these two blogs: "Is II Thessalonians 2:7 Really The Rapture?" and "One Cloudy Day in Desert Storm" 
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