Tuesday, 22 April 2014

False Religions and Doctrines of Demons

In a discussion on another blog there was the idea that gnosticism might be more correct than the Bible. I haven't really done much posting on false religions and false doctrines by defining each specifically, just defining them in general terms:

the truth of the Bible


every heresy and false religion in this world
(including some which have a christian-like appearance)

I like bottomlines, gets right to the point. Why bother with a million and one details, just get to the point! I hate beating around that and every other bush, and trying to soft-pedal and sugar-coat things as: this one is kinda bad, but not as bad as that one, but let me tell you about the one I like the best....who cares!???! If it isn't right with what the Bible says, it isn't right....PERIOD END OF SENTENCE....and if you don't agree with that, we have nothing more to discuss, do we?

However, for the sake of examining what is "out there" I shall go into some of these false areas, explore a bit for the sake of pointing out why it is deadly, not to "find some glimmer of other "truth" amongst the trash heaps" of false ideologies.

I will get to the problems with gnosticism, but first, again will go to that bottomline issue of what goes against the Bible being false, let God alone be true and EVERY MAN... (who doesn't agree with what God says, indeed everyone who is not indwelt with the Holy Spirit of God)... is a liar.

I'll begin with a couple of clips by pastors who touch on the fact that every religion is false if it doesn't line up with the Bible essentials of what the Bible says about who Jesus is and what it means to be saved:

I really found this first one the most helpful, Tim Conway explains what defines a false religion (focusing here mostly on Mormonism and Catholicism, but also acknowledging that every false religion in this world attacks the foundational principles of what the Bible actually says, and each false system is the great whore spoken of in the book Revelation) and then says why a person who is in a false religion needs to remove him or herself from it:

This second one is by Paul Washer, it's a shorter video, he also states that any religion that is unbiblical is false, and the importance of leaving false systems especially if you have a family...some may think that remaining there might be good for continuing to witness for the truth, and MAYBE that is possible, maybe the Lord desires for you to be a missionary to them, but Paul doesn't recommend it:

1 comment:


    Why do preachers of the gospel quote men who pervert the Scriptures? Why would you ever quote these men in a positive light? Why would church leaders ever believe men who teach and preach doctrine contrary to Scripture are worthy of being quoted.

    Max Lucado Quote: "We never taught--the buzzphrase is baptismal regeneration, where you go into the baptistery lost and come out saved. We never taught that. Now, I am not saying there were not people in our church who believed that..."

    Water baptism is essential to salvation. (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21).

    Why would any serious church leader quote Max Lucado in a positive light?

    John Piper Quote: "We are not saying that final salvation is unconditional. It is not. We must meet the condition of faith in Christ in order to inherit eternal life. But faith is not a condition for election. Just the reverse. Election is a condition for faith. It is because God chose us before the foundation of the world that he purchases our redemption at the cross and quickens us with irresistible grace and brings us to faith."

    God want all men to be saved and all men have that choice.(2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.)(NKJV)

    Why would a preacher of the gospel quote John Piper in a positive light?

    Pope Francis Quote: "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists......."But I don't believe, Father, I am an atheist!' But do good: We will meet one another there."

    Good works cannot save anyone. (John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.")(NKJV)

    How is it possible to quote Pope Francis in a positive light?

    Billy Graham Quote: "....or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they've been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that that don't have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be in heaven."

    Can you not believe in Jesus and be saved? (John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.")(NKJV)

    Tony Campolo Quote? "going to heaven is like going to Philadelphia... There are many ways...It doesn't make any difference how we go there. We all end up in the same place.(Carpe Diem: Seize the Day, 1994 pages 85-88)

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.(NKJV)

    Why would preachers and teachers of the gospel quote men in a positive light who pervert the gospel of Christ?

    Why not just quote Scriptures?

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