The following articles are related to the topic of FALSE DOCTRINE

False Charges Against Christ

Occasionally it is claimed that while Jesus stood above most people in terms of moral goodness, nevertheless at times he revealed that he was not perfect. He had spiritual lapses, he yielded to weaknesses; hence, the honest Christian would do well to concede this. To say that such charges are false is to understate the matter. Allegations of this nature ... read more »

Modern Miracles—True or False?

Some years ago I prepared an essay titled: A Study of Divine Providence . In that piece I pointed out, among other things, that although God is providentially working in today's world through his natural laws, the Lord is not performing "miracles" in this age. In response to that article, I received an irate letter from a Pentecostal reader who ... read more »

The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment

The fact that human beings were made in the very image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27) should suggest, to those who contemplate issues seriously, that we are more than mere temporal creatures passing through time toward oblivion. The concept of an eternal future, which involves punishment for those who choose not to serve God, is one that strikes a ... read more »

The Bible Doctrine of Sanctification

The Greek terms that are rendered into English by "sanctification," "holy," and "saints" convey important biblical truths. Unfortunately, in the world of "Christendom" many erroneous ideas have grown up around these expressions. Some interpret "sanctified" as the equivalent of "saved." Practically speaking, the saved and the sanctified represent the same class of people, but the terms have different points of ... read more »

False Ideas about the Holy Spirit

Jesus warned: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15). False teachers do exist (2 Peter 2:1), and the ideas they advocate are dangerous. In this study, we will direct attention to some false teachings relative to the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit Not a Person One of the most fundamental ... read more »

The Doctrine of “Determinism” — What Is It?

"Determinism" is a term widely used in philosophical and religious circles with varying connotations, depending upon the convictions of those employing the expression. This article will focus upon two of these theories. Atheistic Determinism A general definition of "determinism" contends that: "[A]ll events whatsoever are to be understood as the necessary outcome of certain causes and so may be regarded ... read more »

Did Solomon Teach the Doctrine of Soul-Sleeping?

A passage in the book of Ecclesiastes reads as follows: "For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are ... read more »

Does the English Standard Version Support Watchtower Doctrine?

"I have read your review of the new English Standard Version . I am a little bit troubled by the rendering of 2 Peter 3:10, which suggests that the earth and its works will be 'exposed,' rather than 'burned up.' This sounds a little like the Jehovah's Witness position. Can you comment on this?" The ESV translation of 2 Peter ... read more »

Does the Case of Cornelius Prove the “Sinner’s Prayer” Doctrine?

Does not the case of Cornelius, the Roman soldier (Acts 10), prove that God hears the prayers of those who have not been baptized? The angel told Cornelius, 'your prayer has been heard' (Acts 10:31), and yet the centurion was not baptized until later. Can you explain the apparent conflict between this case and the idea that God does not ... read more »

Were the King James Version Translators Biased Toward the “Faith-Only” Doctrine?

"In your commentary on the book of Acts, you cited an author who suggested that the translators of the King James Version had a denominational bias that inclined toward the 'faith-only' doctrine. What is the basis of this charge?" The King James Version is an old and respected translation of the Holy Scriptures. We have a very high regard for ... read more »