The following articles are related to the topic of FALSE DOCTRINE

The Church that Drove Jesus Out

One of the most terrifying passages in the New Testament reads: Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me (Rev. 3:20). The Background In order to appreciate the significance of the foregoing verse, one must ... read more »

Was Jesus the Son of God Eternally?

Errors regarding Christ's nature have been around since the Savior was on earth. Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and mentally deranged (John 10:20). He was charged with blasphemy (Mk. 2:7) and making himself equal with God (Jn. 5:18). It even was hinted that he was born of fornication (Jn. 8:41). In the second century, the Docetists ... read more »

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Jude was in the process of planning a correspondence-or perhaps actually writing-to his fellow Christians concerning their common salvation when suddenly (obviously under the impulse of the Spirit) he was constrained to urge his brothers to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints" (v. 3). It becomes obvious from the subsequent information in ... read more »

May A Woman EVER Teach A Man?

The pattern is common in Christian history. A religious leader will craft a doctrine that coincides with his theological perspective (based on a misunderstanding of a few Bible texts). Once a proposition is formulated, zealots forage through Scripture collecting passages that conflict with their theory, mercilessly twisting them into submission. Born out of a misdirected defense of New Testament teaching ... read more »

What About Christian Fellowship?

Every serious student of the Bible is aware of the emphasis on fellowship within the sacred volume. At the point of our conversion, we are called into fellowship with God, with Christ, and with the Holy Spirit (1 Jn. 1:3; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 13:14). And of course there is the blessed fellowship that saints enjoy with one another ... read more »

Why Do People Refuse to Come to Jesus?

Jesus was in Jerusalem attending one of the annual Jewish feasts-probably the Passover. On this occasion, he encountered a disabled man who had been in his affliction some thirty-eight years. The Lord asked the poor gentleman if he would like to be made whole. After a brief exchange, Christ instructed the man to "Arise, take up thy bed, and walk." ... read more »

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Shortly after its initial appearance, we published an article reviewing The English Standard Version (2001, Crossway Bibles). In that composition we cataloged what we perceived to be some of the strengths and weaknesses of this translation of the Bible. Generally, I commended the ESV, though I remain of the persuasion that the American Standard Version (1901) is still the best ... read more »

Is the Apocrypha Inspired of God?

In the ever urgent work of winning souls for Christ, the Christian occasionally will encounter members of the Roman Catholic Church who note, with perhaps some degree of pride, that their version of the Bible contains more books than standard translations used by non-Catholics. More often than not, the average Christian is at a loss to explain why there are ... read more »

The Strange Case of Julian “The Apostate”

According to some historians, the influence of that Roman ruler, known as Julian "the Apostate" (A.D. 361-363), was a critical point in the history of the Christian movement. Let us pick up some background on this matter. The new religion of Jesus Christ was scarcely out of its swaddling clothes when persecution hit it hard. First, as the book of ... read more »

Take Heed Lest You Fall

Many sincere religious people have been mistakenly led to believe that it is utterly impossible for a child of God to fall from the grace of God. The Swiss reformer, John Calvin, popularized this notion, and it has found its way into numerous theological creeds of today's world. The Bible, however, does not teach this dangerous doctrine; in fact, Holy ... read more »