The following articles are related to the topic of FALSE DOCTRINE

Making Sense of the Bible

Some books you can take or leave-one way or the other, and it won't make much difference-if any. The Bible is not in that category. If you "leave" it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you "take" it (to be the word of God), you labor under ... read more »

The Law of Moses: Some Metaphors Considered

The law of Moses was given by Jehovah to the Israelite nation some fifteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 5:1-5). It was never designed to be a permanent legal system. Accordingly, it was abrogated as a binding law almost two millennia ago. And yet, tragically, many people are still attempting to observe its precepts today, to one ... read more »

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 1)

John writes with this purpose: "These things I write unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). Similarly, he begins the epistle by saying, "[T]hat which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have ... read more »

Terrorists in the Church

The 2nd Epistle of Peter was written by Simon Peter, an apostle of Christ, who also penned First Peter (see 2 Peter 3:1). The principal design of this letter was to "stir" Christian minds to a greater level of spirituality, and to fortify them against the danger of certain false teachers who threatened their faith. A looming heresy involved a ... read more »

2 Peter 2:9 – Punishment Before Judgment

Anyone who respects the authoritative instruction of the Bible acknowledges the fact that the wicked will be cast into hell (Gehenna) following the Day of Judgment (see Matthew 25:46). Some, however, labor under the erroneous impression that between the time of death and the judgment, the wicked will "sleep" in a state of complete unconsciousness. The doctrine is called "soul-sleeping." ... read more »

Can You Feel the Love?

Have you been criticized? Congratulations! Maybe you have some convictions? Jesus advised, "Woe unto you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets" (Luke 6:26). Should we be superficial? No. Hypocritical? Never. Have convictions? Absolutely. Hyperbolic? Sometimes. The Lord was, and so was Paul. Nothing is more crucial than living with doctrinal ... read more »

The President, Adultery, and “Baptist Rules”

Denominational doctrines that pervert New Testament teaching have devastating effects in a number of ways. First, they condemn those who teach them. Second, they harm those who believe them. Third, corrupt teaching, paraded under the guise of Christianity, brings the Lord's system into disrepute generally, because the secular world does not discern the difference between the genuine gospel and subtle ... read more »

Reckless Suppositions — Reflections upon Radicalism

After Paul concluded his third missionary campaign, he finally arrived at Jerusalem. When certain Jews saw the apostle in the temple, they stirred up the crowds and seized him. Paul was accused of being a false teacher and of desecrating the temple; allegedly, he brought Greeks into the sacred precincts. The basis of the charge was this. Earlier, Paul had ... read more »

The Qur’an and the Death of Christ

Islam's Qur'an asserts that Jesus was not crucified; rather, the Savior's death was only "made to appear" as such; actually, it is alleged, he was "raised up" unto God without dying on the cross (Sura IV. 157-158). This allegation is absolutely void of evidence. Note the following. The Old Testament prophets foretold the death of Christ. The Lord was to ... read more »

Revelation 7 & 14 – The 144,000

According to the Watchtower Witnesses, the "kingdom" or "the church" will consist ultimately of only 144,000 people who will be in heaven. Supposedly, this "ruling body" will exercise authority over the rest of those receiving eternal life, who will live upon God's glorified earth (Let God Be True, p. 113). The Witnesses appeal to Revelation 7:4ff and 14:1ff as proof ... read more »