Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

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Bert Perry's picture

...it's time to bring back things like "creeds" so that we are least aware of these important doctrines?  One thing of interest and relevance here is that when I was escaping from a wannabe KJVO "rules" church, one of the important things I did was to remind myself and my family of the real fundamentals, the solas, and such.  

Not talking about going back to high church and a short homily and the whole service building up to the "ritual sacrifice" of Communion or anything like that.  Just....can we start reminding people of some of the "ground rules" of our faith so that we can recognize when we're offtrack?  Please?

DLCreed's picture

...my expectations for Filings may be off, but I use it as a sort of "Drudge Report" for Christian news and info and as such, when I read an article only to discover it is 8 months old (as is this one) or older (as has been the case in the past from time to time), it throws me for a loop.

It would be helpful if they could get a #TBT on them or some other identifier if they are older articles.

Ron Bean's picture

How much teaching and preaching of essential Bible doctrine do we actually do?

Do we assume our people know our doctrinal statements?

I see people in good churches posting stuff on FB that is sentimental but heretical. 

What would we do if one of our members posted something spiritual but heretical? i.e "Praying for your grandmother." (Recently deceased.) "God told me that you should take that job." 

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

CAWatson's picture

We just voted to readopt (it was the church's first doctrinal statement in 1873) the New Hampshire Confession (plus a few edits and additions) a few weeks ago.

Ed Vasicek's picture

Quoting the article, "More than half went on to indicate that Jesus is 'the first and greatest being created by God.'"

That is not heresy,  Accurate theology says the Son is uncreated and eternal. When you use the term "Jesus," you include His human nature, which is created. And, although not created first, He is in this sense the "firstborn of all creation," (Colossians 1:15) meaning His human nature surpasses any created entity.

As afore mentioned, His divine nature as the Son has always been.  But when you say "Jesus," you are including His human nature, and perhaps even emphasizing it.

When the supposed theologians are surpassed by the ignorant, that is pretty bad.

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