Swedenborgianism: The New Church

A New Church?

I just spent the afternoon looking up information on the Trinity and nontrinitarianism and noting varying denominations/doctrines on Wikepedia.

What caught my eye was Swedenborgianism, also known as The New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem. After reading their doctrinal teachings on their webpage: (click here), I decided to write them a letter, which I am publishing here for those who may be finding out about this new denomination.

In my letter below, the doctrinal teachings of this New Church are highlighted in bold, and my responses are plain text.

My Letter to the New Church

I hoped I had finally found a church I could happily belong to here in this earth, and while I agree with 80% of what you teach, I have grave concerns about the following:

You stated, "All religions have goodness in them. There are many paths to the heaven."

Are you implying that those who believe in the Trinity as God in three persons, those who follow other gods are all on the path to heaven because they have goodness in them? Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons?

You stated, "There will be no "last judgment", for God does not judge us, or condemn evildoers to hell."

Rom 8:1 states we as believers will not be judged, but Jesus is clear that the Word He spoke will judge on the last Day (John 12:48). The Word says He will separate the sheep from the goats (Mat 25:33-46). The Word says there is a great white throne judgment. He will send the goats into the Lake of Fire (Rev 20:11-14).

You stated, "Marriage can last forever. Those who share married love which is rooted in deep friendship and a mutual looking towards God, continue being partners after death, growing ever closer in their union. In heaven, marriages include a depth of peace, innocence, delight, security and, yes, sexual union that is beyond what we on earth are able to imagine."

Read Mat 22:28-30. Here, we have a woman who married according to the Law of Moses, seven times and Jesus clearly states that in heaven, we neither marry, nor are we given in marriage, but we will be ‘as’ the angels in heaven.

You stated, "Salvation is about the Lord making us into angels, slowly and quietly. Once in heaven, people become angels. Angels are not a superior race of beings, but rather humans who have developed into their highest selves."

We are transformed into the image of Christ (Rom 8:29). Christ is not an angel (Heb 1:13), so why would we be? We are going to judge the angels (1 Cor 6:3).

You stated, "Angels in heaven strive and work to be better people, just as we do on earth."

There is no biblical proof of this statement.

You stated, "A fifth reason to believe that angels were not created as a separate race is that the Bible never mentions angels being created, even though the creation story carefully includes everything else in creation: sun, moon, stars, people, animals, birds, plants, ocean, fish, even insects and worms."

Genesis 1:1-2 states, "In the beginning, God created the heavens [first - this could include the angels] and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep; And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters". This indicates the planet earth was in existence before the first day.  But, were the angels with Him? 

Consider Job 38:4-7: "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" 

Man wasn't there when the earth was created, but the heavenly angels were.  Man was created on the sixth day. 

You don't believe Jesus will literally come in the clouds, yet read Act 1:11 "They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." Look also at Rev 1:7 "BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen."

You also don't believe the great flood ever literally happened. There is historical proof of a great flood. The only descendants mentioned in the Bible post-flood were those of Noah and his family, with the exception of those who were ‘of the Nephilim’, the descendants of Arba. I have no idea who fathered Arba.

You stated, "The requirements for salvation are simple: live well, believe rightly, and you will be saved. We believe that all people who live good lives, no matter what their religion, have a place in heaven.”

And,

“Many years later I discovered the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, and to my great delight I found out that you could indeed “go to heaven” if you were a “good person.”

While you’ve stated that above, you contradict yourself by stating the following: “Certainly, we cannot earn our way to heaven by our works.” I’m glad you know the truth, when it’s all said and done.

You stated, "One of the things that distinguishes true mercy from its substitutes is its constancy. Peter came to the Lord asking, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." (Matthew 18: 21, 22) A truly forgiving person will not show mercy one moment and malice the next, because the two cannot mix together. For example, to forgive your friends but not your enemies is not true mercy."

I say, notice the word 'brother' in the above and following passage:

"If your brother sins against you, rebuke him: and if he repents, forgive him." (Luke 17:3)

The scripture is clear that we are to forgive ‘brothers’, not forgive our enemies. Does God give forgiveness to those who sin against Him and stay on the road to hell? No. Repentance is the key. Truly, we are not to seek our own revenge, for vengeance is the Lord’s and He will repay (Rom 12:19). Again, this shows God will judge. So, it’s good you stated the following: "The premise is that we have to stop doing a questionable behavior in order for the forgiveness to mean anything, because until we stop the Lord’s love and mercy can not enter in and find a place with us."

You stated, "He knows and foresees all things. He does not desire to hurt one day and heal the next. "The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear Him." (Psalm 103: 17)"

Look at Deut 32:39 "See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand."

And lastly, you stated, "The spiritual world is made up of three places: heaven, hell, and a transitional place between the two called 'the world of spirits'."

Where is the world of spirits mentioned in the Bible? It’s not.

The problem I have with fitting into any earthly church is that part of the doctrine is right on, but then they go way out in left field, contradicting the Bible. I felt led of the Spirit to address these things, if there be any way this New Church will search the errors and correct its missing the mark in these areas.

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DavePrice 5 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Although the hub is serious, and spot on - love your responses in your letter, I had to laugh remembering a quote from a friend who said he stuck with the Baptist church because it was the boat with the least amount of holes. We're human, and none of us has it all right. Personally I think the greatest thing about the number of denominations in the Christian church is that everyone can find one that fits them, even with the holes. You can be a member of a church or a denomination and find no conflict disagreeing with certain beliefs. If the diety of Christ is affirmed, if the redeeming work of Christ is acknowledged, if the resurrection of Christ is believed, if you can find a church whose members honestly love each other and worship God, you can find a way to live with the rest. As has been said before, the basic doctrine of Christ is simple, everything else is commentary.


ShadowKing! 5 years ago

I haven't yet read their statements to verify if you have accurately represented them. But if they do read as you have noted, then yes, these people are preaching unbiblical things.


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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Did they reply?

Good hub, sounds like smorgsbord religion!

Very Scandinavian!!!

Thanks,

John


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Brother Dave, I have an intolerance for false teaching in any church. To become a member of a church that believes the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues is of the devil (blaspheming the Holy Spirit) is not what I will do. Baptists fall into this category. Many have the 'form of godliness, but deny its power' (2 Tim 3:5). They also teach God in three persons, which I adamantly do not believe. The longer one sits under the doctrines of men, the more indoctrinated that one becomes. It's only been through my personal relationship with Christ and revelation by the Holy Spirit in inductive Bible study I found out just how indoctrinated I was. I have yet to find a church that 'fits' full Biblical teaching. In my Judah's Daughter profile, I have a hub called "Statement of Faith", which solidifies my beliefs based on Biblical study. I may write a hub called "Choose a Church" and show how many of them have some things right and a lot wrong. This is the age of Laodicea, for sure.

Blessings ~ the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not in a building, but in the hearts of those who love Him.


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hi ShadowKing! The link to their doctrinal statements is in the second paragraph of this hub, where it says (click here). I have quoted them straight from their web page. Sad, sad, sad.


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hello, my dear brother aguasilver (John)! I knew this letter would be lengthy, and I had to write it in a 'form' within their website. When I clicked 'send' it err'd. Therefore, I don't know if they will get this letter, but I just sent it last night and published it here as well. If I don't hear back, I will print this out and mail it to them. In the meantime, those who are members of this New Church or may be considering becoming a part of it, may be enlightened if they find this hub. I have to just trust the Lord and do my part.


exjwlaurie 5 years ago

Oh Boy--not another religion begun by a "man"! That spells disaster right there!

Thanks for sharing this insight with us Carrie, you put together a powerful letter--you must follow up with us to let us know if they respond to you! And if they do--please share their response! This I gotta hear!

I had never heard of this new Church, too bad they can't just "come to Christ" and follow "this" Leader! That would assure them of the salvation they no doubt seek!

Good job! Thanks for sharing with us!


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Yes, amen, sister Laurie. I'm trying to be a Watchman for the souls the Antichrist seeks to devour in these last days. I can't possibly cover all the false doctrines out there, but I can say over this past time on HubPages, the Lord has opened my eyes to many of them, so I will do as He calls me to do. Thank you for your encouragement. I fully expect their response to be of their founder, defending what they want to believe, rather than the truth. Who knows? God prepared Nineveh for repentance, and Jonah was one, small voice. I put my hope in my Lord Jesus Christ, as all the saints do!! God bless you, sister!!


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Loves To Read 5 years ago

Carrie, i have never heard of this church, but we are warned that in the last days this would happen.

Bless you sister as you do the work you feel God has set out for you in questioning and exposing the false doctrines. One does not have to change many words in the Bible to rise up and get people questioning the true teachings of God.

The response, if you get one will find ways to back up their beliefs. Not to see the error of their teachings.

Great hub dear sister in Christ.

Love and Hugs


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hi, Loves To Read! Bless your heart! I looked up their locations in the U.S. and they are in 27 States. They are also in several countries.

God surely brings things into our lives we never know will pop up. He leads us to do things we never knew we were called to do, amen? I do hope this hub bears fruit in equipping the saints to give an answer to this church and/or help shed light on the babes in that denomination to encourage them to get out. Blessings in the Name of the Lord ~ always.


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aka-dj 5 years ago from Australia

It just goes to show, there really is nothing new under the sun.

This group, like most others feeds on peoples ignorance, poor teaching or doubts about doctrines they don't understand.

The arguments aften go "if God is a god of love, then...?" etc.

Like always, you stand on solid ground in your hubs, discourse and now in this letter.

Curious to see the response you get. IF you get one. I'll keep my eyes out for it, assuming you'll publish that too.

Thanks. :)


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hi aka-dj! So good to see you! What you say is right on. I wonder sometimes, if people that start and follow these 'new revelations' have ever read the Word of God or know how to study to test the teachers, leaders and doctrines. Do they even know that Jesus said in the last days there would be false prophets galore? Or that Paul said people or even 'angels from heaven' would preach a different gospel? Do they understand what it means for Satan to disguise himself as an 'angel of light'? Or, are these they that simply don't like the God of the Bible and have turned their ears away from the truth to have their ears tickled, and thus follow the doctrines of demons?

How is it even the elect may be deceived in these last days? Give them 80-90% truth that they think the teaching/teacher MUST know God...but then deceptively throw in a 'new' teaching to get them on the wrong path. It truly is a test for the elect to test the defect. Obviously, those of this doctrine haven't read or commented to date. However, I pray the saints are prepared should this doctrine grow and show up in our gardens anytime soon.

Thank you, brother, for reading and for your much appreciated support and love for the Lord. God bless you.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

I commend your efforts once again! You are a good sleuth for finding interesting little "tid bits" like this. And "Loves to Read" has got that right, but it has been happening for a while now in our modern age and is just getting even more so prevelant as the time of our Lord's Kingdom draws nearer!

I like using Wikipedia as a tool myself for its speed and ease (though I always try to well cross-reference and confirm, because you never know 100% who or what has written anything), but I not have thought about "digging" like that, to find an "unknown" element. Obviously the Holy Spirit was behind you with a gift of discernment. Keep up your due diligence and anxious to see what else you discover!

Rev.Ted


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thank you, christ4ever (love your name! - His name)! Yes, I wanted to know what the various views on the 'trinity' were out there, and Wikedpedia was a good place to start. Then, I found the blurb about this 'New Church' and clicked on the link to their website and read their doctrinal beliefs. As I said, I was initially excited, then let down and concerned for them and their followers.

If churches would just thoroughly search and research the teachings of their 'founders', in this case, Emanuel Swedenborg, BEFORE they spread the doctrine and start churches, they might not end up held more accountable in the Day of the Lord, for spreading false doctrine. The truth of the matter is, the people who follow Swedenborg's teachings probably have never read or studied the Bible for themselves. They can't give a test, if they don't know the answers.

I just may write a hub about the varying levels of torment the Bible talks about, and why what we DO matters (saved or not). For the saved, there are levels of reward; for the unsaved levels of torment. I pray this church wakes up and gets it right before it's too late. God bless you, Rev. Ted!! Thank you again!!


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Think this is why studying Biblical truth is so valuable. If you want to know whats false study the real thing and you will recognize what is false right away.

Interesting Hub..never heard of this one.


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Amen, sister Tamarajo! There are study tools out there to help each individual find out what words mean in the Bible; then cross-referencing other passages that use the same word(s), etc. Once one has a solid study method, then receives understanding by the Holy Spirit, a teacher will either confirm or contradict ~ and it's recognized right away by the hearer. I know you are one who utilizes study tools, and your hubs are an absolute blessing!! To that I attest! God bless you!!


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Okay, readers, I received a package from the "New Church" ~ no response to my letter, just a 'Welcome Package' with a generalized cover letter and pamphlets about what they believe. I will be sending them a hard copy of my letter and see if they respond. God bless you all as you fight the good fight of faith, for our Lord is coming soon!!


His daughter 5 years ago

I had never heard of this church or religion. Wow! Good for you, Carrie. Great letter and great responses. It will be interesting to know if you hear anything back. Thanks for the "heads up."


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Good to see you, His Daughter! I appreciate your support and confirmation of the answers given to thier doctrinal error. Will let you know ~ I just hope for even one set free from this movement ~ if more, praise the LORD! God bless you, sister!


IxNay 5 years ago

Hi Kerry

Carrie

I am Swedenborgian, so will try to answer ur questions:

--You stated, "All religions have goodness in them. There are many paths to the heaven."

Swedenborg qualifies this statement by also saying that people need to believe in one God and obey the ten commandments, whatever their religion. Christians are only saved if they turn to Jesus as the one only God, and those who hold to trintarianism are not saved.

--You stated, "There will be no "last judgment", for God does not judge us, or condemn evildoers to hell."

A last judgement comes at the end of every church, but this happens in the spiritual world, not the physical world. Swedenborg speaks about the judgement of the previous church at the time of his writings, in some of his writings. Also, everyone is judged when they enter the next life, some quickly and some later. One of Jesus disciples asked where the judgement would take place, and Jesus responded where the eagles gather - this is a reference to the spiritual world (as far as I know).

--"Read Mat 22:28-30. Here, we have a woman who married according to the Law of Moses, seven times and Jesus clearly states that in heaven, we neither marry, nor are we given in marriage, but we will be ‘as’ the angels in heaven"

Swedenborg teaches that the scriptures are primarily written in correspondences, and that not everything in the literal sense is true. There is a spiritual sense wherin lies the true holiness of the word. Here, by marriage, is meant the joining of truth to goodness, a marriage which happens on earth, but not once we die. Once we die, the will we have in the world remains with us to eternity, and no amount of living the truth can make us into better people. The marriage which happens here is a joining of the living out truth to its corresponding love of it.

--"You stated, "Angels in heaven strive and work to be better people, just as we do on earth."

--There is no biblical proof of this statement."

There are many things which the bible does not say. Basically, angels strive to perform useful services. Also, in the site of God, even the angels have wickedness in them though by influx of his love he keeps it at bay. Occasionally the Lord allows an angel to experience the selfishness that is a part of them in order that they may recognise that the righteousness which they have is really His. By acknowledging this, the Lord reestablishes their humility, and essentially happier.

--"Man wasn't there when the earth was created, but the heavenly angels were. Man was created on the sixth day. "

Again, Swedenborg teaches about a deeper meaning in the scriptures. The creation story primarily deals, at least at the start, with man's spiritual birth (or rebirth if u like), until the day when he enters heaven with regard to his spirit and is no longer tempted (the day God rests).

--"Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."

Thats a good point i've often thought about I cant really comment, however:

--"BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.""

Clouds represent the literal sense of the Word, that Jesus' nature and divinity can be derived from it. That every eye will see him means that even wicked people (the piercers), when they read the teachings of the new church, will be able to understand what the teachings say, though they may not want to.

--"You also don't believe the great flood ever literally happened. There is historical proof of a great flood."

Ye maybe there is maybe there isnt. How did the descendants of Noah reach North America then?

--“Certainly, we cannot earn our way to heaven by our works.” I’m glad you know the truth, when it’s all said and done.

You cannot say to God "I have done all these good works, let me enter", however, However, if you have done those works, and attributed them to coming from the Lord and not from yourself, the Lord will have given you a heavenly character, which will guide you to heaven.

When we do a good work, we need only think "This was from the Lord" and we avoid atributing righteousness to ourselves. If we believe all our good works are from God, the Lord is able to mold our characters for heaven. If we make our works meritorious, we ruin them and resist the Lord.

--"Where is the world of spirits mentioned in the Bible? It’s not."

Again the bible doesnt say a lot about a lot of things. For example, how many heavens are there? Paul mentions the third heaven so we know there three at least. But perhaps there are more. However, it doesnt say.

Regards

IxNay


Brian Smith 5 years ago

Carrie,

Thanks for your concern and your thorough letter. I am one of many people who value Swedenborg's writings as containing valuable revelation from God. At the same time, I value them BECAUSE they draw so heavily on the Bible and I certainly study the Bible carefully as the foundation for evaluating claims of truth. If you wish, I'd be happy to respond to you (or any of your readers) on any of these point you raise. A couple of the points you raise, and those in the comments of your readers include misconceptions about the people who aspire to be Christian while drawing on the writings of Swedenborg.

Send me a line at: informationswedenborg@gmail.com

God Bless,

Brian


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Wow, IxNay! And Brian Smith! God has led you here and I'm glad.

IxNay, if the 'New Church' believes all paths lead to God, all gods, as long as the followers of those gods believe in one god, go to heaven? Who gave the 10 Commandments and what does the first one say? You then followed with the statement, "Christians are only saved if they turn to Jesus as the one only God, and those who hold to trintarianism are not saved." Not all are Christians that are good people. Not all worship Jesus as the one, true God. There are many who hold to trinitarianism that not only keep the 10 Commandments, but the Law of Moses, too. So, I would say your 'New Church' needs to revise their statement of faith to say as such.

The Bible is clear that there is a judgment on earth, a judgment of the wicked at death - to hell (Hades), and a final judgment for all evil to the Lake of Fire (Geehena). The angels who sinned in the days of Noah are in the deepest abyss of Hades (Tartaroo) now, awaiting that final judgment, and the rich man is in Hades (aka Sheol) now, waiting for that final judgment as well. Reference 2 Pet 2:4; Luke 16:22-23 and Mat 8:29). I have hubs on this study material that I will give you, if you wish to know more.

I'm not sure if there are sects of the 'New Church', but they clearly state that married couples will remain married couples after death.

I am concerned with your statements, "the scriptures are primarily written in correspondences, and that not everything in the literal sense is true" and "There are many things which the bible does not say" and "Again the bible doesnt say a lot about a lot of things". Do you not see danger in these statements? Why do you think the Bible was given to us? The angels that rebelled against God do not have forgiveness, for they are not flesh and blood ~ God's blood did not cover their 'sins'. 2 Peter tells us where those who sinned with mankind in the days of Noah are, and the other references I gave (esp. Mat 8:29) show that demons even await their final judgment to 'torment'. Now, men are considered 'angels' as well, and certainly do have a human nature to sin, and can therefore repent and be forgiven (ref Rev 2:1, 3:1, etc).

Jesus was taken up into the clouds and will come in the clouds. This has nothing to do with "That every eye will see him means that even wicked people (the piercers), when they read the teachings of the new church, will be able to understand what the teachings say, though they may not want to." I really think you should pray about your understanding. If Jesus was literally taken up, He will literally return the same way, just as the angels said.

"How did the descendants of Noah reach North America?" We've all descended from Noah and his family. God said to "replenish the earth" (Gen 9:1). "How many levels of heaven are there?" We only know of three, and we shouldn't add to the scriptures (Deut 12:32; Rev 22:18). If there are more, we will know when Christ returns in the clouds (1 Cor 13:12).

While there are FEW 'Christian' churches out there that embrace ONE GOD, we shouldn't just fall for one that does, or believe they are completely trustworthy, especially if they go beyond what the Bible says or misinterpret what it does say. I just say, please be careful to follow the Word and abide in it. Satan used the Word to tempt/test Jesus, so know that he still uses the same tactics to deceive even the elect.

God bless you!!


Brian Smith 5 years ago

Carrie,

I asked whether you are interested in pursuing further any of these issues your raise in order to come to a more accurate understanding of what Swedenborg teaches. Your response to IxNay suggest that your answer is "No." Its sounds as though you are pretty content with your current assumptions about Swedenborg and the Bible and not interested in considering other possibilities. That's ok with me.

Let me know if you change your mind. Informationswedenborg@gmail.com

best wishes,

Brian


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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Likewise, Brian. Perhaps we will be in correspondence, if the Lord leads. My grievance is there are these few things that are simply unscriptural and I wonder why it is you are content with believing as such? At least I have done my part in confronting these things ~ the things I know about, based on the website. There is no way these things can be explained away. I am praying to help deliver those that are following the false doctrines to come out of them. May God be with you, if you truly love Him. He will confirm the truth and set you free, if you are willing. Thank you ~ CB


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Dear Carrie:

Sounds like these Swedenborgian boys have it all figured out. If what they say is true, then Jesus wasted His precious blood on the cross, because it is apparent that everyone is going to Heaven regardless of what they believe.

Funny, but I think Jesus said something to the effect that "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me."

Furthermore, the Bible tells us that Jesus came to save us from eternal damnation, but apparently He didn't get the memo that Hell and the Lake of Fire do not exist.

I do not necessarily endorse everything that comes from the mouth of C.S. Lewis, but I liked his following observation: "There are only two religions in this world...Christianity and Hinduism."

Christianity is the only religion that opposes the tenets of Hinduism completely, whereas every other religion can trace its origins to Hinduism. In this regard, Hinduism is the mother of all pagan religions and it's only opposition is Christianity.

Since Swedenborgianism is not of God the Father, then it has become another bastard son of Hinduism.

God's blessings to a lovely lady - L.R.


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Carrie Bradshaw 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Good to see you, Lone Ranger. Yes, here at this Hub Page, I had to write about these various doctrines out there in our world today. I guess I would say all of them 'oppose the Truth' in so many ways, though each of them have some 'tickling of the ears' doctrines and fellowship that the unlearned and otherwise lonely embrace. So many are shopping doctrines, and then choosing one, rather than KNOWING GOD, who keeps them SAFE from the ensnarement into falsehood. Truth doesn't tickle the ears ~ so many disliked or even hated the Prophets and Apostles, even Christ Jesus, that they killed them all ~ as if death would silence the Truth! God lives and His Truth will reign forever ~ Hell's fury awaits those who put doctrines of men/demons over the Truth of God's Holy Word.

I hope this hub helps those who are a part of this 'New Church' to 'COME OUT OF HER' as Judgment Day is approaching and the party will be crashed...permanently.

God bless you, brother.

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