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Foolish Doctrines

Updated on March 25, 2013


There are many people today who are not satisfied with
understanding the Word of God. They must constantly find new
obscure interpretations of Scripture - These I call foolish
doctrines. While I must admit that every once in a while one of
these "doctrines" makes sense (maybe is even true), I must also
caution you that God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit of God has
never in the Holy Scriptures told us to figure out what we are to
do based on "our own understanding" of the way things appear to
be. The bible is a very clear book, if we take it as it is
presented we can understand the things of God very clearly
(Jn.5:19 clearly says only do what the Father says to do or shows
you to do) -IF-our heart and relationship to our Lord Jesus
Christ is correct and pure. Unfortunately most of the people who
spend their time on these "doctrines" feel that they must have a
mailing list to send their "great revelations" out into the
church. The purpose of this study is to help you learn to
determine if a study (teaching, paper) will be of benefit to you
or not as you pursue your relationship with our Lord.. If it will
not help you in your pursuit of holiness why read it? The
following points are a means of judging any teaching that is
presented to you for this determination.

1. Does this cause me to LOOK at MYSELF and MEASURE MY MATURITY

Any teaching that is based on scripture should as one of
its main objectives cause us to look at our life and measure our
present condition against the scriptural parameters concerning
this subject.

2. Does it bring conviction to me?

Any teaching that does not bring conviction,(it may even
"hurt") is not of much use to us unless it pertains to an area of
our life that the Lord has already purged and purified or to an
area of understanding such as proper church government that is
necessary to our growth, but not necessarily directly personal.

3. Does it have a useful practical use in MY life

Any teaching that does not have a useful, practical,
present purpose in changing me to be more like Jesus Christ is
not something that I should spend my time with. If I cannot put
it in to practice now it would probably be best to set it aside
until I have a present need for it. (If I ever do)

4. Does it help to bring me to the PLACE of MATURITY that
Scripture shows I need to be pursuing? The whole idea of
Christianity is to become Like CHRIST, who Scripture says is our
example. If this is not the purpose of the teaching, then why
should I waste my precious time with it?

Does it increase my desire to be involved with my brethren ?
Or does it cause me to foster an "Elitist" attitude?

The most important growth process for a Christian occurs
when we must interact within a close personal relationship to our
brothers and sisters. Only when we must associate closely with
other imperfect people can God show us what we are really like
and convict us to change. Many (most) false and useless
teachings cause people to develop an "elitist" attitude (the
feeling that you walk on a "higher level" than others do with
God), instead of promoting humility and solid relationships.
Though there are some things we cannot fellowship with
(catholicism, mormonism, jehovah witness and others that do not
follow the Real Jesus Christ), we should be able and desire to
have fellowship with our real brothers and sisters in Christ.
Anything that does not promote these proper relationships is not
worth reading.

6. Does it have a POSITIVE SCRIPTURAL influence TOWARD the Lord
Jesus Christ?

Does it advance the place and influence of Jesus Christ
in my life? Anything that does not as its main purpose lead me
to a closer more intimate relationship with my Lord is not worth
spending my precious time with.

7. Does it allow "GOD to BE GOD" or does it limit Him?

We must understand that there are scriptural laws and
principals that govern EVERYTHING - INCLUDING what God can and
cannot do. God said so. Outside of these God given principals -
We MUST NOT LIMIT God. We must allow Him to do things AS HE

Any study (teaching) that does not fulfill the above 7
points is probably a waste of your time (at least for now). SO
WHY READ IT? Instead get out your BIBLE and let God show you by
His Holy Spirit, something that is presently useful to you -
something to enhance your relationship to Him - to help you
mature to the stature of the fullness of Christ. To become a
complete man in Christ.


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  • celafoe profile image

    charlie 21 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

    sd-- what about what scriptures say about the true church. that does not matter?

    If you will look closer you will see i addressed catholocism, the religion and not individuals.

    and believing in Jesus does NOT make one a Christian. Jesus says

    Matt 7:21-23 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

    1 Cor 1:10-11 10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

    ALL denominations , division, sects, cult and churches that are not of one accord have NO PART in Christ or His Kingdom.

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    Yves 21 months ago

    I see. You're a fundamentalist. You are wrong about the Catholics. They don't charge for everything and many that I've met are very respectful. I am sorry that you have placed an entire group of people in the same boat. That is most un-Christian of you. Furthermore, anyone who believes that Christ is the Lord is a Christian ( technically). I am sorry your goodwill does not extend to people of other faiths. Calling an entire group evil is wrong. Faith is nothing without love.

  • celafoe profile image

    charlie 21 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

    sd- catholicism IS NOT CHRISTIAN tfor hundreds of reasons.

    there is no such thing as a co-redemer, He is Christ alone.

    NO MAN is head of any one in the Kingdom of God- Christ is the head of man the pope is a usurper of the headship of Christ--evil

    all those belonging to Christ are saints and should exhibit e qualities of MK 16:16

    there IS NO CLERGY in the true new testament church. all are equal

    and there are hundreds of more proofs they have a different jesus

    they hide and protect their homosexual priests and nuns instead of defrocking them

    yes they are a humanistic group but they do NOTHING for free they charge for everything

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    Yves 21 months ago

    I liked your hub, particularly the admonition to gain maturity. That is what the Bible teaches.

    However, I would not be so quick to throw Catholics under the bus. Catholic Charities is an excellent charity which had done so much good...and Catholics are still Christians.

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    charlie 5 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

    amen once they drink the kool aid they cant let go

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    Caleb DRC 5 years ago

    I was in the forums for an ephemeral time. I was debating atheists concerning proof of God's existence. Regardless of all the scientific, and mathematical evidence, impeccable logic, common sense, and how Darwinian evolution violates very basic( axiomatic or nearly so) scientific laws, it did not matter; personal opinion ruled. I would answer their questions, but they would not address mine. It is indeed a total waste of time.

    Celafoe, I believe in God because of the evidence proving His existence; God has buried us in evidences, but like anything else, one must open ones' eyes to see. Since God exists, then His Word is the Standard, and that Standard makes all opinions useless unless they can be validated with Scripture.

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    charlie 5 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

    Thank you. I just listed them.

    As far as the question there is a man ( I have tried to correct some of his posts that are full of error, and mostly opinion) that does not like what i believe and his friend that made some false accusations and were taking it over going in a direction that was not right so i took it down.

    actually i was looking to see what scriptural support people use for the different beliefs if there was any. But they feel their opinion is the only answer. Since there are so many(uncorrectable) flaming liberals that believe their opinion is equal to scripture on here that post unscriptural garbage as Christianity, i am not wasting my time with reading except for the few I have found that post scriptural truth with supporting scriptures taken in context. And am just posting a few studies myself. But it sure is upsetting to see all the trash in this section and the mutual admiration society that follow it.

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    Caleb DRC 5 years ago

    You have given some very good points here.

    You wrote 5 hubs that are not listed in your profile. To get them on your profile : 1. go to your profile, 2. click edit profile, 3. scroll down to where it says, "show only featured hubs on my profile", and click "No", 4. Scroll down and click "save changes".

    What happened to your question, "What does the Bible say about Salvation for a baby?" I answered it but the question is no longer there.