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Heresies

The Roman Catholic Church
There are many reasons for not recommending the Roman Catholic Church. Most of the reasons that led to the Reformation in 1517 are still valid today. Therefore we limit ourselves to warnings regarding cults, and Protestant false gospel teaching and heresies.

Priority for the church is to produce fishers of men. As soon as we see movements coming into the church (heresies and non-essentials) that are different from the purpose of the church, we must be alarmed. For me the purpose of the church (the essentials) should be:
  • Glorify God (Ephesians 3:21)
  • Edify the saints (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  • Fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), which is not redeeming society, but redeeming individual sinners.

In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus warned His followers what would happen in the last days. In Matthew 25:4-5 and 10-11 we read: 'Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many. . . . At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people"'.

1. False teaching on grace:2. The Gospel of social justice 1
3. The Gospel of New Age spirituality 1
4. The Gospel of my sexual Preference 1
5. The Gospel of interfaith dialogue 1
6. The Green Gospel4, 5, 10
7. New Apostolic Reformation 2
8. Kingdom Now theology 2, 7
9. Rejection of Bible prophecy 3
10. False teaching on Israel:11. Prosperity Gospel2
12. Ecumenism 8
13. Lordship Salvation 9
14. Preterism 2
15. Critical Race Theory 11, 12
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1 The Church in Babylon by Erwin Lutzer (2018), chapter 8
2 gotquestions.org
3 Chaos in the Church by Andy Woods (2020)
4 The Problem with the Green Gospel by James Wanliss (2016) in The Stream
5 Green Gospel, the new world religion by Sheila Zilinsky, 2015.
6 Universalism and the Christian Church. A warning on YouTube by Amir Tsarfari and Barry Stagner (2020)
7 The Coming Kingdom: What is the Kingdom Now Theology Changing the focus of the Church? by Andrew Woods (2016)
8 Pastor Dr Andy Woods in a YouTube video message (2019).
9 Woods, Andrew M., 2016. The Coming Kingdom: What Is the Kingdom and How Is Kingdom Now Theology Changing the Focus of the Church? Grace Gospel Press. Kindle Edition.
10 Resisting the Green Dragon, Dominion, Not Death, 2010 by James Wanliss.
11 Marxist ‘Critical Race Theory’ infiltrates the Churches and the culture by Trevor Loudon, 9 August 2019, Virginia Christian Alliance, https://vachristian.org/marxist-critical-race-theory-infiltrates-the-churches-and-the-culture/
12 Dr Andy Woods on "The False Gospel of Critical Race Theory", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRCkm7Lf8oU