Can bad doctrine send you to Hell?

nodenom's picture

The few assembled on this forum are proof enough that Roman Catholics and Protestants and Mormons and JW's will never agree on certain points of doctrine. In fact within each denomination, you will also find disagreement.
This comes as no surprise since we are all still pretty messed up people. A large percentage of confessing 'christians' still suffer the same troubles as non christians as we play out our own little dramas we think important.

Now the question "how much wrong doctrine, dogma etc. must we embrace to lose our salvation"? In fact, can we lose our salvation by embracing wrong doctrine or do we just put ourselves in danger of never seeing the full life Christ has provided manifesting in our lives?

Will we ever see 'His kingdom come and His will being done' or will we just play our pitiful little parts on this stage and never see what could have been?

JeffLogan's picture

I think we are going too many layers deep

ML wrote -
I did not deny the authority of the Church - I asked you to show what threats the Church supposedly made against its members. You of course want to change the subject because you know your attack was not true.

jqlogan writes -
I did at first but then edited the post and deleted them. Once we get this many layers deep things start to go off the deep end. But so that you can defend the church let me list a principle which has been at the root of many threatenings. The ignorant masses believed the church had the authority you speak of over the gates of heaven binding and loosing as She saw fitting. And often times this was over doctrinal issues and not lifestyle issues. So people were afraid to be condemned to hellfire for not doing and believing everything the church commanded. And the nobles and kings were kept under control by threats of excommunication which would subsequently relieve their subjects of their temporal obligations to the rulers. The church claimed the authority to bind and loose and it was the church which sat in judgment of the accused. So it was a perfect system.

That is until a little corporal stood up to the Pope and crowned himself emperor. His armies later stormed the Vatican, seized their property, dismantled the Holy See and set up a secular goverment, and took the Pope captive. The church has never gained Her original place of power she had prior to this seemingly deadly blow. But She tenaciously holds onto Her claim of such authority which She is now limited to wield because the secular governments do not support Her in Her aims. There may be some nations where transgression of church precepts are prosecuted like any other crime against the state but I think it is rare today.


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