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?

michael_legna's picture

No threats and no coercion present in these

DanFugett said -
I am not sure where your question comes from Michael since the crusades, inquisition and interdict are matters of world history. Certainly you are aware of the infamous interdict used to keep entire nations in line.

You consider these disciplinary actions or wars to free the Holy Land as threats? That makes no sense at all.

The Church has the right to control its members and ex communicate those who do not wish to adhere to its teachings.

DanFugett said -
Such a powerful weapon used within the last century could be used at any point so chosen, could it not?? Is it possible this kind of coercion could force people do practice a faith that deprives them of salvation by violating their conscience since whatever we do that is not of faith is sin????

With that logic then no Church could ever kick a member out or control their comments or behavior. There is no coercion here, any more than there is with any set of rules for belonging to any group.