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?

jwmcmac's picture

My apologies to all . . . if

My apologies to all . . . if I have offended any.

You guys are too great to me to offend any of you.

Sorry, Justin . . . and Sorry especially to Dan . . . please if you can . . . would you please forgive me.

Just because I disagree with something someone says about my Church, does not make it so, and certainly does not mean that that other guy is wrong or in any way being mean or such as that.

I did not mean to . . . but I knew I was getting close to the border . . . we always are, aren't we? . . . and I didn't take the time to say things very well or very charitably.

Thanks for having enough Good-Will to not jump all over me.

I really don't have a gripe against Dan . . . and I think he presents his side very well . . . which helps me to 'see' that 'log' in his eye and even if I can't 'see' the 'speck' in my own . . . ha! . . . got that backwards . . . right?

Sometimes I get in too big of a hurry and fail to do a re-write or clean up those aspects of things which show our fallen human nature . . . wanting too much to get something said quickly . . . and run back to our Lives . . . and that almost always can lead to trouble.

So Dan, even if I can't agree with where you are going to or coming from sometimes . . . that is not excuse for me to be ugly in any way.

I didn't mean to be ugly to you . . . but in showing my agreement with Michael . . . or just in saying anything at all . . . I should be sure to be especially charitable to you (and I was not) . . . cause I really don't want to make you an enemy . . . but rather a friend.

Thanks Justin for your kind efforts at keeping me humble. I certainly need it.

We all need that . . . don't we? . . . well, most of us . . . even though it is no fun to hear.

Thanks for being so kind and generous to us all.

GOD Bless us all.