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

The Inquisition has been misrepresented to most Protestants

DanFugett said -
In relation to this thread (can bad doctrine take you to hell) would the threat of inquisitional torture, which No I don't think it did with the martyrs who faced death even and did not abandon their faith.

DanFugett said -
Whatever is not of faith is sin. The inqueisition forced people to live a faith that had not won their heart, and the threat was most certainly present. Of itself this is irrefutable history and it relates to this thread only because a person cannot be forced to believe.

No you cannot be forced to do anything and most people who went through a trial in the inquisition were never tortured.

DanFugett said -
Clearly coercion was the intent of the inquisition.

No the Inquisition was a inquiry into what the person believed so as to determine if they held orthodox views or not. It intention was not coercion.

DanFugett said -
Foxe's Book of Martyrs lays out for us the kind of "discipline" that is being implied to not be coercion.

Of course this books is clearly a prejudiced presentation as it devotes its majority of pages to a small section of history which the author wishes to expound on for his own purposes and leaves the vast centuries before that time barely covered - a period when Catholic and Orthodox faced real tortures and persecutions and endured. So is hardly reliable as a reputable source of an unbiased history.