The Dangers of False Doctrine :
Six Deceiving Errors of History that have lead to the falling away; The circumstances that we find modern society embracing, all of which have found their way into the church systems of today:
1. Roman Catholicism
Idols, sacraments and changing God’s law and times
2. Higher Criticism
The so-called Age of Enlightenment or Rationalism replaced the wisdom of the scriptures with the age of man-centered reason; The French Revolution enshrinement of the Goddess of Reason. Man exalts himself above God and denies the truth of God’s Word and the deity of Jesus.
3. Modern Cults and Secular forms of Christianity
Replaces God’s Word with private interpretation, biblical liberalism and take advantage of ignorance of God’s Word.
The Charismatic Renewal replaces God’s Word with subjective experiences in the form of Man-centered prophecies, visions and paranormal intuitions and an un-biblical claim of the gift of tongues. This has lead many to ignore God’s revealed truth and seek “signs and wonders” and has deceived them into following characters and leaders.
*Note: The “gift” of tongues is a phenomenon common to occultism and ritual magick practice as well. It is crucial to stand on God’s Word when entertaining signs and wonders. Satan can also conjure signs and wonders.
True Christianity that is in-dwelled with the Holy Spirit is balanced among the three methods in which God communicates with His people:
1. His Word
2. His Holy Spirit
3. Emotion (or experience)
All three should be treated equally with each one regulating the others. If one or two of these is emphasized with greater regard than than the others error is imminent.
5. Clinical Psychology (psychotherapy)
Replaced God’s truth with Freudian theories and Jungian Occultism. Perhaps no single movement has been more widely accepted than Freud’s unstable opinions regarding the subjective perspective and Jung’s Gnostic ideals of collective consciousness and pagan archetypes.
The modern psychotherapy movement has been widely accepted into Christian churches to the point where today it seems as though it’s perfectly normal to mix man’s subjective reasoning and affinity for spiritism into the church.
6. Market Driven Church Strategies
Replaces God’s Word with the need to feel important and to be marketed to. Essentially had turned those seeking truth into customers. The result had been a marginalization and reinterpretation of God’s Word to fit a structure of corporate profit and affluence. Likewise it has opened the door to syncretism and ecumenism.