Heresy of the Day

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Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Macedonianism, also known as the Pneumatomachian heresy, is a pernicious belief system that emerged in the early 4th century and was propagated by the heretical Greek bishop Macedonius. This insidious heresy denies the personhood of the Holy Spirit and diminishes the...

Heresy of the Day #18: Christian Science

Heresy of the Day #18: Christian Science

The Christian Science cult, founded by the deceptive Mary Baker Eddy in the late 19th century, is a pernicious and dangerous religious movement that promotes the unsubstantiated belief that spiritual healing techniques can cure all physical illnesses and suffering....

Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Heresy of the Day #17: Docetism

Heresy: Docetism Docetism is a Christian heresy that originated in the early centuries of the religion. It is based on the belief that Jesus Christ was not fully human, but rather a divine being who only appeared to be human. According to docetism, Jesus' physical...

Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Heresy of the Day #16: Antinomianism

Antinomianism is a heresy that has been present in various forms throughout the history of Christianity. At its core, antinomianism is the belief that believers are not bound by moral law, and that they are exempt from following God's commands. This belief is in...

Heresy of the Day #15: Mormon Tritheism

Heresy of the Day #15: Mormon Tritheism

"Gods" in the Bible and Mormon Tritheism In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prophets since Joseph Smith have taught clearly that there are three separate members of the Godhead, each of which is God. As Joseph Smith stated, 'These personages... are...

Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Heresy of the Day #14: Inclusivism

One of the most popular heresies not only of the professing Church but also in our modern culture is called "inclusivism." Inclusivism essentially teaches that God's mercy is so wide that it doesn't require knowing Jesus or having faith in Him for salvation; that all...

Heresy of the Day #13: Multiculturalism

A popular buzzword in the culture today that has been heralded as a virtuous goal worth pursuing is "multiculturalism." On its face, it sounds noble--it sounds like it promotes respect, tolerance, peace, and love throughout a nation filled with people from diverse...

Heresy of the Day #12: Egalitarianism

Heresy of the Day #12: Egalitarianism

Egalitarianism, for our purposes here, is a postmodern heresy that denies the hierarchical structure of God’s created order concerning male and female. This unbiblical view has no historical representation prior to the last third of the 20th century.Some rather...

Heresy of the Day #11: Socinianism

Heresy: Socinianism While featuring several heresies, Socinianism most significantly denies not only the deity, but the eternality and preexistence of Christ altogether. This group of heterodox beliefs is named for the uncle and nephew team of Lelio and Fausto Sozzini...

Heresy of the Day #10: Roman Catholicism vs The Gospel

Heresy of the Day #10: Roman Catholicism vs The Gospel

The Papacy ROME SAYS: The pope is the head of the church, and that he is necessary for salvation. “We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff” (Unam...

Heresy of the Day #9: Statism

Heresy of the Day #9: Statism

Heresy: Statism Statism is the belief that the state is the highest authority over and above any other religion, ideology, or philosophy. Statism is essentially state-sponsored secularism whereby the governmental system may, in some cases, tolerate other religions...

Heresy of the Day #8: Montanism

Heresy of the Day #8: Montanism

Heresy: Montanism Montanism is a heresy that was denounced by the 2nd-century Church after its founder, Montanus, began a movement that he referred to as "New Prophecy." The movement largely consisted of the belief that the Holy Spirit granted direct, divine...

Heresy of the Day #7: Finney-ism

Heresy of the Day #7: Finney-ism

Heresy: Finney-ism Finney-ism is a bit of a misnomer as there never was an actual school of theological thought or a movement named for Charles Grandison Finney, the subject of this article. However, Finney was both a man of renown in 19th century American religious...

Heresy of the Day #6: Adoptionism

Heresy of the Day #6: Adoptionism

Heresy: Adoptionism Adoptionism is the belief that Jesus of Nazareth was born a man and later adopted as the son of god. As usual, there were some varying versions of this false teaching, but unlike most others, adoptionism is not named for its inventor. It is first...

Heresy of the Day #5: Apollinarism

Heresy of the Day #5: Apollinarism

Heresy: Apollinarism Apollinarianism, named for Apollinarius of Laodecia (4th century) is the belief that Jesus Christ was born in a normal common human body descended from Adam, but had no finite human soul and mind. His immaterial nature was wholly divine and his...

Heresy of the Day #4: Gnosticism

Heresy of the Day #4: Gnosticism

Heresy: Gnosticism Gnosticism, named for the Greek word gnosis, which means knowledge, represents a broad range of ancient heresies that resulted from attempts to synchronize pagan philosophy with Christianity. While there were numerous flavors of this teaching, there...

Heresy of the Day #19: Macedonianism / Pneumatomachianism

Heresy of the Day #3: Sabellianism

Heresy: Sabellianism Sabellianism, named for its seminal proponent Sabellius (3rd century) generally is another denial of the triune nature of God which maintains a single person in the eternal godhead which is manifested in three varying aspects or modes of God....

Heresy of the Day #2:  Arianism

Heresy of the Day #2: Arianism

Heresy: Arianism Arianism, named for it's seminal proponent Arius (about 250-335 AD) generally is a denial of the triune nature of God and with it the denial of the deity and divine nature of Jesus of Nazareth as the son of God. Arius held that it was impossible that...

Heresy of the Day #1: Marcionism

Heresy of the Day #1: Marcionism

Heresy: Marcionism Marcionism is a heresy that is attributed to an early church figure by the name of Marcion of Sinope. Marcion was the son of a bishop and moved to Rome about 135 AD. Marcion, who was denounced by the early church fathers including Justin, Irenaeus,...

 

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