11 Jul 2015

Do You Believe The "Correct" Doctrine??

Submitted by Stephen Winters
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I've gone to various churches for countlelss years. I've heard many sermons. The focus of each message seems to boil down to a few specific things. Although it is very subtly worded, it basically says, "In order to be saved, you have to believe some very specific things (the correct doctrine). God is a great and  wonderful loving God. If you believe these things, and say this specific prayer, then You can go to heaven when you die. (and it just so happens that this "correct doctrine" so happens to be the same as "we" (the church) believe. However, if you don't believe (like "we" believe) then you will go to hell and be horribly tortured forever and ever, with no end to your extreme pain the suffering. Isn't God wonderful, that if you just sign on the dotted line and say you believe the same as we do, then you will be saved from the  eternity of extreme torture.?"

I say one thing, "RUN!!!!" from any church that suggests that they are the one true church and that you will go to hell if you don't believe their doctrine. That is one big manipulation and should be avoided.

I think that in the christian community is way too much emphasis on doctrine. There has been a terrible loss of "living the life" of love and concern for others.

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