True and false doctrines

True and False Doctrines

The following is a summary of true Bible teaching as opposed false teaching, together with supporting Bible references:

  • Man is mortal and perishing, Man does NOT possess an immortal soul (Ezek 18:4Eccl 3:19-20 1 Cor 15:45-54)
  • The dead unconscious, NOT alive in hell or heaven (Job 3 :11-19 Psa 6:5 Psa 146:4 Eccl 9:5-6, 10)
  • Hell is the grave, NOT a place of eternal torment (Gen 37:35 Job 14:13 1 Cor 15:55)
  • The devil is a personification of sin, NOT a person (Rom 5:21; 8:3 1 Cor 15:56 Gal 5:19-20 Heb 2:14 Jas 1:14-15)
  • Eternal life is by resurrection at the return of Jesus Christ, NOT going to hell or heaven at death (Dan 12:2 1 Cor 15:21-23 1 Thess 4:16-17)
  • Resurrection is for the responsible only, NOT all mankind (Psa 49:12, 20 Prov 21:16 Isa 26:13-14 Jer 51:39)
  • There is a Judgement and giving of reward to the righteous when Christ returns, NOT at death (Matt 16:27 1 Cor 4:5 2 Tim 4:1 2 Thess 1:7-8 Rev 22:12)
  • Eternal life on Earth is the reward of the righteous, NOT going to heaven (Psa 37:11, 22, 29 Prov 11:31 Matt 5:5 Rev 5:10)
  • There is to be complete destruction for the wicked, NOT eternal torment (Psa 37:20; 104:35; 145:20 Mal 4:1, 3 Matt 21:41 2 Pet 2:12)
  • The religious majority have always been wrong, NOT right (Matt 7:13-14; 22:14; 24:12-13 Luke 18:8 2 Tim 4:3-4)
  • The Bible is divine and infallible, NOT human and erring (Isa 8:20 John 10:35 2 Tim 3:16-17 2 Pet 1:21)
  • The Old and New Testaments of the Bible are inseparable, NOT contradictory (Luke 16:31 Luke 24:27 Acts 26:22)
  • Knowledge and belief of Bible Truth essential, NOT just having good intentions or living a good life (John 4:24; 8:32 Eph 4:18 2 Thess 2:10, 13 2 Tim 2:15)
  • Faithful obedience is required, NOT just belief (Rom 2:6-7 Gal 6:7-9 Jas 2:14-26 1 John 3:7 Rev 2:5)
  • Salvation depends on enduring to the end, NOT being already saved on conversion (Matt 24:13 Heb 3:6, 14 Rev 2:26)
  • There is One God, NOT three—the trinity an invention of man (Deut 6:4 John 17:3 1 Cor 8:6 1 Tim 2:5)
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God, NOT ‘God the Son’ (Luke 1:35 John 14:28 Acts 2:22 Gal 4:4)
  • The Holy Spirit is God’s universal power, NOT a separate person (Job 33:4 Psa 139:7-12 Luke 1:35 Acts 8:17-19 Acts 10:38)
  • Baptism after belief of Bible Truth saves, NOT baptism at birth (John 3:5 Acts 2:38 Rom 6:3-5 Gal 3:27 1 Pet 3:21)
  • True baptism is through total immersion in water, NOT through man’s invention of sprinkling (Matt 3:6 John 3:23 Acts 8:38 Rom 6:4 Col 2:12)
  • God’s kingdom is coming and will destroy all earthly powers (Isa 2:2-4 Dan 2:44; 7:27 Zeph 3:8-9 Zech 14:9 Rev 2:25-27)