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Doctrines to be Rejected
As a further clarification to the points made in our Statement of Faith, we provide the following list of doctrines to be rejected.
We reject the doctrine…
- that the Bible is only partly the work of inspiration – or if wholly so, contains errors which inspiration has allowed.
- that God is three persons.
- that the Son of God was co-eternal with the Father.
- that Christ was born with a “free life.”
- that Christ’s nature was immaculate.
- that the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father.
- that man has an immortal soul.
- that man consciously exists in death.
- that the wicked will suffer eternal torture in hell.
- that the righteous will ascend to the kingdoms beyond the skies when they die.
- that the devil is a supernatural being.
- that the Kingdom of God is “the church.”
- that the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ merely.
- that Christ will not come till the close of the thousand years.
- that the tribunal of Christ, when he comes, is not for judgment of saints, but merely to divide among them different degrees of reward.
- that the resurrection is confined to the faithful.
- that the dead rise in an immortal state.
- that the subject-nations of the thousand years are immortal.
- that the Law of Moses is binding on believers of the Gospel.
- that the observance of Sunday is a matter of duty.
- that baby sprinkling is a doctrine of Scripture.
- that those without knowledge – through personal choice, immaturity, or lack of mental capacity – will be saved.
- that man can be saved by morality or sincerity, without the Gospel.
- that the Gospel alone will save, without obedience to Christ’s commandments.
- that a man cannot believe without possessing the Spirit of God.
- that men are predestined to salvation unconditionally.
- that there is no sin in the flesh.
- that Joseph was the actual father of Jesus.
- that the earth will be destroyed.
- that baptism is not necessary to salvation.
- that a knowledge of the Truth is not necessary to make baptism valid.
- that some meats are to be refused on the score of uncleanness.
- that the English are the ten tribes of Israel, whose prosperity is a fulfillment of the promises made concerning Ephraim.
- that marriage with an unbeliever is lawful.
- that we are at liberty to serve in the Army, Navy, Police Force, or any service whatsoever requiring the Oath of Allegiance or use of force.
- that we are at liberty to take part in politics, or recover debts by legal coercion.