Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Survey Finds That More Than 50% of American Evangelicals Are Heretics And Are Following Antichrist

New Survey Finds That More Than 50% of American Evangelicals Are Heretics And Are Following Antichrist

By Walid Shoebat 
Christian essential doctrines are such that deviating from them has eternal consequences and deems the individual either orthodox or heretic. This week, a new astonishing survey published by LifeWay Research, an evangelical organization, shows that over half of Evangelicals would be considered absolute heretics and followers of the spirit of Antichrist when their theologies are compared to the early church and to biblical orthodoxy:
“Most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church, but a survey released by LifeWay Research for Ligonier Ministries “reveals a significant level of theological confusion,” said Stephen Nichols, Ligonier’s chief academic officer. Many evangelicals do not have orthodox views about either God or humans, especially on questions of salvation and the Holy Spirit, he said.”
When it comes to Mormonism, the survey showed that:
“6 percent of evangelicals think the Book of Mormon is a revelation from God, but an additional 18 percent aren’t sure and think it might be.” has struggled with much ridicule over our stance having seen many fall for the Glenn Beck phenomenon. Today Glenn Beck’s true colors are showing him to be anathematizing any Christian who oppose homosexuality as well as swaying major evangelical pastors to undermine the Trinity opting for the fame of Glenn Beck.

That when it came to even the Trinity, the survey reveals that nearly a quarter is infected with the Arian Heresy:

“nearly a quarter (22%) said God the Father is more divine than Jesus, and 9 percent weren’t sure. Further, 16 percent say Jesus was the first creature created by God, while 11 percent were unsure.”

The problem as we have seen and as it seems that there is much Scripture manipulation at play. For example, we encounter so many who even deny the Trinity, especially folks who are engrossed into the Hebrew Roots Movement and the Oneness Pentecostals.
For example, these argue that the early church apparently baptised in “the name of Jesus only” quoting Acts 8:16Acts 10:48 and Acts 19:5 which according to them these verses reveal that early Christians baptized in “the name of Jesus” only.
While these controversies were solved during the early church era since “the name of Jesus” was simply to mean “in the authority of Jesus”. The New Testament revealed what such authority entails that when Jesus said“…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spiritthat the other verses meant the same thing. 
In a similar fashion, as the article reveals that little is known today by most evangelicals that the idea, known as Arianism is gaining wide appeal as it was in the early church that even among clergy. But the difference is that this, during the early church, did not go unopposed:
Theologians Alexander and Athanasius of Alexandria, Egypt, argued that Arius denied Christ’s true divinity. Christ is not of similar substance to God, they explained, but of the same substance.
What the survey shows is that scripture isolation has become quite the trend on issues that were already established by the early church. But such settled controversies are completely ignored since many churches ignore history and early church councils. Today, its a trend to have a view that “scripture alone being sufficient” entails being clueless on early settled controversies, so today, a repetition of old heresies have been easily revived.
And such controversies were serious issues during the early church era:
Believing the debate could split the Roman Empire, Emperor Constantine convened the first ecumenical church council in Nicaea in A.D. 325. The council, comprising over 300 bishops, rejected Arianism as heresy and maintained that Jesus shares the same eternal substance with the Father. Orthodoxy struggled to gain popular approval, however, and several heresies revolving around Jesus continued to spread. At the second ecumenical council in Constantinople in 381, church leaders reiterated their condemnation of Arianism and enlarged the Nicene Creed to describe Jesus as “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.”
But today, within church circles, the hatred of Constantine has carried the same sentiments as the liberal views on the man and the creeds are lacking trust since Constantine is falsely believed to have mixed Christianity with paganism.
This is an issue of struggle for in which we wrote several exposes refuting the liberal agenda in its attacks on early church history and the church’s final warring militaristically with the Arians. Such lack of addressing these crucial issues now reveals as the results show that we were on the right, always resisting ridicule from folks who push an agenda that Christianity is not about knowledge throwing simplistic cliches and isolated verses in the comment box.
We continually argued that it’s not “all about Jesus” but it is “what Jesus is all about”.
During early church history wars erupted over the issue that “the Son is not a created being, nor can he be less divine than the Father.” While many think that the early Christians were wrong warring with the Arians, they believe such falsities because they lack understanding that Arianism brought severe aggression and persecution on the early church. Arianism results in what we see Islam doing today; they war with Christians for their doctrine on the Trinity and the best way to understand what an Arian was all about is to speak to Muslims. The generation that warred with Japan understands what Japan was all about. The generation today that wars with ISIS understands what ISIS is all about. But how will the next generation see our wars?
How than can a claiming Christian who never studied the early church struggles dismiss it all with the stroke of a comment on a blog that “Jesus is all about peace”?

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