Category: Bible Study

Are Legalists … Saved?

At its core, legalism is the belief or doctrines that there are standards, rituals, and performances one must do in order to be accepted by God i.e., Saved. As noted in my previous article, “Forcing the Bible to say what it does not say”, I noted the comments of a person who said, “Grace is only applied (Ephesians 2:8) to an individual after they have performed the ritual seen in Acts 2:38.”

Forcing the Bible to say what it Does Not Say

Forcing the Bible to say what your denomination wants it to say is a scary practice of heretically putting words in God’s mouth. The Scriptures can and will interpret themselves, and the Word says what it means, and means what it says! We cannot force the Bible to say what it does not say.

Vague Dogma: Holy, Magic (uncut) Hair

Does the Bible teach that a woman cannot cut her hair by any length, and that a man cannot have hair longer than a few inches? In our Vague Dogmas series, we identify Christian beliefs that are not grounded in Scriptural truth or are cherry-picked Scriptures misused and clumped together incorrectly to create a vague dogma.

Vague Dogmas: Series Introduction

Has someone ever said something to you and you thought, “That’s not in the Bible!”

Why is admitting failure so hard?

If one thing makes you a genuine person, it is being able to admit your faults, your weaknesses, and your failures. We learn from those things, we gain experience from … experience. Yet, growing up as a boy, and then spending 15-years in a pseudo-Christian cult where exposure of failure […]

Church Standards vs. Law – Are they really the same thing?

If you church teaches dress and behavior standards that you must abide by in your own personal life, while not at church, they have made new Laws of salvation. This is legalism at its purest and darkest form.

Obey them that have the Rule over you?

Does the Bible teach unquestioned loyalty to a man? Or is our Loyalty supposed to be to Jesus Christ? Some groups think it is to the Pastor.

My Response to an Apostoloc Pentecostal on John 3:8

Have you ever been told ‘You must Speak in Tongues in order to be saved’? Have you had the same Scriptures shot-gunned at you about the topic, like John 3:8 where Jesus told Nicodemus, “Everyone that is born of the spirit will speak in tongues!” Only problem – that isn’t what Jesus told Nicodemus…