Theological Myths


Pastors and all of God’s people are to be positive and never speak negatively about other professing Christians and their personal beliefs.


This idea was heavily promoted by modernists and many neo-evangelicals in the 20th century. It is continually being taught from neo-evangelical pulpits. It is not found anywhere in Scripture and contradicts the direct teaching of the Apostles (Gal. 1:6-9; II Cor. 11:3-4; II Pet. 2:1-2). When a professing believer tries to promote this blatant unbiblical concept, it displays the person’s ignorance of Scripture, lack of attendance at a definite faithful evangelical church, and failure to have private worship, with regular reading through the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible teaches in a manner which is sometimes positive and sometimes negative. The preaching of the Word should be balanced in direct accordance with the portion of Scripture being expounded (Eph. 4:11-14; II Tim. 4:1-2). Sinners are to be called to saving faith, repentance, and warned of the wrath abiding upon them (John 3:36; Acts 3:36-40; Rom. 1:16-19). Professing believers are to be encouraged and admonished to pursue holiness with the appropriate warnings (Phi. 2:12-13; Col. 1:6-10; Heb. 12:14-15); and God’s people are to be warned of false teaching and especially heresy. Whilst this is the truth in Scripture, God’s true people do need to be discreet and careful with other professing believers so to display a caring spirit. In Scripture, false heretical teachers are often rebuked in quite a direct and severe manner (Matt. 3:7; 7:1-5, 15-20; Gal. 1:6-9). In contrast, basic adherents that may display a teachable spirit should be carefully entreated (II Tim. 2:24-26); but hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, and a definite unteachable spirit are to be condemned.


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