False Doctrines Exposed – The Complete List
For the past three weeks we have been running this feature exposing many of the greatest false doctrines of modern Christianity. These articles are not written by authors of The Plain Truth, but by http://www.end-times-prophecy.org, in which we have no connection. These are very well written articles that The Plain Truth wanted to publish for our readers.
There are many doctrines taught in the mainstream Christian
churches today that are false teachings, which are not supported by the
Word of God
in the Bible. But how can so many people around the
world be wrong? Because they have been deceived by the "wine" (false
of Babylon the Great. The whore of Babylon has made the whole world
drunk with her false teachings and as Revelation 13 confirms, she has made the "WHOLE world wonder after the beast."
The purpose of this page is to enlighten you with the
TRUTH of God's Word regarding these teachings. And I would urge everyone
study these things for themselves. Asking God to reveal
the truth, because it is only through the truth that we will be able to
the deceptions of Satan during the last days before
Christ Jesus returns.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 …'And then
shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the
spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even
him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs
and lying wonders,
and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they
might be saved. And
for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but
had pleasure in unrighteousness.'
Do you see why seeking the truth is so important? Do
you have a love for the truth? I hope so, because it is the TRUTH that
will set us free (John 8:32),
which is found only in the Word of God (John 17:17) and
those who live the truth (John 3:21) will worship God according to the
truth (John 4:23-24) through Christ
Jesus who IS the truth (John 14:6) and the ONLY way to
Ephesians 6:14 …'Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth.'
False Doctrine 1 – The Immortal Soul
The majority of professing Christians today believe that when we die, we have a separate "soul" that continues
live on. Those who are
lost will go to "hell" and the saved will go to heaven.
Did you know that Christians were not the first people to believe in the
immortal soul? No, this belief came from the Pagan
world. All throughout the Old Testament, you will not see one verse
where God or His people
proclaimed an immortal soul teaching. And the same goes
with the New Testament, apart from some vague statements made by the
apostle Paul, which
do not support an immortal soul at all. So what is the
truth? Take a look at how we were created:
Genesis 2:7 …'And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul'
Now according to the popular belief today, we were GIVEN
a soul that lives on after we are dead. But can you see the truth in
the above Bible verse?
Man BECAME a "living soul" with the breath of God
(spirit) in him. So what will happen when that breath of God (spirit)
goes out? …
Genesis 3:19 …' In the sweat of thy face shalt thou
eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou
art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'
Can you see the clear truth of this? We are made out of
the dirt of the ground. And it is ONLY the breath of God that keeps us
alive and makes
us "LIVING SOULS". But without that breath of God in us,
we become DUST again! We we not given a soul, we ARE living souls while
All throughout the Old Testament we are taught that
after death we know NOTHING (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10; Psalm 115:17). And in
Isaiah, we are given
a remarkable prophecy concerning the second coming of
Christ Jesus and the doctrine of what happens when we die:
Isaiah 26:19 …'Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye
that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.'
Do you see? Where do we DWELL until the second coming of
Christ Jesus? In the grave! Awaiting the resurrection. Friends, this is
the Bible truth.
When we die, we return to dust and await the second
coming of Jesus when He will resurrect us. We do not have an immortal
soul, because ONLY Christ
Jesus has immortality (1 Timothy 6:16). And it is only
through Him that we can GAIN immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53).
Christ Jesus Himself taught that when we die, we sleep
(Matthew 9:24; John 11:11-14). And this falls in line with the Old
Testament teaching that
we "wait" in the grave until the resurrection. Friends,
we need to know the TRUTH about this important subject, because Satan is
to use it to deceive the nations in the last days.
Spiritualism is on the increase, and we need the truth so that we do not
get caught in it's trap.
For more truth and information about this doctrine, please see THIS PAGE.
False Doctrine 2 – Eternal Hell Fire
Now this is a false teaching that is a complete
abomination. And I'm not ashamed to say that it is a doctrine of devils!
Mainstream Christian churches
believe and teach (some rather exuberantly), that when
the lost person dies, he/she will be sent into the "fires of hell",
there to remain
and burn in anguish and extreme pain and suffering for
So let me get this straight. Our God of LOVE is going to torture
the lost with fire for the ceaseless ages to come? And all for a SHORT life of sin, in a body that is PRONE
to sin because of the fall
of Adam and Eve? Does this sound like love? Not one bit.
But wait, maybe the Bible teaches this? … No it doesn't!
John 3:16 …'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
The most well known Bible verse in the whole world. And
yet so few people actually KNOWS what it is saying! There are only TWO
options for us. One is to
follow Christ Jesus and GAIN eternal life. The other is
to not follow Christ Jesus and PERISH. We all know what perish means
right? To be COMPLETELY
destroyed … nothing left! And when you learn the truth
that we don't have an immortal soul, then this really makes complete
Now don't get me wrong. The lost WILL be judged and
punished with "hell fire", which Revelation chapters 19 and 20 describes
"lake of fire". But that fire will "burn them up"
(Malachi 4:1) and they will die the "second DEATH" (Revelation 21:8).
And this agrees with what God foretold long ago, when He
said … "the soul that sinneth, it SHALL DIE." (Ezekiel 18:20).
For more truth and information about this doctrine, please CLICK HERE.
False Doctrine 3 – The Rapture
The rapture doctrine is based on a couple of flimsy (at best) Bible verses, and yet those who push it
completely ignore the crystal clear Bible verses that
100 percent PROVE the rapture theory to be false.
And not only is this a false teaching, those who believe in it cannot
even agree on WHEN it is going to
happen – pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib. There is just
complete confusion regarding this doctrine. And yet the Bible is so
clear … there is NO rapture.
The word doesn't even exist in the Bible. So let me give
you some Bible verses that expose this false doctrine.
Matthew 13:24-30 …'Another parable
put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a
man which sowed good
seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came
and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade
was sprung up, and
brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So
the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not
thou sow good seed in
thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto
them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou
then that we go and
gather them up? But he said, Nay; [NO] lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the
harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but
gather the wheat into my barn.'
Oh how I love the true Word of God. It's sharper than
any two edged sword! Praise the Lord! So what does this rapture theory
teach? It teaches that
Jesus will suddenly rapture away the church BEFORE the
end of the world and BEFORE the lost (tares) are gathered, and then the
world will CONTINUE another 7 years, during which there will
be great tribulation. So the rapture doctrine teaches
that Christ will take the saved FIRST. But what does the above Bible
verses confirm? They
confirm that the wheat (church) and the tares (lost)
grow TOGETHER UNTIL THE HARVEST, and then the LOST are taken FIRST. And
when is the harvest?
Matthew 13:38-40 …'The field is
the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares
are the children of the
wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares
are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.'
No matter what flimsy texts they try to base their
belief on, the rapture theory is dead against the above clear Bible
truth. And do you know what
is so dangerous about the rapture teaching? It makes
people relax and think they will get a second chance after the rapture
to be saved. This is
a deception from Satan. Because when Christ Jesus
returns soon, every case for saved and lost will have ALREADY been
judged and decided. And there
will be no second chance.
For more truth and information about the second coming of Christ and the rapture, see THIS WEBSITE.
False Doctrine 4 – The Sabbath Day Abolished
I have labelled this as the sabbath day abolished, there are a few
differing views and beliefs concerning the sabbath day throughout
the mainstream Christian churches. Some believe that the sabbath day
the 4th commandment has been abolished completely. Some
the sabbath day has been changed from the 7th day of the
week to the 1st. And others believe that we can keep any day as the
sabbath day. But,
you guessed it. They are all wrong, because the 7th day
sabbath still stands exactly as per the 4th commandment today. Let me
share with you an
interesting statement made by Christ Jesus Himself:
Matthew 5:17-18 …'Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For
verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.'
Now many Christians look at this verse and for some
strange reason use it to defend their belief that Jesus "did away" with
commandments. And yet that is a clear contradiction to
what Jesus actually said above. Look, Jesus said He DIDN'T come to
destroy the law, He
came to "fulfil". And that word fulfil in the original
language actually means "to bring FULL MEANING" to the law. And the
next verse is even more clear:
"Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law."
Do you see what Christ Jesus is saying here? It is so clear. One jot or tittle shall NOT
pass from the law till the end of this world.
What law? Read the rest of Matthew 5 and you will see
that Jesus was talking about the ten commandments. Friends, if one jot
or tittle has NOT
passed from the ten commandments, then the 4th
commandment concerning the sabbath day remains EXACTLY as it was, which
means the sabbath day
is the 7th day of the week (our Saturday), not the 1st
If you study the creation account, you will see that God
instituted the seventh day sabbath BEFORE there was any sin in this
world. Meaning He meant
it to be an eternal weekly day of rest, which the
prophecy of Isaiah 66:22-23 confirms. And the seventh day of the week is
the ONLY day that God
has ever blessed and set apart for holy use.
For more truth and information about the sabbath day, see HERE. and HERE.
False Doctrine 5 – Mark of the Beast a Physical Mark
There is a huge amount of professing Christians who do
not even look into this important prophecy, and yet it is one that will
decide the fate of
the world in the last days. And those who do study the
mark of the beast, the majority believe that the mark is going to be a
physical mark like
a microchip (RFID) or an ID card, or something similar.
But the mark of the beast CANNOT be a physical mark and I will tell you
Study the WHOLE Bible and what will you see with
certainty that God is concerned with? He is concerned with WORSHIP and
KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS
right? And if you study Revelation 13 and 14 concerning
the beast's mark, what is the central theme?
Revelation 13: …'vs 4 …And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast,
saying, Who is like unto the beast? … vs 8 …And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, whose names are not written in the book of life of
the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world … vs
11-12 …And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth … and
causeth the earth and them
which dwell therein to worship the first beast … vs 15 …and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be
Revelation 14: …'vs 6-7 …And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven … Saying with a loud voice … worship him that made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters … vs 9-10 …If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead,
or in his hand … The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.'
Would you say that this is an issue of WORSHIP?
So what has worship got to do with having a physical mark like a
microchip or ID card FORCED upon you?
And how does a microchip or ID card STOP you from giving
true worship to God? It doesn't. Which is why the mark of the beast
CANNOT be a physical mark. It is
a spiritual mark that is to do with worship. Now look at
Revelation 14:12 …'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.'
Right after the angel warns about receiving the mark of
the beast, we are told that those who DON'T get the mark, ie, the
saints, are the one's who are KEEPING
God's commandments and following in the footstep of
Jesus Christ. So the mark of the beast will be to do with God's ten
commandments. The beast will enforce a
law that will go against one or more of God's ten
commandments. And those who accept this law of the beast will in effect
be giving their WORSHIP to the beast,
rather than God. Then they will have a spiritual mark
that God can see and they will be lost.
Now don't get me wrong. I believe that technology like a
microchop or biometric ID card will be used to help ENFORCE the mark of
the beast. But in of themselves
it is impossible for them to be the actual mark.
For more truth and information about the mark of the beast, see THIS SITE.
False Doctrine 6 – Antichrist Has Not Come Yet
Again, like the mark of the beast issue, there are huge
numbers of professing Christians who are not interested in finding out
who the antichrist is.
And those who do study it, the majority believe it will
be a man who will rise to power in Europe, sometime in the near future.
This false teaching
was popularized by the "Left Behind" books, amongst many
other false teachings. And there are many who just accept those books
rather than study it for themselves in the Word of God.
The amazing thing about this one, is that the antichrist
was revealed HUNDREDS of years ago by the Protestant reformers. These
brave men and women
of God stood up for the truth and declared the
persecuting Roman Catholic Church as the main Bible antichrist, and the
Pope as that "man of sin"
which Paul speaks about. And yet virtually ALL of
Protestantism today has now turned away from the great truths that God
revealed through the reformers,
and has embraced the whore of Babylon, their MOTHER.
The main Bible antichrist constitutes the little horn of
Daniel 7. The sea beast of Revelation 13 and Babylon the Great of
Revelation 17 and 18. And this
antichrist system is lead by that man of sin in 2
Thessalonians 2. And all these point UNMISTAKENLY to the Papal Church of
Rome. Let's just look quickly
at that man of sin.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 …'Let no man
deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come
a falling away first, and that
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth
in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.'
What does the Bible say the temple of God is today? 1
Corinthians 3:16 tells us that WE (the church) are the temple of God. So
for the man of sin
in the temple of God", he would need to reside and sit
in a position of leadership in the professing Christian church right?
And he would need to be looked
upon and venerated and exalted higher than other men and
be placed in a position like God right?
Did you know that the word "anti" in antichrist can also mean "IN PLACE OF" Christ?
So do we have a leader in the professing Christian church who is exalted higher than other
men and is regarded as being in place of Christ on earth?
Yes! The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. And what is he called? The Holy Father!!
Who else would sit in the church
on a throne between two golden cherubim, as God, called "holy father",
other than the man of sin?!
This is your man of sin – the Roman Catholic Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church is the Bible antichrist.
For much more information about the antichrist, see HERE.
Friends, these are important doctrines that Satan has
twisted and is going to use to deceive the masses in the very last days.
And the only way
we can be guarded against the attacks from the enemy is
by studying and learning the truth. Why has God bothered giving us His
Word in the Bible?
Why have many people given their very lives to bring us
the Word of God in our own language? Because the TRUTH is vital for us
to know and understand.
I pray that you will study these things for yourself.
Don't even take my word as truth, but prayerfully study it yourself in
the Bible and Christ
Jesus will open your eyes to wonderful things that He is
longing to share with you, so that you may stand in the day of
temptation and not be