1883 Ecclesial Guide

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Doctrines to be Rejected


1.--That God is three persons.

2.--That the Son of God was co-eternal with the Father.

3.--That Christ was born with a "free life."

4.--That Christ's nature was immaculate.

5.--That Christ was of a different nature from other men.

6.--That the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father.

7.--That man has an immortal soul.

8.--That man consciously exists in death.

9.--That the wicked will suffer eternal torture in hell.

10.--That the righteous will ascend to kingdoms beyond the skies when they die.

11.--That the devil is a supernatural personal being.

12.--That the kingdom of God is "the church."

13.--That the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ merely.

14.--That Christ will not come till the close of the thousand years.

15.--That the tribunal of Christ, when he comes, is not for the judgment of saints, but merely to divide among them different degrees of reward.

16.--That the resurrection is confined to the faithful.

17.--That the dead rise in an immortal state.

18.--That the subject-nations of the thousand years are immortal.

19.--That the law of Moses is binding.

20.--That the observance of Sunday is a matter of duty.

21.--That baby sprinkling is a doctrine of Scripture.

22.--That "heathens," idiots, pagans, and very young children, will be saved.

23.--That man can be saved by morality or sincerity, without the Gospel.

24.--That the Gospel alone will save, without the obedience of Christ's commandments.

25.--That a man cannot believe without possessing the Spirit of God.

26.--That men are pre-destined to salvation unconditionally.

27.--That there is no sin in the flesh.

28.--That Joseph was the actual father of Jesus.

29.--That the earth will be burned up.

30.--That baptism is not necessary to salvation.

31.--That a knowledge of the truth is not necessary to make baptism valid.