Friday, 23 October 2009

5 Deeply De-Christian Doctrines

5 Doctrines that I believe to be deeply de-Christian:

1. The doctrine of penal substitution

2. The belief that Genesis is a literal account of creation (i.e that the world was created in 6 literal 24 hour days)

3. The doctrine that believes woman should not be in church eldership/bishops

4. Calvin's doctrine of divine election/retribution

5. The doctrine that 'salvation' is about going to heaven


Sam Norton said...

Preach it brother!!

Joe said...


BanksyBoy said...

Go.... you heretic ;-)

Tim said...

Mostly I agree but not sure that you can outlaw No 1. I think it has some bad press because it has been poorly presented. I don't see it as the ONLY explanation of the Cross but rather another window through which we glimps the mystery.

Joe said...

I think PS has recieved bad press in some quarters, but it is still the predominant theology of atonement in evangelical churches. Therefore, I think it gets a lot of good press.

I've looked at it, studied it, wrestled with it and have come to the point where I can't see how it is a Christian doctrine.