Correcting Errors

This section of the site is dedicated to correcting the many, many errors that the Church teaches to its people.  The list is alphabetized and the seriousness of the errors being corrected will range from relatively minor to very significant.  These errors can be categorized into two categories:  Heresy, which is a teaching that directly contradicts the Bible; and false teachings, which is a teaching that is claimed to be Biblical when the Bible is in fact silent on the matter.  A heretic is someone who teaches heresy (either by accident or on purpose) while a false teacher is someone who teaches false teachings (either by accident or on purpose).

What makes a teaching a false teaching is how a teaching that the Bible is silent on is esteemed in regards to Scripture.  If such a teaching is claimed to be taught by Scripture or its accepted is mandated as being Biblical, but the Bible is in fact silent on the matter, then it is a false teaching because it is being falsely promoted as a Biblical teaching.  Such teachings are really extra-Biblical teachings and must be taught as such.  If an extra-Biblical teaching uses Biblical passages in support of itself, but is itself acknowledged as being extra-Biblical, then such a teaching is not a false teaching.

What makes a teaching a heresy is whether the Bible contradicts said teaching.  The first test to determine if a specific teaching is a heresy is if it contradicts God's Law (Genesis-Deuteronomy).  If it passes that test, then it's tested against the Prophets.  And if it passes that, it's tested against the Writings.  If it passes that, then it's tested against what Jesus said, then the disciples, and finally, it's tested against Paul.  Note that Jesus and the Disciples themselves are tested against the Law and the Prophets and can be declared heretics if they themselves teach against the Law and Prophets.