​Distortions of Christianity 2​

You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.” 54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.
— Acts 7:51-57

I have spoken to many Mormons, several Roman Catholics, and one Jewish theologian in my life, and many of these are zealous, so zealous, just like Saul was zealously on the wrong side...but John Calvin once said “Zeal without knowledge is like a sword in the hand of a lunatic.” Matthew Henry said concerning Judaism: “If they will not admit the testimony of the gospel to them, it shall become a testimony against them.” The Jews stand condemned by their own testimony concerning the rejection of Christ. Contemporary Jews who have rejected Christ are outside of God’s saving grace. Roman Catholics who believe all the doctrines of the contemporary Roman church are outside of God’s saving grace for their rejection of salvation in Christ alone. Mormons who believe in all the doctrines of the Mormon church including salvation being found in the Mormon church alone and heretical views of the trinity are outside the pale of God’s grace. 

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, refusing to confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, a that you may be fully rewarded. 9 Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you but does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home or even greet him. 11 Whoever greets such a person shares in his evil deeds.
— 2 John 1:7-11

Heretics and Heresiarchs are not to be permitted to steal sheep away from the flock. A Heretic is someone who believes falsehoods which are so contrary to the Christian faith that they have subverted the Gospel and what John calls the Doctrine of Christ. Heresiarchs are arch-heretics who are founders and teachers of movements that are contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Arius was the Heresiarch of Arianism, Joseph Smith was the Heresiarch of Mormonism. The best way to detect false theologies is to know your own theology well...the reason that Heretics and Heresiarchs get away with their new sects which prey upon the weak is because some supposed Christians do not know their Bibles. Sort of like the alligator who chooses the weakest and smallest looking wildebeest on TV. You need to be aware, be educated, and be biblical when it comes to these matters. Look to to the truth and light of Christ and His word to guide you like a lighthouse guides a ship through a rocky harbor.

In Prayer Today:

Ask Christ to make you bold in His cause of promoting the truth and not to lack spine in doing so.