God's Sword of Truth - The Word
The following religions are some of the world's faiths and beliefs in a false God, or false Jesus, known as Anti-Christ. They are ALLman-made. Rather than accept the total word of God as written by the Holy Spirit, they have added or taken away what Jesus was, and is, to Christianity.
Man has added dimensions to their religions - faith by ritual, myth, social ethics, doctrine and spiritual experiences. Religion has a different connotation for each belief; for the Jew it will mean different than for the Christian; for the Muslim something different than for the Hindu; for the Buddhist something different than for the Sikh.
In addition to man’s religions, you have side line beliefs: Marxism, Fascism, Islam, New Age and on and on it goes. In Judaism there is a double standard, a change in thought. The Old Testament Jew is not the same as the New Testament Jew - the first Jews were under Law and blood sacrifice for sin at Solomon’s Temple and the second group had no Temple, no blood sacrifice, and no hope. They are still a lost group, wandering in the desert with a vail over their eyes. "And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart." - II Cor.3:13-15.
We are now going to look briefly at some of these better known religions, their founders, when they were founded, and what their heretical beliefs are. If you find that you would like a deeper study of religion, go to a public library and read the Encyclopedia of World Faiths.
It is amazing how many people are confused about the Lord and how they make self-interpretation of His Word. It seems there’s a new religion starting up by the month and many to follow it. None of them know the true Jesus of the Word as guided and taught by the Holy Spirit.
The following are breakdowns of religions, including the names of the men who founded them, the date they were founded and their belief structure.
|United Reform||England; Congregation, Traditional or Calvin, WCC, Catholic connection.|
|Anglicanism||England; Government Control Church, Reformation Member - Zwingli, Crammer Influence.|
|Brethren||Orthodox, Evangelical, Puritan Attitude, Sunday Worship, Baptism, Pentecostal, Worldly.|
|Quaker||England; Not Reformers, Dissatisfied with Religion, Geo. Fox Influence, Inward Light, Men/Women Equal in Faith, Catholic OK, Elders - Overseers.|
|Unitarian||Radical Form of Protestant Belief, Established in Poland - Transylvania. Jesus was Gifted Human, a Prophet. Religious Humanism, Woman Equal Status in Ministry, God Only, Law Keepers.|
|Seven-Day Adventists||Ten Commandments, Law, Human Life, No Body-Soul, Body Only. Saturday is Holy Day, WCC, Kingdom on Earth.|
|Christian Science||Ideals of Mary Baker, Matter and Evil are unreal. Texts of Science and Health is their Bible.|
|Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Muslim, Sikhism, Confucius, Shinto, Taoism||Forms of Religions, Beliefs of Man, Misguided Souls, Lost Forever. People of the World.|
|Unification Church, Moonies||Divine Principle, Lucifer Had Sexual Relations with Eve. Jesus Born to Human Parents. Highly mixed up Group. Misguided by Satan. Jesus did little for Man.|
(300 AD, Constantine)
|Pope as Head, Infallible (believing that the Pope is incapable of error). Priestly Order, Under Law, Blood Atonement not enough, Saved by Works, Seven Sacraments (to obtain Grace by Works), Holy Days, Mass - Celebration of the Eucharist - Bread God Worship. Nuns, Brothers, Holy Men, Church System, House of God, Tabernacle - box where God dwells. Purgatory - A cleansing place after Death. Limbo - Where babies go who are not Baptized. Confession to a Man, Penance for Sin, Mary equal to Christ in Salvation. Must be Catholic to be saved. Mortal Sin, Venial Sin, Indulgence.|
(1500 AD, M. Luther)
|Have some Sacraments, Baptism, Altar - Bread, Wine. Sign of Cross, Holy Orders, Civil Governments, Love World, Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, Creed, House of God, Altar, X-Catholic.|
(1500 AD, Calvin France)
|Predestination, Limited Atonement, Total Depravity, Irresistibility of Grace, Perseverance of Saints, Humanistic Study for Understanding Scripture. Christ died for the Elect Only.|
(1600 AD, Knox)
|Form of Calvinistic Doctrine, Legislative and Judicial Power.
Church System, Worldly and Flesh Lovers, Followed a lot of Calvin’s
but not His total Belief. Were one of the Reformed Churches of the
Local Church Government.
|Church of England
(1500 AD, King Henry 8th)
|Founded by King, often disagreement with Catholic Church on
of King. Government Head of Church, Worldly Church, Fleshly. Non Papal
Jurisdiction, Grammar’s Great Bible used in all Churches. Still follow
some Catholic Doctrine, Lent, Advent, Xmas, Good Friday, Easter, Etc.
(American Baptist) (1500-1600 AD, Zurich-Gubber)
|Worldly, Flesh Works, Once Saved Always Saved, Church Goers, Tithes,Immersion Baptism, Calvin/Armenian Influence along with Mennonite Doctrine, People being misled by Angels of Light.|
(1700 AD, J. Wesley)
|Wesley was a Member of the Church of England, Calvinistic - Methodist of Wales, Presbyterian Church of Wales had Influence Leading to the name of Methodist. Believed to be a Member of the Catholic Church. Have Sacraments, Belong to World Council of Churches & NCC. Their way to Heaven - A Method. Governed in Britain.|
(1800 AD, Penn, T. Russell)
|Watch Tower, Prophesied End of the World; 1914, 1918, 1942, & 1975. Only 1 God....Jehovah, Jesus not God but Man, No Hell or Eternal Punishment, Jesus no effect on Man or Salvation. Works for Salvation.|
(1800 AD, J. Smith)
|Angel Moroni visited J. Smith - Gave Gold Plates. Book of Mormon equal to Bible. Eternal Family Husband/Wife, Marriage continued in Heaven. God has a Body. Baptism for the Dead. Jesus Married. Indians are Lost Tribes of Israel. Spirit Babies (Gods), Women need Husbands for Resurrection. 3 Heavens, No Hell. Anti-Christian. Fantasy Religion.|
|New Age||Satan’s last chance to deceive the world. Take a little from ALL Religions, mix it up, get done, and call it Religion. Someone will follow it.|
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.