Thursday, October 06, 2016

I don't doubt that as many Catholics share the same heretical opinions as Evangelicals....

...but at least Catholics can say they are wrong and that it is not a matter of private interpretation.

To be fair, though, I think 90% of Catholics and Protestants would say, "what does it matter?"

//But there is significant confusion about the equality of the persons of the Holy Trinity—and even whether some of them are persons at all. A significant majority said that Jesus is fully God and fully man (85 percent), but that number is surprisingly smaller than the high nineties expressing trust in the resurrection. What is worse, an astounding 71 percent of Evangelicals said they believe Jesus is a created being (“Jesus is the first and greatest creature created by God”). That is a significantly higher number than the 16 percent who said the same in the previous study, so perhaps we can attribute some of the confusion to misunderstanding the question.

But confusion doesn’t seem to be behind widespread heresy regarding the Holy Trinity. A majority of Evangelicals deny the personhood of the Holy Spirit, with 56 percent saying he is a “divine force but not a personal being.” That’s slightly worse than the previous study, when only 51 percent of self-identified Evangelicals said the same. Moreover, 28 percent of Evangelicals this time around said “the Holy Spirit is a divine being, but is not equal with God the Father or Jesus.” That number is up significantly from the previous study, where only 9 percent of self-identified Evangelicals said the same.//


Anonymous said...

We should all thank the holy trinity we have the Catholics to tell the evangelicals that they are heretical, and vice versa I suppose. I mean its clear exactly what all encompassing Christian orthodoxy is, isn't it? Funny how orthodoxy changes over time. I wonder what it will be in the next century.

heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine.

orthodox: (of a person or their views, especially religious or political ones, or other beliefs or practices) conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved

doctrine: a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group

Peter Bradley said...

Even Evangelicals acknowledge that these errors are heretical.

Because they are.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. The point is made and then confirmed.

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