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Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 AD

What Does This Mean?

...one of the best questions to ask.

Here's some information about the 'Heretic Quiz'

The Council of Chalcedon 451 A.D.:
“We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and body; consubstantial [coessential] with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only-begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning [have declared] concerning him, and the Lord Jesus Christ himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.”


Apollarianism: Doctrine of Apollinaris* of Laodicea and his followers: He opposed Arianism but still denied XP had a human soul.

Pelagianism: Doctrine of Pelagius: A lot of stuff here. We as Lutherans reject all forms of this.

Donatism: The Schism: Remember it's the Word of God combined with the elements and not the man reciting the words. I struggle with this one sometimes.

Docetism: The heresy that Christ only apparently suffered and not really suffered. Cousin to Arianism.

Arianism: This one's a big one! In my words: "It's a denial of God interacting in the physical world that He created."

Adoptionism: The XP was adopted into being the Son of God. A denial of our ecumenical creeds.

Gnosticism: Another big one - it comes in many forms. For instance if you have someone ask you, "Do you know the secret name of God?" BS. Yeah, they're a gnostic. (BTW, the answer is: 42).

Monophysitism: this one affirms only the divine nature of XP.

Monarchianism: I'm simplyifing this one too much: it's a denial of the Trinity.

Socinianism: Another denial of the Trinity.

Nestorianism: Denies that there is no communion between the two natures of XP. The Reformed have this problem.

Albigensianism
: An odd one indeed.

Modalism: This is simlar to Monarchianism.


The above was taken from the online Lutheran Cyclopedia (it is now called the Christian Cyclopedia - when did this happen and why?)

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2 Comments:

  • Thanks for the summaries of heretical beliefs. Do you have a one-sentence summary for Pelagianism? I think of it as the belief that we participate with God in our salvation; that is, we cooperate with Him by making a decision, etc. Do you think that's too simplified?

    Also, when a church body denies the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper, or that Baptism is more than symbolic, are these expressions of Arianism? From your summary ("a denial of God interacting in the physical world that He created") it sounds like it is.

    Thanks.

    RL

    By Anonymous RL, at 1/18/2006 12:16 PM  

  • Dear DL,

    Thanks for the summaries of heretical beliefs.

    You're welcome.

    Do you have a one-sentence summary for Pelagianism? I think of it as the belief that we participate with God in our salvation; that is, we cooperate with Him by making a decision, etc. Do you think that's too simplified?

    Your summary is just fine. Lutherans like to call it "decision theology".

    Also, when a church body denies the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper, or that Baptism is more than symbolic, are these expressions of Arianism?

    Yes, that's why we don't fellowship with 'em heretics.

    From your summary ("a denial of God interacting in the physical world that He created") it sounds like it is.

    I hate being right all the time...

    By Blogger The Terrible Swede, at 1/20/2006 12:00 PM  

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