Adding to truth turns it into a lie. Many stern warnings are given in the bible about adding to or taking away from God’s word. Read some of thee solemn warnings in Rev 22:18-19, 1 Cor 4:6; 2 Tim 4:1-4. The true original Christian doctrine and worship is not difficult to understand. As we look at the early church, it was organized quite simply with only two kinds of officers in the local church: elders and deacons. No clergymen, no denominations, no monasteries, monks nons or orders. All Christians formed a “royal priesthood” of believers under Jesus, the only high priest. No one was called “reverend” or “father” (Mt 23:9). This simple pattern prevailed for about 300 years, though apostasy was predicted in 1 Timothy 4; 2 Peter 3; Galatians 1; Acts 20 etc. Christians were warned to “not go beyond what is written” (1 Cor 4:6). Jesus asked religious leaders about a religious practice: “is it from God or is it from men?” Paul wrote to the young preacher Timothy to “guard…what you heard from me… as the pattern of sound teaching” (1 Tim 1:13-14).
I have a listing of 277 ‘Christian’ doctrines and practices added to the Bible. As an example from this alphabetical listing, look at the letter “I”: “Icons, indulgences, images, immaculate conception, immunity, index expurgatorius, infallibility of the pope, infant baptism, instrumental music in Christian worship, intercession of saints, interdicts, introit.” [Complete list upon request]
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