Overview Renatism is the belief that Jesus was Born Again. The doctrine teaches that because Jesus was imputed with our sin, He was spiritually dead and had to be born again. ​This doctrine often goes alongside the belief that Jesus went to Hell. Etymology Renatism is made up of the […]

Heresies: Renatism

DEFINITION Nuance is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “a very small difference in color, tone, meaning, etc.” However, when the term is often used by leading evangelicals, the Polemical Definition is as follows: The ability to project vagueness on matters that are theologically clear in order to be more palatable […]

Polemics Terms: Nuance

Info Author: Bruce Wilkinson Year Published: 2000 Publisher: Multnomah PublishersTopic: Prayer Associated Groups: Word of Faith Movement, New Apostolic Reformation Heresies in This Book Osteenism Limited Theism Kenyonism  Review The Prayer of Jabez was a book written in the year 2000 by Bruce Wilkinson. The book was an instant hit, […]

Polemical Review: The Prayer of Jabez

ABOUT WHOM THIS IS WRITTEN This post was written to deal with the sub-Christian sect and organization known as “Abolish Human Abortion (AHA),” but can apply to virtually any number of such sects that fit the definition of “cult.” As time progresses and as our Lord tarries, many such cults […]

Cult Warning Signs

Limited Theism is a term used generally to define a belief in the God of the Christian Bible that limits any of his divine attributes. However, Limited Theism usually manifests itself in the particular belief that God is all-good, but that He is limited in power, denying his divine omnipotence. Usually, this […]

Heresies: Limited Theism

Love Wins is a book by sub-Christian Mystic, Rob Bell. The book widely is believed to have led to Bell’s departure from evangelicalism. After writing the book and leaving his church, Bell now focuses on surfing, poetry, and mysticism. HERESIES Heresies present within the book include (please click the links […]

Love Wins – A Polemical Review

Heresies Present Within this Book Mysticism Dual Covenant Theology Montanism Reviews Many respected scholars and evangelical leaders and polemicists have spoken out about the flatly unbiblical, mystic and astrological teachings of this book. Tim Challies Hagee misuses Scripture. Hagee routinely misuses Scripture as he draws out his prophecies. He appears […]

Four Blood Moons – A Polemical Review

Dual Covenant Theology, sometimes called “two Covenant theology” is a theological proposition that Jews (that is, the physical lineage of Abraham) can be redeemed through adherence to the Sinaitic Covenant (sometimes called the Mosaic Covenant) and Old Testament Law, whereas Gentiles are saved by the Covenant of Grace taught in […]

Heresies: Dual Covenant Theology

Heresies taught in this book: Montanism Mysticism Theoerosism Polemical Reviews More than several evangelical leaders, pastors, and polemicists have rung the bell of warning concerning Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. Below are excerpts of a few, with source links so you can research it further. Tim Challies Based on the […]

One Thousand Gifts – A Polemical Review

Heresies taught in this book (click the links to find out more) include: Montanism Mysticism  Reviews Before explaining why Heaven is For Real, in particular, teaches heresy, please take the time to watch this video from our friend, Justin Peters, discussing “Heaven Tourism.” Regarding Heaven is For Real, Pulpit & […]

Heaven is For Real – Polemical Review

Over the weekend, I enjoyed the fellowship of Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity and the Bible Thumping Wingnut guys at NorCal Fire. I’m also thankful for the hospitality of the brethren in the Bay area. Session 1: Modern Day Montanism – a Polemical Critique of the Charismatic Movement   […]

Video from NorCal Fire

Heresies taught in this book (please click links for explanation): Kenyonism Osteenism Montanism  Review Thank you for reading this. Itʼs important for you to take this for what it is, a biblical critique of the book you just bought, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full […]

Your Best Life Now – A Polemical Review

This is the weekend edition of the Polemics Report, as aired on terrestrial radio in select markets around the country. This weekend’s edition includes a warning about the ecumenism and doctrine of Greg Laurie. You can listen at SermonAudio or iTunes.

Weekend Edition

Theoerosism is one of the five heresies (along with Vinism , Kenyonism, Rauschenbuschism and Osteenism) coined by Polemics Report or its sister ministry, Pulpit and Pen. Theoerosism is named from two words in Greek, θεός and ἔρως, meaning God and love. ἔρως, however, is often used to describe an erotic type of love, and so […]

Heresies: Theoerosism

Although there are many varieties of mysticism, the sub-christian heresy is that mysticism common among purported Christians, also known as Christian Mysticism. Mysticism, as it may reveal itself in any religious tradition, is the attempt or practice of becoming one with a deity through meditation, ecstasy, altered consciousness, or another discipline […]

Heresies: Mysticism

Kenyonism is one of the five heresies (along with Vinism , Osteenism, Rauschenbuschism and Theoerosism) coined by Polemics Report or its sister ministry, Pulpit and Pen. Kenyonism is so named in the tradition after naming heresies for their founders or most prominent proponents. In this case, Kenyonism is named after the founder, E.W. […]

Heresies: Kenyonism (Word-Faith)

The heresy of Socinianism is named after its founder, Faustus Socinus (1539-1604) and gained popularity among the Polish Brethren and the Unitarian Church of Transylvania. Socinians had a number of heretical beliefs, including rejecting substitionary atonement, adopting and embracing Pelagianism, Arianism, and Open Theism. However, none of those heresies are unique to Socinianism. […]

Heresies: Socinianism

Rauschenbuschism is one of the five heresies coined by Polemics Report or its sister ministry, Pulpit & Pen (along with Vinism , Haginism, Osteensim and Theoerosism). Rauschenbuschism is so named in the tradition of naming heresies for their founders or most prominent proponents. In this case, Rauschenbuschism is named after Walter Rauschenbusch, who wrote […]

Heresies: Rauschenbuschism (Social Gospel)

Psilanthropism is a heresy that teaches Jesus was the product of a sexual union between two human parents. The word is a combination of  ψιλός and ἄνθρωπος, meaning “bare human.” Psilanthropism is a subset and close relative of Arianism, although Arianism usually contains some theistic influence (at least eventually) in their […]

Heresies: Psilanthropism

Osteenism is one of the five heresies (along with Vinism , Kenyonism, Rauschenbuschism and Theoerosism) coined by Polemics Report or its sister ministry, Pulpit and Pen. Osteenism is so named in the tradition after naming heresies for their founders or most prominent proponents. In this case, Osteenism is named after not […]

Heresies: Osteenism

The heresy of Pelagianism is named after its founder, Pelagius of the (354-420). Pelagius argued that Original Sin (the Fall of Mankind in Adam) did not so corrupt man’s nature that it left man incapable of choosing God and salvation without a special work of God in or through him. […]

Heresies: Pelagianism

The heresy of Patripassianism is synonymous with the heresy of modalism, and is called patripassianism from the  Latin patri and passio, meaning “father” and “suffer,” because the belief asserts that Christ was the incarnate God the Father who suffered for our sins. This term is used to describe the heresy in the […]

Heresies: Patripassianism

Nestorianism is a heresy named after its founder, Nestorius (AD 386-450). Nestorious taught that Christ had two natures (divine and human) that were not unified into one hypostasis or “hypostatic union), which was directly contradictory to the orthodox position of the church. The (approximate) opposite of Nestorianism is Monothelitism.  Nestorious […]

Heresies: Nestorianism

A lesser known and currently obscure heresy, Monothelitism teaches that Jesus has two natures (divine and human) – which is correct – but that he only has one will. Monothelitism was pronounced a heresy at the Third Council of Constantinople in 1681. To explain why this teaching is heretical, it’s […]

Heresies: Monothelitism

Monarchianism is a heresy that teaches that the Oneness of God implies that the Trinity does not consist of Three Persons, but only one person, with three manifestations. This heresy was started most likely by Paul of Samosota, the Bishop of Antioch (not the Apostle). There are two different forms […]

Heresy: Monarchianism

Sabellianism, as known as Modalism (and Modalist Monarchianism), is a heresy that denies the Holy Trinity and asserts that the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity are mere modes of one divine Person. Orthodoxy Christianity, to contrast, believe that the One Triune God consists of three distinct persons, all co-equal and […]

Heresies: Sabellianism

Modalism, as known as Sabellianism (and Modalist Monarchianism), is a heresy that denies the Holy Trinity and asserts that the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity are mere modes of one divine Person. Orthodoxy Christianity, to contrast, believe that the One Triune God consists of three distinct persons, all co-equal […]

Heresies: Modalism

Montanism is a 2nd Century heresy, still prevalent today, named after its founder, Montanus. Those who engage in the Montanism heresy sometimes speak of it as “The New Prophecy.” Montanists hold to most orthodox doctrines in their most generic forms (except the Sufficency of Scripture), but believe in new prophecies that are outside […]

Heresies: Montanism

Marcionism is an ancient heresy that goes back to the 2nd Century AD. It is named after its founder, Macion of Sinope. Marcion believed that Christ was the Savior of mankind, but he asserted that the deity of the Old Testament was a different god than that of the New […]

Heresies: Marcionism

Gnosticism is a wide-reaching, ancient and popular heresy that comes from the Greek word, γνωστικός, or “knowledge.” Gnosticism’s most basic tenet is the , the rejection of the material world as essentially bad and embrace of the spiritual as inherently good. Gnosticism predates Christianity, but was tuned and adapted to Christianity at the […]

Heresies: Gnosticism

The heresy of Docetism is named for the transliteration of the Greek δοκεῖν/δόκησις, meaning “phantom” or “illusion.” The word refers to the 2nd Century AD teaching that Jesus only seemed to be human, and that his flesh was only an illusion. The earliest signs of Docetism appear in a pseudepigraphal work (a […]

Heresies: Docetism

An little-known but widely-practiced heresy in modern evangelicalism is Audianism. Audianism is a teaching named after its founder, Audius, who was a Syrian in the 4th Century AD. Audius taught that because God made man in his own image (Genesis 1:27), that this means that God the Father has a […]

Heresies: Audianism

As exceedingly rare heresy, this teaching is named after its founder, Apollinaris of Laodicea. A subset of the wider Arian heresy, this teaching is that Jesus did not have a human mind, denying the hypostatic union and the two-fold nature of Christ as being both completely man and completely God. […]

Heresies: Apollinarism

Adoptionism is a form of non-triniatrianism and is related to the Arian heresy, which teaches that Jesus was not divine until he was “adopted” at some point during his life (usually at his baptism). In some cases, adoptionists may still not believe in the divinity of Christ. Adoptionism was ruled […]

Heresies: Adoptionism

Antinomianism is a sub-christian heresy that teaches one is not subject to God’s Moral Law. Although Christians differ on the applicability of the Sinaitic Covenant and the Ten Commandments (some prefer to consider God’s standard of morality to be the “Law of Christ” or the “Law of Love,” antinomians do […]

Heresies: Antinomianism

Arianism is the sub-christian heresy that asserts Christ, who is the Second Person of the Trinity, is in fact a created being or – depending upon the variety of Arianism- became deified at some point in time. Because of this belief, Arians often hold that Christ, who is God the […]

Heresies: Arianism

Heresy is a false teaching that doesn’t conform to what the Bible says and has possible eternal consequences for one who believes it. It’s not finer points of doctrine we disagree with, but serious doctrinal error that has historically been considered as sub-christian by Christians throughout the ages.These are sub-christian […]

List of Sub-Christian Heresies