Welcome to DefCon’s latest feature: Answering Common Errors.
Below you will find a list of misconceptions, misunderstandings, and outright errors that are commonly hurled at Christians. With each of the following ad nauseum attacks against the Christian faith listed below we have provided a link to a previous DefCon post answering that error. Consider this a convenient apologetics resource for defending the truth and contending for the faith.
Check back frequently as this list will continue to grow.
Error: James contradicts Paul in regards to faith and works.
Error: As long as you believe in Jesus, you’re a Christian.
Answer: Which Jesus do you worship?
Error: You’re all a bunch of Pharisees.
Answer: Are we really Pharisees?
Error: It doesn’t matter which church you go to, as long as they talk about Jesus.
Error: You gott be like the world to win the world.
Error: Instead of exposing the false teachers, you should be praying for them.
Error: You really should be nicer to those advancing false doctrines. Perhaps you can persuade them by your kindness.
Error: The Bible is not the final authority in matters of Christianity.
Answer: Nada Scriptura?
Error: Infant baptism is Scriptural.
Error: It is unloving to tell people that they’re going to Hell.
Answer: Are You Loving or Unloving?
Error: The Bible says that you’re not to judge people.
Error: I witness by my lifestyle.
Error: We’re all God’s children.
Error: All one needs to do to get to Heaven is ask Jesus into your heart.
Error: Roman Catholicism has always been a peaceful religion.
Error: Before the Reformation, everyone was Roman Catholic.
Error: The Apostle Peter was the first pope.
Error: Roman Catholicism is correct on their doctrines and beliefs about Mary.
Answer: It’s all about Mary?
Error: John 1:1 should be translated “a God.”
Error: Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians.
Error: You can’t use our own prophets’ quotes against us because the quotes you cite were just they’re opinions.
Error: Mormonism has never ever taught racism.
Error: Mormons believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
Answer: Mormon blasphemy illustrated.
Error: Mormonism has always believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
Error: Mormons are tolerant of all other beliefs and have never attacked Christians.
Error: Mormonism teaches salvation is by grace through faith alone.
Error: Brigham Young never taught the Mormon doctrine of Blood Atonement.
Error: Mormonism never taught the doctrine of Blood Atonement.
Error: Joseph Smith never gave a false prophecy.
Error: The Mormon doctrine of polygamy was only a temporary covenant.