Monday, April 25, 2016
heresy - a "belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine."
blasphemy - "the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk."
The following video will show you what Kingdom Circles are. After you watch it, let's talk about what the video said. And what it DIDN'T say.
As Christians we have certain fundamental beliefs. Anything statements made outside of those beliefs and proclaimed to be true (but aren't) is called heresy. Anything that diminishes God and who He is, is called blasphemy.
The diagram above shows The Kingdom of God (KOG) as a circle. Outside of the circle, they say, are both Christians and Muslims. This is blasphemy. Why? There is nothing in all of creation that is outside the Kingdom of God. ALL things are under God's control.
"8 Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering." - Hebrews 2:8-10
The heretical part of Kingdom Circles is this. The circle maker will tell us that we spend too much time getting Muslims, Hindus and all other faiths to covert to Christianity. All these other faiths really have to do is find their own way to God. The circle maker really needs to read the following verse and let it sink in.
"6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6
That seems clear enough. No one can get to heaven, no one have eternal life, no one can "know God" unless they first . . . become . . . a Christian!
"8 For by grace you have been saved through faith." - Ephesians 2:8
Faith in whom? Faith in Christ!
Kingdom Circles are a false teaching. Beware when someone begins drawing circles. They may be teaching something outside of Christianity and therefore should be dismissed for what it is - a lie.
How Do You Know That Christianity Is The One True Worldview? - Ravi Zacharias