He who practices deceit shall not dwell in My house.
Correct and sound doctrine is crucial to salvation and spiritual growth. Therefore, Corner Fringe takes a firm stance against the following theologies.
We Don't Believe...
Please note: This is not a complete list nor is the verbiage in its final form. Revisions coming soon.
We do NOT believe in any theology that denies that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man - this includes all variations of Unitarianism,
1Unitarianism: The belief that Jesus is merely a human who was deemed worthy to be called God even though He really wasn't. This sometimes includes a rejection of the virgin birth of Jesus.Arianism
2Arianism: The belief that Jesus is not eternal, created by the Father as the first creation, and is lesser to the Father. This almost always includes a belief that the Holy Spirit is a created being or an impersonal force (as Jehovah's Witnesses believe)., Docetism
3Docetism: The belief that the Son's Humanity was only an illusion and that He is only God., Modalism
4Modalism: The belief that the Father is the Son and the Holy Spirit. That they are not distinct in any way other than in name. Modalists would say that the Father died on the Cross., Eutychianism
5Eutychianism: The belief that the Humanity of Christ was essentially obliterated by His Divinity, 'dissolved like a drop of honey in the sea'., Nestorianism
6Nestorianism: The belief that Christ existed as two persons, the man Jesus and the Divine Son of God, rather than as one person with a unified human and divine nature., Tritheism
7Tritheism: The belief that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three separate gods., Pneumatomachianism
8Pneumatomachianism: The belief that the Holy Spirit is not God, but a created being subservient to the Father and Son., Monolatry
9Monolatry: The belief that there are many gods, but we only worship one of them., Gnosticism
10Gnosticism: They vary when referring to their belief in God, but they commonly believe in one of the following ideas: (1) that there are two equal gods, one evil and one good, (2) that there are two unequal gods (one that is strong, good, and forgiving and another that is the creator of the universe who is evil, weak, the god of the Jews, and is focused on judgment), (3) that there is one god over all from whom various weaker gods are born.and any other theology that denies that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, denying His Humanity or Deity. We boldly reject any theology that denies the Deity or Humanity of Jesus Christ
11John 1:1, John 17:5, Colossians 1:15-19, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 1:1-6, Philippians 2:6-11, 1 Timothy 6:15-16, Titus 2:12, rather, we believe that the perfect God became incarnate, being born of a virgin
12John 1:1-2, 1:18, 3:16; Colossians 1:15-17; John 1:18, 8:12; Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:15; John 17:1-5. Any theology that denies that YHWH is one God Who exists eternally in three persons
13Greek: sg. "Hypostasis", pl. "Hypostases": the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
14Deuteronomy 6:4, Exodus 3:6, Genesis 1:1-3, Exodus 20:11, Malachi 3:6, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14is heretical
15John 8:24; Exodus 3:14; Romans 10:9-13; Deuteronomy 6:4.
Sacred Name Theology
Revisions coming soon.
If you have questions about our stance on this subject or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out this teaching: "Sacred Name: Jesus VS Yeshua."
We do NOT believe in "works-based" salvation - this means that we are not justified by our works apart from faith
19Romans 9:31-32; Deuteronomy 30:11-20; 1 Corinthians 7:19; John 14:21, 15:10; Ephesians 1:4, 2:10; 1 John 2:3-6, 5:3; Romans 2:25-29, 3:31, 6:1-4, 7:12; Galatians 5:6, 6:15; James 2:25-26; Isaiah 8:20, but rather, we are saved by grace through faith in Messiah Yeshua
20Romans 9:31-32; Ephesians 2:8, Romans 6:23, Acts 4:12, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:10 Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 49:6, John 3:16-17, John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12, Acts 16:31, Romans 1:16, Romans 5:8-11, Romans 10:9-13, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 2 Timothy 2:10, Titus 2:10-14, Titus 3:4-7, Hebrews 9:28; Galatians 3:1-14; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:17.
If you have questions about how we become justified or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out these teachings: "God's Mercy & the Devil's Grace" (6-part series).
We do NOT believe in Calvinistic Theology - which teaches that God has a select number of people that He chooses to save and the rest are damned to hell. It also teaches that you cannot resist His gift of grace, and that once you are saved you are always saved. The Bible makes it clear that one can lose his/her salvation if he/she turns their back on God and does not repent of their sins
21Ezekiel 3:20-21, 18:4-32; 2 Peter 2; Hebrews 10:26-31, 6:4-6; Numbers 15:30; Proverbs 21:16; 1 Samuel 10:9-13, 15:10-31, 16:14; Numbers 22:18, 25:1-18, 31:15-16. Faith without works is dead, therefore faith requires an ongoing relationship with Jesus in obedience to His Word
221 John 1:8-9; James 2:26.
If you have questions about the conditional nature of our salvation or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out these teachings: "Once Saved, Always Saved" (3-part series).
We do NOT believe in "Race-based" theology - such as British Israelism or Black Hebrew Israelitism, or any other theology that emphasizes DNA, skin color, genetics, ancestry, etcetera as a right to salvation. Whether we are Jew or Gentile, we believe that we are saved by grace through faith in Yeshua, not by genealogy or skin color
23John 1:11-13; Galatians 3:7; Romans 2:28; 1 Timothy 1:4; Titus 3:9; Ephesians 2:8; Revelation 5:9.
If you have questions about our stance on this subject or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out these teachings: "Galatians Unearthed" (part 6).
Replacement Theology or Dual Covenant Theology
We do not believe in Replacement Theology - which teaches that the Church has replaced Israel; nor Dual Covenant Theology - which teaches that there are different paths of salvation for Jews and Gentiles and different ways of life
24Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8, Ephesians 2:11-19, Romans 11:17-24. Rather, we believe that Gentiles are grafted into the Cultivated Olive Tree
25Israel; the Church; the Electbecoming citizens of the Spiritual Commonwealth of Israel, being now partakers of the covenants of promise
26Ephesians 2:11-19, whose supporting Root is the Root of Jesse, the only begotten Son of the Father, in Whom there is equal status between Jew and Gentile
27Galatians 3:28; Acts 10:34.
If you have questions about being grafted into Israel or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out these teachings: "Discover Your Calling Into Israel" (5-part series) or "The Ten Commandments" (part 17).
Universalism or Inclusivism
We do NOT believe in Universalism - which teaches that everyone (generally including Satan) will be saved and reconciled to God; nor do we believe in Inclusivism - which teaches that everyone who has sincere faith in a deity (Allah, Ahura Mazda, Shiva, etc) are saved by the blood of Jesus. Rather, we believe that if we confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts that God has raised Him from the dead, we will be saved
28Romans 10:9-13; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 3:16-18, 14:6, but if we do not believe, then we are condemned already because we do not believe in the Name of the unique and only-begotten Son of God
We do NOT believe in the Rapture Theory - which teaches that there will be an event distinct from and before the Second Coming where the living saints will be "caught up" together in the sky to go to heaven with God. While we do believe that there is a "catching away" of the saints, we believe that this "catching away" happens at the Second Coming and that many of the passages that are used as support for the rapture theory are actually referring to the Resurrection of the Righteous which occurs at His Second Coming
301 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 6:12-17, 11:15-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8.
If you have questions about our stance on this subject or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out this teaching: "End of the Age, Coming of the Messiah, Rest of God" (part 3).
Adding to the Bible
Revisions coming soon.
If you have questions about the 66-book Canon or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out this teaching: "The Book of Hebrews" (part 9).
We do NOT believe in Anti-Pauline Theology - which declares Paul's teaching is contrary to that of Jesus and therefore Paul's doctrines and his Epistles should be rejected. We believe that Paul was an Apostle chosen by Yeshua and his writings are inspired by the Holy Spirit
31A few scriptural examples proving the legitimacy of Paul's ministry: Acts 9:1-18, 15:22; *1 Cor 9:1-2; *Gal 2:9, 2 Peter 3:15-16. [* Denotes books written by Paul; the others are outside of Paul's writings.]. The apostles themselves testify to the legitimacy of the apostolic calling of Paul
32Acts 15:22; Galatians 2:9; 2 Peter 3:15-16; Acts 13:1-3.
If you have questions about the canonicity of Paul’s writings and his apostleship or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out this teaching: "Galatians Unearthed" (part 3).
We do NOT believe in KJV-Only Theology - which dictates the superiority of the King James Version of the Bible over all other versions, even over the original Hebrew and Greek texts. We primarily use NKJV for reading in English, but customarily use the NASB as a supplemental Bible (both are good translations). We also see the value of studying the Bible in its original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)
332 Timothy 3:16-17.
We do NOT practice or participate in Polygamy
34Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:18; Deuteronomy 17:17; Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7-8; Ephesians 5:311 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6.
If you have questions about biblical marriage or are struggling with the above statement, then we encourage you to check out this teaching: "Righteous Devils; Polygamy."
We do NOT practice or participate in abortion - as it is considered murder in the Scriptures
35Exodus 21:22; Genesis 9:5-6; Exodus 20:13; Jeremiah 19:3-6, 32:33-35; Ezekiel 16:20-22; Psalm 106:37-38. Rather, we believe that the creation of life in the womb is at conception, as was the case with Christ Who became incarnate through conception in the womb of the virgin and also John the Baptist who rejoiced at the presence of Christ while both were yet in the womb
36Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-45.
Speaking in Tongues
We do NOT practice or participate in the abuse of the gift of Tongues - While we do believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still being given today and that the gift of tongues is one of them, we do not believe having the gift of tongues is an issue of salvation, nor that every believer gets it, or that anyone can be taught how to speak in tongues. Rather we believe that the gift of tongues refers to the Holy Spirit giving people the supernatural ability to speak human languages
37Acts 2:1-12; 1 Corinthians 12, 14.