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List of Heresies

General Heresies

  • Abortionism The belief that Abortion is not a sin
  • Adoptionism The belief Jesus is not eternally God but became God sometime after His birth
  • Antinomianism The belief that Christians are not bound by God’s law and are free to sin as they please
  • Anti-Paulism The belief that the Apostle Paul was a heretic and that the books he wrote are not a part of Biblical Canon
  • Arianism The belief that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not persons of the Godhead but instead later creations of God the Father
  • Behavioral Heresy Unrepentant sin that proves one is not a member of the Body of Christ
  • Christian Deism The belief that God does not intervene in or interact with the world
  • Dual Covenant Theology The belief that Jews can still be saved without believing in Jesus
  • Inclusivism The belief that faith is not necessary for salvation
  • Kenosis The belief that Jesus ceased to be divine while on Earth
  • Liberalism The belief that Scripture is not inerrant or infallible (Not to be confused with the political system of the same name)
  • Limited Theism The belief that God’s powers are or can be limited and He is not All-Powerful
  • Macedonianism The belief that God the Holy Spirit is not a member of the Godhead but merely a creation of God
  • Manichaeism The belief that good and evil are both equally powerful in ability and/or authority
  • Matriatheism* The belief that there is a member of the Godhead who is a mother goddess
  • Modalism The belief that the members of the Trinity are not three distinct persons but three different aspects of the same person
  • Montanism The belief that the Bible is either insufficient or incomplete, and that new revelation from God is being regularly given
  • Neinauferstehungism The denial of the resurrection
  • Neo-Orthodoxy The belief that the Bible is not the Inspired Word of God unless it is being read by a believer
  • Nonnatarianism* The belief that there are 9 members of the Godhead
  • Open Theism The belief that God is not omniscient and doesn’t know the future
  • Papal Primacy The belief that the Pope is the head of the Church while it is on Earth as well as the vicar of Christ
  • Partialism The belief that each member of the Trinity is 1/3 of God rather than being fully God
  • Pelagianism The belief that human nature is untainted by the Fall of Man and is not corrupted with Original Sin
  • Pluralism The belief that two or more religions can be true at one time
  • Positive Thinking The belief that your thoughts have the God-like ability to create your reality
  • Prosperity Gospel The belief that the promises of the Gospel include good physical health and Earthly wealth
  • Pullumism* The belief that God is a literal chicken
  • Rauschenbuschism* The belief that the point of the Gospel is to be the cure for social issues rather than the forgiveness of sins
  • Renatism* The belief that Jesus was born again
  • Second Chance Theology The belief that the unsaved will be permitted to repent and trust in Christ after they die
  • Tritheism The belief that the Godhead is actually three separate gods
  • Universalism The belief that everyone will go to Heaven
  • Vinism The belief that homosexuality is not a sin
  • Word of Faith The belief that human words have the God-like power to create or destroy
  • Works Righteousness The belief that we are saved by works or a combination of faith and works rather than by faith alone

Other Heresies

While I do plan on getting to each known heresy, some will be sooner rather than later. These are the heresies I have not yet gotten to and will take some time to get to.
  • Alogi (The belief that the Johannine books, or books written by the Apostle John, are not a part of the canon of Scripture)
  • Apollinarianism (The belief that Jesus never assumed a human nature)
  • Audianism (The belief that God the Father has a human body)
  • Calcagnoism (The belief that Jesus was in a homosexual and pedophilic relationship with the Apostle John)*
  • Campbellism (The belief that water baptism justifies those who are baptized)
  • Chrislam (A blending of Christianity and Islam that claims both are compatible and both worship the same god)
  • Christ Claiming (To claim to be the Messiah or a reincarnation of Jesus)
  • Christo-Claytonism (The belief that Jesus was Michael the Archangel )*
  • Christoneuterism (Belief that Jesus lacks gender)*
  • Christosodomism (Belief that Jesus was Homosexual)*
  • Christus Exemplar (The belief that Jesus lived and died to be an example rather than for the forgiveness of sins)
  • Collyridianism (The worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus)
  • Deuterocanonism (The acceptance of extra-biblical books as canonical)
  • Docetism (The belief that Jesus did not have a human body but instead was fully spirit)
  • Dualism (The Belief that all Spiritual things are good and all physical things are evil)
  • Eternal Progression (The Mormon belief that God was once a human being on another planet under a different god, and that we can possibly become gods ruling our own planets after we die)
  • Ethnodominism (Belief that one Ethnic group will enslave every other ethnic group after Jesus retur)*
  • Eutychianism (The belief that Jesus’s human nature and Jesus’s divine nature mixed together to create a mostly divine nature)
  • Expiogensism (Belief that Jesus only died to save a specific ethnic group)*
  • Feeneyism (The belief that one must be a member of the Catholic Church in order to be saved)
  • Full Preterism (The belief that all of the End Times prophecies made in the Bible have already happened)
  • Herodianism (The acceptance of a false Christ’s claim to be Jesus/the Messiah)
  • Hesychasm (The mystic practice of the Eastern Orthodox Church which seeks to shut off the senses in order to obtain experiential knowledge of God)
  • Hyper-Nestorianism (The belief that Jesus consisted of two different persons, a human person and a divine person)
  • Immaculate Conception (The belief that the Virgin Mary was born sinless and lived a sinless life)
  • Infused Righteousness (The belief that believers only receive a small bit of righteousness through Jesus’s death and that believers need to do works with that righteousness in order to obtain full salvation)
  • Investigative Judgement (The belief that Jesus will judge someone based on the law to see if they measure up to the standard of perfection)
  • Johannitism (The belief that John the Baptist was the Messiah rather than Jesus)
  • Lewisism (The denial of Substitutionary Atonement)**
  • Little Gods Heresy (The belief that humans or believers are little gods)
  • Marcionism (The belief that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are separate gods and that the Old Testament God is evil)
  • Monophysitism (The belief that Jesus only has one nature)
  • Monothelitism (The belief that Jesus has two natures but only has one will)
  • Moral Relativism (The belief that morality is subjective)
  • Mysticism (The practice of trying to become one with God through mystic practices such as meditation or altered consciousness)
  • Nestorianism (The belief that Jesus did have two wills and natures but that they did not unite into one Hypostasis)
  • Nonadorantism (A denial or rejection of the worship of Jesus)
  • Ophitism (The belief that Satan and the Edenic Serpent were the heroes and God is the villain)
  • Pantheism (The belief that God is everything and everything is God)
  • Patripassionism (The belief that God the Father suffered and died on the cross)
  • Peccatheism (The belief that God sinned)*
  • Pneumo-Claytonism (The belief that the Holy Spirit is the Angel Gabriel)*
  • Psilanthropism (The denial of the Virgin Birth)
  • Positive Christianity (A mixing between Christianity and Nazi Dogma)
  • Post-Modernism (The belief that all truth is subjective)
  • Polytheism (The belief that there are many gods)
  • Purgatory (A Roman Catholic heresy that states that Christians that have not done enough good in this life will be permitted to work off the rest of their sins after they die in a place called Purgatory)
  • Rape Doctrine (A heresy unique to the GMS sub-sect of Black Hebrew Israelites that teaches that “Israelites” either are or will be permitted to rape “non-Israelite” women either in this life or the one to come)
  • Red Letter Christianity (The belief that the words Jesus said within Scripture are more inspired than other parts of Scripture)
  • Sadotheism (The belief that God is evil)
  • Sethianism (The belief that Satan and the Edenic Serpent were agents of God who brought about the Fall of Man by God’s command)
  • Sinless Perfectionism (The belief that one can stop sinning or being a sinner)
  • Spanish Adoptionism (The belief that Jesus was the adoptive son of God rather than the begotten son of God)
  • Subordinationism (The belief that the Son and the Holy Spirit are lesser in being and nature than the Father)
  • Theoerosism (Ascribing eros/sexual love to the relationship between one person and God)*

* Notes a heresy that was named by LearningthePath, Pulpit & Pen, Polemics Report, or a friend of any of these ministries
** Notes a heresy that has been given a “prototype” name but this name is not necessarily permanent and will likely change

Unnamed Heresies

There are some heresies that I have been unable to find or come up with a name for. If you do know a name for one of these heresies, please contact me through my E-Mail, [email protected]. You can also reach me on Twitter (@LearningthePath), on the Facebook Page (LearningthePath), or in the LearningthePath Facebook Group.
  • Belief that Genocide is permissible or commanded by God
  • Belief that God has no wrath

[This List Was Compiled by Brandon Hines]