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So you call yourself a Christian?

(If not, better go to the home page and choose a different option.)

This site aims to promote real Christianity and to help coordinate those who live it.

Real Christianity was the basic attitude of Christ's first followers, and a real Christian is someone who shares it. This expresses itself in two ways: conduct and belief.

Accordingly, the many folk who are Christian in name only fall into two groups.

1. Hypocrites express beliefs incompatible with their conduct. This site says nothing about that, and we regard all visitors as sincere.

2. Heretics cling to beliefs incompatible with Christianity. This site says much about that.

The most obvious heresy is to deny that Christ is the world's only saviour, but there are many others, and folk who avoid that one usually harbour at least one of the following.

(The "for" and "against" here are of contemporary groups. Some of the relevant history is mentioned in Part 2 of the site.)

Feminism says that women should be independent of men.

For: Most heretics believe this, often cloaking it (as when asserting "male headship" while supporting "votes for women").

Against: Unknown.

Authoritarianism says that some men are entitled to rule others.

For: Most heretics approve of "the state". Some others embrace a different kind of authoritarianism with "leaders".

Against: Quakers and those other Pacifists who avoid cultishness.

Otherworldalism says that detachment from the visible world aids salvation.

For: Most heretics believe this, often cloaking it (as when asserting relevance while handing over much of life to "the state").

Against: Those Calvinists who retain the original reformational tendency.

Atheanthroposialism says that if God became a man it was only because humanity did wrong.

For: Most heretics believe this, often cloaking it (by not admitting either that they welcome the wrongdoing or that they see God's manhood as an "afterthought").

Against: Unknown.

Magicalism says that salvation requires baptism.

For: Catholics, Orthodox and most Protestants believe this, often cloaking it (in various forms from "desiring baptism" to "ordinance not sacrament").

Against: Quakers and similar.

Bonhominalism says that folk are capable of pure goodness independently of God's grace.

For: Liberals declare this. Catholics, Orthodox and most Protestants believe it, often cloaking it (in various forms in which man cooperates with grace).

Against: Calvinists and maybe some Augustinian Catholics.

Part 1 of this site proposes a Creed for Real Christianity which avoids all the above heresies.

Part 2 examines those heresies in more detail, and also explores some broader topics.

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