Study Break – Arianism


Arianism. I’ve touched on it a little.

How many have you have heard that Proverbs 8 is the description of the creation of Jesus Christ?

That’s Arianism.

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; When there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: When he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: When he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, That the waters should not pass his commandment: When he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; And my delights were with the sons of men.” (Proverbs 8:22–31, KJV)

I’ve actually had my first pastor teach this. I’ve been unable to find him in the last few years. His church closed without warning, his TV show cancelled. There you go. He’s gone. not sure why.

But if he taught this and believed this, he’s a false teacher. He’s an Arianist. Arianism is agreed by just about every Bible teacher and preacher as a damnable heresy. You cannot believe this and be saved.

Here’s the part of that they leave out…

“Doth not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way In the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors.” (Proverbs 8:1–3, KJV)

Um… are you saying Jesus Christ is a woman??? No, obviously not. So they’re taking verses out of context to validate a pretext.

What scares me is I’m finding this passage listed on a LOT of so-called Christian websites.

Proverbs 8 is talking about Wisdom. It’s an allegorical passage. Was there literally a woman standing there in Jerusalem who if you fell in love with you’d get smarter? Nope. Proverbs sometimes uses hyperbole (exaggeration) and allegory to illustrate biblical truths. In other words, it’s a parable.

Does God rejoice in wisdom? Yes, because the Bible says it. how do you get wisdom? Heeding the Bible. Read it, heed it. How do you get a start on it? Fear of God. The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

No fear of God, no wisdom.

Hence this Arianistic interpretation of Proverbs 8. My first pastor also taught you should order God around. you should rebuke Satan, because God is powerless to.

Um…

the God of the Bible is not powerless. This is another god they preach, another Jesus. A differnt Jesus is a different Gospel, and a diffferent Gospel cannot save.

Nothnig can be elected to be God. You are God or you’re not. To claim Jesus Christ is a created being is a heresy.

Go ahead. Wait until you’re at the Great White Throne and ORDER Jesus Christ to let you into heaven.

I’m standing as far away from you as I can, because that’s going to hurt!

Get saved. If you beleieve Jesus Christ is created… get saved.

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???

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