Critic of Open Theism Claims that the Church Could Never Be Corrupted

Having never heard of Roman Catholicism, Keith Thompson writes:

In light of this Morrell, in the beginning of his film, asserts the Christian church got this issue wrong and he even identifies the doctrine of original sin as heretical. He argues the church went off track concerning original sin similar to a court trial giving a wrong sentence or verdict. However, if Morrell is right then that would mean Jesus made false promises and prophecies concerning His church not being overcome with heresy and error. For, in Matthew 16:18 Jesus said the gates of hell would not prevail against His church. In John 16:13 Jesus said “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth (John 16:13),” thus affirming God’s people will have the Spirit and be led to truth and not error. Finally, Jesus said, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). So, if Morrell is right about the church from early times until today being overcome by major heresy on such a broad scale, then that would mean Jesus made false promises and prophecies to His church. It would mean the gates of hell prevailed over His Church and that Jesus was wrong about Him and His Spirit, who leads into truth, being with the church until the end of time.


  1. There is no coherence to your statement. If the doctrine of original sin is wrong how does that affect the second coming? Your statement is emotional and without rational content.

  2. I would add that Jesus has a little flock and that His way is narrow. The Catholic church is not narrow in adherents. So it probably is the invisible church, as Calvin defined it. (I disagree with a lot Calvin said.)

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