Is ‘Dogma’ an Oppressive Catholic Word? – Steve Ray

by Steve Ray on November 2, 2018

Is ‘Dogma’ an Oppressive Catholic Word? – Steve Ray

“When I was an Evangelical Protestant, I thought dogma was a dirty word. It had bad connotations. It represented unbiblical teaching forced down people’s throats by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. They invented new doctrines not found in the Bible and then called them dogmas and told Christians if they didn’t believe them — well, they would go to hell.

So, is dogma a bad word? Are they teachings and traditions created by men to control people and to force them to believe things not in the Bible? Where did the word come from? What does dogma mean?”

For the full but short article, click here.

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Andrea Bridget November 2, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Hello Mr. Ray,

Wonderful article. Thank you so very, very much for explaining those words and where they came from. That was so helpful to me (I already highlighted those verses in my bible & hand copied your notes down the side margin.) Living in the bible belt, I find myself on your website weekly.

I had another word I have been wondering about for some time (& was asked about by a Church of Christ friend). If you wouldn’t mind, I was wondering where did it come from & when did the Church start using it – the word is “mass”. I would love to know the history. Is there a form of it in the bible?

Thank you Mr. Ray. May God bless your day. And thank you so very much for all your hard work and effort in running this website!

John Taylor November 2, 2018 at 6:56 PM
Tom Govern November 3, 2018 at 10:43 PM

Without dogma, we are left with relevancy and we all know where that goes! There can be only one truth.

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