Let me preface this thread by saying that I secured the permission of the Moderators of this Forum before beginning a potentially capricious thread. They agreed, on the stipulation that the discussion remained on topic and addressed the issue rather than the specific points of the issues on the periphery. That being said, be conscious of the fact that the Moderators will keep a close eye on this topic that has the capability to get out of hand in short order. Please give your thoughts on the topic without attacking anyone personally. I believe that one of, if not the most damaging things in the life of a church is false doctrine. For example, if a church taught baptismal regeneration, many of the members of that church would be falsely dependant upon their baptism as their means of salvation. If a church taught a works-based salvation, then people would rely on their works instead of the grace of God. Two doctrines or philosophies that are often discussed at length on the Baptist Board are Calvinism and King James Version Onlyism . If you deem one or both of these to be false doctrine, how, in your opinion, do they cause damage to the church? If you deem one or both of these to be biblical doctrine, how, in your opinion, do they benefit the church? My personal view is that Calvinism is a false doctrine that greatly damages the church. The tenet of “irresistible grace” is especially harmful IMO, in that it does not cause one to seek God. The tenet of “total depravity” is dangerous because one is led to believe that he/she can do nothing for themselves in their search for God. These are but two of the reasons I find this false doctrine detrimental to the church. KJV Onlyism, on the other hand, I do not consider as false doctrine. I consider it a philosophy that may or may not have a detrimental affect on the church. I have not witnessed any adverse affects personally. Although I do not agree with KJVOnlyism, I do not place it in the same category as Calvinism.