So your argument is that everyone's doctrine is wrong? How about Frank Viola? Could his doctrine be 100% wrong? What about yours? Mine?
Christianity has authored religious doctrines? (sorry, I just want to clarify your meaning here) Are we talking what people over the past 2000 years have written or are we talking about what is written in the Bible? I have a feeling there's a distinction to be made there.
I think Christianity is based on true revelation from God. Technically the Bible is written by men but I believe it to be the divine word of God (in other words, God gave them the words to write). I do think certain translations get much closer to the original meaning than others.
I want no part in religion anyway, I'd rather have a relationship with God. The word Religion usually carries a connotation of behavior modification, legalism, and control, not at all what I'm interested in. I am a Christian, I don't want to know only about Christ, I want to KNOW Christ. The Pharisees knew all about Christ and knew the scriptures in and out, they were still constantly getting it wrong, we know this because Jesus himself exposed that.
I'm not saying all Christians are perfect by any means (heck no, that'd be a stupid argument) but we can't run under the assumption that every person that claims to be a Christian has it wrong. Sure, a lot of Christians do have it wrong, but not everyone.
Also, the Bible (if we are to believe what it says) is firm and clear on the concept of an eternal Hell.
I don't know Frank Violas doctrine, but I know he is a Christian. I think his book is simply true, Christianity is largely pagan. And I do believe that all human doctrines are wrong; or better stated, largely mixed with wrong; and some things right. I have no doctrine myself to speak of. And I am talking about people and the bible , both have been infected by men, demons, and I think God himself has been involved in this deception; its just no way possible that he is not involved. Satan could not have deceived all religions with out God's involvement; or Christ either. No, they were involved at levels we simply cannot understand; they wanted all this to happen; because if they did not, it would not have.
Christianity is not based on true revelation from God , its based on paganism. Christianity is a lost church of God in deception. All Christians have it wrong; that is just a testament to the powers that be; there are powers that have deceived the whole world; and Christians are not exempt from that; they just like to think they are.