We see this very thing occurring in Christianity, just as it did when the Children of Israel tried to combine the idolatrous practices of the nations that surrounded them with the righteous religion of the LORD God. What happened to them? Were they told by their God, "Well done my good and faithful servants"? No? Instead of being petted for their sycretism, they were severely punished by God via his four sore judgments, which are:
famine, plague[sickness], sword [war], and pestilence [vermin]. This was done to make the sinning Israelites turn away from their evil ways, and come running back to God. This seemingly harsh behavior of our God is also his way of clearing his good name. So, what I want to know is this: Why do "Christians" today seem to think that it is now okay to take Babylonian mystery religion, eastern mysticism, Catholicism, and any other of the idolatrous practices of the ancient Greeks and Gnostics and them mix them with Christ's teachings, and expect God will be cool with it?
Well, it is certainly not "okay ", and God isn't concerned about being "cool " either. You see dear reader, God [our Lord Jesus Christ] still hates syncretism, and it is still a grievous sin to do this very wicked thing. Wicked? Yes. Wicked. I realize that many wonder what is so wrong with this practice. I'm sure they wonder, "Can't we just all get along through compromise? Ya' know...just coexist? " No! Compromise is wrong, because false religions are of the Devil, and compromise always weakens what ever you apply it to. The doctrines of demons may seem to be right to men, but according to Jesus they lead to death. Besides, God's true light has no concord with Satan's false light, which is really darkness in disguise. Any "truth" these false religions claim to teach is tainted by the lies they slyly slip in here and there. So they are to be avoided altogether, not embraced, and certainly not mixed with the righteousness of faith in Christ Jesus.
This is the current condition in which we find ourselves, where the people and teachings of Christendom embrace the faith of the fathers such as: Irenaeus, Origen, and St. Augustine. These men, and those who followed them, were syncretists, meaning, they blended pagan beliefs and philosophies, such as triad gods, with Biblical teachings, such as monotheism. What was birthed from this unholy mixing? The trinity teaching. Once false teachings gain a foot hold in the Church and go unchallenged, they spread like an aggressive cancer and destroy the body from within. The only solution is to cut out the cancerous growth to restore order and health. This simply cannot be done humanly speaking. The spiritual malignancy has spread too far, and it has become out of our power to remove. The Reformation tried and failed to do this spiritual surgery,but it seems they only made it worse. For us, this unholy growth is inoperable. However, it is not too difficult for Dr. Jesus to cure, and he will cure it, but in his own good time, and in his own good way, as he has always done, with his patented and highly effective brand of chemo-- his four sore judgments.