Heresy

VOL 3; ISSUE 1

01/01/1994

All About Heresy

Friday, 17 Aug 2007

What is heresy? Any teaching that directly contradicts the clear and direct witness of the Scriptures on a point of salvific importance.
Witch trials in Salem. The Council of Toulouse in the 13th century, employing men whose sole purpose was to hunt out human kindling for the flames of the Inquisition. These are images evoked by that word, "heresy." A nasty word, it suggests more about the accuser, who is considered intolerant, bigoted, and ignorant, than about the accused. But while there have been historical events in Christian history to remind us of the dangers of heresy-hunting, very few Christians today realize the debt they owe to those who had the courage of their convictions to call heresy by ...

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