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Liberalism - by Michael Phillips
Heresies in the Church - Part 7 of 9
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Isaiah 8:20
Jul 20, 2003 pm - This afternoon, with God's help, we'll get back to our once-a-month study of heresy. The word, heresy, stands for a major mistake of doctrine taught in the Church. You need to underline the word, major. Not every mistake is heresy-if it were everyone would be a heretic, for no one's knowledge is perfect and even the best teacher is not always right. Heresy is an error that overthrows the faith-a mistake that is not compatible with being a Christian. Arians are heretics because they say Jesus is not God-and no one can believe that and also be saved! The other word to take note of is Church. Not every major false teaching is heresy. Islam is not a heresy because it is not taught in the Church; people claiming to be Christians do not believe it. The same is true of Atheism and other false doctrines you can think of. No, heresy is a major false doctrine taught in the Church and often in the name of Jesus Christ, under the authority of His Word, and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Heretics in the Church are like the false prophets in Israel. Of them, the Lord said, "I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied". Thus far, we've ... More >>>

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