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Judaism - by Michael Phillips
Heresies in the Church - Part 1 of 9
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Titus 1:10-11
Aug 11, 2002 pm - For the last several years, we've spent one Sunday afternoon each month looking at some aspect of Church History. Last month, we finished our long study of the Puritan view of life. The Puritans-as I said over and over again-were not perfect men, but they were good men who thought with a depth and consistency that few modern believers can match. Insofar as they followed Christ, I exhort you to follow the Puritans. You could do a lot worse. Today, we'll take up a new historical study, but unlike the last one, this is one I hope you won't follow. There's something to be learned, not only in good examples, but also in bad ones. Speaking of a bad man in the Bible, J.C. Ryle wrote, "The Holy Scriptures, which were written for our learning, contain beacons as well as patterns. They show us what to avoid as well as what to follow". What's true of the Bible is also true of Church History. There are men and movements and doctrines and practices you ought to stay clear of. They destroyed souls and split the Church in the past-and if they're taken up again, they'll have the same effects on us-if not worse. Maybe worse because unlike the Christians who first heard them, we should know better. ... More >>>

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