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Heretic: a dissenter from established church dogma
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

In every generation, men have been called heretics because they have taught doctrines that were contrary to the recognized religion of their day. Some people even called Jesus a false teacher. In fact, after he had healed the man who was possessed with a devil, the Pharisees said:

"This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of devils.". Mat 12:24

The religious hierarchy rejected Jesus and accused him of working for the devil ... but Jesus was neither evil nor deceived. It was the religious authorities who were corrupt.

Perverted men will slander those who stand for what is right and true, just as they slandered Jesus. Here is a warning for every disciple of Christ:

"It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?" Mat 10:25

During the reign of Nero, Christians were martyred because they were not recognized as a religio licita (legitimate religion). "Nazarenes" were considered heretics by nearly everyone. The Romans called them a "foreign superstition" because they had renounced their pagan gods, and the Jews persecuted them for their faith in Jesus.

Even today, followers of Jesus are called "heretics" for demanding obedience to the Ten Commandments and opposing the "faith-alone" message that is generally accepted by modern Christianity.

We need to ask ourselves, "Who is the real heretic of Christianity?" The real heretic would be the one who opposes the teaching of Jesus and his apostles. In Paul's letter to Titus, he defines the heretic:

"A man that is an HERETIC after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted and SINNETH, being condemned of himself." Titus 3:11

According to Paul, the heretic was the person who refused to stop sinning!

Harold and Donna Kupp

"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST." Rev 12:17 (KJV)

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Aug 2, 2023  ( 1 comment )  
John Staples (theblisterexists)

Hey! In Christianity, a heretic is someone who holds beliefs or teachings that deviate significantly from the accepted doctrines of the Christian faith. Historically, various individuals and groups have been labeled as heretics by mainstream Christian authorities due to their perceived departure from orthodox beliefs. For instance, figures like Arius, who denied the full divinity of Jesus, or groups like the Gnostics, who promoted esoteric knowledge and mystical beliefs, were considered heretics by early Christian leaders.

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Sep 28, 2023  ( 1 comment )  
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