Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Heresy Is Often Subtle
Heresy does not usually start with a nose dive or a sudden fall, but is more of a drifting by small degrees. At times it is incremental and is an almost undetectable moving off course. The end though is always tragedy and loss. The Bible may scream, “Course correction!” but that is ignored. Truth is being sacrificed and lost. Scripture is our instrument check. It gives us our bearings and keeps us on course. It adjusts us back into proper alignment with truth and with God. It gives us all that is needed for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
G. Richard Fisher, PFO Journal January-March 2011, Colossians: Today's Handbook on Heresy.