We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

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. 

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