Got back from Vail/Beaver Creek. Had a great time, but lost a couple days not feeling too great when we got back. I had an altitude headache for 2 days there, got used to it, then bounced back to flat ol' Texas! Feeling a bit better now, but would someone please turn down the heat? More on the trip later.
Got a little tag thing in the works, too, from Pearlie....I'm working on it! It's fun!
Here are a couple of heresy responses from youse guys....I'm working on this, too! And, Milly, I would be happy to talk Hershey with you anytime!! :-)
Don R said...
1. a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church. 2. Roman Catholic Church. a baptized Roman Catholic who willfully and persistently rejects any article of faith. 3. anyone who does not conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle. I think it probably fits #3 the closest,if you add "that I believe", to the end of the definition. Chappy and I definitely fit #1, #2, #3. If you look at heresies down through the ages (eons=aion):), many times the heresies became the orthodox in time. Jesus was certainly considered a heretic to the temple leaders of his day. Heresy is a very fluid term.... One man's heretic is another man's brother in the faith...Blessings!
So many things going on, but I really wanted to comment on this. I'm sorry, I'll probably have to be brief. A heretic is something Paul defined, and we lost the definition for. We've been trying to figure it out ever since. There are two types of heretics.1) Not saved:This person believes lots of facts about God, and since he doesn't know God, he gets a bunch of them wrong. That does not stop him from becoming a religious leader, and confusing many of the true children of God, though. 2) Saved: It's exactly like the first one, but this guy knows God and puts his head or feelings or will in front of the Spirit within him, makes mistakes, and confuses many of the other children of God. The difference between the two is that when rebuked, one eventually is convicted and repents. The other splits the church and breaks the hearts of many of the children he's been confusing. That's just my two cents. Mostly, this is one of the most important questions in practical Christianity, and when you asked it you just fired me up to think about it. So, those are my first thoughts. I look forward to your conclusions!