In Which Heresy is not an offense of Doctrine

– “Heresy” is not synonymous with a wrong understanding of the Scriptures.
– “Heresy” is not synonymous with wrong doctrine.
– An “heretic” is not one who believes wrong doctrine.
– An “heretic” is not one who holds fast to his wrong doctrine, confident in its correctness despite all advice (or blog posts) to the contrary.

Otherwise, who could stand?

– “Heresy” is high ecclesiastical rebellion against the established authorities of the Church.
– “Heresy” is refusal to either ammend teachings which are contrary to what has been accepted as normative for a given Church body, or refrain from teaching such doctrines until due process has been followed in examining and accepting them.
– An “heretic” is a teacher who has rejected the authority of his earthly ecclesiastical superiors.
– An “heretic” is a teacher who rejects the gospel by his active, anti-nomian rebellion, not the incorrect content of any doctrine he might teach.

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