231: What is Heresy? How Should Churches Deal with Heretics?

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Traditionally, heresy has been said to be any belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious dogma and is profoundly at odds with what has generally been accepted.

In this episode, Kenny defines heresy as any doctrine or teaching that is:

  • Outside of the bounds of traditional Christian orthodoxy
  • Opposite of the foundational or essential doctrines embraced by orthodox Christians
  • Clearly contrary to the Scriptures
  • Potentially harmful or destructive to the persons who might embrace those false teachings

Kenny then gives some pastoral advice and insights on how to rebuke and address a heretic, if a heretic should appear in your church or your community.

Scriptures Referenced

2 Peter 2:1

Galatians 1:8-9

1 Corinthians 16:22

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

1 Timothy 1:18-20

Titus 3:10