231: What is Heresy? How Should Churches Deal with Heretics?
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.
2 Peter 2:1
1 Corinthians 16:22
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
1 Timothy 1:18-20
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a pastor, professor, author, podcaster, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary and adjunct at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.