Friday, April 16, 2010

Heresy Never Dies: Video

Thanks to Nick Batzig the video of my session "Heresy Never Dies" is available at Feeding on Christ.

The lecture will also be appearing in the near future as a series of articles at Reformation 21

The rough outline of the session is as follows:

Three notes of caution
  • We are not personally immune to drifting into error (Acts 20:30)
  • We must cultivate gratitude toward God, and patience and gentleness to those caught in the devil's snare (2 Timothy 2:22-26)
  • We must exercise a tender hearted watchfulness over those committed to our care (Acts 20:28)
Five different kinds of people in error

1. Those who are sincerely ignorant (Apollos in Acts 18:24-28)

2. Those who have sincerely misunderstood Scripture (1 Cor. 5:9-12)

3. The temporarily inconsistent (Peter in Galatians 2:11-14)

4. The deceived (Galatians 3:1)

5. The deceivers (2 Cor. 11:13; 2 Timothy 3:13)

21st Century Evangelicals and the 17th Century Socinians

A case study: Open theists and Socinians on the denial of God's exhaustive foreknowledge

Why do old errors make a comeback?

  • We have to reckon with the influence of Satan
  • We have to get to grips with Evangelical historical amnesia and ignorance
  • We have to face up to doctrinal neglect
  • We have to recognise that some people are running away from the truth

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