Archive for June 2011

And they’ll know we are Christians by our…

June 22, 2011

If you’re a Christian is there such a thing as heresy or is that a relic of the past?

Does it matter what we believe about Christ Jesus?

Are there modern denominations or movements within denominations that are sre revivals of old Christian heresies?

This below is from our friends at the UMC, http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/bible/heresies.stm

“Heresy is the rejection of established beliefs of a religious body, or adherence to “other beliefs.” The word “heresy” comes from the Greek word hairesis or choice. The Greek word is a neutral term.

A number of Christian beliefs were declared heresy in the early centuries of the church. Some beliefs declared heresy (Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Nestorianism) are still maintained by Christian churches today, the largest being the Coptic Church. Additionally the Roman Catholic Council of Trent declared Protestantism heresy (a council’s rulings that Protestants obviously do not accept). ”

FROG (Fully Rely On God)

June 20, 2011

Do as we will, God can move the spirit like a giant lifting a straw; all resistance is useless. It is a strange belief indeed that thinks if God wants a toad to fly, he will wait for it to do so by its own efforts!
—Teresa of Avila