Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"People don’t often go heretical all at once....."

Posted by Christine Pack

“People don’t often go heretical all at once. It is gradual. And they do not do so intentionally most of the time. They slip into it through shoddiness and laziness in handling the word of truth.… All it takes to start the road to heresy is a craving for something new and different, a flashy new idea, along with a little laziness or carelessness or lack of precision in handling the truth of God. All around us today are startling reminders of doctrinal slippage and outright failure. In case after case someone who should have known the truth of God better failed in upholding that truth.”

- Robert Thomas, Precision as God’s Will for My Life
Pamphlet, The Master’s Seminary, 1989.