Martin Downes has a helpful post on how the contemporary church treats/responds to error. In today’s social climate this type of thinking is not really welcomed, but that does not excuse us from a proper response destructive doctrine.

I remember some time ago hearing Sinclair Ferguson speaking about the church fathers and the early Christian church referring to their context of many martyrs but also a concern to mark out heresies, he said something to the effect of “The early church knew that martyrdom could not destroy the church, but heresy could.” I wonder what people today would say could destroy the church? I double either martyrdom or heresy would be mentioned.


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