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Learning from the history of heresy

September 6, 2016

 

And it is very useful to read church history, and to understand what heresies have been in times past, and what havoc schisms have caused among Christians: for if this much had been known by well meaning persons in our days, we should not have seen those same opinions applauded as new light, which were long ago exploded as old heresies: nor should we have seen many honest people, taking that same course to reform the church now, and advance the Gospel, which in so many ages and nations hath heretofore destroyed the church, and cast out the Gospel.

Richard Baxter and William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 5 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 193.

 

Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition, painting by Cristiano Banti  - http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/galileo/galileotrial.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=631170

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

August 29, 2015

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