Contending for the Faith Against New Heresy

In two previous articles I’ve brought up the question of whether or why it is right to separate from, or remain within, a church body that is anti-white. In order to answer that question, I’ve touched on the tensions faithful Christians feel while in a decaying fellowship, and on the historical precedent of the Church devising marks to distinguish the true Church from a false one. In this article, I’d like to discuss the relationship of heresy to orthodoxy and its evolution across Church history.

The relationship between heresy and orthodoxy is interesting. We presume that orthodoxy came first, per the statement in Jude 3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” This verse teaches us that the Faith (the complete set of doctrines, worship, morality, etc. that comprises Christianity) has already been revealed, i.e., “delivered” to God’s people in the Church, i.e. “the saints.” The Faith was revealed progressively over the millennia stretching from Adam to St. John, but once the apostolic era …

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(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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