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What makes a person a “heretic,” and why should it matter to Baptists?

I often encounter the statement that a person or church is “heretical,” and I am troubled at how loosely the word is used. “Heresy” is a serious technical term, and we need to apply the term carefully and properly. So I welcomed a recent post by Scot McKnight in which he defines the term. The definition of “heresy” Before offering an accurate definition of “heresy,” McKnight identifies two incorrect senses in which the term is … Continue reading

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