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Where have all the Heretics gone?

March 18, 2016

Where have all the Heretics Gone?

Is it possible that the Heretics of 30 years ago are now extinct? Have they gone the way of the dinosaur, black and white TV and 8 track tapes? Where have all the Heretics gone?

D.A Carson also noticed the absence of Heretics in our world today and said “For the first time in the history of the church…the only heresy that’s left is the view that there is such a thing as heresy – that is the one heretical view.”

Is it possible that Heretics still exist? Are they just hiding? I think there is a bigger crisis going on today. We don’t see them because we have been forced to see the world through the lens of “moral relativism.” What is moral relativism?

Moral Relativism –
 “Moral relativism is the view that ethical standards, morality, and positions of right or wrong are culturally based and therefore subject to a person’s individual choice. We can all decide what is right for ourselves. You decide what’s right for you, and I’ll decide what’s right for me. Moral relativism says, It’s true for me, if I believe it.” (copied: moral-relativism.com)

 

There is no longer a bold line between right and wrong. There was a time when such a line was etched in stone for all to see. It was clear, non-debatable, a true compass for morality. But now the line of morality is drawn in the sand. As the tide of relativism rises, the waves of tolerance have wash the line away, the same waves will destroy a nation. The foolish man who built his house upon the sand could only watch as his house went splat!

In 2002, Fox News analyst Bill O’Reilly wrote an article where he asked “Why is it wrong to be right?” In this same article he cites “recent Zogby poll findings regarding what is being taught in American universities. Studies indicate 75% of American college professors currently teach that there is no such thing as right and wrong. Rather, they treat the questions of good and evil as relative to individual values and cultural diversity.”

The problem is not that wolves have stop dressing up like sheep, but sheep have

been lead to believe that a “crossdresser” wolf has as much right to enter the fold as they do. Sheep are being told it’s an identity crisis and they should accept them, after all it’s a matter of personal choice and there is no right and wrong.

Personally, I agree with the worldview of the three little pigs, the wolf is “big and bad!”

Heretics still exist! But moral relativism has changed the way we see our world.

How do we solve the problem? How do we preach the “absolute” truth of God’s Word to a world that thinks and says, “you are right and I am right, nobody is wrong?” The main thing we can do is exactly what God has told us to do, share the Gospel of Jesus!

II Corinthians 10:3-5 says “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

Our God given weapons are not of the world, but are mighty through God! Although our weapons are many (prayer, Spirit, Truth), it’s the gospel message that leads to change and repentance. It’s the gospel that the Spirit uses to break down the faulty thinking of the world and bring every thought to obedience of Christ.

The fact is, that Heretics cannot hide from God. The Gospel of Christ will expose them and lead them to Christ.

Where have all the Heretics gone? Start sharing Christ and they will find you!