• Are We Born Free

    1 Corinthians 15:22

    Few would claim the mantle of Pelagius today, but it is a common belief that God’s commands imply our ability to obey. Thus, many people overestimate the degree to which they have kept God’s law. We must have a strong, ...Read More

  • Arianism

    John 1:1–18

    Arius’ teaching — Arianism — is alive today in cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It may also be held unwittingly by Christians who have not received good teaching and believe, implicitly, that the Father is a “higher” God than ...Read More

  • Athanasius Against the World

    John 15:18

    Standing for the truth of God’s Word is often costly, as we have seen in the cases of Justin Martyr and Athanasius. However, if we have counted the cost, we will be prepared to pay the price when and if ...Read More

  • Athanasius’ Defense of the Incarnation

    <p>John 10:30</p>

    Old heresies rarely die. Instead, they get repackaged and republished. Today, sects such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses promote views that are almost identical to the views of the ancient Arians. It is therefore incumbent upon us to know the truth ...Read More

  • The Chalcedonian Solution

    Acts 20:28

    Who upholds the cosmos? Christ, according to His divine nature, because deity sustains the creation. Who died and rose again? Christ, according to His human nature, because only humanity can die and be restored to life. We distinguish Christ’s two ...Read More

  • Christ’s Word and the Believer

    Colossians 3:16-17

    Paul closes out Colossians 3:17 by reminding us to do everything in the name of Jesus. This entails not merely an action accompanied by an audible expression of “in Jesus name”; rather, to do something in His name is to ...Read More

  • Council of Nicea

    John 1:1–18

    The deity of Christ is very important. As God He is able to bring us face to face with the Father and restore to us that which has been marred in the fall. Moreover, because Christ is God, there is ...Read More

  • Cyril and Nestorius

    Luke 1:41–43

    It is vital for us to affirm that the divine nature is not capable of change. If God, as God, can change, then we cannot rely on His Word or on His promises. Thus, the incarnate Son of God, Jesus ...Read More

  • Defenders of the Faith

    1 Peter 3:15

    Irenaeus’ confrontation of the Gnostic heresy reminds us that Christianity is a public religion. God revealed Himself in Christ to many people and not just to a select few, and there is no secret oral tradition that has been handed ...Read More

  • Destructive Heresies

    2 Peter 2:1

    Take some time today to read through 2 Peter and review the apostle’s teaching. Remember that though the false teaching we may have to face today might be different in its specific expression, all false teachers commonly deny biblical authority ...Read More

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