A History of Heresy

Recently, I finished a book called A History of Heresy by David Christie-Murray, published in 1976. Christie-Murray has an interesting background: after 27 years of being ordained in the Anglican Church, he resigned orders to join the Society of Friends or Quakers. The book left me unsure whether he is a Christian Quaker or one…

Who, Me?

“You have abandoned the love you had at first.” “You accept other gospels.” “You tolerate sexual immorality.” “People say you’re alive but you’re dead.” “You are lukewarm, self-satisfied, and complacent.” These are things Jesus said to the churches in Revelation chapters two and three.  As I read these statements today, I thought about whether any…

The Myth of Heaven (?)

Our Pastor is preaching through 1 Corinthians.  Today we started chapter 15.  Paul is dealing with a Corinthian coterie that says there is no resurrection (1 Cor. 15:12).  It’s possible this was a group of Gnostics.  Gnostics said the body was meaningless.  It was only a house of corruption imprisoning the spirit.  Bodily resurrection would…