Can you distinguish “heresy” from the truth?
“The earth is not at the center of the universe!”
He made a telescope and observed the night sky for the first time.
He challenged a fixed idea that had been considered right at that time.
The father of scientific revolution, The father of modern science, The father of astronomy.
The great scientist, “Galileo Galilei”
On the second Sunday of May, every year, a festival is held in the memory of a woman.
Even today, after 500 years, the French respect her: an ardent patriot.
A national heroine who saved France in the Hundred Years’ War. “Joan of Arc”
A model of faith to all Christians of the world.
A prophet who preached to the Gentiles and established many house churches even in hardships and dangers.
An evangelist who boldly preached that Jesus is God who came as a man. “Apostle Paul”
One who came as a man to save sinners, 2,000 years ago. “Jesus Christ”
What did these historic figures have in common? Heretic!
They were branded as heretics by the religious power of that time.
Galileo Galilei : “Copernican theory is true.”
Prevailing Religion: “Ptolemaic theory is true.”
He was branded as a heretic by the religious power of that time.
A girl, who jumped into war for her country, was judged her as a witch
and burned by the religious power of that time.
“Though Jesus appeared in human likeness, He was in very nature God.”Php 2:6
“We have found this man to be a troublemaker. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect.”Ac 24:5
Apostle Paul was branded as a ringleader of heresy and persecuted, killed by the existing religious power.
“I and the Father are one . . .”Jn 10:30
“You, a mere man, claim to be God.”Jn 10:33
Jesus, who is God in the flesh, was branded as a founder of heresy by the religious power of that time.
He was crucified on the cross.
Do you think the standard of a religious power can be the criterion to distinguish heresy?
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