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All articles & reviews tagged with heresy

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May 2013
Reviews > Book

Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions

Part One (March 2013) ‘Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope’ … for everyone? Sadly many ministers responsible for conducting funerals commit a terrible, destructive sin, by providing a ‘sure and certain hope’ of heaven to grieving friends and relatives, when the evidence from the life of…

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Review

March 2013
Reviews > Book

Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions

Part One (March 2013) ‘Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope’ … for everyone? Sadly many ministers responsible for conducting funerals commit a terrible, destructive sin, by providing a ‘sure and certain hope’ of heaven to grieving friends and relatives, when the evidence from the life of…

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Review

March 2013
Reviews > Book

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

Love wins opens the door wide to universalism — a heresy that ultimately advocates that hell will be empty and all will be in heaven. Scripture teaches something quite different. Rob Bell’s book has generated a furore in the blogosphere and beyond. One of the best responses has come from Kevin DeYoung. When The…

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Review

March 2013
Reviews > Book

The Shack

Not really a Christian book For months people have been asking me whether I’ve read The Shack. This book has been flying off the shelves in both Christian and secular bookshops. Until now I’ve resisted, partly for lack of time. I’m glad I have now read it, but I need to say right up…

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Historical

November 1998
Articles > Historical

Fathers of the Early Church 4. Two issues for today

So far in this series we have looked at specific works by three of the early fathers, namely, Ignatius, the unknown writer to Diognetus, and Eusebius. There are three issues, present in all three of these texts, that are still relevant to the church today. We shall look more closely at the first two…

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Article

May 1998
Articles > Guest column

The label has come off the bottle

Once upon a time (during the second century, to be precise) a man called Montanus mixed a pleasant-tasting poison and put it in a large unbreakable bottle. The poison had the power to reproduce itself so, as long as a few drops remained, it didn’t matter how much of it was used. Given time,…

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Historical

March 1998
Articles > Historical

Defenders of the faith: Irenaeus of Lyons and the threat of Gnosticism

Although Irenaeus of Lyons is the most important Greek-speaking theologian of second-century Christianity, materials for his life story are meagre at best. But what we do know of him makes us eager to find out more about this winsome author and pastor. Irenaeus was born in the Roman province of Asia, now on the…

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