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A good read!


I had no idea what to post today because I had quite a few things floating around in my head and then I read this particular article. I find the information to be very thought provoking and I want to share this article and perhaps spur on some discussion about the topic.


The article is about Heresy and how the original Greek was used and how the word is used now. The Greek word hairesis (that would be the Erasmian pronunciation guys, sorry) was originally used to denote factions or even denominations. The article goes through some of the implications of this and gives a few entries from dictionaries and encyclopedias.

This seems to be a good piece to get us thinking. I’m going to be gone this weekend to a friend’s wedding, but I’m looking forward to discussion on Monday.

A small amount of my own research into the subject as well…

1 Corinthians 11:19 (NIV) – No doubt there will have to differences [hairesis] among you to show which of you have God’s approval.

1 Corinthians 11:19 (KJV) – For there must be also heresies [hairesis] among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

I found the difference in word usage (it’s Factions in the NASB) changes the whole flavor of the text.

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