Using words like “heresy” or “blasphemy” are serious charges, like saying “You hate God” or “You’re spitting in His face.” Let’s be careful using it so casually, or no one will take your seriously. Or just stay out of grown-up conversations.
“The frequency and volume of the accusations suggest that some Christians may have lost a sense of the gravity of the charge of heresy. The time has come to call for a strong dose of humility, restraint, and a clear and informed definition of orthodoxy and heresy.
“The current climate shows that we need to relearn the ability to care about right doctrine and have earnest doctrinal disagreements without proclaiming ‘Heresy!’ over every point at which we disagree. We need a more restrained definition of heresy …
“Such an attitude of humble, charitable engagement stands in stark contrast to the spirit of the blogosphere today. Rather than being fundamentalists who turn disagreement into division, we should contend for the truth with humility and grace. That’s how Jesus treated us.”
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Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
— 2 Timothy 2:23-24