Heresy—found five times in five verses; Note: two other subjects assist this study of heresy: false doctrine and false teachers.
Variations: heresies, heresy, heretick
First usage: Acts 24:14 (heresy)
Last usage: 2 Peter 2:1 (heresies)
Defined: doctrines contrary to the established teachings found within God’s word
Interesting fact: Throughout scripture, a departure from the truths of God and the loss of fellowship with God have been likened to that of an adulterous relationship. For instance, the Bible says that Israel had “gone a whoring” (Leviticus 17:7; Ezekiel 23:30) and “played the harlot” (Jeremiah 3:1). Additionally, the New Testament warns against those that would “seduce” believers concerning the truth (1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 2:26). One’s acceptance of God’s truths corresponds to entering into a covenant with the giver of those truths.
Bible study tip: As you study a chapter or a psalm, break down the combined verses into their individual sentences. Failing to recognize when a thought continues from the previous verse or expands into the next verse has caused Bible students to miss the direct and entire context. It is always dangerous to ignore or miss the true context of any passage.
Sunday, Day 99—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 100—Thy Word Is Truth
Tuesday, Day 101—The Commandments of Men
Wednesday, Day 102—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 103—Carried About with Doctrine
Friday, Day 104—Hold Fast
Saturday, Day 105—Spoiled by False Doctrine
Day 99: Church Day
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.