Friday, June 09, 2006

Error in Doctrine is a Sin

"Error in doctrine is as much a sin as error in practice.

Remember, too, that error in doctrine is not only a sin, but a sin which has a great tendency to increase. When a man once in his life believes a wrong thing, it is incredible how quickly he believes another wrong thing. Once open the door to a false doctrine - Satan says it is but a little one - yes, but he only puts the little one in like the small end of the wedge, and he means to drive in a larger one; and he will say it is only a little more, and a little more, and a little more.

The most damnable heretics who ever perverted the faith of God erred by littles and littles; those who have gone the widest from truth have only gone so by degrees..."

--Charles Spurgeon



Blogger carla said...

Isn't it those little degrees that eventually get huge ships off their course?

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Vee said...

How true Carla, good point.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Vee said...

Sorry for double commenting but Carla you just reminded me of this quote from C S Lewis:

'The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts'.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Neil said...

Great quote. I really appreciate Spurgeon. It bothers me when people want to ignore doctrine and just say, "It's all about love." What a cop out.

9:39 PM  

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