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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Heresy

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1 Corinthians 11:18-19. Schisms (Greek: "schisma ") meant "divisions" through differences of opinion of recent standing. "Heresies" meant "schisms inveterate". "Sect" (Greek "heresy") Acts 5:17; Acts 15:5. Paul means by "there must be heresies among you," that sin must bear its natural fruit, as Christ foretold (Luke 17:1), and schisms (compare 1 Corinthians 12:25) must eventuate in mattered secessions or confirmed schisms. "Heresy" did not yet bear its present meaning, "doctrinal error". However see its use in Acts 24:14.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Heresy'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/h/heresy.html. 1949.

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