Why Study Heresy? Here are 3 Reasons

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This video is excerpted from the Mobile Ed course History of Heresies, in which Dr. Michael Bird examines the missteps of theologians from the beginning of the Christian faith.

The 7-hour course will give you even more reasons to study the history of heresy. After taking the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Prove that orthodox doctrine preceded heresy in the early church
  • Explain Gnosticism and the varied beliefs of its main proponents
  • Describe the apostle Paul’s opponents, their agendas, and how Paul responded to them
  • Appreciate the contribution of ancient Christians who helped future generations better understand the nature of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Recognize the footprint of ancient heresies in today’s religious diversity

Explore the course today.

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