Can You Spot a Heresy?

The history of the Christian church is riddled with teachers whose work looked and sounded like orthodox Christianity—but wasn’t.

Sometimes their teaching was so close to Christianity it was hard to tell the difference. The same is true today.

Can you spot the difference between Christian orthodoxy and heresy?

Distinguishing Christianity from false teachings

Anyone responsible for teaching other Christians should be able not only to distinguish proper Christian thought from false teachings that are disguised as Christianity, but also help others do the same. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear which is which.

  • What are the different forms of revelation, and what does an orthodox understanding of Christian revelation mean for those claiming to have “heard from God”?
  • What are the divine relationships in the Trinity, and how does this teaching differ from polytheistic religions?
  • What does the Bible actually have to say about the end times, in contrast to what pop culture has portrayed as entertainment?

In TH200 Christian Thought: Orthodoxy and Heresy, Dr. Beth F. Jones walks you through major doctrines such as revelation, Trinity, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology—as well as their heretical counterparts. Watch this clip to hear Dr. Jones describe how this course can help you distinguish Christianity from false teachings:

Equip yourself to discern the truth

Mobile Ed’s Christian Thought: Orthodoxy and Heresy offers eight hours of video teaching and quizzes that are fully integrated with Logos Bible Software, ensuring that you can tell the difference between Christian orthodoxy and heresy, and that you are well equipped to help others do the same.


Get TH200 Christian Thought: Orthodoxy and Heresy today!

Written by
Ryan Pemberton

Ryan Pemberton is the author of Called: My Journey to C. S. Lewis’s House and Back Again (Leafwood Publishers) and Walking With C. S. Lewis: A Spiritual Guide Through His Life and Writings (Lexham Press).

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Written by Ryan Pemberton