It is a remarkable fact that all the heresies which have arisen in the Christian Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man.
The desire to rule is the mother of heresies.
Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.
By identifying the new learning with heresy, you make orthodoxy synonymous with ignorance.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
If we have no heretics we must invent them, for heresy is essential to health and growth.
Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy
A man may be an heretic in the truth, and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
[Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein.
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
O heresy in fair, fit for these days,
A giving hand, though foul, shall have fair praise.
In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
If it squares with the Scripture, then let's go. If it's in conflict with the Scripture, then it's heresy.
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