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Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:15-16a)

History is littered with the corpses of false teachings that have been identified and refuted by the Church. Many of them are so old that Christians don’t even recognize their names. And yet, though they are dead, these zombie heresies can still be found shambling about, attacking modern Christians, and eating their brains.

The Zombie Heresies class is designed to help Christians learn from history and recognize the false teachers in their midst by their teachings. We will be looking at a number of prominent heresies, examining how the Church refuted each of them, and then learning to discern where these heresies still exist today.

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)

Course Outline:

  1. The Nature of Heresy: Having the wrong facts or having the wrong guy?
  2. Creator of Heaven and Earth? (Gnosticism)
  3. Father is not a Metaphor (Modalism)
  4. Begotten, Not Made (Arianism)
  5. Part God, Part Man, all Christ? (Nestorianism and Eutychianism)
  6. Pelegianism, or How I Learning to Stop Worrying and Love Grace
  7. Always Check the Ingredients (Heterodoxy)
  8. Change or Die vs. Change and Die (Theological Liberalism)