Before the Trinity Family Study jumps to the next topic of the differences between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, Pastor Nate Harlan works through the heresies that we talked about over the past months.
The celebration of Christmas, when done for Christ’s glory and honor, is actually a blow against secularism, the idol of our age which says God and man should be kept in separate categories. As pastor Nate Harlan says, “Merry Christmas” is a battle cry.
Do you know the difference between synergism and monergism? Do you have a good understanding of hamartiology? These big words and their meanings are important if we want to avoid a heresy like Pelagianism.
Over the centuries, the church has fought off heresies by calling councils and writing creeds. In 451 A.D., one of the best creeds was written: The Definition of Chalcedon. Pastor Nate Harlan explains.
Named after Eutyches of Constantinople, this heresy states that Christ has separate divine and human natures that united and blended into a new combined nature. Pastor Nate Harlan and the Family Study work through the particulars.
Pastor Nate Harlan introduces an unusual but important word: homoousian, meaning consubstantial when describing the relationship between Jesus and God the Father. The class at Trinity discusses the ramifications of the Arianism controversy.
Heresies have in one way helped the Church by helping us refine our theology so we have a better understanding who and what Jesus is. In today’s class, Pastor Nate Harlan leads us through a short study on Docetism.