Truth and Error in the Church

The Christ the Center panelists revisit with Rev. Martin Downes, minister of Christ Church Deeside in north Wales, about his new book Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church (Christian Focus). The nature of error and heresy is delineated and the best approach to handling it pastorally in the life of the local congregation and in the larger church is discussed at length. The interview format of the book is also considered. This is an enjoyable conversation about perennial issues in the life of the church.
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Charnock, Stephen. Selections from the Discourses of S. Charnock, B.D. on the existence and attributes of God. With a memoir. London, 1878.

Downes, Martin. Risking the Truth. Christian Focus, 2009.

Hall, Michael. Contextualization or Heresy in the Evangelical Megashift? Testing New Model Theology in Light of Doctrinal Criticism, 1997.

Smeaton, George. Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement. 1st ed. Edinburgh; Carlisle Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1991.

Stott, John. The Cross of Christ. England: Inter-Varsity Press, 2006.

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Nick asked a very good question (at the beginning) and Martin’s answer was great. Being involved in Countercult ministry for many years, I know how one can be preoccupied with error, and actually not love our Lord.

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