This is the Topic God has given me …and He only guides me to elaborate on the subject to make others understand the relevance. He has connected me to Brother Kelly Gallagher for better understanding.
What does it means “Gospel hardened Heretics”. In his words, “It means that somebody has been spiritually hardened where they can no longer hear the gospel. They just know enough of the Gospel in the Bible to be hardened against any teaching by the Holy Spirit. They have uncircumcised hearts and ears as the Pharisees.”.
What is heretics?…and what is its definition.
A person or entity which holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
recusant, nonconformist – someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct.There are many more definitions of this word available.
This was indeed Necessary for all of us to look back on the scriptures and Examine us if we are acting or behaving in the same manner as people did at the time of Peter, Paul, John, and Stephen. The same way to be shared, we need to understand if we are saved by the blood of Jesus and have we got the spirit of Freedom not of the bondage for which Jesus paid the full price for us with his Precious Blood.
If we look into the scriptures when Stephen was giving his sermon, People and Pharisees all were gathered there, Acts 7:51” Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye”.
He said you stiff-necked and uncircumcised in hearts and ears…..
Isn’t it the fact and reality, As we consider heretics and teachers of less dreadful forms of error in the present world, we do not have this kind of immediate insight into their hearts. We cannot say for certain that this or that person is deliberately trying to eliminate the word of God, the Gospel….there are some examples of Leaders and teachers, they not only eliminated the actual teaching of Gospel but made people follow their own created teachings….they are so-called “Founders”and most of us know about those gospel preaching denominations, Leaders, and teachers….in present days.
It’s like Orthodox properly understood or without abiding not someone accidentally or follower of someone, not with his eyes closed…like Pharisees in Jesus time , because as Stephen said in Acts 7: 53 Acts 7:53 “Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.”The hectic nature of The people who were so-called the Follower of Law which was given to them by God through Moses.
If we look into Galatians 1:7 it says “Which is not another, but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ”.
According to Paul, the heretics had taught their false doctrine with maliciousness. They were “trying to pervert the Gospel of Christ”.
Does Gospel of Christ teaches us to be like Pharisees who were orthodox and as I said their eyes were closed though they could see, their ears were closed though they could hear…The existence of Heretics is from centuries unto till today… Jesus sacrificed Himself just to make us free from all kind of Bondage but still after being saved some people are still in this bondage and hardened their thinking, actions, and behavior, in another way it is called Heretics, it means they are not cleaned properly with the blood of Christ and haven’t got the anointing of the Holy spirit…because by their mouths they say ‘Yes’ we are following the word of God but their actions tell different stories…..
I would like to mention one incident of a person who got the membership of a social media group of Bible believers..one day while he was searching the net to find something about early Christian era, he found an article ,it somehow felt sad by reading that article and posted that article on that group and asked the members to put some light on it as he from inside want to prove himself that what he is thinking is not right…He got reply from that group which was a strong orthodox of that Particular version of bible… starting communication was ok and they have in a good manner cleared his doubts …that person got a relief…but few minutes back again he got a post from that Group leading to debate about the Bible perfection…and they not ended up here but they told him that his Bible is corrupt as that person Bible is not from that publisher…even though this person told him how a layman understand which version is this or that as this person got the Bible from gospel preachers….he said to them for me this Bible is a word of God how can it be corrupt ,but they said ,such such verse is missing and it’s not as per the actual manuscripts of Hebrew scrolls….that person told them yes I believe in the Authenticity of your Bible and trust that every verse is correct ….but what they said,No sir You are not allowed in this group we are blocking you…..isn’t it this behavior of a so called Bible believers group are actually “ Gospel Hardened Heretics”.
Jesus said in Matthew, For this kind of people or the group’s denominations, Who are not less than those Pharisees…
Matthew 23:16-18 “Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.Yes, these kind of People or Groups or Denominations treat the same way….in The most important thing is you have to follow them with abiding by their rules and regulations ,if you are not, then they speak to you like this “Oh You are from this denominations ,oh you are from this Group ,oh You have this Bible no this the corrupt Bible and you are reading it ,that means you are also corrupt and your entry is rejected in the God’s kingdom ,no you will not get entry into the kingdom of God , because you are not following our Denominations law,we can’t speak to you as per our Founders teaching which is as per Bible you will not fellowship with other Groups or other denominations ,you are not supposed to wear ornaments ,you are not supposed to celebrate birthdays etc etc…..and some even says that we are chosen one and are 144000 people.
For these kinds of People which are Strong Gospel Hardened Heretics What Jesus said…Matthew 23:13, 29-30, 33 “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
It clearly says these kinds of Gospel hardened people shut the doors for others, these are the people who deny the Grace and holy spirit of the Lord, read (Galatians 1:8).
Sometimes it happens with a person who begins with Preaching the truth and ended up becoming a heretic.such a person was never not really saved at all.
Do not snuff our the spirit, as in 1 Th.5:19″ Quench not the spirit”.