Me and My Error

H.M. Phillips

As little as you may think of it, I am what I believe and practice religiously. If I believe and practice error, then I am erroneous. You cannot condemn the error I hold without condemning me. You may not be abusive about it, or you may not call me a lot of bad names, but if the error to which I subscribe needs to be condemned, so do I, for Solomon said, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7). Not only should the error be condemned, but the one who holds it should be pointed out. People should be warned against smallpox, but the person who has it must be pointed out and avoided.

When Jesus warned against the doctrines of the Pharisees, He also warned against the Pharisees. The person who holds the error cannot be separated from the error until he turns it loose. No amount of apology will free him. He must free himself by turning away from the error.

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