“Definition of heresy
1a : adherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogma (see dogma ) 2) They were accused of heresy.b : denial of a revealed truth by a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Churchc : an opinion or doctrine contrary to church dogma
2a : dissent or deviation from a dominant theory, opinion, or practice To disagree with the party leadership was heresy.b : an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs or standards our democratic heresy which holds that … truth is to be found by majority vote — M. W. Straight”
There was a time when when the call of family, clan, tribe was paramount in a righteous persons life. Not any more. Now it is the individual persons desires to be or do anything they like that dominates our worlds pan culture.
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
It is written that before Jesus was arrested and crucified that he prayed for deliverance from the horrors that were to be his fast approaching death. Like any reasonably sane person he had no desire to be tortured and crucified. But when push came to shove he answered the call of Duty and Responsibility. If he hadn’t… who knows what the world we live in would be like.
Try something for me? Look at this painting not as Christian propaganda but as a ‘Call To Duty’. A call not to self aggrandizement but to duty, obligation, service to others and ultimately to living in Love.
The Old Man