Useful Heretics?

“Note the usefulness of heretics–usefulness, of course, in the sense that God makes good use even of bad people.” -Augustine, Christmas and Epiphany Sermons

BTW NOTE: Augustine is commenting on the phenomenon of how heresies and false teaching can drive the church deeper into the word of God, with the result that it emerges with a better understanding of God’s word than it would’ve had if heretics had not troubled the church in the first place.

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