Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 31st March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Athanasius,Bishop of Alexandria,Confessor,Doctor of the Church,Anthony the Great,demons,healing,miracles,heresy,heretics,Arianism,deity of Christ
...y against heretics
and heresy, such as Arianism
When schisms and heresies arose, such as the Meletian schismatics, or the Manichæan heretics
, Anthony would have no part of it nor would be even meet with them except to try and have them convert to the truth.
He also despised the Arians and their heresy, and warned that none should go near them nor hold to their belief. But at one point, certain “madmen” came to him so that he could learn of their doctrine more, Anthony drove them away saying their “words were worse than the poison of serpent”!
After this, some more Arians went about and lied saying that Anthony agreed with their doctrine. On hearin...