Galatians 5:20

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies,
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
And to the Gnostic false opinion is foreign, as the true belongs to him, and is allied with him. Wherefore the noble apostle calls one of the kinds of fornication, idolatry,

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Wrath. Anger is the desire for revenge, and is a deadly sin when a bitter revenge is sought, or an object on which to bestow the angry feelings. It is venial only when it is instinctive, or when it aims at some slight revenge. The Apostle, therefore, is dealing here with the various sins enumerated in their highest and extremest form, for it is then only that they exclude from the Kingdom of heaven (ver21). Heresies. Acts of private judgment against the teaching of the Church. These evince great temerity and presumption. ...

Jerome

AD 420
So that poisoning and sorcery might not appear to be condoned in the New Testament, they are included among the works of the flesh. This happens when people love and are loved through magical arts. –.

Jerome

AD 420
It often happens that dissensions arise in the interpretation of Scripture, from which heresies, here numbered among the works of the flesh, boil over. For if “the wisdom of the flesh is at enmity with God” (and all false doctrines, being repugnant to God, are at enmity), heresies also, being at enmity with God, are consequently included among the works of the flesh. –. ...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
On this point, however, we dwell no longer, since it is the same Paul who, in his Epistle to the Galatians, counts "heresies "among "the sins of the flesh"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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