Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Sect: (Gr. hairesis, usually rendered "heresy",)
(Acts 24:14; 1 Chronicles 11:19; Galatians 5:20)
etc., meaning properly "a choice," then "a chosen manner of life,"
and then "a religious party," as the "sect" of the Sadducees
of the Pharisees
(Acts 15:5) the Nazarenes, i.e., Christians
It afterwards came to be used in a bad sense, of those holding
pernicious error, divergent forms of belief
(2 Peter 2:1; Galatians 5:20)
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