“Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe that it is more truthful than truth itself.” ~Irenaeus of Lyons
The main struggle of the early church was trying to find a consensus of absolute truth. With the revelation of the Logos in the flesh, and the advent of Christianity, the church had a need of organization and unity in order to stop confusion. However, in that pursuit, believers lost sight of the truth they were so desperately trying to preserve.
Error occurs when ones attention is consumed by anything else other than Jesus… the giver of wisdom and truth.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”