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Early Church 5: Discerning the New Testament Canon

The Church was born in the 4th decade AD, but not until near the end of the 4th century AD do we have a single canon of apostolic, inspired writings being used by the churches throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. 34 more words


Early Church 4: The Arian Controversy

One does not have to read much about Jesus to ask the simple question, what exactly is the relation of Jesus to his Father? In other words, what is the relation of God the Father to the Son of God? 38 more words

Early Church 3: The Rise of the Bishops

By the year 200 the polity of the church was settled and dioceses were the norm. In these dioceses a single bishop/overseer was appointed from among the elders/presbyters, and these were aided in various ways by the deacons of the churches. 54 more words


Go read! Shaun Willcock, Bible Based Ministries

“Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic ‘saint’, Francis, for a day of prayer for ‘peace’. 111 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Quote of the day - Martin Luther

“In the papacy there is a book containing the legends or accounts of the saints. I hate it intensely, solely for the reason that it tells of revolting forms of worship and silly miracles performed by idle people. 39 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Go read! Timothy Kauffman at Out Of His Mouth blog

“While many Protestants deny that Roman Catholicism is a Christian denomination, one of the most persistent criticisms of Protestants by Roman Catholics is that we, allegedly, can only trace our religion back to the 16th century. 333 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited