Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Secret of Unity

I already posted today (at 1:30 a.m.), but I ran across a teaching on my The Rest of the Old, Old Story web site that I thought was worth reminding people of. It’s called The Secret of Unity for the … Continue reading

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The Letter of Ignatius to the Ephesians: Chapter One

I started this series yesterday with an introduction to the early Christian writings. This is Ignatius’ epistle to the Ephesians, written in A.D. 107 or 116, about 50 or 60 years after Paul wrote his epistle to the Ephesians and … Continue reading

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The Letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians, Introduction

This letter is taken from THE ANTE-NICENE FATHERS, Volume I, and updated to modern language. The original translation is about 120 years old and is in university-style English. We’ll begin with the introduction by Ignatius, and then there’s 21 chapters … Continue reading

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The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians

It’s fascinating to me that we have letters from early Christians to some of the very same churches Paul wrote to. Ignatius wrote to the Ephesians and Romans, Clement wrote to the Corinthians, and Polycarp wrote to the Philippians. And … Continue reading

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Can the Gates of Hell Prevail Against the Church

So the idea of Matthew 16:18 is not that the church won’t fall. The idea is that when and where the church exists, she will assail the gates of Hades and bring back the dead.
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Brand Loyalty to Christ

The problem is, Roman Catholic tradition and Orthodoxy do produce a brand you can recognize. They reliably produce worldliness, carnality, idolatry, and an indifference to the commands of Christ. Continue reading

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Catching Up …

I haven’t written a blog post here in almost 3 weeks. It’s not from lack of things to write about. Quite the opposite. There’s been LOTS to write about, but I’ve been so busy doing it that I haven’t been … Continue reading

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