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 Early Church, and it gives the foundation for unity in the early church. It’s three things, all of which need to be in place together, and it worked.

It worked for centuries.

If you want to know how the devil overthrew it, I’ve got a web page on the fall of the Church, but I’ve also got an ebooklet with an interesting story written from the devil’s perspective called How to Make a Church Fail.

That one’s for sale, which I do so that other web sites will carry it and help get the word out. If you’re from RCV and want it, please send me an email, and I’ll give you a download link. Of course, it’s only $5, and it goes straight to our Africa fund, so there’s no harm in paying for it, either.


About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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3 Responses to The Secret of Unity

  1. Shammah says:

    I thought about that when I saw my article, too. I don’t remember when I wrote it.

    So the 4 pillars chapter is still gone from the Heretics book, huh? I was wondering about that. He took it out when he joined the Anglicans in 1993 or so, but he didn’t let anyone know he had changed the book. Now at least he has “3rd edition” on the new version.

    It’s a 3rd edition because he had to change it again when he left the Anglican church.

    For the record, it’s the chapters after 12 that have changed–completely rewritten back in ’93. I don’t know if any parts of the first 12 chapters have changed.

  2. John Bob says:

    This reminds me of the conversation we were having about the David Bercot book. How there used to be a chapter on the 4 pillars of the early Church.

    I’d love to find a copy of that.

  3. Patmos Pete says:

    Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

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