Category Archives: Early Christianity

Visions of the Kingdom

What power, wisdom, and joy we miss because we have forgotten the promises the apostles’ churches knew and took for granted! A Facebook friend sent me a list of verses he thought described the millennium, the 1000-year reign of Jesus … Continue reading

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Why Not Keep the Law of Moses?

This is from an email exchange. I thought it would be helpful for many others besides the recipient. Here are the kind of issues that were asked: I will start with two simple laws that are referenced as far back … Continue reading

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Roman Catholicism and I

Sometimes I am very glad for questions sent to me by email. Occcasionally I write an answer, look at it, and say,”That expresses very well what I think. Finally, I got something across the way I wanted to.” Someone emailed … Continue reading

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Some Beginning Articles on the Church

For some reason, I ended up on the subject of church life on my new site. It took a while to pull all three of these posts together, even though one was once previously written on this blog. That article, … Continue reading

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An Ancient Theologian explains Tradition

Originally posted on Dead Heroes Don't Save:
Irenaeus, a 2nd century theologian, defended Christianity from the Gnostic philosophies that were popular at the time. His 5 volume work, Against Heresies, dedicates the first two volumes to describing the Gnostic…

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The Christian Thanksgiving Meal

I’m sure very few Protestants know what “Eucharist” means. Ironically, if I’m right, not many Catholics know what Eucharist means, either. The word comes from the Greek ευχαρστια, meaning the giving of thanks: thanksgiving. It was chosen because of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Athanasian Creed: A Review

Who am I to “review” the Athanasian Creed? I do not review it on my own authority. I review it on the authority of the teachings of Jesus, the apostles, and of the Christians, churches, and councils that preceded the … Continue reading

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Solid Teaching and How It Happens

I’m reading a book on house churches that says that if a house church isn’t teaching regularly, then it would be better to go to an institutional church with solid teaching. Uh huh. Where would I find one of those? … Continue reading

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Americans Want Reliable History

A Digital Journas article says that a “Poll Shows American Moviegoers Demand Historically Accurate Portrayal in Biblically-Themed Films.” Honestly, I doubt that, but that’s not the point of citing the article. The article is about a new movie being released … Continue reading

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St. Augustine on Science and Evolution

Augustine didn’t really write about evolution, since the evolution of all species was not proposed for another 1400 years. It almost sounds like he knew about it, though. In On the Literal Meaning of Genesis (Bk. 6, ch. 5, par. … Continue reading

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