Tag Archives: apostolic succession

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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The Apostles and the Rise of the Papacy

I’m going to buy myself some time to work on the early church timeline and the notes on the timeline by posting this related video. The video is an hour long. I try never to do that, but it’s one … Continue reading

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Authority of the Apostles in the Early Church

No written blog today. I wanted to share this video. This is a relatively comprehensive look at the early Christian understanding of the role and authority of the apostles, the source of the Scriptures, the role of tradition, the preservation … Continue reading

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The True Church

Many of my friends will wonder why I’m writing about the true church and apostolic succession again. Well because there’s hardly a week that goes by that I’m not presented with arguments either that I should join the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura, Tradition, and Bible Interpretation

The idea for this post, the framework for yesterday’s post, and a couple quotes today come from Contra Sola Scriptura by an Orthodox believer. Tradition and the Ancient Churches Most of us, when we hear a Roman Catholic use the … Continue reading

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Too Lazy to Reason, Part III: Liars

There are many thousands of self-appointed apologists for these doctrines that pretend to be researching the subject. The problem is, they’re lying.
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Unity and the Roman Catholic Church

It seems bizarre to me that anyone would suggest in order to have unity, the Christians in Selmer, Tennessee … should … become members of the church in Rome, Italy. Continue reading

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Apostolic Succession, Unity, and What Really Matters

We’ve tried asking an entire continent to submit to the elders and bishops who had apostolic succession. That experiment went on for centuries. It’s known as “The Dark Ages.” Continue reading

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The Letter of Ignatius to the Ephesians: Bishops and Ecclesiastical Authority

"Bishops and Ecclesiastical Authority." Sorry for the pompous sounding name of this post. I wanted to pull in the liturgical folk who might be searching for a topic like this. We’re going to tackle Ignatius of Antioch’s comments about bishops, … Continue reading

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Apostolic Succession: Tradition, Apologetics, and Contending for the Truth

Due to working on Christian History for Everyman, I’ve been slow in posting here. I’m working on a page on apostolic succession, however, and it is perfect for a blog entry. The line (uh, here I am quoting myself again) … Continue reading

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