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The Twelve Apostles and “Apostolic Men”

I wrote this in an answer on Quora, but I think most of my friends would enjoy knowing the following: (The question was whether Barnabas, companion of Paul, was one of the 12 apostles.) Paul himself was not one of … Continue reading

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When Christians Conquered an Empire (in current English)

Tertullian’s Christians Conquer Empire reworded This is a rewording of yesterday’s blog. “To the Rulers of the Roman Empire: “… If we are commanded to love our enemies, as I have pointed out earlier, whom do we Christians have to … Continue reading

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When Christians Conquered a Nation

This was written very close to the year 200, to the Roman emperors, who almost certainly never read it, but the words have been preserved. This is what conquest of an empire by real Christians looks like: This is long, … 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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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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Scriptural Terminology: Why It Matters

I mentioned yesterday—I hope it was yesterday; I’m a few days ahead and I’m scheduling these to come up one day at a time—that the blood of Jesus is said in Scripture to be sprinkled, not to be a "mighty … Continue reading

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Why Do I Commune With Remarried Christians?

To one who, before believing, had been loosed from a wife, she will not be counted a second wife who, subsequent to believing, is the first. For it is from believing that our life itself dates its origin. ~Tertullian, c. A.D. 200 Continue reading

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When Protestants Become Catholic: Are the Church Fathers a Danger to Born Again Christians?

Today I read another article about a Protestant becoming Catholic through the reading of the early church fathers. Is this really where the writings of the church fathers lead? I’ve been reading the writings of the 2nd through 4th century … Continue reading

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