Category Archives: church history

Roman Catholic “Deformation” over centuries

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Posted in church history, early church history, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism, Tradition

Historical Theology from a Protestant Viewpoint, Dr. Nathan Busenitz

This is the first of 25 lectures on Historical Theology from the early church up to the Reformation.  I have not listened to them all, but jumped around some; and still have a long way to go.  Overall, it looks … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, church history, early church history, History, Theology

The Books that did not make it into the Bible

The beginning of Wesley Huff’s lecture (see the video at the end of this post) was a condensation of the opening of the book, “The Heresy of Orthodoxy” by Andreas Kostenberger and Michael Kruger – very important to see the … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bart Ehrman, Canon of Scripture, church history, early church history, History, Islam, Muslims

John Henry Newman’s confession – early church is different than later church in history

Cardinal John Henry Newman admitted that the early church (“catholic” / universal -first 500 years) is different than the later church (later = Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox). It does not seem possible, then, to avoid the conclusion that, whatever … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, church history, Development of Doctrine, early church history, Protestantism / Evangelicalism, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism

Balancing the common claim that the Copts and Miaphysites welcomed the Arab Muslim Invaders

Always treated with immense suspicion the narrative of Miaphysites of Egypt and Syria welcoming Arab imperialism in lieu of Byzantium. Akin to the bs of the supposed “tolerant cosmopolitanism” in Arab/Maghrebi occupied Iberian peninsula. https://t.co/lsLTz07STp — Romanos I Lekapenos (@Lekapenos) … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Balance, church history, History, Islam, Muslims

10 Mis-conceptions about the NT Canon

An excellent 10 part series, by Dr. Michael Kruger: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-complete-series-10-misconceptions-about-the-nt-canon/

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Historical Evidence for the Gospels, Dr. Timothy McGrew

Posted in Apologetics, Bart Ehrman, Bible is not corrupted, church history, early church history, Gospel according to John, Gospel according to Luke, Gospel according to Mark, Historical reliability of the Bible