Category Archives: church history

Discussion on Allan Ruhl’s channel about Protestant Faith vs. Roman Catholic Faith

I want to thank Allan Ruhl for having me on his You Tube channel. The sound quality was not good at times, but hopefully, Lord willing, we can do more of these in the future. Basically, I mentioned the major … Continue reading

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“Christ’s incarnation sanctified matter”?

Can physical matter (water, bread, relics, icons, statues, rituals, pilgrimages) cause regeneration or increase in sanctifying grace to come into our souls? My comments here are responses to Jay Dyer’s Response to Vocab Malone’s criticism of Eastern Orthodoxy and Chrismation. … Continue reading

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Physical water does not cleanse the soul

In Roman Catholic Apologetics, (and also Eastern Orthodoxy), in defending “Baptismal Regeneration”, a lot is made of Justin Martyr’s section on baptism in his First Apology, 61. My friend Rod Bennett made a lot of his argument on that in … Continue reading

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Refutation of Dogma of Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Be sure to read and study the outline by Timothy Kauffman at “thorn Crown ministries”. Excellent material. It is obvious that the earliest sources for the Perpetual Virginity of Mary come from Gnostic or Gnostic influenced sources. https://thorncrownministries.com/blog/2017/07/07/roman-catholics-and-their-queen-part-4

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Jerome on the Deutero-canonical books (Apocrypha)

After speaking of the books of the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus, which were sent at the same time, the Preface continues: As, then, the Church reads Judith, Tobit, and the books of Maccabees, but does not admit them among … Continue reading

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Evangelical Protestants can be deep in church history

Gavin Ortlund has many great videos. Check out his You Tube channel. “Truth Unites” . See the playlist on church history/ Roman Catholicism & Eastern Orthodoxy. The first video below, is a great overview of a thoughtful, nuanced, proper Protestant … Continue reading

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Church History, Newman’s false dictum, and baptismal regeneration in the early church

This post includes 2 excellent videos about Church History, Historical Theology, Cardinal John Henry Newman’s famous quote, “To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant” (which is false, and Gavin Ortlund is providing a ton of good … Continue reading

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More on the Canon Issue and Sola Scriptura

Continuation of previous article from May 27, 2021. Ignorance of early church history, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the theology and background of the inspiration(God-breathed quality of) and dating and existence of the Scriptures and; then, the process of … Continue reading

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The Canon issue used against Sola Scriptura

Friendly debates with Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox: An Eastern Orthodox convert from Evangelical Reformed Protestantism (that I have interacted with recently; and whom I consider a friend) put this meme below up: Roman Catholics use the same kind of … Continue reading

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Anthony Rogers: “A more sophisticated view of Sola Scriptura than what most Protestants say”

This discussion and defense of Sola Scriptura is excellent, from Anthony Rogers in July of 2020. I finally had time to listen to this today and take some notes. Sam Shamoun moderated on his You Tube channel (Shamounian) and did … Continue reading

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