Category Archives: church history

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/

Posted in Apologetics, Canon of Scripture, church history, Sola Scriptura | 1 Comment

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

Cyprian vs. Stephen, Bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

From the web-Archive Originally posted on Jan. 19, 2015 Third Century Opposition to Claims of Primacy by Stephen (d. 257) especially by Cyprian (d. 258) On Catholic Answers, episode #6796, Dr. David Anders argued that in the third century Pope Stephen … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, church history, early church history, Papacy, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholicism

Cyprian’s opposition to Stephen, bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

From the web archive.

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Augustine on the bondage of the will to sin

“But now, can that part of the human race to whom God hath promised deliverance and a place in the eternal Kingdom be restored through the merits of their own works? Of course not! For what good works could a … Continue reading

Posted in Bondage of the unregenerate Will, church history, early church history, Free will | 7 Comments

How did we get the Biblical Canon?

  Also, What is the Apocrypha?   Also, see here for lots of other resources on the issue of the Biblical Canon from a Protestant perspective.  Additional important comments on the canon existence in the first century and the process … Continue reading

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