Category Archives: early church history

Reformation, Missions, & Church History

(Photo of ancient church ruins in Philadelphia of Revelation 3:7-13 & a Mosque in between) Even Philadelphia eventually left it’s first love. (see Rev. 2:4-5) The ruins of columns of an ancient Byzantine church in the ancient city of Philadelphia, now … Continue reading

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Are Icons Idols ? The Iconoclast Controversy

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The Psychology of Catholic Converts Examined (and Eastern Orthodox)

This is an excellent examination of some of the aspects of what drives Evangelical Protestants to convert to Roman Catholicism (and I would add that conversions to EO have similar aspects.) Basically the root of this Psychology is the demand … Continue reading

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False Doctrines of 2 of the churches that claim to be “Apostolic”

Two excellent series by Dr. Jordan Cooper, a Lutheran minister. As a committed Protestant, Evangelical, Reformed Baptist, I agree with him on these issues. Excellent analaysis. I am making my own comments here and there, but please listen to Dr. … Continue reading

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Tertullian (~200): Children should not be baptized until they can ask for salvation themselves

Originally posted on Chris Whisonant:
And so, according to the circumstances and disposition, and even age, of each individual, the delay of baptism is preferable; principally, however, in the case of little children. For why is it necessary — if…

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The heart is cleansed by faith first, then baptism follows, like a seal

Some key quotes that demonstrate against the idea that baptismal regeneration was unanimous by the early church fathers and early church writers. “That baptismal washing is a sealing of faith, which faith is begun and is commended by the faith of repentance. … Continue reading

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An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Roman Catholicism and on Protestant Faith

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_s9Rcsg5UI&t=305s And also, in this post, I will address Archpriest Josiah Trenham – his EO perspective on Evangelical Protestant Faith The first video (above) by Dr. Ryan Reeves gives a good overview of the…

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Praying to dead saints, icons, relics

Most of Jordan Cooper’s videos are very good (I just disagree with him on Baptism and his views against Reformed theology, but on other historical theology and church history issues, and justification by faith alone, he is great!) Especially this … Continue reading

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Anthony Rogers decimated Sam “Tetzel Shamoun and William AlbrEck”

Be sure to listen carefully to all of this video and the one I linked to earlier. (see below) You can go to Shamoun’s YouTube channel (Shamounian) and see the 2 videos he did against Anthony Rogers, in a back … Continue reading

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Historical Developments that slowly led to the eclipsing of the doctrine of justification by faith alone

I wrote an article on this years ago (2012) at James Swan’s blog, “Beggar’s All Reformation and Apologetics”. You can see the old article there. I have updated and edited this here. Anthony Rogers excellent recent presentation on Sola Fide … Continue reading

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