Category Archives: early 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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“Justified” means different things in different contexts

When Protestants quote 1 Clement 32 to demonstrate “Sola Fide” in the early church, the Roman Catholic apologist answers back with 1 Clement 30. But see the context! When he says in I Clement 30, “being justified by works and … 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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An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Roman Catholicism and on Protestant Faith

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 issues of the “The Great Schism of … 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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