Category Archives: early church history

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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Sola Fide, the Council of Trent, & some early church fathers (Anthony Rogers)

I listened to the whole presentation once; I wish I had time to take notes and type up more right now. This was a great way to celebrate the Protestant Reformation on October 31, 2021. Anthony Rogers did a great … Continue reading

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Jerome: presbyters are the same as bishops

Jerome lived from 342-420 AD, and translated the Bible into the Latin Vulgate, and was one of the most famous early church scholars. “A presbyter, therefore, is the same as a bishop, and before dissensions were introduced into religion by … Continue reading

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Sneak preview of Rod Bennett’s upcoming book, “Four More Witnesses”

My Roman Catholic friend Rod Bennett, gave a sneak pre-view of his upcoming book, “Four More Witnesses”. (in the 2nd half of Gary Michuta’s podcast.) Somehow I stumbled upon this – https://player.fm/series/hands-on-apologetics/ep-25-jun-21-rod-bennett-four-more-witnesses It bears repeating that I still love Rod … Continue reading

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Baptism, Baptists, and Church History

Overall, a Baptist History has to have 3 elements: 1.  The Anabaptists – 1500s around Luther and Zwingli and then forward. Most of the Anabaptists were Arminian in theology, except for, apparently, Zwingli’s students. 2.  The General Baptists – 1601 … Continue reading

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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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