30 04, 2018

Two Modern Myths of Ancient Church History

By |2018-05-02T03:44:24+00:00April 30th, 2018|Theology|

Myth 1: Catholic means universal, as in what all Catholics believe in the 21st century.   Truth:  Catholic is that which is believed everywhere, always and by all.Many people believe that the term "Catholic" means universal in Latin. This is true, but the Greek root of this word is even older: As you can see, Catholic means "according to the whole." By whole, that means everything in the Bible and oral tradition (2 Thess 2:15.) It means the fullness of the truth. The modern myth is that "Catholic" means universal—but only today. The problem with this definition is that it falls short of the original Patristic definitions of Catholic. The [...]

29 04, 2018

Heresy Podcast: 4th century Arians vs. St. Athanasius

By |2019-04-04T20:37:17+00:00April 29th, 2018|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

This podcast considers the heresy of Arius and how St. Athanasius (featured image on blog, feast day 2 May) promoted the faith that is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. That Christ is homoousian (of one substance or one in being) with the Father is the true and orthodox view.  Heterodox or heretical views include homoiousian (that the Son is of a similar substance to the Father but not the same) and homoian (that the Son is similar to the Father, in all things, without speaking of substance) and heteroousian (that the Son is of a different substance from the Father, that is, created, as Arius wrongly taught.)  But again, the orthodox teaching [...]

22 04, 2018

Fathers: Protect Your Children Spiritually

By |2018-04-22T12:59:33+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Theology|

What is Transferred in the Generational Line One of the most amazing things about the God of the New and Old Testament is how He deals with families. Although women are frequently holier than their husbands, God has chosen—already found in the first book of the Bible—the generational blessing to be transferred from the husband through the boys of his family and so on. Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.—Genesis 27:38 We long for our father's blessing, but we often only receive his negligence or bad habits. Nowadays, [...]

17 04, 2018

Where is the Ark of the Covenant?

By |2018-04-18T01:43:12+00:00April 17th, 2018|Theology|

About 1700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, so he was brought from Israel to Egypt. But due to Joseph's supernatural ability to interpret Pharaoh’s prophetic dreams, the Pharaoh raised him to Prime Minister of Egypt:  Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you." And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”—Gen 41:39-41. Notice [...]

17 04, 2018

Why is the Protestant Bible Missing Several Books?

By |2018-04-17T01:20:44+00:00April 17th, 2018|Theology|

This is by Joel Peters.  It is taken from Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura. One historical fact which proves extremely convenient for the Protestant is the fact that the canon of the Bible – the authoritative list of exactly which books are part of inspired Scripture – was not settled and fixed until the end of the 4th century. Until that time, there was much disagreement over which Biblical writings were considered inspired and Apostolic in origin. The Biblical canon varied from place to place: Some lists contained books that were later defined as non-canonical, while other lists failed to include books which were later defined as canonical. For [...]

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