The Millennial Week Calendar -According to Scripture

The pervasiveness of the millennial week chronology among the early Christian writers close to the Apostles cannot be denied. Many writers mentioned it as fact, but none gave a very full explanation of the biblical support for such a calendar. The primary justification offered was the claim that the creation week was both history and … Continue reading The Millennial Week Calendar -According to Scripture

Conditional Security versus Unconditional Eternal Security

HISTORY There is no trace of unconditional eternal security for the first 1,500 years of Christianity.  a) Irenaeus’ (disciple of Polycarp, disciple of John) comments are typical: “And to as many as continue in their love towards God, does He grant communion with Him. But communion with God is life and light, and the enjoyment … Continue reading Conditional Security versus Unconditional Eternal Security

The Passover Controversy among the Early Church Assemblies

From the time of Christ until the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, Christianity was considered to be a sect of Judaism by Christians,[1] Jews, 2 and the Roman authorities. The dispute over whether Jesus was the prophesied Messiah was an internal theological debate, which is why Paul was able to enter the diaspora synagogues … Continue reading The Passover Controversy among the Early Church Assemblies

The meaning of “Heavenly” in Ephesians and Hebrews

One of Satan’s schemes against the pristine Faith has been the corruption of a few Greek adjectives used by Paul. These misunderstood terms have been used to covertly smuggle Gnosticism into Christian theology, and to make it extremely difficult to discover and remove the Gnostic corruptions of pristine Apostolic Christianity that occurred in the 2nd … Continue reading The meaning of “Heavenly” in Ephesians and Hebrews

Sunday & the Early Church

It is claimed by the Roman Catholic Church that she alone switched Sabbath worship to Sunday worship by her own authority. Seventh Day Adventists often quote Roman Catholic documents, and echo her claims, in order to justify their rejection of Sunday worship as a genuine Christian custom, established by the Apostles themselves. Many Christians today … Continue reading Sunday & the Early Church

Martin Luther & William Tyndale versus the Pope On the State of the Dead

Original Christianity and the Bible itself has been suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the dark ages. Yet the Renaissance, and especially the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, quickly spawned the Protestant Reformation in the early 1500s. This led to the rejection and refutation of several important Roman Catholic dogmas. Among these were prayers … Continue reading Martin Luther & William Tyndale versus the Pope On the State of the Dead

The Martyrdom Of Polycarp Bishop of Smyrna

THE MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP or THE LETTER OF THE SMYRNAEANS This revision into modern English is by Richard Neil Shrout, from the translation of J.B. Lightfoot. INTRODUCTIONJohn the Apostle ordained Polycarp bishop of Smyrna, a city north of Ephesus. After a lifetime of ministry, Polycarp was martyred at the age of  86 (eighty-six). This Epistle … Continue reading The Martyrdom Of Polycarp Bishop of Smyrna

Irenaeus Believed All Christians had an Abrahamic Land Inheritance

The Early Christians based their hope of inheritance squarely on the permanent and unconditional Land promise of the Abrahamic Covenant. Irenaeus who was a disciple of Polycarp, who was a disciple of John the apostle stated this hope very plainly. Polycarp was appointed bishop of the Church in Smyrna by the Apostles (Irenaeus, Book 3, … Continue reading Irenaeus Believed All Christians had an Abrahamic Land Inheritance

Greek Christians Did Not Understand the Resurrection

The Greek mind had great difficulty accepting the concept of the resurrection of the flesh. They had been steeped in Plato’s “immortality of the soul” doctrine and his claim that the flesh was the “prison of the soul,” and that all physical substance was inherently corrupt. To the Greeks, escaping the body of flesh and ascending into the “celestial spheres” as pure “spirit” was the goal. Consequently, the idea of the resurrection of the flesh meant permanent imprisonment in inherently corrupt matter, and permanent confinement to this material creation.

8. The Christology of Sir Isaac Newton – The Evolution of God

Sir Isaac Newton is acknowledged as one of the most brilliant physicists, historians, and mathematicians of all time. Yet he has been scorned and maligned by Christian theologians for his unorthodox theological beliefs. As professor at Trinity College, Cambridge, Newton was required to be a member in good standing of the Church of England. There … Continue reading 8. The Christology of Sir Isaac Newton – The Evolution of God