Sins of our Forefathers Part 11 Key Tenets Of Reformation/ Council Of Trent/ 2nd Vatican Council Certain key tenets of Luther’s theology have shaped Protestant Christianity since the 16th century. They include his insistence on the Bible, the Word of God, as the only source of religious authority, a dogma known as sola Scriptura; his […]
Judeo-Christian Clarion — The Sins Of Our Forefathers
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, part 10.
Martin Luther And The Reformation The church saw heresy and division and scandals throughout the centuries, the Crusades and Inquisitions, and the Papal States which resulted in land grabs and power. Emperors and kings were ruling and dictating what the church was going to preach and what it’s main doctrine would be until the Popes […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 9.
The Roman Empire And The Blessings Of The Pope. Daniel 7, and Revelation 13, and 17, all point to an interesting sequence of events that could easily be considered as the Roman Empire. Here is only a part of each segment of Scripture. Let’s see if you agree. Daniel 7:24-25, “As for the ten horns, […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 8.
Councils Of Rome And The Papal States There were eight councils held in the eastern part of the Roman Empire, which would be considered the Eastern Orthordox Church, only 7 of which were accepted by the Roman Catholic Church. The word Catholic (in Latin catholicus) meaning universal was first used by Ignatius of Antioch in […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 7.
The Church Doctors Hilary of Poitiers Hilary was one of the first Latin doctrinal writers. He was the bishop of Poitiers. At times he was referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians.” The Arianism teaching said Yeshua was not equal to the Father and that He was created, and so He was not without […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 6.
The Ecumenical Councils So we have begun to see the gap grow wider between Yeshua’s teachings which were upheld by His disciples, and those who began bringing in pagan ideas. The Council of Nicea All of these new teachings and ideas led to the First Ecumenical Council in 325 Ce. It was held in Nicaea, […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 5.
Apostolic Fathers/Ante-Nicene Fathers As the First Century came and went, with it went the original Twelve Apostles. The Second Century found itself with many influential people making the way for Chrisitanity to flourish, but now it wasn’t Jerusalem that was the core to all things, but Rome and with that, it’s Greek influence. The Apostalic […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 4.
Simon Magus And Nero Simon Magus was the first Gnostic and he had many followers. These people pretended to be believers in Messiah, but they embraced the superstition of idolatry. We first find him in Acts 8:9-13, 18-24 “Now a man named Simon had previously been practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 3.
Revolts, The Didache The First Century saw three Jewish revolts which changed the course of time for the early believers. Not to spend too much time on these revolts, we will use Wikipedia as a reference. The First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), sometimes called the Great Jewish Revolt , or The Jewish War, was the […]
The Sins Of Our Forefathers, Part 2.
Jerusalem Council Acts 15 tells the story. We will look at verses 6-11. Some believers who were of the party of the Pharisees felt that Gentiles should be circumcised and this is the matter that they discussed. “The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter. After there had been much debate, […]