As we made our way through history to the time frame most consider the end of the early church period, I thought this would be a good place to conclude the series. I’ll continue to create the homeschooling lessons to go alongside with the previous articles. You can look out for those on Saturdays. If you remember, dear ones, at the beginning we discussed the essential doctrines of the faith in regards to cults that are active today. With those, on Friday’s, we discussed an ancient heresy that was similar in one way or another to the cults we see today. Below I’ve linked to all the essential doctrine articles, in case you missed them or are new to my blog.
There are several more heretical articles from the early church period then there are essential doctrines, simply due to the magnitude of heretics that sprang up in light of the Gospel spreading throughout mutiple cultures. Below are the links to the articles from Friday’s series on early church herecies in case anyone missed any of them.
I also wanted to include the books I read and reviewed to go alongside this early church series, so that this post would be inclusive of the entire unit of study.
I hope that this series was instructive, and edifying to see the connection we have to the historical church. The body of Christ, the bride, the church that will never be defeated by the gates of Hell, is our family history. There are groups that would very much like to argue the history of the church belongs only to them. There are other groups who would like to argue that church history is not important for the believer to know. I reject both of those groups argumentation. Church history is repleate with blessings of lessons learned, Godly men and women who held true to the faith in the face of torture and death, and faithful men who expounded Scripture when it was under sttack. We need to know the names of the men and women who went before us, who handed down the truth which we now hold. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.