Early Church Series Conclusion

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.

Twisted Tuesday – Essential Doctrines of the Faith: Salvation by Grace Alone

Twisted Tuesday – Essential Doctrines of the Faith: The Deity of Christ

Twisted Tuesday – Essential Doctrines: Monotheism

Twisted Tuesday – Essential Doctrines of the Faith: The Resurrection of Christ

Twisted Tuesday – Essential Doctrines of the Faith: The Virgin Birth

Twisted Tuesday: Essential Doctrines of the Faith – Conclusion

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.

Historical Church Series -The Early Heretics: Introduction

Historical Church Series – The Early Heretics: Judaizers

Historical Church Series: The Early Heretics – Christian Gnosticism

Historical Church Series – Early Church Heretics: Marcion of Sinope

Historical Church Series: Early Church Heretics – Docetism and Ebionism

Historical Church Series: Early Church Heretics – Montanus the Spiritual Drunkard

Historical Church Series – Early Church Herestics: Arius of Alexandria

Historical Church Series – Early Church Heretics: A Catch Up Course

Historical Church Series – Early Church Heretics: Pelagius

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.

Thursday Book Review: The Wars of the Jews by Flavius Josephus

Thursday Book Review – The Church History by Eusebius

Thursday Book Review – Irenaeus Against Heresies

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.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

7 thoughts on “Early Church Series Conclusion”

  1. Sister, thanks for this very informative series on early church history. I appreciate the effort you put into this. I have another book on order regarding the so-called “Constantinian Shift,” as the gradual institutionalization of the early church is of great interest to me. Thanks so much for arranging our talk this afternoon! You were a very helpful interviewer!

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    1. Brother, I’m so excited about our interview that I can not wait for Monday! I’m going to drop it in two parts, Monday and Thursday. I feel like there was so much more we could have discussed, there’s a library worth of information in your head that I want to get to my listeners 😂. I can’t thank you enough for joining me on the program!

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      1. RE: our interview

        Thank you, sister! As we talked about, it’s somewhat rare for me to encounter believers who have not bought into ecumenism with the RCC to some degree, so I really appreciate your interest and support! Have a blessed weekend!

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