Free Pastor Coates: How Do We Handle Persecution?

Hello again, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Today’s episode is more serious than my usual topics, but it’s very important. Most of you know about Pastor James Coates arrest back in February. In this show I walked through a few historical events that are similar, as well as discussing the current situation, and finally going through what we do from here. Below is a timestamped outline for today’s episode, and I have to mention quickly that the bloopers in today’s episode is the absolute best I’ve ever gotten. I hope you’ll all check it out at the end of the episode, and laugh along…or don’t depending on how competitive you want to be. Also…big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

04:15  – Censorship episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1SvaQ6qhzM&t=585s

05:45 – Athanasius Against the World

06:25 – Article on Arius and Athanasius: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=athanasius

12:02 – Article on book by Athanasius: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=athanasius

14:00 – John Bunyan

23:55 – John Bunyan’s books reviewed: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/thursday-book-review-grace-abounding/

https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/thursday-book-review-the-holy-life-the-beauty-of-christianity/

https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/a-review-of-the-pilgrims-progress/

29:00 – The Truth Chronicles book series review: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=The+Truth+Chronicles

34:00 – If you need to reach out to me about what you’re currently reading you can find me on 

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35:30 – John MacArthur

41:25 – Erin Coates speaking in the Open Hearts 2020 Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYfM3qy5izU&t=1799s

Erin Coates on my program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dMLdkWzvio&t=119s

Erin Coates on Doreen Virtue’s Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPhRsZGHlkk&t=650s

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How We Got Our Bible: Introduction – Part 1

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! It’s been a while since I had the chance to do a series. One of my Christmas presents this year sparked the idea for this one! As you all know I have two great passions when it comes to collecting items, fossils and church history. So along side three new, beautiful, fossils, I was also gifted a piece of church history older than anything else I’ve got so far. Sitting next to another page of Spurgeon’s sermon notes in his own hand writing, for which I squealed like a little piggy, sat a beautifully preserved leaf from a 1577 Geneva Bible! My husband knows how to win Christmas.

The letters are different, the words are different, the spelling is barely legible compared to today’s English, and yet here it sits. The words so many died for, the words worth dying for, just to have the Bible in English was a fight. But fought they did, some were tortured and martyred, so that we could have access to the words we read today. Since then, of course, it’s taken brilliant minds and thousands of man hours tirelessly comparing the tens of thousands of manuscripts from antiquity. We truly are a blessed generation! Hopefully this new series will go a long way in detailing that. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Throwback Thursday: Book Review – The Church History by Eusebius

This, like with the writings of Josephus, is not light reading. It’s also not dull, or difficult to read, but in many ways is a page turner. The Church History was written in the fourth century, and details the the first few centuries of the church after Christ was ressurected.

Way back in July of 2019 I wrote this book review, I hope it will be a blessing today for any who missed it!

Hello again, beloved, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I have another historical book to review today, The Church History by Eusebius, as I mentioned last week. This, like with the writings of Josephus, is not light reading. It’s also not dull, or difficult to read, but in many ways is a page turner. The Church History was written in the fourth century, and details the the first few centuries of the church after Christ was ressurected. There are portions of the book that will fill the believer with great rejoicing, however the majority of the book is much like reading Foxe’s Book of Martyres. The fruitfal, yet dangerous, decades for the generations of Christians after the disciples were gone home, passed with persecution unlike that of today. The book does not center around persectuion, although Eusebius takes time to carefully name those who faced it manfully, he also addresses many other needful topics. He talks about heretics, church order, and leaders in different areas throughout the centuries up until his time. It is also true that Eusebius is the best source of information on the Counsel of Nicea, as he was there himself.

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The author, Eusebius of Caesarea, or Pamphili as he was also known by, lived from 263 AD to 339 AD, and was born in southern Israel. Recall, dear ones, that the Counsel of Nicea happened in 325, in response to Arius the Alexandian priest we discussed here. Eusebius’ life was spent in the heated discussion of Arius’ herecy, the Nicean rulings, and the time of Athanasius against the world. While he is certainly not an unbias examiner of the Counsel of Nicea, his extant works are the most detailed. He sided with those who  believed the wording chosen by Athanasius’ side was too ambiguous, while all except two members of the councel sided against Athanasius and for Arius. I actually find that this middle ground makes Eusebius not only the most detailed, but the most likely to accurately depect both sides of the debate. However, in the end, the declerations of the counsel would falter, Arianism would grow in popularity, and the church would swing back and forth between heresy and truth for several decades. Those decades would ibclude the remainder of Eusebius’ life. This explains why he felt it so important to write down the history of what the church had done, believed, taught, and accomplshed up until his time.

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Eusebius is careful to quote from many other writers throughout his ten book collection on church history. Unfortunately, many of the texts he quotes from are no longer extant, leaving The Church History with a glimpse at what a wealth of doctrine and truth the early church actually had. In these books, which is collected together to make one large book, you will read of men and women who were saved from paganism, who stood fast against persecution and heresy. You’ll also read of the leaders who fell, of those who bowed their knee to Ceaser, and of those who rose up in hatred against the Church. You’ll read varies bits of what life was like in the early church, what truths they stood on, how they conducted themselves, and even the inner debate Eusebius had over the book of Revelation. I recommend this book for all believers, especially those learned, or teaching, church history. You can find it in it’s kindle version here, pdf here, free audio version here, and paperback here. The Church History by Eusebius is in the public domain, so it can be downloaded and printed, which I recommend if you’ve got the ink. As always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Slipping Into Apostasy – A Warning From Church History

How did the church go from 1st century Apostolic teaching all the way to completely rejecting the Gospel? Let’s see where things went wrong and what we can learn from them today.

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I’m very excited to be dropping a new episode on the podcast today. As Reformation Day fast approaches I thought it would be helpful to look back through Church History at the moments that led to the need for reform. How did the church go from 1st century Apostolic teaching all the way to completely rejecting the Gospel? Let’s see where things went wrong and what we can learn from them today.

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Don’t forget to stick around for the fun blooper real at the end, and check out the links I’ve added in the timestamped outline below. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Great news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub is now officially available on Amazon’s new Podcasting app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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TS 00:04:15 – Patristic Fathers

TS 00:14:45 – Apologists

Links to the Early Church Heresies:

Part 1: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-introduction/

Part 2: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-judaizers/

Part 3: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-christian-gnosticism/

Part 4: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-marcion-of-sinope/

Part 5: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-docetism-and-ebionism/

Part 6:https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-montanus-the-spiritual-drunkard/

Part 7: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/historical-church-series-early-church-herestics-arius-of-alexandria/

PART 8: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-a-catch-up-course/

PART 9: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-pelagius/

TS 00:21:00 – Constantine and the 3rd Century

TS 00:22:30 – Council of Nicaea

TS 00:24:45 – 4th and 5th Century

TS 00:36:00 – 6th and 7th Century

TS 00:40:30 – 8th and 9th Century

TS 00:42:00 –  The Great Schism

TS 00:43:00 – The Crusades

TS 00:48:00 – 12th and 13th Century Scholars

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Throwback Thursday: Book Review of On The Incarnation

This book review was originally published back in 2017, you can find that article here. I’m so blessed by the early church fathers, and the writings they’ve left behind! I hope you’ll enjoy this throwback Thursday book review.

I love this book, Athanasius (A fourth-century church father) is explaining Christ was fully man, yet fully God, and he begins where every good apologist begins, the creation. I have been so blessed by the Historical Theology lectures I wrote about here, not just by the lectures but also by the reading material suggested. Books, and believers, I’ve never even heard of, like Athanasius of Alexandria.

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In this book, he is essentially addressing the atheist, agnostic, and heretic of his day. The shocking thing is to realize not much has changed in those areas. As Solomon wisely noted, there is nothing new under the sun. The attack of the enemy on the truth of Gods Word is the same, it merely gets renamed from generation to generation.

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It’s fascinating as well to see how the early church viewed Christ’s deity. I recommend this book for anyone studying church history, church fathers, or Christ’s deity. This book is in the public domain, which means you can find a copy of it online or you can purchase a relatively low-cost Kindle version, and it’s also available in audio book for free. Be blessed beloved, and as always, be good Bereans studying to show yourselves approved!

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/athanasius/incarnation.i.html

Favorite Stories with Church History Matters Podcast

Hello again, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! It’s Monday, and that means I (finally) have a new podcast episode dropped and ready for you. Last week was more difficult than I expected it to be, honestly. I thought once I was over the worst of the virus I would get back to going none stop. Unfortunately, COVID is like the gift that keeps giving. As I sit here typing this, I still have yet to recover my sense of smell. I don’t even know how that’s possible, I still have some sniffles but not nearly severe enough to prohibit smell. This virus is so bizarre. The most difficult thing for me, at this point, is the fatigue that comes back suddenly. One minute I’ll be feeling fine and dandy, then BOOM time for a nap. I don’t have time for naps, but my smell-less immune system doesn’t care. Hopefully this week will be an improvement, as far as writing and podcasting goes. For sure, I have today’s episode and it is one that I’m really excited about!

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I had the privilege of being joined by two brothers-in-Christ and fellow podcasters, Joseph Knowels and Rueben Rosalez from the Church History Matter’s podcast! It was the first recording I did after getting sick, so I was still a little foggy headed. They were very gracious, and patient, so this should be a fun, educational, and encouraging episode minus the overly excited host. Sorry! I had no idea how much I missed podcasting until I was forced to take a break from it. Joseph, Rueben, and I sat down to discuss the importance of Church History, their testimonies, why they decided to podcast about this topic, what their favorite stories are, and even Eschatology. I had a blast talking to them, and I learned a lot that I didn’t know! I hope you will too, don’t forget if you’re watching on YouTube to stick around for the blooper’s reel at the end. It’s my favorite part of the editing process. Below I’ve included a timestamped outline of the episode, as well as some links to find the Church History Matter’s podcast. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


03:00 – Joseph Knowles shares his testimony 

04:40 – Rueben Rosalez shares his testimony

12:00 – Why this topic and name for a podcast?

15:58 – Dr. Nathan Busenitz: https://tms.edu/blog/faculty/nathan-busenitz/

19:00 – What is your favorite story from church history?

42:45 – What do y’all think about whether or not Josephus was a believer?

47:30 – When do y’all think Revelation was written?

48:20 – Do you eat pineapple’s on your pizza?

50:40 – What’s coming up on your podcast?

51:30 – How can we be praying for you?

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Favorite Stories with Church History Matters

Tulips & Honey: Episode 98 – Commonly Twisted Scriptures Tulips and Honey Hub

I’m so excited to have Kristin Everett back in the program today to discuss the most frequently misused and abused Scriptures. First, we work out how it is we can know we’re reading the Bible in context, and then Kristin gives us a look into how cults twist Scripture to control their congregants. Below is a TimeStamped outline that includes all the links we discuss. TS 00:03:45 – How do we correctly interpret Scripture? 1. Take it literally where it’s narrative. 2. Look at background of text, original language, historical meaning. a. Reformation Study Bible: https://reformationstudybible.com b. MacArthur Bible Study: https://www.gty.org/store/studybible c. Veritas Domain articles about Biblical contradictions: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2… 3. Let Scripture interpret Scripture. a. Dr. Steve Lawson Attributes of God: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series… b. 10 Commandments by Thomas Watson: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpr… c. The Institutes by John Calvin: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpr… TS 00:19:15 – How do cults/heretical churches twist Scripture? TS 00:34:15 – Commonly Misused Scriptures 1. Jeremiah 29:11 2. Proverbs 18:21 TS 00:55:45 – How do you deal with people who have been hurt by the false doctrine of health and wealth? 3. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 TS 01:15:45 – Safe websites we recommend for searching: 1. GotQuestions.Org 2. https://www.ligonier.org 3. https://www.gty.org 4. https://answersingenesis.org a. Creation Search engine: https://searchcreation.org 5. WWUTT: https://wwutt.com You can find Kristin on TikTok sharing the Gospel and the truth about Gods Word here: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJVg6Vgo/​ If you’d like to check out the three part interview I did with Kristin you can find them all here: Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqk2…​ Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35IH…​ Part III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlopZ… If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg … My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h … or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com
  1. Tulips & Honey: Episode 98 – Commonly Twisted Scriptures
  2. Tulips & Honey: Episode 97 – Can Women Go to Seminary with Doreen Virtue
  3. Tulips & Honey: Episode 96 – Leaving the U.P.C. with Alexis Beach PART 2
  4. Tulips & Honey: Episode 95 – Leaving the U.P.C. with Alexis Beach PART 1
  5. Tulips & Honey: Episode 94 – Church, Heresy, Cults, & The Occult

Hymns of the Past – Great High Priest, we View Thee Stooping: Joseph Hart

Hello dear ones! I hope this post finds you all doing well. Today I want to talk about the 18th Century British minister, and hymn writer, Joseph Hart. He was a fascinating man, and wrote some truly beautiful hymns, including the one I’ve added to the end of this article. What stands out the most to me, when I was researching his life, was the years he spent going back and forth between grevious sin, and conviction. Though he was born in 1712, it wasn’t until 1757 that he would be born again. After that he wrote hymns that reflect a man broken by his own sin, and the grace afforded him by God alone before finishing his race in 1768. Many of his hymns were once quite popular with Calvinistic Nonconformists, however most are forgotten today.

Often times, when we look back on Church History, we see Gods providence in a mans life. The sin, the conviction, the battle, then salvation…and they tell their testimony so that others can know that God’s grace can not be bought or earned. While Joseph Hart lived, it’s clear to see he lives two lives. At first he lived his life for sin, enslaved to it. Then, once he was forgiven and redeemed he lived his life for the glory of God. We see that looking back, because we can see how God finished the work He began in Hart. It’s a blessing for us, as believers still pilgrimaging through this world of Vanity Fair’s on our way to the Celestial City, to see how others have come to hear “Well done good and faithful servant”. We see in this mans life, as we see in so many others, the faithfulness of God. I hope this will be an encouragement to you, beloved, as always, be good Berean’s, and study to show yourselves approved.

Great high priest we view thee stooping
With our names upon thy breast;
In the garden groaning, drooping,
To the ground, with sorrow pressed.

Weeping angels stood confounded,
To behold their maker thus:
And can we remain unwounded,
When we know ’twas all for us?

On the cross thy body broken,
Cancels every penal tie,
Tempted souls produce the token,
All demands to satisfy.

All is finished, do not doubt it,
But believe your dying Lord,
Never reason more about it,
Only take Him at His word.

Lord we fain would trust Thee solely,
‘Twas for us thy blood was spilt;
Praised bridegroom, take us wholly,
Take and make us what thou wilt.

Thou hast borne the bitter sentence
Past on man’s devoted race;
True belief and true repentance,
Are thy gifts, thou God of grace.

Friday MEGA List & Live Panel Discussion

Today, dear ones, we’re very excited to have the privilege of holding our first ever live panel discussion on Tulips & Honey! Joining us this afternoon to discuss church and evangelism during social distancing is Justin Peters, Susan Heck, Dawain Atkinson, Doreen Virtue, and Phil Johnson! We’re so honored to have each of these dear brothers and sisters-in-Christ joining us. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll be able to watch live and ask questions there. If you prefer Youtube, you can head straight to the event by following the link below. Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss any future events. Next Monday we’ll be dropping an episode interviewing our brothers-in-Christ from the RazaReforma Podcast, it was such a blessing to hear their testimony and see how God led them to where they are today. If you missed it, this past Tuesday The Aquila and Priscilla Hour released an episode about Pragmatism in the church and today The Chuck and Lo Show dropped an interview with Be A Berean’s Michael Coughlin. Don’t miss Emma’s newest episode tomorrow continuing in her series on glorifying God over on Always, Only.

Live Panel Discussion

For our MEGA List today we had some help from our wonderful Humblebee’s that sent us great recommendations. Starting with Jan who recommended this homemakers Facebook group here. Luke Schmeltzer, host of Steady Anchor Podcast, recommended the free Ligonier series which will be available all summer, as well as these resources here. He’s also just released a new episode titled “Christ and Corona” which I highly recommend. As I mentioned above, Michael Coughlin is joining Chuck and Lo today, but you can also find him on his blog, or hear him refuting atheists on his podcast here. Our honorary BrotherBee, Patrick Studabaker, from Cave To The Cross Apologetics has a great video editing and website design business, a talent he uses to not only bring us great content on his own podcast, but also to bless churches. If that is something you have a need of, or you just want to support our brother-in-Christ, check it out Manos Media LLC. If you’ve tuned in to the latest Aquila and Pricila Hour you heard Emily and Zack discussing a helpful article by Tim Challies, which she recommended and you can find here. I also want to slip in a shout out to her and Zack for creating a brand new website which you can find here! Doesn’t it look great? Well done y’all! Last recommendation was added by Becca herself! She found a devotional on the Youversion app created by one of our BrotherBee’s, Joel, who has been so very encouraging to us from the start! Fear in the Time of Coronavirus is available here. Thank you to all our listeners who sent us these helpful links, you’re all such a blessing to us! I hope you’re all able to tune in today at 1:30 CST for the live panel, please pray that all goes well with technology! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

The MEGA List – Recommendations, Reviews, & Suggestions: Friday November 29th, 2019

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all well past your turkey daze. We had a great episode planned for yesterday, discussing the Reformed history of the pilgrims. As I went to edit it, the entire folder disappeared from my computer and backup drive. Have I mentioned that I’m not good with technology? I have no idea what happened, but I do know that it might be time to retire this old mac. I apologize for having nothing for posting or dropping yesterday, by the time I finished talking with the help desk guests were nearly on their way and I needed to finish food prep. I surely hope you all had a wonderful time yesterday, if you’re from the United States. Becca and I would love to see your photos of feasting, and to share them on the program. If you’ve got some new babies or grand babies you’d like to show off, send them our way and we’ll make sure they end up getting some spotlight. Whats coming next week? We’re going to be scrambling a bit, since my computer once again deleted so much content. However, for sure you can expect to see Justin Peter’s interview drop.

Recommendations:

I have three recommendations for you this week, dear friends. The first is a pastor who I have been particularly blessed by, which our good friend Tom from ExCatholicForChrist shared with me. As a bit of intrigue I’m not actually going to tell you who it is, but if you’ll follow this link, and you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’ll figure it out. Second I have a new blogger I’d like to recommend. Let’s give Melanie Brooke a big Word Press Welcome! Look for a guest post from her soon. Last recommendation was actually recommended to me by the hosts of The Aquila & Pricilla Hour, you know Emily from HeMadeUsAlive. They recommended a podcast entitled Church History Matters, and having listened to it, I can officially add it to my list of favorite podcasts.

Reviews:

Kayliegh and I finally had the chance to watch the new Pilgrims Progress movie together. It’s really great, although there are a few moments where it might be too frightening for younger kiddos. I also never appreciate the idea of making Satan look like a red horned devil, if I’m totally honest. He comes as an angel of light, giving children the wrong impression about him just gives parents a harder time Biblically addressing him. Other then that, it was very well done. I recommend this for families and kiddos over the age of 10, unless your little ones don’t scare easily. There were several points where Kayliegh, 9-years-old, had to leave the room while I fast-forwarded it. Granted, she’s read the book so many times she already new when the frightening moments were coming, so that made it much easier. You can rent, or buy, this movie on most online streaming websites including Amazon and YouTube.

Suggestions:

My suggestion for you, dear ones, this weekend is that you each try a new flavor of ice cream. This is something I never do, I get the exact same every time. It’s Kayliegh’s favorite, and since she often tries new kinds that she doesn’t like I have a backup plan already waiting to share with her. This weekend I think I’ll be brave, and really considering it’s going to be below freezing and snowing, not very smart, and try something new. What is your favorite ice cream, and what do you recommend I try? I can’t wait to hear it, and to see your photo’s! If you follow us on social media you can send them there, or via email at tulipshoneyhub@outlook.com. As always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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.