Following last week’s need to be hated by Rome (i.e., World System) we find Christians appealing to Rome for an official status. As Christianity becomes Christianity, and not simply a secondary Judaism, more and more Gentiles are bringing in their customs, traditions, and philosophies. They are also bringing in the need to be more metropolitan. […]
Epistle to Diognetus
A few weeks ago, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church hosted a town hall – a TOWN HALL. Whether Liberal or Conservative issues, Churches should not be involved in politics. We are called to be holy – apart, separate – and yet pastors around the country are holding these things. Now, I have a few friends that […]
It has been speculated that the writer of this Epistle was Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. I am not sure it is or not, however, it does add a special touch to it if he is indeed the writer. What we must remember in this time of politics, is that Christians are commanded not to be […]
The Epistle of Diognetus ( c125) Below is a chapter from one of the earliest, outside the Apostles, defense of Christianity. The simply beauty of the letter is only recently coming to light. It was written by an unknown saint, calling himself only the Disciple and written to an Emperor or perhaps someone close to […]
(NOTE TO READERS: I have created a new category, Devotional. It will be the parent directory of Sermon Notes, which most likely will not be used again, but I don’t want to remove a category that I have posted into. For the first few, they will be ‘left over’ sermons, so they will not be […]
Over at takingthoughtscaptive, there is a great post.