As you know, we are studying Church History. Before we move on to the ‘please, dear emperor, accept us’ I thought we’d take a break and study — Ignatius of Antioch This week, we are getting into the early 2nd century where we will encounter the need for Christians to establish themselves as a state […]
Ignatius of Antioch
I am preparing some notes on a future writing project and came across this. In Ignatius’ Letter to the Ephesians (chapter 4), he commends a certain amount of unity so that “man by man” the Church will become a choir. This was to create a unity of sound so that the Father would hear and […]
They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again. Those, therefore, who speak against this gift of God, incur death in the midst of their disputes. […]
Image via Wikipedia None of these things is hid from you, if ye perfectly possess that faith and love towards Christ Jesus10 which are the beginning and the end of life. For the beginning is faith, and the end is love. Now these two, being inseparably connected together, are of God, while all other things […]
Our assignment this week for the Church History Intro class is on Constantine, essentially. Of course, again, one my academic loves is this time period. There are heroes here, and villains. Athanasius, Marcellus, and Arius. You can decide which is which… Anyway, this is part of Arius’ writings. Thought I might share. From here, We […]
This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers. (1Ti 4:10 NLT) I want to follow the same method which I used with John 12.32. From the start, this verse appeared in Ignatius’ greeting to the […]
Nevertheless, I have heard of some who have passed on from this to you, having false doctrine, whom ye did not suffer to sow among you, but stopped your ears, that ye might not receive those things which were sown by them, as being stones4 of the temple of the Father, prepared for the building […]
In discussing the doctrines of the afterlife, we find difficult verses, one of them being John 12.32. I will try not to draw a conclusion, but simply present information on this verse: And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.
Thought we might spend sometime in looking at how the birth of Christ was according to the early Church.
Suzanne is presenting an excellent series on the use of gender when applied the holy Spirit of God (here and here). She makes the point: It appears that in the 19th century there was a trend to change the pronoun usage for the spirit, away from the neuter, which had agreement with the grammatical gender […]