Basic Historical Background of the Trinity Doctrine

THE VARIOUS DOCTRINES ABOUT GOD AND CHRIST CONCEPTION CHRISTOLOGY The belief that the Son of God – Jesus - came into existence in the womb of Mary by the miraculous operation of God’s spirit and thus bringing Jesus, the Son of God into existence by a virginal begetting i.e. Jesus had no human father. MAIN … Continue reading Basic Historical Background of the Trinity Doctrine

Tongues Throughout Church History

By Rev. Mel C. Montgomery INTRODUCTION Some Christians believe that speaking in tongues was a temporary experience that ended with the Apostles. I do not believe that. I find no Scriptural support for cessationism. But I do not consider cessationists to be my enemies. They are legitimate fellow believers who see things a little differently … Continue reading Tongues Throughout Church History

Sunday & the Early Church

It is claimed by the Roman Catholic Church that she alone switched Sabbath worship to Sunday worship by her own authority. Seventh Day Adventists often quote Roman Catholic documents, and echo her claims, in order to justify their rejection of Sunday worship as a genuine Christian custom, established by the Apostles themselves. Many Christians today … Continue reading Sunday & the Early Church

The Error of Replacement Theology

Perhaps you have heard of the term Replacement Theology. However, if you look it up in a dictionary of Church history, you will not find it listed as a systematic study. Rather, it is a doctrinal teaching that originated in the early Church. It became the fertile soil from which Christian anti-Semitism grew and has infected … Continue reading The Error of Replacement Theology

The Background to how the Pretribulation Teaching Started

Updated 28th August 2020 Below is the official and excepted version of how the Pre-Tribulation rapture theory came into being. There were two other men in the past that had proposed something similar teaching but it had not taken hold. These are their views on this subject. I.e. Morgan Edwards and Ephraem The Syrian. Introduction … Continue reading The Background to how the Pretribulation Teaching Started

History of the Pre and Post-Tribulation Theology

No Pre-Tribulation Teaching Before the Last Century It has long been pointed out that the pre-tribulation teaching is a relatively new doctrine. With one possible exception, there is no record of it being taught before the past century. Now this does not in itself mean that it is false, but it should raise some eyebrows. … Continue reading History of the Pre and Post-Tribulation Theology

Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources

Michael Gleghorn examines evidence from ancient non-Christian sources for the life of Jesus, demonstrating that such sources help confirm the historical reliability of the Gospels. Evidence from Tacitus Although there is overwhelming evidence that the New Testament is an accurate and trustworthy historical document, many people are still reluctant to believe what it says unless … Continue reading Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources

History of the Calendar

The purpose of the calendar is to reckon past or future time, to show how many days until a certain event takes place—the harvest or a religious festival—or how long since something important happened. The earliest calendars must have been strongly influenced by the geographical location of the people who made them. In colder countries, … Continue reading History of the Calendar

How Do I know the Bible is REALLY from God?

Many times people will raise an objection to a Christian's belief in the Bible as being the infallible word of God. They claim that using the Bible to support the Bible is "circular reasoning" (testing the validity of an idea by its own pronouncements). This is not so. We must first remember in discussing the … Continue reading How Do I know the Bible is REALLY from God?