Archive for July 2017

The Early Church Fathers : Apostolic Church

July 26, 2017

http://www.atruechurch.info/earlychurchfathers.html

In my online discussions and arguments with Roman Catholics, the Early Church fathers often came up. I was unfamiliar with the term, so did not have a defense ready, thus I went and did some research.

The Roman Catholics believes that their religious authority comes from two apostles, Peter and Paul.

I already knew and demonstrated why that was incorrect but the Early Church Fathers argument was pretty vague on the part of Roman Catholic believers. They used it a lot though, so obviously their religious authority is closely connected to that period.

As for whether the apostles passed down their apostleship and authority, my answer is no. The only time when the apostles replaced a seat was when Judas Iscariot got his. And his replacement required every apostle’s agreement and power. Apostles are special witnesses, gifted with prophetic and seer gifts to start new churches and branches. Thus they can be prophets like John or even delegate positions like Deacon or Pastor or Bishop to others. Peter held all the keys, that means he had the ability to conduct any position in the 1st century AD church or delegate it. But the only thing they couldn’t delegate was the apostleship. Only Jesus the Christ designated apostles, which was seen in Paul, when no other apostles were “consulted” about Paul before Saul became Paul. That wasn’t part of their “authority”, even if Peter had all the keys. Even if they had this ability, the fact that they died so far away from each other precludes any kind of meeting of more than 3.

Since Rome killed Paul and Peter, the idea that their bishops had the authority is hard to believe. If Peter or Paul had passed down any authority, it would only be to the bishops, and a bishop isn’t a “Vicar of Christ” or a “Pope” in the Vatican that gets to stand between the people and the judgment seat of Jehovah.

No wonder Christianity is a mere shadow of itself. Every lineage came from the ecumenical councils or the Roman Catholics or the Eastern Orthodox. There’s only a very very few exceptions to this.

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Update on Russian Orthodox church status and Putin laws

July 24, 2017

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685237/Russian-court-rules-against-deportation-of-Mormon-volunteers.html

Christianity is very close to a State Religion in Russia, since they are the purported heirs and claimants to the Greek Orthodox church which the Turks and Islamic Jihadists shattered when Constantinople fell.

If you are in Russia, better watch what you say. Remember what happened to the guy in North Korea that thought he was free to do whatever.

 

It gives a minor highlight to what happened to Christian heretics that were deemed outside the body of Christ and the “Church” back during the Roman times and the Greek Orthodoxy times. The idea that it was only Islam killing and persecuting Christians is quaint, bu not accurate.

The spirits at war in us all

July 22, 2017

https://www.academia.edu/16338087/Believers_in_Christ_from_a_Muslim_Background_A_Global_Census

The work of a god marches on, while humans try to take credit, as usual.

Meanwhile the Alt Right talks about slaughtering the Ctrl Left, SJWs, and Islam, even though a lot of them are just bunker survivalist wannabes that haven’t fought a single animal or human to the death once.

Shrugs, humans, what else is there to expect.

Side documents and notes: https://www.academia.edu/32284509/Knights_Templar_in_War_and_Religion_2017_
https://www.academia.edu/1482554/THE_CONVERSION_NARRATIVE_OF_SAMIRA_FROM_SHIA_ISLAM_TO_MARY_HER_CHURCH_AND_HER_SON

Satan’s rituals and spiritual warfare

July 13, 2017

This channel is a grab bag of high and low quality. This video is good, the others are somewhat problematic. But watch and see for yourself.

Satanism

July 11, 2017

Freedom of religion

It always led to interesting consequences from Saul, first king of Israel, to David and the last kings of Judah.

Frozen aircraft

July 10, 2017

Maybe this is why planes on non stop flights have to keep refueling. Not sure what to make of this.

Bible translations

July 8, 2017

https://ecclesia.org/truth/septuagint.html

I had never heard about the Septuagint or the LXX, but it makes sense that Christainity in the 21st century is a mere shadow of it self in 1st century AD.