Have you ever wondered what the church was like during the time of the Apostles? Or how we got to where we are today with what we call church? Follow the history of change through these three compatible books.
Ancient Church Fathers reveals the disciples of the twelve apostles and what they taught from their own writings. You will learn what the first century disciples taught about the various doctrines that divide our church today.
The Church: From Conception to Misconception studies the institutions surrounding the Lord’s Church and how they have changed as the church has developed from the apostle’s rule and how it was established in different cultures over the centuries.
And finally, The Gnostic Origins of Roman Catholicism details the history of Rome from AD 50 to the modern times and deals with some of the ancient prophecies about the rise and fall of papal Rome. It lastly focuses on some of the major divisive issues created by the Roman Catholic Church.
3-Volume Set – Bundled at a 25% discount!
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Categories: Ancient Works, Ante-Nicene, Books, Early Church History
Size: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
The Ancient Church Fathers reveals the disciples of the twelve apostles, and what they taught, from their own writings. It documents that the same doctrine was faithfully transmitted to their descendants in the first few centuries. It also describes where, when, and by whom, the doctrines began to change. The ancient church fathers make it very easy to know for sure what the complete teachings of Jesus and the twelve apostles were. You will learn, from their own writings, what the first century disciples taught about the various doctrines that divide our church today. You will learn what was discussed at the Seven General Councils and why. You will learn about the cults and cult leaders who began to change doctrine and spread their heresy. And you will learn how those heresies became the standard teaching in the medieval church. A partial list of doctrines the ancient church discussed are: Abortion Animals sacrifices Antichrist Arminianism Bible or tradition Calvinism Circumcision Deity of Jesus Christ Demons Euthanasia Evolution False gospels False prophets Foreknowledge Free will Gnostic cults Homosexuality Idolatry Islam Israel’s return Jewish food laws Mary’s virginity Mary’s assumption Meditation The Nicolaitans Paganism Predestination premillennialism Purgatory Psychology Reincarnation Replacement theology Roman Catholicism The Sabbath Salvation Schism of Nepos Sin / Salvation The soul Spiritual gifts Transubstantiation Yoga Women in ministry.
Qty 1: The Church: From Conception to Misconception – $14.95
Webster defines the word institution as “a place where an organization takes care of people for a usually long period of time; or a custom, practice, or law that is accepted and used by many people.” There is no question the Body of Christ from the time it was empowered with the “cloves of fire” until today has had, and continues to have, institutions with which they identify. The institutions surrounding the Lord’s Church has changed as the church has developed from the apostle’s rule, and as well was established in different cultures over the centuries. Decrees, customs and practices throughout church history can be easily observed with a backwards look at the development of the church in the past centuries.It is having the capacity to separate the institution of church, co-joined to the Lord’s Church, which will allow an honest examination of ourselves and our relationship with God and His Church. Join author, pastor, and teacher Buck Keely as he skillfully distinguishes these two identities without casting dispersion on the followers of Jesus and His Church.
Qty 1: The Gnostic Origins of Roman Catholicism – $12.95
The ancient church fathers documented their struggle with the rebellion of the bishops of Rome. They recorded the heresies that crept into the Roman Catholic Church and their subsequent rebuke of those Roman bishops, or popes. The first section will give a detailed history of Rome from AD 50 to the modern times. The second section will deal with some ancient prophecies about the rise and fall of papal Rome. The third section deals directly with some of the major divisive issues created by the Roman Catholic Church. Such as: papal infallibility, idolatry, sorcery, transubstantiation, celibacy, purgatory, etc. The true origin of these doctrinal heresies are the Gnostic cults of the first and second century. Quotes from the church fathers can be read in their entirety in the ten volume set of Ante-Nicene Fathers, and summarized in Ancient documents.