Category Archives: Church History

What Is Reformation Day?

FROM Stephen Nichols Oct 31, 2016 A single event on a single day changed the world. It was October 31, 1517. Brother Martin, a monk and a scholar, had struggled for years with his church, the church in Rome. He … Continue reading

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Charles Spurgeon & the Down-Grade Controversy

For the fifth session, Brett Davisson of Emmanuel Bible Church gave an historical example of discernment in action.  Charles Spurgeon, known as “The Prince of Preachers”, was not a man of his time.  As churches in the late 19th century worked to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick

From Timothy Paul Jones and Church History Made Easy  

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The House is Being Robbed!

We could multiply this painful evidence, but there is no need, since the charge is not denied. It is ridiculed; it is treated as a matter of no consequence, but it is not seriously met. Is this what we have … Continue reading

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The Bible is the Best Safeguard Against False Doctrine

“Does any one ask me, What is the best safeguard against false doctrine? – I answer in one word, ‘The Bible: the Bible regularly read, regularly prayed over, regularly studied.’ We must go back to the old prescription of our … Continue reading

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Even False Teachers are Zealous

“Many things combine to make the present inroad of false doctrine peculiarly dangerous. There is an undeniable zeal in some of the teachers of error: their ‘earnestness’ (to use an unhappy cant phrase) makes many think they must be right. … Continue reading

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Beware of Trusting Teachers of Religion

“Beware of supposing that a teacher of religion is to be trusted, because although he holds some unsound views, he yet ‘teaches a great deal of truth.’ Such a teacher is precisely the man to do you harm: poison is … Continue reading

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