Category Archives: Church History

Christian theologians: slaves to men

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They have let us down. . . .  Continue reading

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The case for giving only tithing church members the right to vote

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I have written a few articles about the theological reasons why tithing is mandatory in the New Testament era, but it’s also helpful to explain some of the more practical benefits that accrue to the Church from setting up a two-tiered membership distinguished by a specific boundary: those who tithe and those who don’t. Continue reading

Pessimillennialism is lawless

Most Christians don’t see the link between their eschatalogy (their belief about the end times) and their outlook on life. Probably because most aren’t ever taught by their pastors or churches to consciously think about it. But being pessimistic about the future, which premillennialism and amillenialism are, leads, in principle, to a loss of personal responsibility in the present. This leads to covenant-breaking. Continue reading

Discovery of ancient artifacts from the siege against Jerusalem in AD 70

pottery in ancient Israel

A famine struck the city of Jerusalem when it was laid seige by the Romans in AD 70, and 2000-year-old evidence of it has been found by the Israel Antiquities Authority according to this Fox News article. The artifacts are cooking pots and an oil lamp, hidden down in a cistern where the owners probably tried to eat what little food they had in secret. Continue reading

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

 

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Is Halloween evil? Should we let our children participate in it? Is Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses on October 31 connected? Continue reading

A Common Historical Myth – Perpetrated Since 1830 In A School Near You

The history of culture and the influence of popular myths

There’s been a myth and hoax perpetrated in our public school systems for over a hundred years. This hoax is widely acknowledged by historical scholars as one of the “hardiest errors in teaching.”

And yet it remains doggedly with us. It infects even modern history books, the so-called “scholarly works” that consist of hundreds of pages of drama, romance, politics, and religion that document the historical foundations of our world. Was it taught to you as well? See if the following story sounds familiar to you: Continue reading

The Mysterious Death of Arius

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You have perhaps heard of Arianism. It’s probably most famous today because of its association with Hitler and Nazi Germany. But who exactly was Arius? Knowing a little background of his life and his time period really makes his death much more interesting — maybe moreso than you have ever thought, if you know any of the details at all. Continue reading