This Forward article endeavors to introduce and acquaint you with two articles on The Precedent Set By The Catholic Church. First let me introduce a web site with a startling awakening. I accidentally found this website while doing a Google search on something else. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations Spending some time browsing around on it I was astonished … [Read more...]
Part 1: The Precedent Set By The Catholic Church
The Catholic Church claims to be the original Christian church, and the apostle Peter was the first Pope. Their teachings totally disagree with the New Testament. In the New Testament, There’s no reference to a Pope. Bishops must be married, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV) Mary, mother of Christ in the New Testament, is portrayed as only the mother of Christ, a normal mother. There is no office of a … [Read more...]
Part 2: The Precedent Set By The Catholic Church
The Church of Christ name is the only church spoke of in the New Testament. As can be amply (and more than adequately) inferred in Colossians 1: verse 18 (KJV): Note at the end of the verse, “that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Strongs Numbers, on Preeminence, Colossians 1:18 to be first (in rank or influence): KJV uses the word preeminence, although not a word used much, … [Read more...]
Part 3: The early church guided by the apostles in the first century was scriptural but gradually apostatized.
This came about towards the end of the second century. A falling Away From the New Testament Teachings prophesized, note the 3 scriptures: Acts 20:28-30 (KJV) 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.29 For I know this, that after my departing … [Read more...]
Part 4: Life in the Middle Medieval Ages
The Middle Ages is often referred to as the Dark Ages Some kings and nobles lived in relative splendor, but for most people, everyday life was quite dirty, boring, and could be treacherous. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476AD, things only really started getting better for the normal people some thousand years later, with the start of the Renaissance and the dawn of the Age of … [Read more...]
Part 5: Popes of the Middle Ages, became central figures of power and influence.
During this time, many people from all walks of life flocked to the Holy Land to see the Pope. The overly aggressive religious fanaticism of the popes and the promise of redemption of sin made the popes and the crusades popular. In effect of this, the Catholic Church soon became the collective, uniting religious institution. Conflicts between church and state eventually weakened the Pope's … [Read more...]
Part 6: Eight men who are known as reformers who tried to reform the Catholic Church.
List of the reformers The eight men are known as reformers, who worked hard on trying to reform the Catholic Church. John Wickliff, (1328 to 1384)John Hus, (1373 to 1415)Jerome Savonarola, (1452 to 1498)Philip Melanchthon, (1479 to 1560)Martin LutherJohn CalvinHenry VIIIJohn Knox John Wickliff John Wickliff was born in Yorkshire, England in 1328. Because of his contributions toward … [Read more...]
Part 7: List of sexually active popes.
For many years of the Church's history, celibacy was considered optional. Based on the customs of the times, it is assumed[by whom?], by many that most of the Apostles, such as Peter, were married and had families. The New Testament, Mark, 1:29 31, Mathew, 8:14 15, Luke, 4:38 39, 1 Timothy 3:2 12, Timothy, 1:6, depicts at least Peter as being married, and bishops, presbyters, and deacons of … [Read more...]