church is built on the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief
v Were the early Christians Roman
A detailed examination
by one who was a nun.
v Scriptural Overview of the Church
of God - 5 studies
Chronicles seek to explain the importance of the
churches to the heart of God and to discuss principles
and modern day issues relevant to a church desiring to
serve and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
v Venerating statues
Catholics venerate statues of Jesus as a baby. But Jesus
is not a baby. He grew up nearly 2,000 years ago. It may
be alright to have fond thoughts of Jesus as a baby.
However, it is not appropriate to worship Him as a baby.
The baby Jesus did not save us from our sins.
v Luther's 95 Thesis
often make mention of them but do you know what they
there a purgatory?
Anyone who does not
believe that Christ has completely saved him, has not
completely trusted Christ to save him.
v The Priesthood of all Believers
Every child of God
on earth is a priest to worship, a Levite to serve, and
a soldier to fight. This is the threefold character of
every true Christian.
v Confession of sin
Is it enough to say 'I have sinned'. Take a look a some
you used the words but were not forgiven.
List of Heresies
in his book, "The Development of the Christian
Religion", admits that..."Temples, incense, oil
lamps, votive offerings, holy water, holidays and
season of devotions, processions, blessing of
fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of
priests and monks and nuns), images....are all of
pagan origin..." (page 359).
v Scriptural Principles of Gathering
what the Word of God has to say on this important
v Do not call anyone on earth your
Jesus said, 'And do
not call anyone on earth father, for you have one
Father, and he is in heaven.' (Matthew 23:9).
about Church tradition - it and the Bible?
Beware least any man
spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and
not after Christ.
v Christian Baptism
It is basically a
simple act of obedience to the One who, as his Lord and
Master, commanded it to be done. It is the duty of a
Christian to obey his Lord unhesitatingly, for obedience
is essential to discipleship.
v Saint Patrick
Ireland has a very
distinctive history. It was an island untouched by the
Roman legions, and Patrick, the Evangelist, brought to
it the Gospel of grace .
v Baptismal Regeneration
The difference between faith in Christ alone and
faith in Christ plus baptism has eternal consequences.
v True & False Worship
Christís sacrifice marked the fulfilment and end of the
priestly ordinances of the Old Testament, 'there is no
more offering for sin.' (Hebrews 10:18).
v Forgeries of the Papacy
This forgery is known as the PseudoĖIsidorian Decretals,
written around 845 A.D. The Decretals are a complete
fabrication of Church history.
v Simply Christian - What are you?
a world so filled with religious traditions and
denominational structures, the concept of being simply
Christians is difficult to communicate.
v Peter - Was he the first Pope?
Peter himself would
never accept this usurped title for it belongs to
Another. Peter calls Jesus Christ 'the Chief Shepherd.'
(1 Peter 5:4).
v Roman Catholic Teaching on
According to the Church of Rome, Christ did not
accomplish a full, finished and completed salvation in
his work of atonement. His death on the cross did not
deal with the full penalty of man's sin. Is it right?
essential differences - Muslim and Christian beliefs
The Quran portrays
God as a just and merciful judge, but doesnít teach that
human sin and distress cause Him suffering. It
emphasizes the incomprehensibility of God more than His
holiness and love.
In the early church,
the title 'saint' is not restricted to a select group of
dead and super Christians. Without exception, all
Christians are saints. Every believer in Christ is a
saint during his lifetime despite his imperfections.
v Introduction to the study of Church Truth
The purpose of
this article -to orient each Christian as to his
position in and his responsibility to the revelation
which God has given to the Church, particularly in view
of Christendom today.
v The Rock
The purpose of this study
is to determine from Scriptural evidence
what is meant by the term - 'this
rock'. When we arrive at a definite conclusion
from Scripture, as to who the 'rock.' Christ is speaking
of in Matthew 16:18, we will then have our answer.
v Essential Doctrines of
The Bible itself reveals those doctrines that are
essential to the Christian faith. They are 1) the Deity
of Christ, 2) Salvation by Grace, and 3) Resurrection of
Christ, and 4) the gospel.
The Church Ė what is it?
The church, according to the scriptures, is not
a building or meeting place, but rather the people
themselves who gather together.
v Holy Father?
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said....Holy Father, keep through thine own
name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be
one, as we are.
v It is time
Roman Catholics asked...
has the Roman Catholic church removed
the second commandment, which deals with idolatry,
from the Ten Commandments in its catechisms?
v Penance and Confession
For all practical purposes the Church abandoned in
practice the teaching of biblical repentance. Men could
now receive forgiveness for the same sins as often as
needed no matter how often they sin.
v Penance and Repentance
gratuitously, freely; God forgives on account of
Christís sacrifice. Remission is in the name of Christ
and not on account of anything we do. Our tears do not
appease God's wrath but only the blood of Jesus.
v Marks of a New Testament Church
we read through the New Testament we see four things
which marked the early New Testament churches. These
will still be present in any assembly which is
functioning in accordance with God's Word today.
v Does baptism save people from
Should Babies be
Baptized? If we look through the New Testament in all
the instances where people were baptized, we will not
find even one example of baptism being performed on a
baby or a child too young to understand what baptism
Praying to dead saints
Jesus said, 'But when ye pray, use
not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think
that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
v Revelation and the Church
Scripture as the Word of God (John 10:35), but never
Tradition. To the contrary, He condemned the Jews for
elevating their Tradition to the same level of authority
as Godís written Word
Praying to the Saints
I used to pray to Mary, the saints and
the angels as well as to God. Everything changed when I
was saved through faith in Christ Jesus. God became my
dear Father and communion with Him became the sweetest
experience of my life.
v The Rosary
consider the form of the rosary. It is 10 repetitions of
the 'Hail Mary.' What did our Lord say about repetitious
v Prayer - not repetition
Prayer is the privilege when we touch the heart of the
Father through the Son of God, Jesus our Lord.
v Hail Mary
the light of Scripture
In the 'rosary,' ten prayers are said to Mary for every
one that is said to God the Father. In other words, Mary
is pre-eminent ten to one over God! Mary is referred to
as the 'mother of the church,' 'the second eve,' 'the
queen of heaven.
' The queen of the universe,' 'co-redemptrix,'