Tag Archives: Church Fathers Writings

Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation?

Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation? It looks like Irenaeus (c. AD 202) did not believe in transubstantiation: It was all spiritual for him. He believed like many of his time, in the spiritual participation in Christ. But, in noway he … Continue reading

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Structure of church in 1st century AD vs. church in 21st AD

Structure of church in 1st century AD vs. church in 21st AD When looking back at the first century church, we get surprised by how much it was different  from the churches of our century, including all denominations. In all … Continue reading

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Church tradition and scripture: which has the authority?

Church tradition and scripture: which has the authority? So many Christians believe in the authority of church traditions handed down through the ages to us. Others believe that it is only scripture that have the ultimate authority (Sola Scriptura). The … Continue reading

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Was There Such A Thing As “Original Sin” In Early Church?

Was There Such A Thing As “Original Sin” In Early Church? By I. B. Barsoum All early church fathers[i], except St. Augustine, never taught a doctrine of ”Original Sin”, but always maintained that mankind has a “liability to sin”, which … Continue reading

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The agrapha: Sayings of Jesus not recorded in the gospels

The agrapha: Sayings of Jesus not recorded in the gospels   from http://www.textexcavation.com/ An agraphon is a saying of the Lord that was not written down. It is a somewhat unfortunate term, since obviously the saying was written down at … Continue reading

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A Recently Discovered Authentic Letter to the Apostle Paul

A Recently Discovered Letter of Critique Written to the Apostle Paul A satire, co-authored with Jared Wilson Exclusive: In an exciting example of scholarly cross-collaboration and interdisciplinary research, textual critics and archaeologists have just published a translation of a recently … Continue reading

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Early Church Fathers on Genesis

Early Church Fathers on Genesis*   By John Tobin One of the most common claims some Christians who believe in young earth use when arguing Biblically for their view point is that young earth was the “original” viewpoint of the … Continue reading

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The Birth of Christ, and the New Birth of Man

The Birth of Christ, and the New Birth of Man By St. Irenaeus How shall man pass into God, unless God has first passed into man?

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