Category Church History/ famous theologians

Sola Fide

By Justin Carnley Justificatio est articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae—”justification is the article by which the church stands or falls.” That is what Martin Luther said in the early 17th century. To Luther, and many others, there were few things more precious than the recovery of the doctrine of justification alone by Christ alone. But […]

Sola Scriptura

By Corban Stone The canon, which determines the standard of the churches, measured the books early church used in their congregation. These books were read openly to the congregation, because they held a special authority of God upon them.  Most of the first Christian were Jews, so Christianity was never absent of the cannon (another […]

New Series on the 5 Solas

“Our Battle Cry” By John Wilson What is the difference between a Roman Catholic and a Protestant? I am convinced the difference is becoming less noticeable in modern day American Christianity.  Before the Protestant Reformation, the Pope of the Catholic Church would allow you to pay “indulgences” that guaranteed a deceased family member’s entrance into […]

The Pelagian Heresy Part I

By John Wilson A heresy, while usually having the best of intentions, is a doctrine that ultimately destroys, destabilizes, or distorts the Christian Faith rather than preserving it. So why do heresies arise in the church? Could they be God’s way of raising up stalwarts like Martin Luther to defend the faith and to help […]

Three Reasons Church History Matters

By Cody Watson Why is church history important? This is a question if neglected can be detrimental to the church today. We see that Church history is the story of the bride of Christ of which we take part. We need to know our history and not neglect to see the importance of it. I. […]