Church, Tradition, and Scripture pt 4

Read part 1, part 2 or part 3. Back to my look at Church, Tradition, and Scripture, a small polemic against the Orthodox Church that nicely demonstrates many Protestant misconceptions.  I’d like to state again that I intend no disrespect to the author of this short work.  It just serves as a nice demonstration, no more. So, picking…

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No Tradition Here

I was doing a little web reading about divorce, and ran across some statements by William Luck, a former professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute.  Mr. Luck (not a Ph.D. as far as I know, so no disrespect intended) was a professor of church history and Christian thought, but I found it…

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Church, Tradition and Scripture pt 3

Read part 1 or part 2. I’ve been letting my mind wander off onto lots of other subjects, and I have a lot left to review in this series of posts.  Before I went too much further I did want to mention some things.  I’ve had the opportunity to discuss the subject of the state of the Ukrainian…

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St. Catherine’s Relief

As many of you know St. Catherine’s monastery in Sinai has been forced to close due to the security situation in Egypt.  This is the third time (I believe) that this has happened in the last 40 or 50 years.  The unfortunate fallout of this closing is that the already strained budget of the monastery…

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Establishing Christianity

I was looking at the Codex Theodosianus today, and was struck by a noticeable missing feature.  While Constantine legalized Christianity, causing a cessation of the persecutions most recently instituted by Diocletian, it wasn’t until the Spaniard emperor Theodosius that Christianity finally became the established religion of the Roman Empire.  Theodosius issued a series of edicts…

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