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TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Today, we are continuing with the third message in this series as we look at the Biblical basis for the statement of faith known as the Apostles' Creed. Today, we will begin by reading a newer version of the Apostles' Creed. This version is based on the "Old Roman Symbol" which we read during our first two messages in this series. According to The Creeds of Christendom by Philip Schaff, "the individual statements of belief that are included in the Apostles' Creed – even those not found in the Old Roman Symbol – are found in various writings by Irenaeus, Tertullian, Novatian, Marcellus, Rufinus, Ambrose, Augustine, Nicetus, and Eusebius Gallus." This version of the Creed was put in written form sometime during the first half of the eighth century AD. Interestingly, it appears to have come from Christians in Spain and France unlike the Old Roman Symbol which was formulated by Christians in Rome. The French King Char-le-magne imposed it throughout his kingdom and it was eventually accepted in Rome which was still using the Old Roman Symbol at that time.
This creed is the one most widely used by Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches today.
Today, we are looking at the next line of the creed which reads, "Who was born of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary..." Let's turn to the Word of God and see the biblical basis for this part of the Apostles' Creed.
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Charles Hill joins us today to talk about his books "The Early Text of the New Testament" and "Who Chose The Gospels?" We'll be talking about the reliability of the text and about how the canon came about! Be sure to join us! Your questions can be taken at 714-242-5180.
Did Jesus exist? Part 3/ A closer look at 2nd century Church Fathers and what they knew about the Gospel. Ignatius, Polycarp, Justin Martyr, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Trypho, Celsus, Tacitus, Suetonius. How to boost your credit score by 100 points in 5 days.....Is it your fault your spouse cheated? Join us from 6pm to 8pm eastern time on "Its Realtalk Live" on Blogtalk Radio. Join us for the best variety talk show on Radio. Call in at 347-826-9457 to listen and press #1 if you want to speak to the Host. Plus business opportunities and every day life topics in general...You can Join us at blogtalkradio.com/itsrealtalklive or Call (347) 826-9457 So come join us today at 6pm.
We are covering the debate tonight so enjoy this awesome replay from Chris and Jim's interview with Ken Silva from http://apprising.org/
AM is the vision of its president, Rev. Ken Silva, an ordained SBC minister who has been led of the Lord to move beyond the typical “plus-minus” type of apologetic so common today and to return to more of the aggressive polemic an Irenaeus might use. Although what is written at AM may often be quite blunt, considering the time of rampant apostasy in which we now live, this also is by design.
The Lord be praised that through the growing organization at AM Ken Silva also has the extreme privilege of personally advising numerous pastors and leaders within many churches all across the country.
Was the Book of Enoch viewed as authentic scripture by the early church? Does it really give us the names of the fallen angels, inside information on their great sin, and the details of their plea for mercy and ultimate imprisonment by Almighty God?
Is Enoch's description of the Heavens and Hades biblical? Did Enoch really meet our Lord God when he was taken to the Heavens and what did he call Him? Did Enoch take a tour of planet Earth in a celestrial vehicle piloted by angels?
Aha!! Now we know why so many people are curious about this most fascinating book. It stretches our minds and seems to fill in the gaps in the biblical accounts.
But since 1 Enoch was not included in the original canon should we give any credibility?
Therein lies the question. Can we trust the book we have today? Irenaeus, Justin Martyr and Tertullian seemed to believe so, and Apostle Jude referenced the words of Enoch in his brief New Testament book.
Today Pastor Leonard Johnson will be teaching on this most fascinating subject, whether or not the Books of Enoch should be considered inspired by Almighty God, or as some say heretical.
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The terror of the Aeon Sophia
I am writing from the bare back of a wild horse galloping through the Japanese forest trying to get it done and be ready for the next encounter with the Nagual waiting right in front of my eyes. So here goes.
Topics covered include the role of the Nagual, the recovery of sanity, divine alchemy and the sign of the Virgin, a review of the Carnal Embrace of the Anthropos and the feminine necessity, the look of PAM, eating pine needles, the significance of these mythogenetic occurrences, more on the inexplicable sounds being heard all around the world, the 23-year old Aeon awakening into her lucid dream, the surreal side and it's relation to the current rush of dreaming attention, “Against Heresies” by Irenaeus (for more do a search on metahistory), the morphing of this 23-year old Aeon, the way Sophia experienced fear, the transformation of Organic Light into lemon colored crystals, the creation of Mantis (see Kahgen), the effect of these worldwide sounds on the psychopaths and a bit more on the joys of the Carnal Embrace of the Anthropos.
If you need to ask why I chose Utada at the age of 23 singing about a "Devil Inside" after you having listened, well......
The History of Christianity #36
Our Scripture verse today is Romans 16:17 which reads: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
Our quote today is from Irenaeus of Lyons. He said: "Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe that it is more truthful than truth itself."
Today, we are looking at "The Deposit of the Faith" (Part 1) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).
The many converts who joined the early church came from a wide variety of backgrounds. This variety enriched the church and gave witness to the universality of its message. But it also resulted in widely differing interpretations of that message. Such different interpretations should not surprise us, for at the time Christianity was still ill-defined - to the point that it would probably be better to speak of "Christianities," in the plural. There certainly were in it varying views and emphases, as any reader of the New Testament can still see when comparing, for instance, the Gospel of Mark with John, Romans, and Revelation. But, were all the existing views and interpretations equally valid or acceptable? Was there not the danger that, within the still undefined limits of Christianity, there would be interpretations that would threaten its integrity? The danger was increased by the syncretism of the time, which sought truth, not by adhering to a single system of doctrine, but by taking bits and pieces from various systems...