DID TERTULLIAN DENY THE ETERNAL NATURE OF CHRIST?

MORE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’ MISINFORMATION EXPOSED The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of the Jehovah’s Witnesses produced a booklet titled Should You Believe In the Trinity where they sought to prove that not only is the Trinity not a biblical doctrine, but that it wasn’t even taught by the pre-Nicene church fathers/writers. For instance, they claim that North […]

EUSEBIUS ON THE BROTHERS OF THE LORD

Eusebius Commentary on Psalm 69 Patrologia Graeca 737B Translation by Rev. Dr. Kappes *PG 737B+ But also: “I’ve become someone estranged from my brother (adelphois), and an alien to the sons of my mother.” Two orders are set up in the formerly mentioned phrase: first, the one [order], which belongs truly to his brothers (adelphôn), […]

JUSTIN MARTYR ON THE NAMELESS GOD

The second century Church father and apologist Justin Martyr believed that the Father of the Lord Jesus had no name since he is beyond names. For Justin, to have a name meant that there would have to be someone greater or higher in authority that gave that specific individual his/her name. And since there is […]

Mary’s Purity and Sinlessness in the Church Fathers

Courtesy of William Albrecht. AD 100-700: Beginning to the end of the Patristic era The Protoevangelium of James And Anna made a song to the Lord God, saying: I will sing a song to the Lord my God, for He has looked upon me, and has taken away the reproach of mine enemies; and the […]

Topical Reference to the Beliefs of the Church Fathers by Dave Armstrong Part 6

I am uploaded this from the following link: https://www.catholicfidelity.com/topical-reference-to-the-beliefs-of-the-church-fathers-by-dave-armstrong-part-6/. Infused Righteousness “This truth, therefore, [he declares], in order that we may not reject the engrafting of the Spirit while pampering the flesh. ‘But thou, being a wild olive-tree,’ he says, ‘hast been grafted into the good olive-tree, and been made a partaker of the fatness of […]

Topical Reference to the Beliefs of the Church Fathers by Dave Armstrong Part 5

I uploaded this from the following link: https://www.catholicfidelity.com/topical-reference-to-the-beliefs-of-the-church-fathers-by-dave-armstrong-part-5/. The Indefectibility of the Catholic Church “But [it has, on the other hand, been shown], that the preaching of the Church is everywhere consistent, and continues in an even course, and receives testimony from the prophets, the apostles, and all the disciples–as I have proved–through [those in] the […]

Church Fathers vs. the “Reformation Pillar” of “Faith Alone”

The following is taken from Dave Armstrong’s post: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2018/01/church-fathers-vs-reformation-pillar-faith-alone-sola-fide.html. Protestant Definitions of Justification by Faith Alone Justification, as thus defined, is therefore a declarative act, as distinguished from an efficient act; an act of God external to the sinner, as distinguished from an act within the sinner’s nature and changing that nature; a judicial act, as […]

The Church Fathers and Sola Fide

I have uploaded this from the following link: https://www.catholicfidelity.com/the-church-fathers-and-sola-fide/. James White gave me the following challenge (on Julie Staples Message Board — November 2002): JW>  I have missed where you provide an in-depth response to Ambrosiaster’s teaching of sola fide, or to the repeated references to the elect in Clement’s epistle to the Corinthians, or to […]

DID THE CHURCH FATHERS REALLY TEACH SOLA FIDE?

Compliments of our brother William Albrecht. Clement of Rome Let us clothe ourselves with concord and humility, ever exercising self-control, standing far off from all whispering and evil-speaking, being justified by our works, and not our words. (90-100AD) Ignatius of Antioch Let your baptism be ever your shield, your faith a helmet, your charity a spear, your […]

EARLY CHURCH’S INVOCATION OF MARY

The following material was compiled by William Albrecht. The Sub Tuum Praesidium (250) petitions: “O Mother of God: do not despise our petitions in time of trouble: but rescue us from dangers, only pure, only blessed one.” The Anaphoras of Coptic/Egyptian Basil (300s) In its oldest Sahidic manuscript has the following within a Litany: “…the holy and glorious Mary, […]