Cyril of Jerusalem is one of the Christian church’s very early Fathers, and he seems to be one of the strongest testimonies we have to historically lineage of the Protestant understanding of Sola Scriptura. Cyril delivered a number of “Catechetical Lectures.” In his day, catechism was long series of educational training one would go through before being baptized into the Christian faith. In short, these … Continue reading Cyril of Jerusalem Affirmed Sola Scriptura
Catholic apologist Trent Horn recently released a lecture titled, “Answering Protestant Distortions of the Church Fathers.” Aptly titled, I will spare you a summary of the lecture. I would like to refute one of his arguments he made about the Didache. In the lecture, Mr. Horn began to discuss just how early we can find “the description of the Mass as a sacrifice.” Challenging a … Continue reading Does The Didache Teach a Eucharistic Sacrifice?
Introduction: “I accept the Bible as authoritative in Christian faith and here’s how it works:” Brian Zahnd has made the news in my blog-world yet again. Only this time it’s not for the usual reason (attacking Penal Substitution). Rather, he made noise on my Twitter feed in a peculiar way (you can follow my brief exchange with him here.) Zahnd has been flirting with Eastern … Continue reading Brian Zahnd and Biblical Epistemology
Paul’s Autobiographical Defense While preaching through the book of Galatians, a portion of the chapter became an interesting look into the first century relations between the people of God and the Apostles, and it dawned on me how powerful of a testimony this passage is against the claims of the Papacy from the Roman Catholic Church. When one reads through or thinks about the book … Continue reading Galatians and the Papacy
In dealing with Roman Catholic apologetics as long as I have, I am no stranger to discussions about the Early Church Fathers. There is a tendency for Protestants to very carefully pick and choose what quotes to share and which to ignore… It is for this reason that I wonder why Protestants are fascinated with the Fathers at all. Protestants necessarily have to discard or … Continue reading Honor Thy Fathers?
Facts don’t care about your feelings. That is the tagline made popular by Ben Shapiro, a well-known political analyst. He is Jewish (religiously and ethnically), and is very conservative politically. Shapiro heads up The Daily Wire, an organization filled with helpful political commentary from a conservative perspective. One of his more recent hires was an already famous blogger, Matt Walsh. Walsh is like Shapiro. Not a … Continue reading Matt Walsh and Predestination
Introduction There is a tough text in Romans 2 that comes up often in the debate with Roman Catholics on whether a person is justified by faith, or by faith and works. Verse 13 reads, “For it is not the hearers of the Law who are justified, but the doers of the Law who will be justified.” Roman Catholics often use this verse to teach … Continue reading A Roman Catholic Contradiction
What an honor it is to experience the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On such an important day as this, I felt the only blog that could possibly do justice to the many issues that divided us in the 16th century, and still divide us today, is to write my personal confession. Below is a list of theological resolutions which clearly explain the … Continue reading Protestant Resolutions: The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Rachel Held-Evans (RHE) is a social justice feminist who blasphemes the name of Christ by self-identifying as a Christian, and masquerading around as a disciple, all the while holding to very few Christian beliefs at all.This makes her frustrating and entertaining to follow on Twitter. She recently posted a Tweet that further demonstrated her ignorance of the Christian worldview. The Tweet was a picture of … Continue reading A Roman Catholic Twitter Debate
This post officially ends the series responding to Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura. I will give the main reason at the end of the blog for why I chose to end with these objections. However, I need to be honest and transparent, partly I did this out of laziness. You heard me…laziness. I will admit these were the two objection I was the … Continue reading Luther and the Apocrypha (20, 21)