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The Epistle Of 1 Clement And The Prelude To Papal Claims Of Authority

It is perhaps little surprise that the first time that a congregation seeks to interfere in the leadership of another congregation, that the interfering congregation happens to be Rome and that the move to bolster friendly authorities in another congregation … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism In Ignatius Of Antioch’s Epistles

Having examined several aspects of Ignatius of Anticoh’s writings, it is worthwhile at this point to spend a bit of time looking at how he showed hostility to Jews and to the Sabbath, which was connected in his mind with … Continue reading

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I, Plastic Dino, Do Solemnly Swear…

[Note:  Image, originally from Facebook, courtesy of Military.com.] “I, Plastic Dino, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance … Continue reading

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On (Not) Writing To Bishops In The Letters Of Ignatius Of Antioch

Ignatius of Anticoh is one of the most intriguing and certainly controversial of the Apostolic Fathers, and one of the areas of controversy that is particularly notable is his choice of recipients of his letters.  On the course of his … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: INXS

It seems rather shocking and surprising that Australia, for all of its influence on American pop and rock music, has so few acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1].  While there are several worthy candidates from … Continue reading

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The Citation And Reference To Sources Within The Epistle Of Polycarp To The Philippians

As we have previously noted, Polycarp was not particularly known as an original writer.  He did, of course, write a fateful letter to the Bishop of Rome [1] and he is well known for his martyrdom in Smyrna as well … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: Is The Ministry God’s Government?

Is The Ministry God’s Government?, by Fred Coulter, with The Nicoliatans of Revelation 2 by J.H. Allen Although I have in the past been rather critical of the author [1] and found his works difficult to read and enjoy, this … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Pietism And Leaving Egypt

Having just finished the Days of Unleavened Bread, I was struck by how many of our messages related to the idea of leaving Egypt and its implications in our lives [1].  Of particular personal interest as a student in the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Lesley Gore

I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of Lesley Gore is rather limited.  Like most people, I am most familiar with a couple of songs she recorded before the age of eighteen:  “It’s My Party” and “You … Continue reading

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The Didache And 2 John: A Shared Struggle With False Preachers

From the beginnings of the Church of God in the 1st Century AD, there has been a consistent problem with false teachers.  Although the specific false doctrines that leaders of the Church of God have been most focused on has … Continue reading

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