This article is a synopsis of the second book in “A Treatise Concerning the Right Use of the Fathers” by Jean Daillé (1594-1670). Click here to read Part 1: The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today. The primary question Daillé’s second book addresses is “Whether adducing the Fathers be a sufficient and proper means for demonstrating the… Read More The Authority of the Early Church Fathers
The early church fathers are highly respected by all Christian groups that are serious about the historical roots of their faith. Their writings are appealed to by Protestants and Roman Catholics alike to support their dogmatic and ecclesiastical beliefs and practices. However, it is easy to make too much out of them. This essay provides… Read More The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today
John Cameron An Examination Of Those Plausible Appearances Which Seem Most To Commend The Romish Church ch. 17. The only means to prove true antiquity is to have recourse to the beginning by the Scripture. Now that we allege St. Cyprian, it is not to authorize the truth, by the authority of men, only we borrow their… Read More True Antiquity: Scripture or Tradition?
The church of Jerusalem in Judea contained in it more congregations than one. This may be convincingly evidenced divers ways, particularly from, 1. The multitude of believers in that church. 2. The multitude of church officers there. 3. The variety of languages there. 4. The manner of the Christians’ public meetings in those primitive times,… Read More Was the Church of Jerusalem a Single Congregation or a Presbytery?