Who Was the First Pope?

Having seen that Christ did not institute a papacy in the church, and that Peter was not a pope or universal bishop, one may ask when and how the papacy came to exist and how it became what it is today. The papacy did not appear immediately at one time, rather it developed over a long period of time. Attempting to identify the first pope is akin to asking: When does food become rotten? It is not easy to pinpoint at one specific time because it is a gradual process.… Read More Who Was the First Pope?

Harm of Attending the Mass: 2. Why it is Sinful to Attend a Papal Mass

  1. How Evil the Mass is 2. Why it is Sinful to Attend a Papal Mass 3. Reasons for Going to Mass Answered John Bradford, Hurt of Hearing Mass, Chapter 6. 1. It is Idolatry. First, out of the second commandment, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image…” This precept forbiddeth all… Read More Harm of Attending the Mass: 2. Why it is Sinful to Attend a Papal Mass

Voluntaryism: The Real Origin of Romish and Priestly Domination

Voluntaryism/the Voluntary Principle is the belief “that the only relation that ought to subsist between the State and the Church — between civil government and religion — is that of entire separation; or, in other words, its advocates maintain that nations, as such, and civil rulers in their official capacity, not only are not bound, but are not at… Read More Voluntaryism: The Real Origin of Romish and Priestly Domination

7 Differences Between Partial Preterist and Historicist Postmillennialism

1. Millennium – Preterists believe the figurative millennium began at the first coming of Christ and will end at his second coming, before Satan’s little season, or after Satan’s little season. Historicists believe that the millennium will begin in the future when all the nations are converted, the Pope and Islam are destroyed, and the… Read More 7 Differences Between Partial Preterist and Historicist Postmillennialism