Why the Apocrypha is not Canonical Scripture

The Books of the Old and New Testaments Canonical and Inspired;With Remarks on the Apocryphaby Robert Haldane (1764–1842) In course of time, and in the progress of that corruption in the churches which soon began to work, the sacred canon was defiled by the addition and even intermixture of other books, which, through the unfaithfulness… Read More Why the Apocrypha is not Canonical Scripture

Transubstantiation: Unbiblical, Ahistorical, and Unreasonable

On every point Transubstantiation is a false, shocking, & novel doctrine. With Transubstantiation falls the sacrifice of the Mass. Upon Transubstantiation, everything important and decisive in the church of Rome may be said in a degree to hang. Yet, Protestant sacramentology truly captures the simple and beautiful institution of Jesus Christ.… Read More Transubstantiation: Unbiblical, Ahistorical, and Unreasonable

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?