Is apostolic succession Biblical?”……Answer: The doctrine of apostolic succession is the belief that the 12 apostles passed on their authority to successors, who then passed the apostolic authority on to their successors, continuing throughout the centuries, even unto today. The Roman Catholic Church sees Peter as the leader of the apostles, with the greatest authority, […]

English Bible History The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation History. As a background study, we recommend that you first review our discussion of the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible from 1,400 B.C. to […]

“What is the history of Christianity?”……The history of Christianity is really the history of Western civilization. Christianity has had an all-pervasive influence on society at large-art, language, politics, law, family life, calendar dates, music, and the very way we think have all been colored by Christian influence for nearly two millennia. The story of the […]

“What are the 95 theses of Martin Luther?”……The "95 Theses" were written in 1517 by a priest and professor of theology named Martin Luther. His revolutionary ideas served as the catalyst for the eventual breaking away from the Catholic Church and were later instrumental in forming the movement known as the Protestant Reformation. Luther wrote […]

Christendom Die kruis is die simbool wat die Christendom verteenwoordig. Lande met Christene Die Christendom is ‘n religie wat bely dat Jesus Christus die Seun van God is en verlossing verkondig aan die volgelinge van hierdie geloof, wat as Christene bekend staan. ‘n Belangrike onderdeel van die verlossing is die idee van versoening wat deur […]

“What is Calvinism and is it biblical? What are the five points of Calvinism?”……Answer: The five points of Calvinism can be summarized by the acronym TULIP. T stands for total depravity, U for unconditional election, L for limited atonement, I for irresistible grace, and P for perseverance of the saints. Here are the definitions and […]

“What were the Dark Ages?”……The "Dark Ages" are commonly considered to be the early part of the period known as the Middle Ages. Often the term Dark Ages refers to the initial five hundred years following the fall of Rome in 476. It is thought of as beginning around 450 AD and continuing till 1000 […]