Early Church History - The History of Christianity
Biblical answers to frequently asked questions about early Church history.
- The Great Commission: Does It Still Matter?126The last words Jesus spoke in Matthew's gospel formed a blueprint for the movement that his followers were going to establish after he was gone.text
- The Great Commission and Baptism?38The will of God is that every person who receives salvation participate in this biblically mandated ritual.text
- Was the Great Commission Only for the Apostles?35text more...
Acts of the Apostles
- Repentance before Salvation?125Does it seem strange that Peter said “repent” instead of “believe”?text
- Faith or Works?30The word believe is made up of two words: be and live.text
- The Secret Weapon of the Acts Church?20At the beginning of Acts 12, we find a seemingly all-powerful Herod wreaking havoc on the church. But the church had on their side the Creator of the universe and the secret weapon.text more...
- How Did Christianity Spread?29Early Christians had no access to mass media and lived in fear of persecution. But the gospel message spread quickly in urban centers.text
- A Battle over the Biblical View of the Trinity?26Athanasius was the great champion of Trinitarian orthodoxy during the crisis of the heresy of Arianism that erupted in the fourth century.text
- How Did the Early Church Deal with Adversity?23In Acts 12, we find a story of how, when things were looking bleak, prayer turned the entire situation around. text more...
- Easter: Bigger than Christmas?24If Easter had not happened, Christmas would have no meaning.text
- Why Is Christmas Celebrated on December 25?20For the first 300 years of Christianity, Christmas wasn't celebrated on December 25. In fact, the first recorded celebration was in 336.text
- What Is Ascension Day?13Ascension Day always comes forty days after Easter and celebrates one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith.text more...
The Apostle Paul
- The Secret of Contentment?22After his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, Paul had much to learn about salvation and following Christ.text
- Paul: Our Example from Jail?14Paul spent a great deal of time in captivity, and it's what he did not do that provides an example for all Christians.text
- Did Paul Change the Meaning of the Crucifixion?10The apostle Paul wasn't even present at the crucifixion of Christ, yet he declared that this act was an act of cosmic and supernatural proportions. text more...
- The World: Love It or Hate It?18Have you ever wondered why the Bible seems to be guilty of double-talk when speaking of "the world"?text
- Romans: When, Where, and Why?16Paul did not establish the church in Rome, nor had he visited it by the time of his letter, though he was well aware of its growth and impact.text
- Feeling Stagnant? Are You Running the Race?12In Hebrews 12:1–2, the author of Hebrews compares living the spiritual live to running a race. Now imagine running a race with barbells on your shoulders or wearing scuba diving equipment. While that sounds ridiculous, it’s essentially what many Christians try to do when they hold onto sin in their lives!text more...
Promise of the Second Coming
- What Do We Do in the Meantime?86In the New Testament's 260 chapters, Christ's return is mentioned no less than 318 times. But what should we do until then?text
- When Will Jesus Return?76When the disciples asked, "What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" (Matthew 24:3), Jesus offered six "signs" of the Second Coming.text
- What Will Happen When Jesus Returns?68More amazing than any film is what Christians will experience at Jesus’ return.text more...