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One Apostolic Church Main portal to articles about this topic. My model for a new kind of church:
  • not Protestant (because it isn't based on Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide)
  • not Catholic (because it rejects apostolic succession, the priesthood, and the hierarchy of bishops)
Christian authority is apostolic truth from the Bible, Early Church Fathers, and early Church Councils.
The True Church Which church is the true church?
The Early Church We should learn about the faith-life and practice of the early church.
Church Governance There is no single world-wide church of Christ, no global Christian institution to which all Christians belong. Church governance is varied and fragmented. In short, church governance is local, not global.
The Church Refreshed My perspective on the Church and Christianity.
How to Select a Church My criteria.
Teaching Authority The fundamental question we must answer is "who do we trust?"
The Bible The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God, but it is not the only word of God.
Is the Church like Old Testament Israel? Many Protestants claim the New Covenant is different from the Old Covenant in every way. However, the two covenants are similar in many ways, and many Biblical passages state Church is the New Israel.
Peter is the Rock The role of Peter in the church and whether the Catholic of the papacy is justified.
Three Popes What happened when there were three popes at once.
Galileo Galilei To assess the case of Galileo vs. the Catholic Church to determine who was right and who was wrong.
Church Reform In every age the Catholic Church is in need of reform. But what kind of reform is needed?
Catholic Life What's it's like being Catholic. A practical guide for those who are unfamiliar with it.
Elements of a Devotional Life The ingredients.
Church History I provide a sociological and historical perspective of the development of the church to demonstrate why she became the way she was at various stages of her history.
Errors of Catholicism Critics of the Catholic Church claim that her teachings are untrue because she has made errors.
Catholic Abuses The Church has "officially" done some bad things
The Catholic Church Embraced Astrology Evidence that some popes and doctors of the church actually believed and practiced astrology.
Freedom from Religion What is the proper role in society of the church?
One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church Jesus clearly established a church, a unified church, a holy church, the apostolic church. I discuss this using quotations from the Bible.
The Church Went Bad The Church went bad. It went bad many times throughout history and is still bad if it can't sensibly present a united front of hope and holiness to this lost and dying world.
Authority Who or what is to be our spiritual authority in matters of the faith?
The church has changed her views Examples from church documents.
Catholic Problems I present a few problems with the Catholic Church using church documents as evidence.
Unholy Leaders True Church leaders must be holy
Contradictions Some are major, some are minor.
False Catholic Teachings? These Simply Can't Be True
Apostolic Succession is Broken According to Catholic teaching, only bishops can ordain new bishops — this is how the apostolic succession is passed-on from generation to generation. If there are examples of invalid bishops ordaining other bishops, these new bishops are not valid bishops either and the chain of apostolic succession is broken.
How to know what is true In my many years as a Christian I encountered many truth-claims.
I Believe This article addresses the topic of whether doctrines can be determined from scripture and the writings of the Early Church Fathers without the need to refer to an infallible teaching authority.
Doctrines of Church Fathers An examination of what the Early Church Fathers wrote about various topics.
Scientific Philosophy Philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.
Christian Philosophy Various Christian topics.
What I Believe Still a Spirit-filled, born-again, conservative Christian.
Lamentations What I believe about the claims of the Catholic Church after having been Catholic for seven years.
Doctrines Various doctrines such as apostolic succession. The doctrine of apostolic succession is a cornerstone of Catholic teaching. If it's flawed the whole structure collapses.
Why I can never be Lutheran I wanted to be but couldn't.
A World Without Contraception What would the world be like if everybody followed the Catholic teaching against the use of contraception? Would there be overpopulation with famine, plague, and war?
Church Study What is the Church? It's everything relating to Jesus and salvation, but excluding error and sin.
Bishops The Role of Bishops in the Church
Changes in the Church There have been many changes in the Church and in doctrine over the centuries
The Church What it is; who leads it
Church Unity The various aspects of church unity, of unity among Christians.
The Church — Good & Bad With so many varieties of Christian churches to choose from we should strive to find one that matches the early church.