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Early Church Fathers This article demonstrates what the Early Church Fathers in the first generation after the apostles had to say that supports the claims of the Catholic Church. Main portal to articles about this topic
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Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book III The full text with my comments.
The Church Fathers In reading the writings of the Church Fathers it is clear that the Catholic Church of today is the same church which Jesus Christ founded through the apostles. Quotations from various Early Church Fathers supporting Catholic teachings.
Was Augustine Protestant? Protestants like to claim Augustine as one of their own — but he was Catholic through and through.
Marian Doctrines References from Early Church Fathers
Sola Scriptura (Bible Only) The Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura (scripture only) is unsound and unbiblical.

The Protestant Reformation was based, in part, on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura (scripture alone). I highlight the many side-effects and contradictions rarely discussed by Protestants.
History of Dogma, by Adolph Harnack The first couple hundred years of Christianity.
Chiliasm of Early Church Fathers The end-time views of the Early Church Fathers. Their writings and views are so often misrepresented that I wanted to give a detailed account of their particular views.
The Church Went Bad? The church could not have gone bad before the essential doctrines of Christianity were developed.
The Eucharist is a very early doctrine This article demonstrates that the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist was believed and practiced by the very early church.
Teaching Authority The fundamental question we must answer is "who do we trust?"
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.
Baptism What the Bible and Early Church Fathers have to say.
Purview & Scope The guidelines I use for including or excluding articles on this website; and for their content; and of my comments.