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Identifying the Authentic Early Church

By Richard Bennett The early Church understood apostolic doctrine as the written Word of the Apostles as it was contained in the Scriptures.  “From the very beginning of the post-apostolic age with the writings of what are known as the Apostolic Fathers (Ignatius, Polycarp, Clement, the Didache, and Barnabas) there was an exclusive appeal to the Read More

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An Overview the History of the Catholic Church

By Richard Bennett The Papal Church, a magnificently rich splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations.  The differences are graphic.  The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word Read More

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The Biblical Uncovering of the Pope and the Papacy

The Vatican officially teaches that the Pope is the substitute for Christ Jesus.  The words of the official pronouncement are, “The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ‘is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.’  ‘For the Roman Pontiff, Read More

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My Search for Peace, a Nun’s Story

Alicia Simpson I was born into a Roman Catholic household.  As a child I knew nothing but abuse and ill-treatment from a mother, a father and then a step-father, of whom I was terrified.  Because they were people well-known in business and musical circles, their cruelty was never discovered. When the time came for schooling, Read More

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Papal Rome and the European Union

By Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen Dear Friend, The Vatican has been the most powerful institution in Europe, and although its influence declined at the time of the Reformation it has made a significant recovery in the past two centuries.  The Protestant nations of Europe that were religiously, politically and economically freed from a totalitarian Read More

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Of Polish Origin – Born again by Grace alone – John Kuspa

For 26 years Colonel John Kuspa served his country faithfully and with distinction. Colonel Kuspa was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and veteran of the Vietnam war. He received his doctorate in nuclear engineering and served in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff on NATO nuclear policy. Being raised in Read More

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The Soul of a Priest – Leo Lehmann

  I have seen Roman Catholicism at work on three continents. I have ridden with cardinals in their luxurious limousines past the saluting Swiss Guards and through the Damascus Gate of the Vatican, leading to the Pontiff’s private apartments. I have watched while a pope died, saw him buried, and his successor elected and crowned. Read More

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Pope Benedict’s Address on “Faith Alone” By Miles McKee

In an address on November 19th 2008, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the topic that is at the very center of the division between all gospel-based churches and the Church of Rome—the issue of justification, or how we accepted as just (righteous) in the eyes of God.1 In his teaching, the Pope said something very Read More

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Romanizing America through Illegal Immigration

“These . . . confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” Hebrews 11:13 By Pastor Ralph Ovadal, April 10, 2006 A shortened, edited version of this article appeared in the British Church Newspaper, May 12, 2006. In recent weeks, the advocates of the “rights” of illegal Mexican immigrants, accompanied by and even Read More