Recent History of the Papal Church

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.42 A general of Napo- leon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne. With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy to its former power and glory.

The five biblical principles of the Reformation and Revival

All true revival in both Old and New Testament times has been a return to the absolute authority of God’s written Word.  The absolute authority of God’s written Word was normative for the Old Testament saints.  Likewise, the absolute authority for Christ Jesus and for the apostles was God’s written Word and that alone.

Revival in times of decay

Preaching in times of revival and in times of societal decay.
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The First Martyrs of the Reformation

This video features Historian Sinclair Horne as interviewed by Richard Bennett. Patrick Hamilton and George Wishart were the first martyrs in Scotland. Their lives and their martyrdom were the trigger to set the Reformation on the right course in Scotland and later across the world. The program was made on location at two historical settings Read More

The Counter Reformation and the Jesuit Order


Ignatius of Loyola founded the  Roman Catholic Jesuit order in 1530 as a means of countering the work of God in the reformation.

Overview of the history of the Papal Church

The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic. The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word of God as received in the New Testament Gospel accounts of the life of the Lord and the writings of the Apostles, together with the Old Testament.

The History of the Papacy Part II

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.  A general of Napoleon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne.  With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy.  An important part of his strategy was achieved by the declaration of papal infallibility. 

The History of the Papacy Part I

The spread of the Christian faith during the first three centuries was extensive and rapid.  In the providence of God, the main reasons for this were the fidelity and zeal of the preachers of the Gospel, the heroic deaths of the martyrs, and the translation of the Scriptures into the languages of the Roman world.  Under Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211) Christians suffered appallingly. 

John Knox the Scottish Reformer


A wonderful narration  of the history of John Knox who is considered to be the greatest Reformer in the history of Scotland. John was educated at the University of Glasgow, and ordained as a catholic priest in 1530.  John had been serving as a priest for 10 years when he was converted to biblical Christianity through the study of the Bible and the writings of Augustine and Jerome.  

Identifying the Authentic Early Church

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 Scriptures for the positive teaching of doctrine and for its defense against heresy.