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1 Where are we going… where have we been?

2 Application : Historical Devotional (Inspirational) Doctrinal (Prophetical)

3 Where are we going … where have we been? -“Growing Out and Growing Up” -“Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love”

4 Where are we going … where have we been? - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” - “Acts and Actions ” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” - “Acts and Actions ”

5 Where are we going … where have we been? -“Revealed and Revealing” - “Fully Purposed and Fully Positioned” -“Revealed and Revealing” - “Fully Purposed and Fully Positioned”

6 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Ephesu s

7 “Exposed and Exposure” Where are we going… where have we been?

8 Job 41:12-14 – “ I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment ? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.”

9 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion  Ephesu s “Nevertheless”“Nevertheless”

10 James- The son of Zebedee- sword Philip- prison, whipped, crucified Matthew- sword while preaching James the less- thrown off temple and stoned Peter- crucified upside down Paul- Head chopped off Batholomew- axe Thomas- furnace and spears Simon the Canaanite- crucified Thaddeus- beaten by priest Andrew- tied to cross with cords

11 Divisions Divisions

12  3 common divisions Church history- Apostles to the “Dark Ages”:

13 The Apostolic Church Fathers.The Apostolic Church Fathers. The Anti-Nicene Church Fathers.The Anti-Nicene Church Fathers. The Post-Nicene Church Fathers.The Post-Nicene Church Fathers.

14 Matthew 23:9 - “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

15  3 common divisions Church history- Apostles to the “Dark Ages”: The Apostolic Church Fathers.The Apostolic Church Fathers. The Anti-Nicene Church Fathers.The Anti-Nicene Church Fathers. The Post-Nicene Church Fathers.The Post-Nicene Church Fathers.

16 Deviations Deviations

17  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

18  Ignatius “My dear Jesus, my Savior, is so deeply written in my heart, that I feel confident that if my heart were to be cut open and chopped to pieces, the name of Jesus would be found written on every piece”.

19 “You don’t need to nail me. God will give me the strength to remain in the fire, even though you don’t nail me to the firewood.”  Polycarp:

20 “80 plus 6 years have I served Him and He has done me no wrong. How could I deny Him now?”  Polycarp:

21  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

22 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion  Ephesu s “Nevertheless”“Nevertheless”

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25  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

26 Nicolaitanes (to conquer the laity- “the common man” )

27 Mark 12:37 – “David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son?.” Mark 12:37 – “David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.”

28 Neither as being lords over God's heritage 1 Peter 5:1-3 – “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.”

29 Nicolaitanes (to conquer the laity- “the common man” )

30  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

31 Colossians 2:8 – “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

32 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men Mark 7:7-8 – “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.”

33 John 4:24 – “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 17:17 – “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

34 -Writes 12 letters - First to use the word “catholic” - Refers to himself as “the son of the church”  Ignatius

35 -Writes “Explanation of the Lord’s Discourse” - Says John did not write Revelation - Says Mark’s gospel is actually Peter’s gospel  Papias

36 Acts…

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38 - His writings merge Christianity with philosophy. -Uses “bible” for “Christian” -Negates “bible” by blending humanism/pagan Greek philosophy.  Epicurus

39 - Teaches that Christ was only human in experience and appearance. - Was a Gnostic. - Simon of Cyrene was the one who died on the cross.  Basilides

40 “80 plus 6 years have I served Him and He has done me no wrong. How could I deny Him now?”  Polycarp:

41 - Wrote a letter to the Philippians church saying “Faith is the mother of us all”  Polycarp

42  The fact is the Pope was a sinner like everyone else and he had to trust the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for his salvation…”

43  The fact is the Pope was a sinner like everyone else and he had to trust the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for his salvation…as it is given through the church”

44 - Wrote a letter to the Philippian church saying “Faith is the mother of us all”  Polycarp

45 Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

46  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

47 -The Father of the “Allegorical Method of Bible Study” - Changes the Bible from Antioch in 30,000 places.  Origen

48 Deuteronomy 4:2 – “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”Deuteronomy 4:2 – “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

49 Deuteronomy 5:32 “Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.”Deuteronomy 5:32 “Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.”

50 Deuteronomy 28:14 “And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”Deuteronomy 28:14 “And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”

51 Joshua 1:7 - “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”Joshua 1:7 - “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”

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53 and thou be found a liarProverbs 30:5-6 – “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

54 Distinctions Distinctions

55 Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria. The headmaster is Philo, a Jew, called the Rabbi of the “Great Synagogue in Alexandria”. Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.

56 “Alexandrian school, a name given to various groups of persons engaged in artistic and intellectual activities in Alexandria, Egypt, during Hellenistic and Roman eras...” New Standard Encyclopedia:

57 “The blending of eastern knowledge and thought was the distinguishing feature of the schools… Literature of the Alexandrian school was based on scholarship rather than on originality.” New Standard Encyclopedia:

58 “The writers working in the Museum and Library catalogued, analyzed and edited more than they wrote.” New Standard Encyclopedia:

59 “As the Christian Era began, the Alexandrian Jew, Philo, combining Jewish religious ideas with Greek philosophy, emphasized the mystical quality of man’s relationship to God.” New Standard Encyclopedia:

60 “Philo influenced two late second- century Greek fathers of the church, Clement of Alexandria and his pupil Origen. New Standard Encyclopedia:

61 “These two in turn headed Alexandria’s catechetical (Christian religious) school, where both Christian and pagan (Greek) writings were studied and where… New Standard Encyclopedia:

62 “… the philosophy later known as Neo-Platonism evolved…although Neo-Platonism was a pagan philosophy and Origen, after his death, was disowned by the church as a heretic…” New Standard Encyclopedia:

63 “… much of the mysticism of the Alexandrian school of theology was absorbed into Christian thinking” New Standard Encyclopedia:

64 Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria. The headmaster is Philo, a Jew, called the Rabbi of the “Great Synagogue in Alexandria”. Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.

65 Alexandria Egypt’s Catechetical School PhiloPhilo PantaenusPantaenus - (until about 190 A.D.) Clement of Alexandria-Clement of Alexandria- (until about 203 A.D.) Adamantius OrigenAdamantius Origen

66 “Origen was the greatest scholar of his age, and the most gifted, most industrius, and most cultivated of all ante-Nicene fathers. Even heathens and heretics admired or feared his brilliant talent and vast learning.” Philip Schaff :

67 “His knowledge embraced all departments of the philology, philosophy, and theology of his day. With this he united profound and fertile thought, keen penetration, and glowing imaginations.” Philip Schaff :

68 “As a true Divine, he consecrated all his studies by prayer, and turned them, according to his best convictions, to the service of truth and piety.” Philip Schaff : (History of the Christian Church)

69 “Origen was the greatest scholar and most prolific author of the early church. He was not only a profound thinker but also deeply spiritual and a loyal churchman” Eerdmans’ Handbook to the History of Christianity:

70 “No man of purer spirit or nobler aims ornaments the history” Walker:

71  The FUNDAMENTALS Origen believed:

72 -He believed God wrote the Bible. - He believed Christ was the virgin-born Son of God. -Believed Christ died on the Christ, was buried and rose again.

73  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed:

74 -He did not believe that Genesis 1 through 3 was literal. - He believed in the allegorical method of interpreting the Bible.

75 Matthew 19:12 – “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”

76  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -Christ was a “created being”. - The Holy Spirit was a “created being”. -That salvation was by WORKS…not grace. - In Baptismal Regeneration and Transubstantiation.

77  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -That Christ’s death was paid a ransom to SATAN. - In purgatory…not hell. -In a universal salvation of ALL, including the devil. - He DENIED the bodily resurrection.

78  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -He DENIED the Millennial Kingdom. - He believed in the pre-existence of the human soul. -He believed that stars were beings, and that Jesus died for the stars.

79 Developings Developings

80  Origen’s life and work: -He is called the “father of the contextual criticism” - The result was the “Hexapla”. -When Origen castrated himself in 231 A.D., he was excommunicated from the church in Alexandria.

81  Origen’s life and work: -He then went to Caesarea, where he set up a second “christian” university. - By this time he had already written over 6000 volumes himself. - “Which of us can read all that he (Origen) has written”.

82  Origen’s life and work: -In 249 A.D., under the Decian persecution, Origen was arrested and tortured. - He eventually died from the events of such in 254 A.D. -He bequeathed his library to his favorite student, Phamphilus.

83  Origen’s life and work: -When Pamphilus dies in 309 A.D., he passes on the corrupted reading of Origen to one of his (Pamphilus) personal disciples… the famous Bishop of Caesarea, Euseuebuis.

84 Deceptions Deceptions

85 Job 41:12-14 – “ I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment ? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.”

86 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction  Ephesus Rememb erRememb er RepentRepent RepeatRepeat RemoveRemove

87 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call  Ephesu s

88 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Ephesu s

89  Divisions  Deviations  Distinctions  Developings  Deceptions

90 “Exposed and Exposure” Where are we going… where have we been?


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