The Church Fathers’ REAL Opinions on the Apocrypha

I've mentioned in a couple posts now how Protestant apologists often claim that most of the early Church Fathers explicitly rejected the Apocrypha (also known as the Deuterocanon) - usually naming names such as Origen - when in fact most of them (such as the ones Protestants name) explicitly accepted them as Scripture.  But I … Continue reading The Church Fathers’ REAL Opinions on the Apocrypha

Refuting Myths, Misconceptions and Lies About Our Faith

Here is a collection of a few different, persistent, and very frustrating myths, misconceptions, or even outright lies that circulate in connection with Christianity.  I thought I'd gather a few into one place and set the record straight. "Constantine/the Council of Nicea invented Jesus/Jesus' divinity/the doctrine of Hell in 325 AD" Whoever came up with … Continue reading Refuting Myths, Misconceptions and Lies About Our Faith

The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha

The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn't it?  You've got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament.  However, when you do the research, things are not so simple.  There are many "other" books claiming to be Scripture, a number of … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha