Early Church Doctrines & Heresies – Matt McAuliffe – theDove.us


We continue our Church History Series with a professor from the Pacific Bible College, Matt McAuliffe, who gives a protestant view of the Church history. Matt talks about the Early Church, its doctrines and heresies; what happened to Church when she became legalized under Constantine. He also discusses Confession and Church traditions.

Originally aired on theDove TV & Radio September 5th 2012
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6 Comments

  1. Mark Lim says:

    The commonalities between all Ancient Churches (Catholics, Orthodox, etc.) is that all of them believe in the Eucharist, the very thing denied by the Protestants/:Evangelicals", just like many disciples who walked away in John 6:66

  2. approvedofGod says:

    For 15 hundred years we were Catholic? Then who were the people persecuted by the Catholic Church? The early church did not promote such false doctrines as "perpetual virginity of Mary, the Eucharist, the Triune Divinity, idols, the communion of saints, etc. As Catholics took on power from Rome, they forced their philosophical and traditional tenets on the populace. Most doctrines that the Catholic Church calls heresies are simply contradictions to the anti-biblical doctrines of Rome. Today, the Roman Catholic Church is divided more than ever. There are 234 Catholic groups that do not agree with each other. Just watch the "Vortex" and "Remnant TV" as an example of religious confusion. Today's Pope is considered by many Catholics as a negative influence to their traditions.

  3. hellojoe7777777 4GOD says:

    more lies .we were not all catholic or orthadox. BEFORE both these cults were invented JESUS was BUILDING HIS EKKLESIA (called out ones ) THE EKKLESIA were first called CHRISTIANS at Antioch 🙂

  4. brainwoodman says:

    Do you know that the doctrine of substitutionary atonement that you appear to hold to is heretical?  Do you believe that Jesus once and for all delivered the faith, or do you believe in development of doctrine?  If the former I would like to point out that it is historical fact that NO ONE held the view of substitutionary atonement for the first 1000 years of the church.  In the early church, many were condemned as heretics for less outlandish teachings.  God Bless.

  5. Leah Cooper says:

    I learn so much from listening to experts on Christian history, however; it is beyond me how anyone can read the Scriptures and still think they're going to heaven when they die.

  6. Raphael lee says:

    Right so what matters is "there's only one question infront of the gates of heaven – who do you say I am?" Then why don't you be Catholic?

    I think there's no ground to agree to disagree… if it is so easy to define commonalities there wouldn't be so many various denominations. The long hostility of catholics and protestants cannot be reconciled. There is no grey shade. If being unforgiving is heresy, showing humility to an opposition is hypocritical.

    Nothing diplomatic about this.