10 Reasons to Know a Little Bit of Church History

Who was Athanasius? In what century did the Protestant Reformation occur? Why was Jonathan Edwards important? What was the Second Great Awakening? In most churches, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who could answer these questions. Indeed, the study of church history has fallen on hard times. But here are 10 reasons why the average believer’s walk with Christ would be enriched by learning a bit of church history.

Those reasons are here.

 

3 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Know a Little Bit of Church History

  1. Not too long ago, I was invited to a Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast, and the speaker (a rather young pastor) was from one of the largest and most well known Church’s in the area, and came from what is well-known as the so-called Jesus Movement in the late 60’s and 70’s. But when he sought to give an overview of Christian Ecclesiastical History, (and he did not use the word ecclesiastical or ecclesiology), it was simply a very sad affair! So yes! Please lets preach with some Judeo & Christian History-Ecclesiastical, i.e. Hebrew, Greek & Latin history! And let’s not forget that our Lord’s so-called charge was… “And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross: And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.” (St. John 19: 19-20 ; see also Luke 23: 38) And of course historically Latin was the language of ancient Rome, especially officially.

    • And btw, within three centuries after the death of Christ, Christianity became the dominant religion (so-called) within the Roman Empire! And yes, Jesus Christ still rocks on historically, but more important spiritually as The Lord of life and death! (Romans 14: 7-8-9)

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