Quote of the Day

Christianity did not begin in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed the famous Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Palace Church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was not perfected a few years later when John Calvin began to teach in Geneva, or during the revivals of nineteenth century America, as many Protestant Evangelical publications on the history of the Christian Church imply. The Church grew and flourished for almost fifteen hundred years before the Protestant Reformation. The Church did not sink into spiritual darkness immediately after the completion of the New Testament only to reemerge following Luther and Calvin. It is not reasonable to assume that God allowed His people to live captive to spiritual darkness from the death of the last Apostle until the Protestant Reformation fourteen centuries later. The Church was alive and well and produced great Saints and theologians for hundreds of years before Luther or the revivals of the American frontier.

Fr John Morris, “The Historic Church: An Orthodox View of Christian History”


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3 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. marc Says:

    Amen !!!
    As a former Seventh-day Adventist who thought he knew less – see Ellen G Whites ‘The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan’ – how exciting it was to discover her knowledge of history was to be found so wanting.

  2. Goy Says:

    In short is this saying orthodoxy is not to be confused with christian reconstructionism?

  3. Tim Says:

    There are people that think Christianity began in 1517??? Good grief, I knew educational standards were bad but never this much.

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