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Part 14: The church in Europe after the time of Columbanus.

The real work of the early Irish missionaries in converting the pagans of Britain and central Europe, and sowing the seeds of culture there, has been overlooked when not willfully misrepresented Thus, while the real work of the conversion of the pagan Germans was the work of Irishmen, Winfried or, as he is better known, […]

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Part 13: Columbanus and the church in Europe.

Columbanus proved to be the great avant-courier of the rebirth of civilization in Europe. During the five hundred years that followed there was hardly a generation that did not see the vineyards crowded with Irish laborers, that did not hear the voice of some authoritative personality of the Gael ringing in the ears of princes […]

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Part 12 – Aidan and the church in England.

Not Augustine at Canterbury, but devoted Irish Gaels in every valley of the Heptarchy — Aidan, Finan, Colman, Maeldubh, Diuma and the others — first carried the evangel of Christian culture to the savage English tribes. See Footnote 1 PATRICK in Ireland, Columba in Scotland, and Dinooth in Wales were apostles to a people using the […]

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Part 11 – Dinooth and the church in Wales.

The abbot of the most distinguished British monastery, at Bangor, Neynoch1 by name, whose opinion in ecclesiastical affairs had the most weight with his countrymen, when urged by Augustin to submit in all things to the ordinances of the Roman Church, gave him the following remarkable answer:1 “We are all ready to listen to the […]

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4.Paganism in a Christian Disguise Part 2.

25th of December Today, it is Christ’s birth that is celebrated on December 25th, established by the Roman Catholic Church. But was Jesus really born on the 25th of December, or does this public holiday also belong to the sun god? In Babylon, the god Tammuz was worshipped in the form of a child, “Born […]

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3. PAGANISM IN A CHRISTIAN DISGUISE:Part 1

Sun Worship When Christians increased in numbers, they experienced great persecution in Rome. The remains of the famous Colesseum still lie as a witness of the cru-elties that once took place. The number of Christian’s who ended their lives by being torn apart by lions, as entertainment in colesseums and arenas, total approximately 80 000!The […]

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2. PONTIFEX MAXIMUS:

“The dragon which gave power to the beast”. The following Scripture is well known from the story of the birth of Messiah, “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed” (Luke 2:1). Augustus was a name that the first […]

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1. THE RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE OF BABYLON

The beast that rose up from the sea previously identified is called Babylon in the Book of Revelation. What does this name really mean? Today, Babylon is a pile of ruins just as God prophesied through Jeremiah (Jer 51:37). The remains of ancient Babylon are hardly a threat to anyone today. If we are to […]

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Part 10 – How the church was driven into the wilderness

The Goths carried back these Christian captives (from Asia Minor)into Dacia, where they were settled, and where considerable numbers embraced Christianity through their instrumentality. Ulfilas was the child of one of these Christian captives, and was trained in Christian principles. See footnote 1 THE story of the Goths enters strongly into the interpretation of the […]

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Part 9: Papas, first head of the church in asia.

The Nestorian Christians are the small, but venerable, remnant of a once great and influential Christian church. They are the oldest of Christian sects; and, in their better days, were numerous through all the vast regions from Palestine to China; and they carried the gospel into China itself. See footnote 1 IN THE stories of […]

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Part 8: Columba and the church in Scotland

Columba possessed a superior education. He was familiar with Latin and Greek, secular and ecclesiastical history, the principles of jurisprudence, the law of nations, the science of medicine, and the laws of the mind He was the greatest Irishman of the Celtic race in mental powers; and he founded in Iona, the most learned school […]

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Part 7: Patrick, organizer of the church in the wilderness in Ireland.

From all that can be learned of him (Patrick), there never was a nobler Christian missionary…. He went to Ireland from love to Christ, and love to the souls of men…. Strange that a people who owned Rome nothing in connection with their conversion to Christ, and who long struggled against her pretensions, should be […]

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