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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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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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Part 3: The apostolic origins of the church in the wilderness

The rise of Christianity and the spread of the Church in Syria was startling in its rapidity. IN CONTRAST with the four hundred years of silence between Malachi and Matthew, the coming of the great Redeemer brought to the world a powerful, stimulating message and introduced a marvelous new era. Noneof the prophets before Him […]

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Part 2: The church in the wilderness in prophecy

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place. (2 Peter 1:19.)Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written forour admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come (1 Corinthians […]

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Part 1: What is the church in the wilderness?

PART ONE And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she mightily into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared ofGod, […]

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