Some of My “Church of Christ” Essays in Logical Order

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Don’t know where to start? I recommend my essay When Did the Church Begin?

By Subject:

Christian Ecclesiology: (Available in paperback at Amazon)
The Church of Christ Is Built on Rock
The Church of Christ Is Hierarchical
Local Churches of Christ Are Planted by, and Obedient to, the Hierarchy
The Church of Christ Is Apostolic
Outline: Ecclesial / Papal Authority in the Bible
Marriage and Sex: Response to Common Fundamentalist Attacks. Critique of popular and indicative CofC minister Steve Rudd’s anti-Catholic website bible.ca.
Introduction
Response: “Purposes”
Response: “Guilt”
Response: “Birth Control”
Response: Celibacy Is “Satanic Doctrine”
Response: “Scandal”
Response: “Annulment Is Divorce”
Closing Remarks and a Foundational Protestant Assumption
Rule of Faith: Catholic = Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, Protestant = Sacred Scripture Only (Available in paperback at Amazon)
The Church Pre-Dates the Bible
Christian Rule of Faith
Christian Canon Cannot Determine Itself (Requires Church Authority)
The Church Gave Us the Bible
Acts 17:11 Explained
“. . . not to go beyond what is written” Explained
Negative Protestant Conditioning of “Traditions”
2 Timothy 3:16 Explained
• The Perfecting of the Saints
Baptism: The Protestant Church of Christ vs. the Catholic Church of Christ (Available in paperback at Amazon)
The Church of Christ Recognizes Various Modes of Baptism
• Immersion-Only Baptism: False Premise #1
• Immersion-Only Baptism: False Premise #2
• Immersion-Only Baptism: False Premise #3
Immersion-Only Baptism: False Premise #4
Popular Abuses of Catholic Sources that Protestant Church of Christ Apologists Use to Defend Immersion-Only Baptism
The Church of Christ Brings Its Children to Jesus
Protestant Church of Christ Objection to Baptism #1
• Protestant Church of Christ Objection to Baptism #2
Apostasy and Restoration: (Available in paperback at Amazon)
The Myth of the “Great Apostasy”
A Comparative Religious Perspective on the Word “Apostasy”
Protestant Church of Christ Proof of Apostasy #1
Protestant Church of Christ Proof of Apostasy #2
Perceived Secondary Scriptural Support for the Protestant Church of Christ’s Theory of Apostasy
Additional Evidence Against the Protestant Church of Christ’s Theory of Apostasy
Spiritual Fatherhood:
• The Church of Christ Understands Spiritual Fatherhood
“Call no man father on earth” Explained
Is it Wrong to Address a Man as “Holy Father”?
“Beware . . . of robes” Explained
On Creed:
Creed: Part 1, “No Creed But The Bible” Proves Catholicism More Christian
Creed: Part 2, Application of the Creed and Current CofC Disunity Regarding Baptism
On Holidays:
CofC Personality Proves Which “Church” is Satanic
CofC Love Poem
Hanukkah Proves Catholicism More Plausible
CofC Fear of Christmas Reveals Own Pride

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Resources:

Bibles
• New Advent (Greek, DR English, Latin)
• RSV, Revised Standard Version
• RSVCE, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
• NIV, New International Version
• Latin Vulgate
• Douay-Rheims
• NAB, New American Bible
• Greek Interlinear (NT)
• Hebrew Interlinear (OT)
• Greek New Testament
• Septuagint (Protestantized / abridged)
Catechisms
• Catechism of the Catholic Church
• Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition
• Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
• Baltimore Catechism
• Catechism of Trent (Roman Catechism)
• “Essentials” Catechism
Early Church Fathers
• CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
• Guide to Early Church Documents
• Early Christian Writings
• Early Church Fathers with Texts
• Early Christian Fathers, Texts
• The Church Fathers, Topical
• Early Church Fathers, Topical
• Teachings of the Fathers
Scripture Study
• Douay-Rheims Commentary
• Douay-Rheims Concordance
• Deuterocanonoical Concordance
• Agape Bible Studies
• Bible Chronology
• Topical Catholic Directory
Other
• Summa Theologica