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Church Fathers From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, Christian Fathers, or Fathers of the Church are ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, some of whom were eminent teachers and great bishops. The term is used of writers or teachers of the Church not necessarily ordained and not necessarily "saints" — Origen Adamantius and Tertullian are often considered Church Fathers but are not saints owing to their views later deemed heretical— though most are honored as saints in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran churches, and other churches and groups.
While western churches regard only early teachers of Christianity as Fathers, the Orthodox Church honors as "Fathers" many saints far beyond the early centuries of church history, even to the present day.
In each of Western and Eastern Christianity, four Fathers are called the "Great Church Fathers" as follows[
· Western Church: Ambrose (340-397), Jerome (347-420), Augustine (354-430) and Saint Gregory the Great (540-604)
· Eastern Church: Basil (c.329-379), Athanasius (c.296-373), Gregory of Nazianzus (329-c.389) and John Chrysostom (347-407)
In the Roman Catholic Church these are also called the "Eight Doctors of the Church"
STOP wikipedia article.
BUT WHO does the bible tell us our true “Church Fathers” are?
Paul writes in the letter to the Ehesians:
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Peter wries in his 2nd epistle:
2Pe 1:19 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, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
These two apostles, disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ tell us under the influence of the Holy Spirit, that our TRUE CHURCH FATHERS are the prophets before, and the apostles themselves, with Jesus Christ being the chief corner stone.
What does it mean that Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone?
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Rev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Teachers of doctrine contrary to established scripture are those that loveth and maketh a lie.
Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Jesus is the head of the church, not a “Pope” or any other church “father”!
Pro 24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;Pro 24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
Pro 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Pro 24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Many today are returning to the Roman Catholic Church from charismatic circles… Alex Jones, and Kenneth Copeland, etc. They are wrong. But, to be fair, they were wrong to start with! They never taught the New Testament plan of salvation, Acts 2:38!
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Act 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Act 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
The Roman Catholic Church states that the only way to be saved is under the umbrella of the Catholic church. Safety is found only in her! They teach that it is the priesthood that was given the authority to forgive sins. They support such fallacy by the writings of THEIR “church fathers”.
The true church fathers, as the scriptures correctly instructs us are the prophets from before… the Old Testament prophets of scripture that Jesus read, and quoted, and recognized as those under His direction (Chief Corner Stone- Author and Finisher of our faith- Alpha and Omega), and the New Testament Apostles! All writers after this point who teach contrary to what was already delivered are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
The “Church Fathers” who changed the gospel into another gospel used philosophy, and vain deceit, after the tradition of men. The Roman Catholic tradition is NOT the old traditions we are to keep. We are to keep the scripturally formed doctrines and traditions that point always to Jesus as the Alpha and Omega- Almighty God manifest in the flesh to be the perfect Lamb of God, the final sacrifice for all of our sins!
Their writings which turn people away from established doctrines of the word of God are not scripture! They carry as much weight with God as the writings of Mohammed, or Aleister Crowley. They are devilish.
Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Joh 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Heb 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pe 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2Pe 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
2Pe 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
2Pe 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2Pe 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2Pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2Pe 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2Pe 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
2Pe 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2Pe 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2Pe 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2Pe 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2Pe 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2Pe 2:22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Alex Jones, Kenneth Copeland, et al, are as the proverbial dogs, turning themselves and their followers to the vomit of false doctrine.
Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Can you claim, it wasn't my fault... my teachers deceived me? No, if you are deceived, it is because you didn't love the truth enough to read for yourself.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Mawlana Sayid Abul Ala Mawdudi was an Islamic scholar from the Indian subcontinent. His sermons (khutbat) and writings are world renowned, and he is viewed throughout the Islamic world as one of Islam’s greatest scholars. Here is what he had to say about Islam and global domination.
he world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Alla to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.”
Mawdudi explains Islam’s goals and purpose:
“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn’t look for a nation to be in a better condition than another nation. Islam doesn’t care about the land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is Jihad.”"Islam is not a normal religion like other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the world and to be over every nation in the world.”
Mawdudi explains Islam’s goals and purpose:
“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn’t look for a nation to be in a better condition than another nation. Islam doesn’t care about the land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy. In order to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is Jihad.”
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:20
Written by Alex Newman
Communist, socialist, and Islamist tyrants, as well as some elected governments from around the world, came together in Bolivia mid June to sign a massive declaration outlining their autocratic demands. Among them: Global government, planetary wealth redistribution from Western taxpayers to their governments, the United Nations “sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21, an “international climate regime,” and economy-crippling energy-rationing policies in the West, as well as much more power for their oftentimes brutal regimes in “global governance” institutions such as the UN and the IMF. UN boss Ban Ki moon was there to cheer them along.
As The New American reported on June 20, the governments called for what they termed a “New World Order to Live Well.” This article will focus on their specific demands. The final declaration was signed by the so-called “Group of 77 plus China,” which despite the name now including more than 130 governments and autocracies ruling over nations constituting some 60 percent of humanity — from North Korea and Cuba to Zimbabwe, China, and everywhere in between. The text of the agreement offers a great deal of insight into what their sought-after “New World Order” would look like: It bears striking resemblance to the new order outlined by Western globalists.
Much attention was focused on the UN’s so-called “post-2015 development agenda.” The G77 plus China regimes, echoing the UN, said it must be “global in nature and universally applicable to all.” As The New American reported in February, the UN already has big plans for its post-2015 “agenda,” much of it outlined in a radical report produced with the key assistance of Obama policy architect and extreme Big Government-monger John Podesta. Among other points, the official UN document calls for to planetary authorities to “profoundly and dramatically” alter the “worldview” and “behavior” of every person on Earth. All of it must be done under the guise of shackling humanity to the UN-managed “universal sustainable development agenda.”
Multiple attacks on fundamental human rights were also on the Bolivian “New World Oder” summit agenda. Unsurprisingly considering the membership list — dozens of the G77 regimes censor or outright control the media — even freedom of the press came under fire in the final declaration. “We call for an end to the use of media in any way that might disseminate distorted information against States members of the Group of 77 in complete disregard of the principle of international law,” they claimed. It was not immediately clear which “international law” purportedly prohibits reporting on the crimes and brutality of the world’s dictators.
As usual, “sustainable development” — a nebulous term that can essentially be summarized as world government, central planning, and the complete transformation of human civilization under UN guidance — was also a key talking point for the regimes. “We stress the need to further mainstream sustainable development at all levels,” they said. “We recall the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ... and decide to accelerate the implementation of our respective commitments in this regard as contained in [the UN global sustainability plot known as] Agenda 21.” The New American magazine reported extensively on the UN “Conference on Sustainable Development” and its extreme agenda for humanity from Rio de Janeiro.
Global governance, the euphemism employed by globalists worldwide to describe their vision of a planetary government, probably received more attention than any other single subject aside from sustainability. The despot-controlled UN General Assembly must also have more power, they said. “We reaffirm the central position of the General Assembly as the chief deliberative policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, as well as the role of the Assembly in global matters of concern to the international community, as set out in the Charter of the United Nations,” the regimes claimed, calling for a stronger UN.
“We stress the importance of the central role of the United Nations in global economic governance,” the declaration continues, demanding a bigger say in the emerging world government for the G77 plus China regimes. “New attempts must now be made to establish proper global economic governance, with the full voice, representation and participation of developing countries in discussions and decision-making.” The despot-dominated UN General Assembly, where the G77 bloc controls almost two thirds of the votes, should become an “emblem of global sovereignty,” they added in the final agreement.
The regimes also called for “a properly regulated international financial sector” and for “capital markets to be mobilized to achieve sustainable development.” Indeed, the focus on globalizing the regulatory regime — especially when it comes to matters of “global economic governance” — received special attention all throughout the final agreement. Even youth unemployment and worker-training programs, though, should be conducted by the UN under a “global strategy,” the declaration said.
A long-running globalist theme among the establishment in the West and in the Third World involves empowering the International Monetary Fund to become a sort of global central bank in charge of a planetary currency. First, however, the Obama administration, Putin, the Communist Chinese regime, European governments, and Third World dictators are demanding that rulers of poorer countries — primarily autocrats — be given a much larger voice in how the emerging global monetary authority should operate. With only the U.S. Congress now standing in the way, the regimes reiterated their demands in the G77-China declaration.
Calling for the “reform process” over governance of Bretton Woods institutions to be finalized as soon as possible, the final agreement also demanded a “more ambitious” and “accelerated plan” to give dictators more power. They should be allowed to participate and vote in all discussions on “international monetary reform and in the operation of the new arrangements for special drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” the declaration said. “In this regard, we call on the General Assembly to launch a process to reform the international financial and monetary system.”
Currently, the global monetary system is dominated by the U.S. Federal Reserve and its U.S. dollar, which serves as the global reserve currency. If the G77 and their allies in the West get their way, however, that will soon change. “We affirm that the current world financial and economic crisis and its consequences for development have exposed the gaps and failures in global economic governance, including within the international financial institutions, and the urgent need for a global, universal and integrated response by the international community,” the declaration continued.
Demands for global currency printing followed. “Also the reform should encompass liquidity creation, including improvement in the special drawing rights for developing countries,” the declaration said. By “liquidity creation,” they mean printing fiat currency out of thin air like central banks. Special Drawing Rights, meanwhile, are the proto-global currency already issued by the IMF, with their value based on a basket of currencies. Of course, if the Fund is allowed to emit its own “liquidity,” or fiat currency, the world will officially have the planetary central bank that has long been sought by globalists everywhere. The implications are historic and monumental, as self-styled global authorities would be able to fund their machinations without the need for taxpayer funding now provided by national governments.
Dictators and Third World governments, though will not be enough, so Western nations with a semblance of freedom and self-government remaining must also get on board. “We urge developed countries to show real political will, so that in the process of reform of the United Nations, including the strengthening and revitalization of the General Assembly as an emblem of global sovereignty, it can improve its capabilities and capacities to fully implement its mandates and ensure the effective delivery of its programme in the social, environmental and economic development fields,” the declaration continued, claiming the UN has “unquestioned legitimacy.” It was not clear where populations were demanding a UN better able to enforce its “mandates,” but dictators and the Obama administration are fully on board.
Like the European and American establishment, the tyrants focused a great deal of attention on inequality — much of it caused by their own plundering and enslavement of their subjects. “We call for global actions to reduce inequalities at all levels,” the regimes said in their declaration, acknowledging the poverty under their rule but attributing it to everything and anything other than their tyranny. “We therefore urge countries, including through the support of international cooperation, to scale up efforts to provide equal access to opportunities and outcomes to all levels of society in accordance with national policies…. We affirm that any benefit from economic growth has to be equitably shared.”
The regimes also touted “universal health coverage,” demanding that “developed countries and relevant international organizations” provide the “financial resources and technology” to make it happen. In other words, Western taxpayers must finance a sort of global ObamaCare for the world. “We urge the international health authorities and organizations, especially the World Health Organization (WHO), to take urgent action,” they continued. International and regional “authorities” also have a duty to feed people living under the G77 regimes, according to the declaration. "Affordable” and “acceptable” modern methods of “family planning” are also needed, they added.
More taxpayer funding from the West to Third World governments for a broad array of other causes — no strings attached — is also required, they claimed. “We stress that developed countries must meet and scale up their existing official development assistance,” the declaration said, demanding that taxpayers in the West fork over at least one percent of their economic production to Third World regimes. “The global financial and economic crisis cannot be an excuse to avoid fulfilling existing aid commitments by developed countries and to make further commitments.” All of that “financial assistance” must be handed over to those regimes “without conditionalities,” they added, saying previous debts should also be written off.
Despite demanding much more wealth from Western taxpayers, the G77 plus China regimes reiterated their demands for governments ruling over wealthier and freer populations to destroy their economies under the guise of fighting non-existent man-made global warming. “We recall that climate change is one of the most serious global challenges of our times,” they said without pointing out the failure of every UN climate model. “We emphasize that developed countries must take robust and ambitious mitigation commitments, with ambitious quantitative targets for limiting and reducing emissions, as required by science and mandated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” It was not clear how “science” could “require” something, but the UN Climate czar previously said Communist China was doing it right.
The G77 regimes also demanded at least $100 billion per year from Western taxpayers to deal with the discredited notion of human-caused “global warming,” which has been on “pause” for 18 years and counting. They also said their willingness to act on “global warming” was contingent on Western politicians cooperating with the extortion demands — something governments in the West appear likely to do as part of their own efforts to create a UN climate regime complete with taxes on the essential-to-life gas carbon dioxide. While some Western governments have distanced themselves from the hysteria, the Obama administration has been charging full-speed ahead.
From the G77 Declaration, it is clear that the ambitions for a “New World Order” represent a very insidious plot. If implemented, liberty, national sovereignty, free markets, God-given rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and values held dear by Americans would all have to give way to a new system. Despite Western and Eastern globalists’ open and very public support for the “New World Order” envisioned by Third World despots, the American people still have the ability to crush it. Getting the U.S. government out of the UN, for example, would break the back of the plot, setting it back decades or more. However, that will only happen if American voters and their representatives demand it as vociferously as the world’s dictators are pushing their nightmarish vision for humanity.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
At a Heritage panel on Benghazi, Brigitte Gabriel, the founder and CEO of ACT! for America, didn’t hold much back when she spoke about a topic that has been on the minds of many lately.
A law student asked Gabriel, essentially, about the effects of the war on terrorism on the millions of Muslims who are not terrorists or jihadists, as well as why the U.S. feels it has the right to attack jihadists for their anti-American ideology.
Gabriel’s response – which caused the audience to erupt in cheers – clearly and pointedly acknowledged the difference between violent and non-violent Muslims and made a solid yet respectable case for why the U.S. can and should seek out radical jihadists.
However, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wasn’t having it. Milbank absolutely blasted the panel session as having “deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering.”