Upon this Rock

For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope, as derived from Peter, is the main cornerstone of their faith.  For the others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails. The Petrine primacy of the Pope is an historic holdover from the false Decretals of Constantine and Isidore.  Nonetheless, the Papacy is the bulwark and foundation of the Church of Rome.

Recent History of the Papal Church

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.42 A general of Napo- leon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne. With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy to its former power and glory.

The five biblical principles of the Reformation and Revival

All true revival in both Old and New Testament times has been a return to the absolute authority of God’s written Word.  The absolute authority of God’s written Word was normative for the Old Testament saints.  Likewise, the absolute authority for Christ Jesus and for the apostles was God’s written Word and that alone.

Revival in times of decay

Preaching in times of revival and in times of societal decay.
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The First Martyrs of the Reformation

This video features Historian Sinclair Horne as interviewed by Richard Bennett. Patrick Hamilton and George Wishart were the first martyrs in Scotland. Their lives and their martyrdom were the trigger to set the Reformation on the right course in Scotland and later across the world. The program was made on location at two historical settings Read More

The Counter Reformation and the Jesuit Order


IIgnatius of Loyola founded the  Roman Catholic Jesuit order in 1530 as a means of countering the work of God in the reformation.

Overview of the history of the Papal Church

The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic. The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word of God as received in the New Testament Gospel accounts of the life of the Lord and the writings of the Apostles, together with the Old Testament.
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The Roots of Apostasy By Michael de Semlyen

The apostasy that we have witnessed in the twentieth century; the compromise on essentials and the attack on the fundamentals actually have their roots in the nineteenth century. That century provided Great Britain with unprecedented prosperity, political power and global influence as well as the ‘feel good factor.’ At the same time, prominent committed Christians Read More

The History of the Papacy Part II

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.  A general of Napoleon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne.  With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy.  An important part of his strategy was achieved by the declaration of papal infallibility. 

The History of the Papacy Part I

The spread of the Christian faith during the first three centuries was extensive and rapid.  In the providence of God, the main reasons for this were the fidelity and zeal of the preachers of the Gospel, the heroic deaths of the martyrs, and the translation of the Scriptures into the languages of the Roman world.  Under Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211) Christians suffered appallingly.