How the Church effects Discipleship

INTRODUCTION When we look at the church and discipleship, the two categories are dependent upon one another. Without healthy discipleship occurring creating healthy disciples, you can’t have a healthy church. If you have unhealthy disciples, they will naturally create an unhealthy church environment. However, a church without a focus on creating healthy disciples, will only … More How the Church effects Discipleship

How persecution of the Early Church effected

How did the periods of persecution cause the church to think about the doctrines of salvation and the church?  That is, if a baptized believer succumbed to persecution and gave up his/her faith, did the church believe salvation was lost as a result?  Also, could the church include Christians who denied their faith? During the … More How persecution of the Early Church effected