Pls be careful with Rome; series quite good This was a helpful series. My comments are intended to bless not tear down.
(1) Jesuits - Pastor Matt gave in too easily to the opinion of modern academics of a "kinder, gentler" Jesuit Order.
History attests that the Jesuits were (are) really that bad, and worse.
England is one example where the Jesuits have sown their malice and deceptiin. Read about the Tractarians' effort to hijack the Chirch of England (Walsh, Secret History of the Oxford Movement). The Gunpowder Plot got the Jesuits thrown out of England for abetting a coup d'etat.
(2) Rome - so long as the Mass is held every Sunday and denies the once and complete nature of Christ's atonement at Calvary, tbe Bible believer should have clarity in relating to the Catholic like to a Mormon or JW. Catholic is not Christian.
Great class Thank you for the 2 messages on monasticism. I quite appreciated your simple and lucid way of laying out the historg and issues. You particularly helped in pointing out some of the problems we wrestle with today that were reflected in this history. I appreciate godly pastors who can teach history with a ministerial (as opposed to merely academic) approach.
Great Sermon! Your teaching on Church History is just outstanding!! You're, obviously, a very knowledgeable student of Scripture, and History. The only negative comment I would have, is something that would greatly help those of us listening, at home. PLEASE control your audience, and have them ask all their questions at your conclusion. I tune in to hear you, not them.