Church History with Lance Ralston

19 Jerome

By his mid-30’s, Jerome was probably the greatest Christian scholar of his time. He’s one of the greatest figures in the history of Bible translation, spending three decades producing a Latin version that would be the standard for a thousand years.
Lance Ralston
January 9, 2020
Church History with Lance Ralston

16 The Daggers Come out

As the Church grew with more congregations being formed, the need for some organization became apparent. So for administrative purposes, the church-world was divided into provinces with centers at Rome in the West & in the East, four headquarters; Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem & Constantinople.
Lance Ralston
December 19, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

14 Keeping a Record

Luke’s account in the Books of Acts recounts a time span of about 30 yrs & roughly narrates the spread of the Faith from Jerusalem to Rome. The next narrative doesn’t come till the writings of the Christian historian Eusebius in the 4th C. What…
Lance Ralston
December 5, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

13 How Close

One of the things modern Christians want to know is how close their church is to the primitive church of the 1st & 2nd Cs. Congregations and entire movements claim their particular expression of the Faith is closest to the original. So, what were early…
Lance Ralston
November 28, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

12 The Lapsed Dance

Some Christians, under the threat of death, capitulated to the pressure, burned the required pinch of incense and spoke fealty to Caesar. They took the libelli and went about their business. Once persecution eased, these capitulators repented their weakness and applied for readmission to the…
Lance Ralston
November 23, 2019