"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Who founded the Catholic Church? Constantine? Oh Come on...!

Yasir Qadhi, the Council of Nicea, and the New Testament Canon
In a recent lecture, Dr. Yasir Qadhi repeated the myth that Constantine and others selected the four canonical gospels and rejected others at the Council of Nicea. While such claims are common among uneducated internet apologists, seeing a respected Muslim scholar repeat this myth should be shocking. We expect scholars to be more careful in their claims.

Here's a brief response by James White:

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