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"Why did Jesus cause and allow the early Christians to be mistaken about the timeframe of His return?" I read an interesting booklet on this very topic a few decades ago. (I see someone offering it now on Amazon for only $149.00!) The Disciples were young men in their late teens or early twenties living in a society suppressed by the Roman Empire. Like ...


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Other than the names already mentioned, the Early Church called itself Catholic. The first written evidence of it is in a letter from St Ignatius of Antioch at around 100 AD. It is assumed the name was popular from the beginning though. It was used to differentiate itself from the "ethnic" religion of Israel (Judaism), because catholic means universal in ...


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