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There were basically two structural changes in the body of Christ from Christ's ascension to Nicea. They were similar in the sense of who asking who is in charge, but specifically, from how the church was at first organized locally after the Acts example of elders and deacons, yet while the church universal itself was organized as one faith, one baptism ...


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Introduction The early church had a church polity that had evolved through several centuries from being apostolic to presbytery culminating to predominantly being mono-episcopate. FIRST CENTURY (1 to 100 A.D.) Apostolic The most ancient church leaders were the apostles. The preeminent of these was Peter, having been the first one to confess the true ...


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Here is a list of scriptures that Arius apparently used to support his doctrine that there was a time when the Son of God did not exist. Alexander expressly notes that the Arians appeal to Scripture in support of their doctrine, and Athanasius says that the Thalia contained passages of Scripture.52 The passages so frequently cited later on by the Arians; ...


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The early Christian church was effectively a sect of Judaism, so lacking any specific instruction from Jesus or the Apostles, their rules for fasting would have been the same as used by the rest of the Jewish community. According to The Jewish Encyclopedia: All Jewish fasts begin at sunrise and end with the appearance of the first stars of the evening, ...


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