Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran unity, catholic, sacraments, reformation, doctrine, luther, confession, anglicans, apology

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem in the fourth century, advised his people that when they attended a divine service in a strange city, they ought not merely to enquire for the church or for the lord's house, because Marcionists and Manicheans and all manner of sects professed to be the Church and called their meeting places the House of the Lord; but they ought to ask: Where is the Catholic Church? The name "Catholic," used in all the early creeds and in the writings of the Fathers, came into use first to distinguish the universal Christian Church from the national Jewish synagog, and later, as sects arose and separated themselves from the universal Church, the term came to mean orthodox.


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars