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The ancient church fathers documented their struggle with the rebellion of the bishops of Rome. They recorded the heresies that crept into the Roman Catholic Church and their subsequent rebuke of those Roman bishops, or popes. The first section will give a detailed history of Rome from AD 50 to the modern times. The second section will deal with some ancient prophecies about the rise and fall of papal Rome. The third section deals directly with some of the major divisive issues created by the Roman Catholic Church such as: papal infallibility, idolatry, sorcery, transubstantiation, celibacy, purgatory, etc. The true origin of these doctrinal heresies are the Gnostic cults of the first and second century. Quotes from the church fathers can be read in their entirety in the ten volume set of Ante-Nicene Fathers, and summarized in Ancient Church Fathers.

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Mix and match

Reading several books of this author, and also reading the early church fathers’ writings, I see that he chooses documents which would fit his ideas, rarely objective.
I will not waste more time on this.

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Anti-Catholic rubbish

This book adds absolutely nothing to the area of Christian studies and was a major disappointment. It's both sad and disgusting when the arrogance and intolerance of an author is on display as it is in this book. Don't waste your time or money.

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Great work as always Dr. Ken Johnson

Great work as always Dr Ken Johnson keep the books coming. Biblefacts Ministries is blessed

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Great work as always Dr. Ken Johnson

Great work as always Dr Ken Johnson keep the books coming. Biblefacts Ministries is blessed

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Awful, biased, artificial evangelical fantasy

Allow me to begin by stating that the original premise of this audio book is accurate- Catholicism is based upon Gnostic origins, at least partially. I was unfamiliar with the author, and I thought that I would be getting something based in serious scholarship. Instead of this, I found that the audio book is just an obsessive series of banal quotes from early church fathers peppered with evangelical tirades against the sacraments and other institutions. Though I am not particularly a fan of Roman Catholicism in some ways, I also am able to see its value in others, and my hope was that this audiobook would examine the origins of ecclesiastical Gnosticism. Instead of this, we get evangelical paranoia and obsession along with a preoccupation for justifying their existence and positions, all whilst attacking other Christians. What a disappointment. To add to the irritation, the narrator speaks in a southern American accent. There is no accurate and unbiased examination of Gnosticism or Catholicism here, and an obvious ignorance of Eastern Christianity. I don't recommend this at all.