My curiosity continues...
Only those who have been called and accept the restored Gospel shall become part of the true church.
You use the phrase restored gospel. I find that extremely interesting as to why you use that phrase. Do you believe in an apostasy? Do you believe in a restoration?
Looking forward to your comments
There is a great apostasy of the Earth. The church entered apostasy after the church of Smyrna ended. When the church entered into the Philadelphian age the Gospel was restored.
Re: Composer - your words were very hurtful on the Arian Catholic Forums. Since you are not using those words here I forgive you for what you did and would wish to have a fresh start, but I ask that you don't call my beliefs polytheism, silly etc. Toda raba.
Wow! I've never actually heard someone outside of my church with an understanding like that. What time period do you believe the apostasy of smyrna and the restoration of philadelphia to be? Also, how did you come to this conclusion scripturally.
The end of Ephesus came after the Apostolic Age ended. The fall of the Smyrna Church occurred between the Apostolic Age and the First Council of Nicaea. It was at the Council of Nicaea that the last vestiges of Smyrna fell. Heavily persecuted the true church had to flee from their oppressors, but to survive they had to abandon many of their practices and thus entered the Church of Pergamum Age.
The church moved into the Church Ages of Thyatira under the persecution of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Christian Orthodoxy. The Church of Sardis became reality during the 19th Century, and finally entered Laodicea in the 20th. To top that off the Church of Philadelphia emerged, a restored church, only recently, within the last decade and a half.
Edited by Danage, 11 August 2008 - 10:46 PM.