Saturday, August 27, 2011

Biblical Evidence for Submission to Church Authority and Apostolic Tradition / Biblical Condemnation of the Rebellion of the Protestant Revolt

 Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15)

[now available only in Chapter One of my book, Biblical Proofs for an Infallible Church and Papacy]
Sub-Categories

Prohibition of the Removal of Ancient Landmarks
Submission to Ecclesiastical Authority (Even if Corrupt) and Apostolic Tradition

The Church as the Foundation of Theological Truth and Therefore, the Necessity of Adhering to Her Teachings

Obedience to the Church and Her Leaders

Rebuke and Rule of Church Authorities
The Evil of Schism, Division, and Denominationalism


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6 comments:

Eric said...

Hello Dave,

Since there is no accompanying discussion, I'm not sure I understand your purpose/point in the quoting the Biblical references in the first section in regards to landmarks. Can you explain? Thanks.

Dave Armstrong said...

There is a possible analogy there that some have made, to existing Christian tradition, or orthodoxy. Even several Protestants that I found online have used the passages in this fashion.

It refers also to the aspect of rebellion: deliberately attempting to change what has already been determined or set by those in the past: one's ancestors or forefathers.

Mr. Aljoriz Dublin said...

Now is is what I call simplicity.. finally a post easy to read he he he

Dave Armstrong said...

I have many like these . . .

Matthew said...

Dave I know this is unrelated to the current post but I had a question for you.

How do you run the business aspect of your apologetics? I realize that you get make your living from writing.

How do you go about planning your books and setting up a marketing platform for them?

Have you looked into the successes of kindle indie authors?

Maybe you could write a post outlining how you go about writing in light of your business. You are a prolific writer so you must have some writing technique.

Dave Armstrong said...

Hi Matthew,

How do you run the business aspect of your apologetics?

It's not that complicated; I just keep cranking out the material, and I receive royalties in several different ways. I work at home, and so can do "business use of home" on the tax forms.

I realize that you get make your living from writing.

Yep; although my critics continue to say that I don't even have a job. LOL Somehow, amazingly, I manage to pay my bills and support a family of six every month (with the wife home-schooling) without a job. Quite a feat!

How do you go about planning your books and setting up a marketing platform for them?

I simply advertise on my websites, or my publishers advertise for me. I don't do any additional advertising. I tried once wit a paid ad but it didn't work out very well.

Have you looked into the successes of kindle indie authors?

No, but I have 19 of my books there. I just got a check today for $136.68 for a month. Not bad for no extra work. It took me one day to get the books uploaded to amazon.

Maybe you could write a post outlining how you go about writing in light of your business. You are a prolific writer so you must have some writing technique.

Well, as you can see there is not much to it. If people like my work and buy books, then I am able to make a living: and have done so full-time for ten years, come this December.

I try to do as little "business" as I can: keeps me from my work. :-) God provides for what He wants to see happen: we don't have to worry and fuss and fidget about it, as long as we are responsible and sensible in what we are doing.