St. Hilary of Poitiers on the Confession of St. Peter

What then is this truth, which the Father now reveals to Peter, which receives the praise of a blessed confession? It cannot have been that the names ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ were novel to him. He had heard them often. Yet… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: St. Cyprian

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster Cyprian of Carthage (A.D. 200/210 – ca. 258) Cyprian was a bishop of Carthage in North Africa in the mid–third… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: Origen

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster ORIGEN (A.D. 185 – 253/254) Origen was head of the catechetical school at Alexandria during the first half of… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: Tertullian

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster TERTULLIAN (A.D. 155/160 – 240/250) Tertullian was born in Carthage in North Africa and practiced law before his conversion to… Continue Reading

Chemnitz, St. Cyril, and St. Hilary on the mystical union of Christ and Christian

HT: Brodi From the Enchiridion of Martin Chemnitz:   For the ancients teach that Christ is united with us not only by the Spirit or by His divinity through faith, but also through that participation which takes place in the… Continue Reading

What is the “New Man”?

“[W]e speak of such faith as is not an idle thought, but of that which liberates from death and produces a new life in hearts— that is, faith is such a new light, life, and force in the heart as to… Continue Reading