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THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD’S TRUE CHURCH – Chapter Six (part three – the end)

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 THE GREAT CONSPIRACY A series of epistles and other writings appeared during the second century which supported the introduction of new doctrines. Many, if not most, of these works could be classed as spurious, in the sense that the individuals named as the writers of these documents were not the true authors, who had probably…

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THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD’S TRUE CHURCH – Chapter Six [part two]

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  THE GREAT CONSPIRACY “And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the king, the Lord of hosts and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zech. 14:16). Immediately following this festival the seventh…

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THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD’S TRUE CHURCH – (6) [Part One]

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THE GREAT CONSPIRACY IT was said of the first Christians that they were people who “turned the world upside down.” The respected Roman writer Tacitus records that within a mere thirty-three years of the execution of its founder, the new religion had spread like wildfire through much of the civilized world. Even at Rome, the…

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THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD’S TRUE CHURCH – (5) (The End)

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CHAPTER FIVE (The End) – THE UTMOST BOUNDS OF THE WEST Perhaps the strangest and most interesting story to come from the records of the early British Church concerns Claudia and Pudens. The tale of this enigmatic pair has been classified as legend by some but thought by others, noted scholars among them, to have…

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THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD’S TRUE CHURCH – (5) (Continued)

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CHAPTER FIVE (continuing) – THE UTMOST BOUNDS OF THE WEST THE commission given by Christ to Paul was to take the gospel to “the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15). When Paul left Rome the first two parts of this task had already been completed, the people of Cadiz and the…

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