‘Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.’
Proverbs 19:20 (NIV)
‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.’
Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
These lectures look at how the early church confronted many issues which are very contemporary in the 21st century.
Christian believers in the early church knew what it was to live out their faith in a hostile world. Like us they sought to communicate the Gospel to unbelievers and struggled to understand the times in which they lived. They skilfully countered false teaching and laid the foundations for key doctrines which still serve as touchstones of orthodoxy.