Sometimes I run across an article I’d like to share with others. Jon Zen’s article on the “Four Tragic Shifts In The Visible Church” is one of the articles. I think you will get much from this article.

“Most professing Christians do not realize that the central concepts and practices associated with what we call ‘church’ are not rooted in the New Testament, but in patterns established in the post-apostolic age. While there are a legion of disagreements among serious students of church history concerning various issues and details during the period of 50 A.D. to 325 A.D., they all speak as one voice in affirming the four undeniable shifts that will be examined in this article. Church historians of all theological and ecclesiastical backgrounds observe in their writings the following four shifts: . . .”

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