The Holy Spirit and the Early Church


These questions are primarily for Protestants (Non-Catholic Christians, Separated Brethren, etc.)

God promised that he would send the Holy Spirit upon his apostles to guide them into all truth (John 16.13). Jesus also promised that he would be with his people forever (John 14.16; Matt. 28.19).

Many people see early the Church referring to the period after the death of our Lord in the early 30s and before the First Council of Nicaea in 325. Based on this…

Do you believe the Lord’s promise to guide His apostles into all truth ceased after the last apostle? If so, why did God do this?

Do you believe that the Lord did a good job of leading His people into all truth in subsequent centuries? Why?

In your opinion, at what point did the Church become filled with lies, deceptions, and/or false doctrines? What evidence do you believe supports this view?

Finally, by what authority do you believe God ensured His people would not be led astray? Do you believe it was God’s desire to wait approx. 300 years to finalize the canonacity of the Bible?

(Feel free to answer as few or as many as you like.)

God bless,

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