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Christianity during the dark ages.

I understand that the church of Christ is following the bible guidelines as close as possible to the first church.There does not seem to be any christians that were worshiping this way or following the 5 step plan of salvation during the dark ages period of history.Up to the reformation of Stone/Campbell all of the reformed churches were not trying to go only back to the bible.

my question:was there a time during the dark ages when no one was following the bible patern and was all of mankind lost for not following the bible as the church of Christ now does?thank you.

Posted By:  Posted on 11/28/2011 12:19:05 AM Replies (3)

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  1. On 8/12/2015 7:48:41 PM Pathway Said:

    Jesus said that the Word of God is the seed of
    the kingdom. It is like planting corn or beans . The perpetuity of corn or
    beans does not depend upon its being planted every year. The main consideration
    is whether you have the seed. If you have the seed, you potentially have corn
    or beans. And at any time in history, if the Word of God (the seed) was planted
    (preached and obeyed), it resulted in Christians in the kingdom of God. Whether
    we can trace them in the history books is beside the point.

     
  2. On 8/12/2015 11:59:15 AM bugz1955 Said:

    In Matthew 16:18 when Jesus gave Peter the "keys"  to the Kingdom, He said "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." When He said the "gates of hell" he simply meant the "powers of hell" would not prevail (overpower)  His church. For this reason along with Daniels prophecy in Daniel 2:44 that God would set up a kingdom that would NEVER BE DESTROYED, I believe that every Lords day, somewhere on the earth since the Day of Pentecost in A.D. 33 at least one faithful church has met to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. If this were nit true, the powers of hell would have overpowered the church for at least that one Lords day. Jesus said that would not happen.

     
  3. On 8/12/2015 1:03:53 AM GeoCook Said:

    We know that Jesus started his church on the Day of Pentecost in the first century. We also know that it would last forever. That tells me there would be no interruption but it would continue from day one until the return of our Lord to collect his kingdom and take his faithful followers to heaven. How do we know there was no interruption? Was Jesus successful or not?

    Fortunately there are indications the church continued down through the centuries.
    The history of that period was written by the monolithic church and they had criticized those who baptized for the remission of their sins. 

    From about 1000 AD Christians were active in Great Britain and even earlier in mainland Europe. They baptized believers for the remission of sins by immersion upon confession. During the Dark Ages they were known by terms such as Waldensian, Lollard, Pelagian and Anabaptist. Prior to that I know of no recorded history of the Lord’s church but I am confident there were followers meeting in secret, in each other’s home for example.

    They called themselves Christians and, while they may not have used the name “The Church of Christ,” they did meet continuously. When they joined in fellowship with the Restoration Movement in the 1840s they completed the hidden portion of church history.
    Details of their British presence can be read at:
    http://www.traces-of-the-kingdom.org/

     

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