As I was growing up in my public school and my Baptist church in suburban Ohio, “Lent” was always a curious time of year for me. Never talked about at my church, I always wondered why on Fridays many of my friends had to eat fish and weren’t allowed to have meat. I wondered even […]
Why Don’t Protestants Believe in Purgatory, Penance & the Apocrypha?
(Source: Historical Theology by Dr. Gregg R. Allison, Chapter 2 “The Canon of Scripture”) 435 B.C. – the final books (i.e. Nehemiah, Ezra, Esther) of the Hebrew Bible (our Old Testament) were written 250 B.C. – this Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek (called the Septuagint) as Greek was becoming the dominant language The problem […]