Monday, January 6, 2014

The 7 Early Church Councils

I admit to having a love-hate relationship with church history. We see a great deal of good and quite a bit of bad. Regardless, we can learn much from looking back over the past 2000 years. It's fascinating to see how the church came to some of its conclusions. One way the church did this was through councils. Seven significant councils took place between AD 325 and 787. Many Christians, myself included, know little about these councils or the issues they grappled with. We may or may not agree with either the process or the specific outcomes of these councils, but we do well to be aware of the decisions they made.

Tim Challies is currently blogging through the seven early councils. I encourage you to take a look at this helpful resource. Tim has covered the first three councils so far:

The First Council of Nicaea (AD 325)

The First Council of Constantinople (AD 381)

The Council of Ephesus (AD 431)

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