To: Jonathan Defabritis Re: Nature of Christianity-- 300-1000 C.E. Jonathan -- It has c

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From: Sean McCullough on 128/64 To: Jonathan Defabritis Re: Nature of Christianity-- 300-1000 C.E. Jonathan -- It has come to my attention that you claim that there were Christians, during the time period from approximately 250 to 1000 CE. , that were not affiliated with either the Church of Rome or the Eastern Orthodox Church of Byzantium (Eastern Roman Empire). Now, most historians of the period in question state quite clearly that there was NO such thing as Christian worship outside the Roman and Byzantine Churches during the time I describe. These historians have on their side the fact that neither writings, nor church locations, nor any other significant evidences, of these supposed "Bible-believing Christian" societies can be found within the period of time I describe. Pray tell, can YOU supply me with some?? The actual historical fact is this: The belief that the Bible, as we know it today, is the literal and absolute truth, is a product of the Protestant Reformation. Not even Protestant fore-runners, such as Girolamo Savonarola, evidenced this belief. It is essentially an Anabaptist belief; and the earliest that there are any real evidences of Anabaptism are somewhere around 1500 CE. Once again, I would be interested in any actual material evidence you have that contradicts what I have said in this post.

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