From: Sean McCullough on 128/64
To: Jonathan Defabritis
Re: Nature of Christianity-- 300-1000 C.E.
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
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
Once again, I would be interested in any actual material evidence you
have that contradicts what I have said in this post.