The Great Apostasy: Considered In The Light Of Scriptural And Secular History

The Great Apostasy: Considered In The Light Of Scriptural And Secular History

The Great Apostasy: Considered In The Light Of Scriptural And Secular History

THE GREAT APOSTASY CONSIDERED IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURAL AND SECULAR HISTORY
By James E. Talmage


Excerpt from Contents

I. Introduction: The Establishment of the Church of Christ
II. The Apostasy Predicted
III. Early Stages of the Apostasy
IV. Causes of the Apostasy — External Causes Considered
V. Causes of the Apostasy — External Causes, Continued
VI. Causes of the Apostasy — Internal Causes
VII. Internal Causes — Continued
VIII. Internal Causes — Continued
IX. Internal Causes — Continued
X. Results of the Apostasy — Its Sequel


Chapter 1 Excerpt

1. A belief common to all sects and churches professing Christianity is that Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the human race, established His Church upon the earth by personal ministration in the meridian of time. Ecclesiastical history, as distinguished from secular history, deals with the experiences of the Church from the time of its establishment. The conditions under which the Church was founded first claim our attention. 2. At the beginning of the Christian era, the Jews, in common with most other nations, were subjects of the Roman empire. —...

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