Should We Base our Christianity on the Early Church, the 5th Century Church, the 16th Century church or what?

John Edwards wrote on Facebook:

"The Church is to follow the Apostles' doctrine – not the doctrines of some later century"

I agree with this. So much of current church practice is still based on so-called St Augustine, who was the fountainhead of so much that is incorrect throughout the church – praying to Mary, the exaltation of church authority over the Scriptures, belief in unconditional election and reprobation, persecution to the death of other Christians, political Christianity, intellectualism, syncretism with Greek philosophy, practical denial of the gifts of the Holy Spirit – etc etc. Instead of following St Augustine, we should follow Jesus and the apostles.


If we preach and believe as the early church did, signs and wonders will confirm the preaching. If we preach the gospel fully believing that Christ is unlikely to confirm with signs following, we will also get what we expect.


John also wrote:

"In Bible times, signs and wonders didn't distract from preaching Christ crucified – they confirmed it; so, assuming signs and wonders can happen today, they needn't be seen as opposing the emphasis on the topic of Christ crucified – rather, signs and wonders can confirm that message – just like they did during the early Church. But to say signs have ceased is not an Apostolic doctrine – it's a doctrine that relies on a post-apostolic statement from an extra-Biblical source."


Now just today (at the time of writing), I spoke in a church and preached on the cross, and the importance of hearing and obeying Jesus' words. At the end after the message, I prayed for the sick and rebuked the devil. Three people publicly testified of being healed instantly and many others indicated they had been. Now how could this happen, if there are no demons to cast out, if there is no authority given to believers to cast them out, and if signs and wonders (if simple healings like this can be called such) are not to follow the Word.



I invite you to build a faith community together with me. Join my social media channels and let’s connect, especially if you want freedom or fullness in Christ.

My Telegram has a ministry channel. On Tiktok I have many videos and new ones regularly.

Interested In Our Newsletter?
Stay in the know with news and promotions.

Email *



Full Name *


About Us

Michael FackerellHi my name is Michael Fackerell, founder of this site. It is created to help you know Jesus and get a great eternal reward from God Almighty. Learn More

Register for Site Access

This site has become a Member’s Only Site. Some content is restricted. Visit this link to register.

Depressed? Anxious?

Bible Games and Apps

Bible Meditation AppVisit for all products and games, like this RPG, Overcome the Darkness.  
Get our Free Bible Meditate app. You can search themes, play verses repetitively, shuffle, build custom playlists. For Android and iOS. Learn more. 

Become a Supporter

Help us reach more people with the true and full gospel. Jesus said, “Give and it shall be given unto you. The measure you use will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38) App

Christian-faith appGet our Free app. For Android and iOS. Have easy access on your phone to this content. Learn more.

  • Categories