Early Church History (post Apostles)
All "Christian" based religions can trace their history back to the original and True Church from the New Testament Scriptures. This however does not mean that all "Christian" religions are True. On the contrary, nearly all "Christian" religions have had forms introduced into them that either came from man's traditions or man's idolatry.

During the New testament times of Peter and Paul there was only one doctrine based upon Jesus Christ, his teachings and the ministries of the Apostles. Since then there has many ideas and concepts that have been introduced into "Christianity" that has taken man away from the original truth that was taught by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. The Church of Jesus Christ reclaims the Truth that was once taught by Jesus Christ and the Apostles and rejects the traditions of men, philosophies and ideologies that don't have a foundation in the Holy Bible. A growing list of these things are in the "Not In The Bible" page.

The original Church of the New Testament was and is
The Church of Jesus Christ
She is his Bride. Jesus Christ died on the cross to purchase the Church with his own blood and she believes and takes the name of her husband.

The Apostles were adamant about keeping the Doctrine and worship in the Church free from men's traditions, philosophies, idolatry and worldly influences (Colossians 2:8,18 2Peter 2:1-22 Galatians 5:1-9 Galatians 6:12-15 just to name a few scriptures). It was not until the Apostles died that Satan was successful at interjecting worldly influences into the Church, attempting to destroy it.

Through the incorporation of Greek philosophy into Christian Doctrine by Justinus Flavius among others around 130-180 AD, the seeds for the idea that God consists of three personalities were planted. In the next 300 years the debate between "Christian" factions over the various Godhead doctrines waged, even to the point of physical warfare. During these years the Roman Empire split into eastern and western empires. The chaos between these "Christian" factions increased in the Eastern Empire until Constantine (an idol worshiper at the time) called a meeting of all the religious leaders to put an end to the disputes. Constantine's plan was to form a universal "Christian" religion that would include compromises between the factions. This was the Council of Nice of 325 AD. During the Council of Nice the basis of the Holy Roman Empire was founded which brought in many beliefs, doctrines and practices that did not come from the Scriptures.

To name a few:
  • Holy Trinity and the Trinitarian Doctrine of the Godhead
  • Baptism by Sprinkling
  • Baptism of Babies
  • Baptism of the Dead
  • Baptism using the words Father, Son and Holy Ghost
  • Nicene Creed

  • As a token of his commitment to this "Universal" church that he put in order, Constantine declared himself to be a Christian and made this religion the religion of the state.

    Many religious leaders came from the table very angry. The battle between the religious factions continued another fifty years. The emperor Theodosius finally put and end to the dispute when he called together the Council of Constanople in 379 AD. During this Council the emperor solidified the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire and all it's doctrine by adding the punishment of death to those that opposed it-and so the first "denomination" was born, the mother of all denominations, the Roman Catholic Church. The word "Catholic" means universal. All other "denominations" came out of her, but continued in the trinitarian doctrine that she created.