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  Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Great Apostasy -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Great Apostasy is a belief held by most non-Catholic and non-Orthodox Christian denominations that at some point in history, the original teachings and practices of the primitive or original Christian church were greatly altered.
The reception of the Reformation views of the Great Apostasy by the Church of England and other churches of the Anglican and Episcopalian denomination is a historically complex subject.
The Great Apostasy is considered by the Latter-day Saints to be one of many apostasies that have occurred from the time of Adam to the present although the Great Apostasy is the most notable.
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 Great Apostasy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These various groups differ as to exactly when the Great Apostasy took place and what the exact errors or changes were, however all of them make a similar claim that true Christianity was generally lost until it was disclosed again in themselves.
The Great Apostasy surely was complete, for purposes of the Reformers, when the Council of Trent emphatically rejected even a modified form of Protestant reformation for the Roman Catholic Church.
The fusion of church and state is a central theme of the Anabaptist view of the Great Apostasy, and of their consequent assertion during the Protestant Reformation that the churches of Catholic Europe needed not simply reform, but a radical re-establishment based on the Bible alone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Apostasy   (5674 words)

 Great Apostasy
This restoration supposedly was necessary because there was a "total" apostasy of the early church soon after the apostles died, and that apostasy left the world without any true church for over 1700 years.
A partial apostasy (some turning from truth) would not mean the church ceased to exist; it would only mean its size diminished.
In III Nephi 28 we are told of 3 disciples who were given great authority and who were granted their desire to not die but continue to live and bring men to Christ.
www.mormonsinshock.com /apostasy.htm   (1521 words)

 The Great Apostasy, not the Great Façade:
The Great Façade doesn’t label this defection from the faith by Antipope John Paul II and his bishops as apostasy or even as heresy, even though their book provides overwhelming proof that neither Antipope John Paul II nor his bishops are remotely Catholic, but are total apostates from the faith.
The Great Façade further demonstrate that the apostate Walter Kasper is merely enunciating the common belief of the Vatican II bishops.
Great Façade say no!   On page 57 of their book, the authors comment on a series of post-Vatican II novelties which they documented on pages 42-57, one of which was Kasper’s teaching that the Old Covenant is valid and salvific for the Jews (quoted already).
www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com /The_Great_Apostasy.html   (7844 words)

 Apostasy from the Original Church of Christ
Apostasy is defined as the abandoning of what one believed in, as a faith.
The idea behind the Great Apostasy is a "falling away" of not just a nation, but the entire earth from accepting the fulness of the gospel.
Earlier apostasies were shadows and types of the Great one to follow the murders of Christ and his apostles.
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 The Great Apostasy
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
It is spoken of as "The Great Tribulation" in the scriptures.
The great doctrines of The Church are necessary for The Church to be The Church.
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 The Great Apostasy
The significance and importance of the great apostasy, as a condition precedent to the re-establishment of the Church in modern times, is obvious.
The scriptures cited are sufficient to show that widespread apostasy from the Church was foreseen; that the corruption of the Church itself was likewise foreknown; and that on both hemispheres a general apostasy was foretold.
Inasmuch as the course of apostasy among the Nephites was so rapid, and the period intervening between the establishment of the Church and the destruction of the nation was so brief, we shall consider the history of the Church to its close, and thus obviate the necessity of recurring to the subject in later chapters.
www.cumorah.com /language/greatapostasy.html   (15874 words)

 The Great Apostasy and the Abomination of Desolation
An Increase in Apostasy and in the Abomination
The apostasy and the abomination increase during Pope Peter the Roman's reign, especially in reaction to two events: when Peter the Roman is captured during World War 3, and again when Vatican City and Rome are struck by a nuclear missile sent by the Arab forces.
A Decrease in the Apostasy and the Abomination
www.catholicplanet.com /articles/article131.htm   (9706 words)

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The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Apostasy Jehovah's Witnesses maintain that a great apostasy occurred in the Christian Church shortly after the death of the apostles.
Such an apostasy is necessary if they are to justify their claim to be the true faith.
If a great "falling away" occurred upon the death of the apostles, there are certain characteristics which would inevitably be seen because of the large number of people involved.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/apl/jw/apost.txt   (1819 words)

Though Latter-day Saints have not emphasized the great apostasy as much as they have the concept that the Church is a revelatory restoration, the need of a restoration implies that something important was lost after the departure of the primitive Christian church.
The English word "apostasy" derives from the Greek apostasía or apóstasis ("defection, revolt"; used in a political sense by Herodotus and Thucydides); it is mentioned in a religious context in the Septuagint and the New Testament (e.g., Josh.
LDS teachings on the early Christian apostasy have received additional support in the twentieth century as some scholars have argued that the primitive Church began as a centralized Judaic organization, was faced with the challenge of a Hellenized/Oriental, ascetic Gnostic Christianity, and became like its enemy in order to compete.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/basic/gospel/restoration/Apostasy_EOM.htm   (1422 words)

There is some intriguing evidence of this exile in Revelation 12 where the woman is given the wings of a great eagle and taken to a place where she can be nurtured for 1260 days.
This 'falling away from the faith or apostasy would not be apostasy if it was not happening to those who claim to be and probaly are of God, at least for the moment.
The possibility of apostasy, desertion of God, was clearly taught by Jesus in the parable of the sower.
endtimepilgrim.org /apostasy.htm   (4918 words)

 Times & Seasons » The Problems of the Great Apostasy
If we believe, as is generally taught with regard to the Great Apostasy, that it constituted a great loss of God’s truth and blessing priesthood authority to humanity, then I think that we must think of it as an evil event.
Of course, with the theology of the restoration has come the knowledge that there was an apostasy and that the restoration was needed, but beyond that, we don’t have much of a basis to explain the apostasy and restoration, especially to non-believers.
Apostasy, or the Great Apostasy means and implies I think a condition when the priesthood authority to perform the saving ordinances, and to enable preaching of the gospel by the power of the Spirit, was lacking among mortals on the earth.
www.timesandseasons.org /index.php?p=2027   (9156 words)

 Rejection of Priesthood Leaders as a Cause of the Great Apostasy
Joseph Smith's calling as a prophet was necessitated by the great apostasy that had taken place in the early Church established by Christ in the meridian of time.
That the apostasy was near seems clear from Paul's exhortation to the elders of Ephesus, in which he stressed that "after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
President Young was speaking about individual apostasy, which was also on the prophet Joseph Smith's mind when he explained "that the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.
www.fairlds.org /apol/apostasy/apostasy03.html   (4540 words)

 What Was The Question?, THE SERAPH, Oct 2000, Vol XXI No 2
Namely, the question of the `great apostasy.' The great apostasy was already foretold by St. Paul in his second letter to the Thessalonians.
This is the scriptural foundation for declaring that today we are in that great apostasy as recorded in St. Paul's letter.
Every loyal Catholic's faith was terribly tried by the apostasy of almost all the bishops, priests and Religious that followed upon the apostasy from the true faith of the antipopes occupying the throne of Peter since the death of the last true Pope, Pope Pius XII.
friarsminor.org /xxi2-16.html   (1985 words)

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A "great apostasy" would require an extraordinary event: the simultaneous loss of faith by an entire generation of Christians throughout the civilized world.
A great apostasy, wherein the doctrines of Greek pagan philosophy replaced apostolic teaching, would most likely have begun in areas where the church was accepting a large number of converts with backgrounds in Greek religion and philosophy, such as Alexandria, Egypt.
This conclusion seems undeniable in view of the Great Commission, the power of the Holy Spirit, the absence of literary evidence for an alternative group of believers with a gospel similar to that preached by Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the implausibility of the required simultaneous loss of faith by an entire generation of geographically dispersed Christians.
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 Medjugorje: False Apparitions and the Great Apostasy
This universal apostasy from the true Church is manifested in the modern age by the total disintegration of Christian civilization.
This Apostasy may be followed, before the final return of Christ by a cataclysmic tribulation, a period of peace, and finally by the reign of the antichrist.
Sadly, the Marian Apostasy, and the total disintegration of Christian civilization which has accompanied it, is the consummation of the "Great Apostasy" which was predicted by Saint Paul to come immediately before the Time of the End.
www.newjerusalem.com /GreatApostasy.htm   (7497 words)

 Great apostasy of the Trinity infiltrates christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most churches are teaching this great apostasy and worship the Trinity, which in actuality is pagan.
Apostasy from truth is what the golden cup from Babylon contained according to the prophet Jeremiah.
Her greatness will be shortly lived for New Jerusalem is that eternal city of God, the true church.
www.thunderministries.com /Beast/Apostasy.html   (7561 words)

 Patrick Madrid
The significance and importance of this apostasy, as a condition precedent to the re-establishment of the Church in modern times, is obvious.
The next time you encounter the apostasy argument, ask the Mormon to read the entire context of whatever verse he's quoting and show you where the writer mentions a complete apostasy.
Usually he'll claim a complete apostasy was the intent of the writer and that it's at least implicitly taught in the Bible.
www.ewtn.com /library/ANSWERS/MORMON2.htm   (2685 words)

 Continuation 3 of Interpretation: The Great Apostasy
Jesus said to Jeannette in the prophecy given her that the great apostasy is coming within seconds implying that the directive of the former has not yet been fully released.
The Bible teaches that the great escape comes at the removal of the restraint on evil, which is the Holy Spirit.
God has put His powerful finger into the great divide to indicate that He is weighing us in the balance to determine if she too is finished.
www.whitestones.org /inapost3/inapost3.htm   (3558 words)

The New Testament is full of warnings that at the end of this age there will be a great apostasy or falling away from the truth affecting the Christian Church.
However as we come to the end of the 20th century we see the process of apostasy in the church gathering momentum at an astonishing speed, leading to the fulfilment of the prophecy of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the revelation of Antichrist.
Bearing in mind that the essence of this apostasy is the denial of the finished work of Christ as sufficient for our redemption, let us look at three ways in which this apostasy is now invading the church.
www.abrahamic-faith.com /thoughts/great_apostasy.html   (1905 words)

 FAIR Message Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The problem with giving an exact date to the beginning of the Great Apostasy, is we are looking at events from a historical viewpoint.
The general consensus that I've heard as to when the Great Apostasy was final is the mid to late 4th century, around the time of the Council of Nicea.
There are countless theories about the "Great Apostasy", not one of them concrete, and I struggle to find two LDS members that can agree on any specifics of the "Great Apostasy".
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 Christian Rock Music and the Great Apostasy
I would also hope that this article would serve as a warning to those who are unaware of the sometimes hidden dangers in the music of the great apostasy and thereby condone or otherwise give their approval to it.
The music of the Great Apostasy masquerades as some sort of mystical revelation God has given to a special few who are advanced enough spiritually to receive it.
It is sad that professing Christians have allowed the Great Apostasy to influence them to reduce the level of Christian commitment to a point equal to the addictions of the flesh.
www.evangelicaloutreach.org /music.htm   (6079 words)

apostasy is a "falling away" from what was once believed
God’s great concern is not what they fall into, but what they are falling away from
do you see the great apostasy taking place today, or are you a part of it
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 Sermons From First Timothy - The Great Apostasy (4:1-3)
Before the canon of the New Testament was completed, the apostasy was already underway.
Throughout the history of the apostasy, many have come to realize what has happened, and efforts made to rectify the problem...
The only antidote to apostasy is that given by Paul to the Ephesians elders...
www.bible.ca /eo/1tim/1ti4_1.htm   (859 words)

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