GUEST: DR. STEPHEN NICHOLS, author, 5 Minutes in Church History

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How much do you know about church history over the past 2000 years? Do you know the people, places, events, doctrinal debates, councils, splits, persecutions, and martyrs that have formed the church age?

Sadly, very few Christians know how God has worked in His church since the close of the New Testament. The great English preacher Charles Spurgeon said, “It seems odd, that certain men who talk so much of what the Holy Spirit reveals to themselves, should think so little of what He has revealed to others.”

The truth is, the Holy Spirit has revealed much to those who have gone before us that can be of great help for us today.

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Dr. Stephen Nichols, the chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries and author of 5 Minutes in Church History, joins us to discuss some of the key people and events in the various eras of the church, from the Early Church to the Middle Ages to the Reformation to the Modern Era.

>> 5 Minutes in Church History Podcast available here

Short Take: Why is it important to have a good understanding of the history of the church?

Short Take: How can church history help American Christians be ready for persecution and martyrdom?

Short Take: What do you think these past Christians would say about our worship today?

Short Take: Was the Roman Catholic back then similar to what it is today?