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HIPPOLYTUS OF PORTUS

Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book I
Hippolytus - Notes on the Refutation of All Heresies - Book II and III
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book IV
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book V
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book VI
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book VII
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book VIII
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book IX
Hippolytus - The Refutation of All Heresies - Book X
Hippolytus - Fragments Part I
Hippolytus - Fragments Part II


HIPPOLYTUS OF PORTUS

Hippolytus of Portus (c. AD 170-235) was a writer of the early Christian Church. He was elected as the first Antipope in 217, but died reconciled to the Church in 235 as a martyr. Hippolytus was born in the second half of the 2nd century, probably in Rome. Photius describes him in his Bibliotheca as a disciple of Irenaeus. As a presbyter of the church at Rome under Bishop Zephyrinus (AD 199-217), Hippolytus was distinguished for his learning and eloquence. It was at this time that Origen, then a young man, heard him preach.

It was not long after this that questions of theology and church discipline brought him into direct conflict with Zephyrinus and his successor Calixtus I. Hippolytus accused the bishops of favoring the Christological heresies of the Monarchians, and, further, of subverting the discipline of the Church by their lax action in receiving back into the Church those guilty of gross offenses. The result was a schism, and for over ten years Hippolytus stood as bishop at the head of a separate church. Then came the persecution under Maximinus Thrax. Hippolytus and Pontian, who was then Bishop of Rome, were transported in 235 to Sardinia, where it would seem that both of them died.

Hippolytus's voluminous writings, which for their variety subject can be compared with those of Origen, embrace the spheres of exegesis, homiletics, apologetics and polemic, chronography, and ecclesiastical law. His works have come down to us in such a fragmentary condition that it is difficult to obtain from them any very exact notion of his intellectual and literary importance.

Of his exegetical works the best preserved are the Commentary on the Prophet Daniel and the Commentary on the Song of Songs. He wrote polemical works directed against the pagans, the Jews and heretics. The most important of these polemical treatises is the Refutation of all Heresies. Of its ten books, the second and third are lost; Book I was for a long time printed among the works of Origen; Books IV-X were found in 1842 without the name of the author, in an Armenian convent at Mount Athos. It is now universally thought that Hippolytus was the author, and that Books I and IV-X belong to the same work.


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The Real Jesus

The Real Jesus:
A Defense of the Historicity and Divinity of Christ

Who is the Real Jesus?

Ever since the dawn of modern rationalism, skeptics have sought to use textual criticism, archaeology and historical reconstructions to uncover the "historical Jesus" -- a wise teacher who said many wonderful things, but fulfilled no prophecies, performed no miracles and certainly did not rise from the dead in triumph over sin.

Over the past 100 years, however, startling discoveries in biblical archaeology and scholarship have all but vanquished the faulty assumptions of these doubting modernists. Regretably, these discoveries have often been ignored by the skeptics as well as by the popular media. As a result, the liberal view still holds sway in universities and impacts the culture and even much of the church.

 

This presentation explodes the myths of these critics and the movies, books and television programs that have popularized their views.

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The Beast of Revelation: IDENTIFIED

Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation? Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry's insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation -- and even more importantly -- amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!

Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue -- but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.

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powerfully presents a comprehensive worldview based upon the ethical system found in the Law of God.

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  • Are we under Law or under Grace?
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    Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism

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    Just what is “Calvinism?” Does this teaching make man a deterministic robot and God the author of sin? What about free will? If the church accepts Calvinism, won’t evangelism be stifled, perhaps even extinguished? How can we balance God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility? What are the differences between historic Calvinism and hyper-Calvinism? Why did men like Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, Whitefield, Edwards and a host of renowned Protestant evangelists embrace the teaching of predestination and election and deny free will theology?

    This is the first video documentary that answers these and other related questions. Hosted by Eric Holmberg, this fascinating three-part, four-hour presentation is detailed enough so as to not gloss over the controversy. At the same time, it is broken up into ten “Sunday-school-sized” sections to make the rich content manageable and accessible for the average viewer.

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