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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 30, 2021 – Hour 2

Rod Bennett debunks the biggest lie about the early church.

The Biggest Lie about the Early Church

The narrative of the so-called “Great Apostasy” goes like this: just a few centuries after Christ’s death, around the time the Roman Empire converted to Christianity, the true Faith suffered a catastrophic falling-away. The simple truths of the gospel became so obscured by worldliness and pagan idolatry that Christianity required a complete reboot. Millions today profess a faith built on the assumption that the early Church quickly became broken beyond repair, requiring some new prophet or reformer to restore the pure teaching of Jesus and the apostles. This theory is popular… but it’s also fiction. Rod Bennett is here with the truth.

Rod Bennett is the author of several books including “The Apostasy that Wasn’t: The Extraordinary Story of The Unbreakable Early Church” and “Bad Shepherds: The Dark Years in Which the Faithful Thrived While Bishops Did the Devil’s Work.” His articles have appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, Rutherford Magazine, and Catholic Exchange; and he has been a frequent guest on EWTN television and Catholic Answers radio. Rod lives with his wife and two children on the 200-year old family homeplace in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
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