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When you look up Old Testament verses quoted by New Testament writers, you have probably noticed that they don’t read the same in your Old Testament as they do in your New Testament. Have you ever wondered why? The reason is that, most of the time, Jesus and His apostles quoted from the Septuagint—not from the Masoretic Text. Yet, today, almost all English Bibles use the Masoretic text for the Old Testament, not the Septuagint.

So, in this series of messages, Bercot asks the logical question: Why don’t we use the same Bible as Jesus and the apostles? In the course of this message, you will learn about:

● The numerous New Testament passages that match the Septuagint, but not the Masoretic Text.
● The many Old Testament passages that are contradictory in the Masoretic Text—but not in the Septuagint
● How the New Testament writers used the vocabulary and spiritual concepts of the Septuagint
● Why the early church insisted on using the Septuagint as their Old Testament
● When and how the Roman Catholic Church dropped the Septuagint and adopted the Masoretic Text in its place—a tradition later followed by the Reformers

Two 70 min. CDs

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What the Early Christians Believed About Israel in Prophecy. Millions of Christians have it all figured out how various Old Testament prophecies are being fulfilled today or how they will be fulfilled in the future through the nation of Israel. But are we understanding those prophecies correctly?
Two 70 min. Audio Compact Discs.

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Set of Three 70 min. Audio Compact Discs

Christ's atoning death on behalf of mankind is one of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. But exactly how did Christ's death open the way of salvation to mankind? Is His righteousness imputed to Christians who live godless lives? Here's a thorough discussion of what the early Christians believed on these topics.

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D. Bercot. 70 min. audio CD

In this disc, David Bercot allows the listener to go back in time and learn how the Christians closest in time to the apostles understood the various prophecies about the Antichrist. The number of the beast, 666, meant something very specific to them.

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D. Bercot. What the early Christians believed about baptism and how the Scriptures support their beliefs.
70 min. audio CD.

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Christ’s Descent into Hades. David Bercot. What the early Christians believed about Christ's descent into Hades or hell. This was once considered a foundational belief of Christianity, and it is one of the tenets taught in the Apostles Creed. Yet, few Christians today know what it means.
70 min. audio CD.

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D. Bercot. What the early Christians believed about church discipline--and how their beliefs were firmly rooted in Scripture.
70 min. audio CD.

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What the Early Christians Believed About Church Government. D. Bercot. How was the church governed during the first few centuries of Christianity? What do the early writings reveal? In this message, Bercot discusses:

  • The type of church government the early Christians practiced.
  • What kind of training these leaders received
  • How leaders were chosen whether by lot, by democratic election or by appointment
  • How early Christian leaders were supported materially


Finally, Bercot looks at what went wrong over the centuries with the early Christian pattern of church leadership, and he discusses what we can do to restore apostolic government in our churches today.
65 min. CD.

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What the Early Christians Believed About Communion. Did they view communion as merely a symbol, or did they believe that Christ was truly present in the bread and wine?
70 Min. Download.

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What the Early Christians Believed About Divorce and Remarriage. D. Bercot. A century ago, it was extremely rare for a non-Christian, let alone a Christian to obtain a divorce. Today, so-called Bible-believing Christians divorce one another just as frequently as does the world. The reason is that the Church has abandoned Christ's teaching on divorce and remarriage.

In this message, Bercot looks at the New Testament teachings on divorce and explains how those passages were applied by the early Christians.
70 min. audio CD.

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What the Early Christians Believed About Entertainment. Discusses the arena, theater, and sporting events of that time period and explains how the early Christians were different from the world of their day.
70 min. audio CD.

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Once a person has been saved from this world, can he or she lose their salvation? Or, to put it another way, is salvation a �once and done� operation, or is it conditioned upon an abiding obedient relationship with Christ? When a person receives Christ, does he receive pre-forgiveness for every sin he may commit in the future�or does he receive forgiveness for past sins? Bercot explains what the early Christians believed about those questions.
70 min. Audio CD.

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D. Bercot. The rapid spread of Christianity in the first three centuries amazes both Christian and secular historians. In less than 300 years, Christianity spread from Jerusalem to virtually every country in the civilized world. Yet, Christians did this without the aid of wealth, military force, or social status. Moreover, they did it without compromising the Gospel. What was their secret? What methods did they use to spread the Gospel? ... more.
60 min. CD.

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D. Bercot. Most people think that the theory that life on earth got here by accident is a modern view—a product of the age of science. However, as Bercot demonstrates in his message, the teaching that life on earth sprung up by accident is something that some of the ancient Greek philosophers taught centuries before the birth of Christ. It is not a theory that was born out of the age of science—but rather a relic from the age of myth. It came from the age when many people thought that humans sprang from dragon’s teeth!

This is an audio CD that we particularly recommend to home schoolers.
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What the Early Christians Believed About Gifts of the Spirit. Did the miraculous gifts cease with the apostles? We don't have to guess; the historical record tells us.
70 min. Audio CD.

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D. Bercot. What the Early Christians Believed About the Head Covering. What was Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 11 when he said, "Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head"? Was he referring to a cloth veil? Was he talking about long hair? Was this just a local custom that applied only to the Corinthians? Were women who didn�t wear veils mistaken to be prostitutes? Bercot takes his readers to the early Christian writings to get the facts.
70 min. Audio CD

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Many—but not all—of the holidays that Christians celebrate today are actually pagan festivals re-dressed in Christian clothing. In this informative CD, Bercot goes back to the writings of the early Christians to separate the genuine Christian holy days from pagan holidays. He particularly focuses on Christmas and Easter.

Bercot argues for the importance of commemorating those holy days that are truly Christian.
70 min. audio CD

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What the Early Christians Believed About Venerating Images and Praying to Saints. Did the early Christians use images or icons? Did they pray to saints, Mary, or anyone other than God?
70 min. Audio CD

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D. Bercot. The doctrine of Mary is perhaps the single largest doctrine that separates Catholics from Protestants and evangelicals. In this CD, Bercot provides an objective look at what the Scriptures teach about Mary, as well as what the early Christians believed. Designed to be able to be used in dialogue with Catholics.
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What The Early Christians Believed About the Millennium and Rapture. Will Christ literally reign on earth for 1000 years? Were the early Christians pre-millennialists, post-millennialists, or amillennialists—or none of the above? Did they believe in a literal rapture—and if so, did they think the rapture would occur “pre-trib,” “mid-trib,” or “post-trib”?
70 min. audio CD.

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Peter wrote, “Do not let your adornment be outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart.” But just how literally did the early Christians take that apostolic commandment? Bercot quotes extensively from Scripture and the early Christian writings to answer that question. A challenging message!
70 min. audio CD.

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D. Bercot. The Eastern Orthodox Church claims that there have been seven ecumenical councils, whose decisions have the same authority as Scripture. But is this true? What really happened at these seven councils? What were their pronouncements? Who called for the convening of them?

In this message, Bercot demonstrates that the claims made about these councils are quite mythical. Not only were their decisions not inspired by God, they often directly contradicted God’s written Word.
70 min. CD

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What the Early Christians Believed about Predestination and Free Will. The theological battles between the Calvinists and Arminians, "that is, between those who believe in predestination and those who believe in free will" is quite well known to students of theology. But in which camp, if any, did the early Christians fall? The historical witness on this matter is quite clear.
70 min. CD

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What The Early Christians Believed About the Sabbath. Did the early Christians observe a Saturday Sabbath--or any Sabbath at all? Did they worship on Sunday or Saturday? Did they view Sunday as the Christian counterpart of the Jewish Sabbath? Here is a clear discussion of what the early Christians believed on this subject.
70 min. audio CD.

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What The Early Christians Believed About Salvation. Did the early Christians believe that we saved by faith alone? Does obedience play a role in salvation? What the early Christians believed may surprise you.
70 min. CD.

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What the Early Christians Believed About Satan and the Demons. Some of the things the church originally believed about Satan and the demons is similar to what most Christians believe today. However, much of what Christians originally believed on this subject is quite different from what most Christians today believe. Yet, the original view is solidly based on Scripture. In this message, Bercot explains:

● Exactly what the early Christians believed
● The Scriptures that support the historic belief of the early Christians
● Where their beliefs differed from what is popularly taught today
● When and how the original view changed

70 min. CD

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What the Early Christians Believed About Separation from the World. D. Bercot. The Bible exhorts us: Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. So unless we want to be an enemy of God, we need to live a life of separation from the world. This is how Christians lived when the church was still young.

In this message, Bercot pinpoints five areas where the early Christians lived differently from the world around them:

� Material riches and job employment
� Entertainment
� Participation in government
� Modesty and dress
� Purity and marital fidelity

70 min. CD

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What the Early Christians Believed About The Father and the Son

From time to time, most of us have Jehovah’s Witnesses call at our doors. Perhaps you know how to box them into a corner and “win” an argument with them. But do you know of any JWs who have ever been helped by that? I doubt it. He or she remains a JW.

This CD takes an entirely different approach. It is specifically designed to give away to JWs who call at your door. But its purpose is not to win an argument. Its purpose is to help JWs come to a proper understanding of the divinity of Christ—even though they will probably remain JWs. As a former JW, I have seen that most JWs have no problem accepting the church’s historic teaching on Christ’s divinity—once it’s correctly explained to them in love. The CD comes with in-structions on how to present it to a JW. David Bercot
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What the Early Christians Believed About The Lord’s Prayer. One day, Jesus’ disciples came to Him, asking, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” In response, Jesus gave His disciples a brief prayer, that has come to be known as the “Lord’s prayer.” Although this prayer comes from the highest authority possible, very few Christians ever pray this prayer (outside of the liturgical churches). In fact, very few Christians even use it as a model for their prayers.

But did Jesus really intend for His prayer to be ignored? In this message, Bercot discusses what the early church believed about the Lord’s prayer and how they used it. He also goes through each phrase of the prayer and explains what significance the early Christians saw in that phrase.
60 min. CD

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D. Bercot. In the 1990’s, David Bercot used to travel and lecture on the topic of “The Spirit of Early Christianity.” Now Bercot has revisited that subject and prepared a new message on that same topic—incorporating much of his original material, supplemented by what he has learned over the past eighteen years.

There were distinguishing characteristics of Christianity when it was still young. However, many of those earmarks have been lost over the centuries. But it is not too late to recover them!
70 min. audio CD

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What The Early Christians Believed About the Trinity. The Trinity is one of the central doctrines of Christianity. Probably most Christians have heard of the Nicene Creed, and they think they hold to its teachings on the Deity of Christ. However, as Bercot explains in this message, most Christians today hold to a view of the Trinity that is not in accordance with either the Nicene Creed or the early Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
70 min. CD.

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D. Bercot. Did the early Christians really meet in the catacombs? Did they hide there during persecution? Why were the catacombs built? What do the paintings on the walls of the catacombs tell us? In this audio CD, Bercot cuts through popular misinformation about the catacombs, and he answers the questions most people ask about them.
70 min. CD.

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In the spring of 2006, headlines appeared across the world announcing that a new gospel had been found—the Gospel of Judas. National Geographic, who sponsored the translating of this work proclaimed: “The Gospel of Judas gives a different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas, offering new insights into the disciple who betrayed Jesus.”

Really? The truth of the matter is that the Gospel of Judas is nothing new. In A.D. 170, Irenaeus described this Gnostic work in detail. In this message, Bercot explains what every Christian needs to know about this work and the other “newly discovered Gospels” that are making headlines today.
60 min. CD

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What The Early Christians Believed About Tithing and Fasting. One of the questions we are most frequently asked is: "What did the early Christians believe about tithing? Did they teach literal tithing, or did they simply teach voluntary giving?" In this message, Bercot answers this question in depth. He also discusses what the primitive Christians believed about fasting, including how they fasted.
70 min. audio CD.

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What The Early Christians Believed About the Two Kingdoms. TThe average Christian today has never even heard of the doctrine called "the two kingdoms". Yet, it is a fundamental doctrine of Christianity that concerns our relationship with the governments of this world. Without understanding the concept of the two kingdoms, we cannot really embrace apostolic Christianity. Bercot discusses the New Testament teaching on this subject and quotes heavily from the early Christians.
70 min. audio CD.

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What The Early Christians Believed About War. Of all the evils that plague mankind, war is perhaps the greatest. In the past century alone, war claimed over 70 million lives. But Jesus taught His followers to love their enemies. He said, "All who take the sword will perish by the sword." Paul wrote, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh." Does this mean that Christians cannot go to war against their enemies? How literally did the early Christians take Jesus' teachings?
70 min. audio CD.

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David Bercot. Many Christians today claim that the church founded by the apostles lost most of the apostles’ doctrine within a generation. In fact, people say that the first century church was already losing the apostolic faith while the apostles were still living. In other words, the apostles were failures! They couldn’t accomplish... more.

65 min. audio CD.

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D. Bercot. If you were able to go back to the year 100 A.D. and attend a Christian worship service, what would you experience? Would you hear a sermon? Would you sing hymns? What day of the week would it have been and what time of day? In this unique message, Bercot takes you to the actual writings of the early Christians to provide you with a window to see for yourself what their weekly services were like.
60 min. audio CD.

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Early Christian Writings In Audio Format
Hear the early Christians speak for themselves! In this audio CD, David Bercot reads some of the stirring writings of the 2nd century Christians that describe what Christianity was like in that era.
75 min. Audio CD.

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D. Bercot. The Book of Acts ends with Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome. But what happened after that? What eventually became of Paul? What about Peter, John and the rest of the apostles? How far did Christianity spread in the 1st and 2nd centuries? Who led the church after the apostles died? What challenges did the new church face?

Happily, we don’t have to guess about such matters. The historical record of the 2nd century sheds considerable light on what happened during the 1st century after the Book of Acts was written. This message covers the period from A.D. 30 to the middle of the 2nd century.
60 min. audio CD.

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D. Bercot. There were two primary heretical groups during the New Testament period: The Nicolaitans and the Gnostics. Revelation refers to the Nicolaitans, and both Paul and John allude to the Gnostics in their letters. But the New Testament tells us very little about what these groups believed and practiced.

Both of these groups grew larger once the apostles passed away, and the early Christian writings provide considerable information about both of these early heretical groups. In this CD, Bercot explains how both of these groups originated and what they believed and practiced.

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What The Early Christians Believed About Why God Permits Evil. Some of the questions most asked today are: "Is there really a God? If so, and if He is Good and Almighty, then why does evil exist? Why wouldn't an Almighty God stamp out all evil? How can an Omnipotent God allow evil catastrophes like 9/11?" The early Christians had sound answers to questions like these.
70 min. audio CD.

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D. Bercot. When Paul told Timothy, “Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number,” he was referring to the order of widows who ministered in the church through intercessory prayer and by visiting sick and imprisoned Christians. In this CD, Bercot discusses the ministry of widows and virgins in the early church.
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