the Papacy and the Reformers in an Unhealthy Rivalry in the Medieval Church: Its Effect on the Church in Africa
Christ’s prayer in John 17:11 being a heartfelt request from the Son to the Father over the multitude He leaves behind is achievable not on the grounds of denominational dislodging or in ecumenism, but on the return to doctrinal and ecclesiastical oneness. This when achieved, would have produced a religion far more powerful economically, politically and spiritually than any other religion of the world known to man.
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The church, once a religio illicita in ancient Rome later became a force to reckon with to the point that, the head of the church made and unmade kings. Thanks to Emperor Constantine, who with the edict of Milan, changed the cause of history and granted not just the toleration of this once abominable form of worship, but to also state that it became a state religion. In its capacity as a state religion, the church was however not strong and experienced enough to handle the affairs of state alongside its moral obligation of producing a godly world for God and consequently its troubles started.