Chapter 1 divides the first century of church history into roughly three periods.
Church history should be part of the devotional life of a Christian. Through church history we see the sovereignty of God, learn to talk about the biblical teaching, recognize heresies, remain rooted, understand church practices, and live courageously for Christ.
This article offers five reasons why we should study church history: to stay faithful to the truth, to have perspective on where we are now, to have proper balance in our thinking and doing today, to learn humility, and to have hope.
This article discusses the predominance of infant baptism in the history of the church.
This article shows that church history is crucial to understanding the progress and regress of the church in terms of doctrine, missions, heresy and church organisation. To avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, the church must learn from her history. The author also looks at the purpose of church history.