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The Falling Away from the Pure Gospel of Jesus Christ

At the death of the Apostles the Church that the Savior had organized came to an end.

   << Church Denomination Chart (unknown author)
  These charts are simplified examples of the division of Christian believes and breakaway from the original Church of Jesus Christ.

Resulting in 'a falling away' from the pure truth and gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by Jesus Christ.

Christianity has Ceased to Exist --1535 A.D. 

  Martin Luther was a Roman Catholic priest who was excommunicated for trying to ‘reform’ the teachings of the church.  Those who believed in these ‘reformed’ teachings later began to form Lutheran Churches

"I have sought nothing beyond reforming the church in conformity with the Holy Scriptures.  The spiritual powers have been not only corrupted by sin, but absolutely destroyed; so that there is now nothing in them but a depraved reason and a will that is the enemy and opponent of God.  I simply say that Christianity has ceased to exist among those who should have preserved it"  (In Galat. (1535) Weins IX, P.I. 293, 24-27, p. 50, Luther and His Times, p. 509. Martin Luther, p. 188)


  <<  Jan Husartir 

Jan Hus, or John Hus was Born 1369A.D. Died 1415A.D.
“John Hus was a Czech theologian, philosopher, master, dean, and rector of the Charles University in Prague became a church reformer, a key predecessor to Protestantism.  After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical reform, Hus is considered the first church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli. John Hus spoke out against indulgences, ecclesiology, the Eucharist, and other theological topics. John Hus also attacked the Church by denouncing the moral failings of clergy, bishops, and even the papacy from his pulpit. Priests urged the people on and these crowded into churches to give their offerings. This traffic in indulgences was to some a sign of the corruption of the church needing remediation.
He was burned at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church.”
   (Jan Hus, Wikipedia) 


Waiting for New Apostles -- approx. 1644 A.D.

  Roger Williams disagree with principles of the official Church of England so he formed a Baptist church in Providence, R.I., in 1639.

"There is no regularly constituted church on earth, nor any person authorized to administer any church ordinance; nor can there be until new apostles are sent by the Great Head of the Church, [Jesus Christ], for whose coming I am seeking." (Picturesque America, p. 502)


 Gifts of the Holy Ghost no Longer Found  -- 1744 A.D.

  John Wesley was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1728. 

He only wanted to ‘reform’ the Church of England but in 1784 A.D. this  ‘reform’ lead to the breakaway start of the Methodist Church.

"It does not appear that these extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were common in the Church for more than two or three centuries.  We seldom hear of them after that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian...From this time they almost totally ceased... The Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the other heathens... This was the real cause why the extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were no longer to be found in the Christian Church; because the Christians were turned Heathens again, and had only a dead form left."  (Wesley's Works, vol. 7 Sermon 89. Pp. 26-27)


 Sees a Restoration of Christianity    -- approx. 1800 A.D.

  Thomas Jefferson In 1776 he wrote the Declaration of Independence. 1801- President of the United States.

"The religion builders have so distorted and deformed the doctrines of Jesus, so muffled them in mysticism's, fancies and falsehoods, have caricatured them into forms so inconceivable, as to shock reasonable thinkers... Happy in the prospect of a restoration of primitive Christianity, I must leave to younger persons to encounter and lop off the false branches which have been engrafted into it by the mythologists of the middle and modern ages."  (Jefferson's Complete Works, vol. 7, pp. 210 & 257)
   << Johann von Mosheim (1694-1755) was a Church historian and Lutheran preacher, stated the following;
   << "In this century, many unnecessary rites and ceremonies were added to the Christian worship...."

“The Christian church was scarcely formed when in different places, there started up certain pretended reformers, who not satisfied with the simplicity of that religion that was taught by the apostles, meditated changes of doctrine and worship.”   (John Laurence von Mosheim, 1st Cent., part 2, Ch .5. An Ecclesiastical History, [Philadelphia: Stephen C. Ustick, John Laurence von Mosheim, 1st Cent., part 2, Ch .5. An Ecclesiastical History, [Philadelphia: Stephen C. Ustick,1797], Vol. 1, 1797], Vol. 1) 


There shall be a Falling Away First. 

Apostle Paul  Stated that "there shall be a falling away first".

"let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first..."    (2 Thessalonians 2:2-3)

The Apostle Paul also wrote to the Galatians; "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel"   (Galatians 6:6)

God “shall send Jesus Christ” to Restore "all things".

Apostle Peter foretells the restoring of the pure Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth again.

"He shall send Jesus Christ, whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution, of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." (Acts 3:20-21)

The word, “restitution”, means:
“The return of something to the condition it was before it was changed.” (2005 Word dictionary)
Additional Information 
The Great Apostasy  (Wilford Woodruff's search for the true Church explains the Apostasy and need for the Restoration.) 16:33 min.


Seventeen Centuries of Christianity, (By De Lamar Jensen, Ensign Sep. 1978)