Our founder, J. R. Church, was a great student of the ancient church fathers and their timely writings. He would have been very pleased to see the three-volume collection of ancient texts that has been assembled. While not inspired Scripture, they do provide a great look into the early church and what they believed, some of it downright prophetic in a premillennial way! This apocryphal and pseudepigraphal literature sheds light on early Judaism and the early church, many times corroborating and enhancing the biblical account with great insights.
Researchers Library of Ancient Texts: The Apostolic Fathers – Book
The highlights of Volume 2 contains many of J.R.’s favorite writers, historians, and theologians including Justin Martyr, Polycarp (a likely pupil of the Apostle John), Clement, Irenaeus, and Barnabas. (616 pages)
Researchers Library of Ancient Texts: The Septuagint – Book
The highlights of Volume 3 is an English translation of the Greek Septuagint, translated directly from the Hebrew Old Testament. Volume 3 also includes the Apocrypha. This was likely the Bible referenced and used in New Testament times by Jesus and His disciples, the Apostle Paul and the Apostolic Fathers. (832 pages)
Ancient Book of Enoch: The First Book Ever Written – DVD
The book of Enoch is a 4-set DVD commentary produced by J. R. Church, covering the entire book of Enoch chapter by chapter in an extensive commentary on this fascinating book. J.R. was fascinated by Enoch’s writings and wanted to determine what parts of this were reliable and which parts were likely corrupted. While certainly not inspired Scripture, Enoch contains a great deal of phenomenal information on the Earth, the highly detailed names of the fallen angels and their attempt at repentance, even the type of fruits that grew in the Garden of Eden! You will be amazed by this study, one of the last works J.R. finished before he graduated.