First Recorded Apostasy on Earth - Children of Adam and Eve. (See Moses 5:13)
Noah's Predictions- Great Flood. New Covenant Established by Lord with Noah.
Time of Christ- Jewish Nation continues with periods of righteousness and wickedness.
Prophecies Foretelling the coming Apostasy- Matthew 24:4-13,
Matthew 24:23-26, Acts 20:28-30, 2nd Thess. 2:1-4, 1st Timothy 4:13,2nd Timothy
3:1-5, 13, 2nd Timothy 4:1-4
Changes- Confessionals and Penitentials, Purgatory, Indulgences, and Treasury of Merit.
Corruptions- Councils of Bishops, other religious authorities,
and civil authorities established church doctrine by reason and debate rather
Popes- Line of authority - unbroken succession?
Total Darkness- Great Apostasy lasted about 1800 years;
Priesthood lost - authority lost; Christ crucified; Apostles gone - Loss of
leadership; Temporary victory for Satan.
Restoration- Darkness turns to light - Priesthood Power and authority again brought to Earth.
Personal Apostasy- Shopping on Sunday; using bad language;
failure to attend meetings; football (on Sunday); failure to pay full tithing.