In what was shown the first tangible evidence of this "falling away" from the truth of God?

Answer

The adoption of heathen rites and customs in the church.
NOTE-"The bishops augmented the number of religious rites in the Christian worship, by way of
accommodation to the infirmities and prejudices, both of Jews and heathen, in order to facilitate their
conversion to Christianity. . . . For this purpose, they gave the name of mysteries to the institutions of the
gospel, and decorated particularly the holy sacrament with that solemn title. They used in that sacred
institution, as also in that of baptism, several of the terms employed in the heathen mysteries, and
proceeded so far, at length, as even to adopt some of the rites and of the ceremonies of which those
renowned mysteries consisted."-Mosheim's "Ecclesiastical History" (Maclaine's translation), cent. 2, part 2,
chap. 4, pars. 2-5.
 


Under what striking emblem was He prophesied of by Balaam?
What is the value of merely outward forms?
In what age of the world is disobedience to parents to be especially manifest?
What was offered in this sanctuary?
What complaint is made against Sunday trains and Sunday newspapers?
What positive declaration does the apostle then make?
What is God's final warning against false worship?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle