Were true Christians forced underground while the Catholic church grew to prominence? That is one of the concepts of the Trail of Blood theory, which is he story of Baptist secessionism. To discuss and debunk this, Catholic author and speaker Steve Ray joins me to discuss. Steve discusses how this theory came about, its key teachings, and how he came to believe that it isn’t true. He debunks this and shows that it was the Catholic church that Jesus established. Steve has written and discussed this issue in much detail and you can learn more by reading this article.
What Is The Trail Of Blood?
The Trail of Blood is a small 56 page booklet that asserts an alternate theory of church history. It states that the original Christians are Baptists who trace their lineage from John the Baptist, and are the church established by Christ. Basically any group that opposed the Catholic church, such as Cathars and Montanists, were part of this lineage.
This book lists no support for its assertions. It was written in the 19th century by J.M. Carrol.
About Steve Ray
Stephen K. Ray was raised in a devout and loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher, and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies. After an in-depth study of the writings of the Church Fathers, both Steve and his wife Janet converted to the Catholic Church. He is the host of the popular, award-winning film series on salvation history, The Footprints of God. Steve is also the author of the best-selling books Crossing the Tiber, and St. John’s Gospel.