This book is a brief, chronological history of when and by whom, non-biblical ideas entered the Church and how those false ideas became official doctrines in what would emerge over the centuries as the Roman Catholic Church. These doctrines crystallized over the gradual abandonment of the exclusive authority of the Bible in the life of the Church by the establishment of doctrines based on human tradition. There is much pressure today by the Roman Catholic Church on Protestant Evangelicals of all persuasions, to set aside doctrinal differences and evangelize together so that the world will see a united Church. Yet the Bible clearly teaches that the Church of Jesus Christ is to be the pillar and foundation of the truth in the midst of society (1 Timothy 3:15). How can we abandon the truth for the sake of unity and think that we can actually accomplish Gods will for His Church. Does the truth really matter? Ross Thomas Hindman served the Lord as a missionary in France from 1984 to 2006. In the early years he was involved in helping French Christians establish new churches and then later became the director of the Bethany Bible School in the heart of France. He also helped Brazilian missionaries begin a Bethany Bible School in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. He continues his ministry of teaching in the French-speaking world as well as in the United States while continuing his missionary activities with Bethany International in helping develop mission schools in the least-reached nations. He received the Bachelor of Arts in Bible (Cum Laude) from Asbury College in 1980 and the Master of Divinity in Evangelism and Missions from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky in 1983. Married with three children and six grandchildren, he currently lives with his wife Ellen in Omaha, Nebraska.