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Christianity--Church History: Was Jesus real, napoleon bonaparte, test jesus
napoleon bonaparte, test jesus, dynamic teachings: COULD SOME OF THE SUN GOD STORIES BEEN WRITTEN INTO THE JESUS STORY? As mythology expert Joseph Campbell wrote: “Several scholars have suggested, therefore, that there was never either John the Baptizer or Jesus, but only a water-god and a sun-god.”...

Christianity--Church History: Old German Bible, john nelson darby, translations of the bible
john nelson darby, translations of the bible, manuscript texts: Dear Nichole, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. I don’t know if I can be of much help but I will give it a shot. The Gutenberg Bible, the first substantial book printed with movable type, was printed at Johann Gutenberg s shop...

Christianity--Church History: regarding Sunday, christian sabbath, early christians
christian sabbath, early christians, revelation 1: Dear Upendra, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to address your question. I appreciate it when someone takes a point of belief and desires to know the reasoning behind it from the scriptures. Acts 17:1 says,“These were more noble than...

Christianity--Church History: support, baptism of the holy spirit, pentecostal denomination
baptism of the holy spirit, pentecostal denomination, pentecostal services: Dear Mengistu Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to answer. I am not quite sure exactly what your question is but I will try to cover what I believe that you are asking. The Pentecostal denomination teaches that there is a “Baptism...

Christianity--Church History: Church Covenant, southern baptist churches, new testament church
southern baptist churches, new testament church, fundamental baptist church: Hello Lisa, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to address this complex question in view of the many factions in the traditional Baptist Faith. I belong to an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. That means that we are not under...

Christianity--Church History: early translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9, thomas nelson publishers, u s constitution
thomas nelson publishers, u s constitution, cause god: When the US Constitution was written the only English translation was the KJV. And it does not use the word homosexual . It does however tell who will not inherit the Kingdom of God: 1 Cor 6:9-10 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit...

Christianity--Church History: Roman Catholicism vs Eastern Orthadox, Catholic, orthodox
Catholic, orthodox, priest: Tyler, Great questions! This is a very tough subject, and on the whole, you are correct that there is very much in common between the East and West - they are the closest of all Christian branches (one of them, whichever is correct, being the original...

Christianity--Church History: Doctrinal Survey, internet survey, org forum
internet survey, org forum, heretic: Hi William, There is a poll with the same questions you are speaking of located at the following URL: http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1732773 The name of the survey is Are you a heretic? and it is hosted by the Bible Forums website....

Christianity--Church History: First Century Rome vs 21st Century, indigenous people groups, third world countries
indigenous people groups, third world countries, background articles: Hello Kathy, I would suggest reading some background articles about life, culture, and religion in Rome, as well as in some of the areas controlled by the Roman Empire, especially the Israel area. I would also look into the same topics as pertinent to Greece...

Christianity--Church History: question about christian denominations, jesus christ and the latter day saints, church of jesus christ and the latter day
jesus christ and the latter day saints, church of jesus christ and the latter day, christian cults: Hello Allen, The answer to your question will be different depending on who you are asking, as the definition of what exactly is a Christian denomination may differ from person to person, and even among the theological and academic communities. For...

Christianity--Church History: The Spear of Destiny, saviour jesus christ, spear of christ
saviour jesus christ, spear of christ, spear of destiny: Paul, Sorry for such a late reply. It s been busy at work and home. As to why the early Christians did not save or preserve the item of the passion of Christ, I believe I answed this in my previous answer. That, no matter how well meaning a Christian...

Christianity--Church History: When it started, Catholic, Christian
Catholic, Christian, Church: The most common, and probably most correct response, was that the Church began to be the Church at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and those gathered with them, and imbued them with supernatural gifts. Acts 1 and 2 deals with this...

Christianity--Church History: Bible info., bible info, hebrew calendar
bible info, hebrew calendar, julian calendar: Allen, The Hewbrew Calendar was the calendar used, based upon a Luni-solar system. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar The New Testament Calendar would have been the same for most of the early years, but at times may have borrowed or...

Christianity--Church History: bible, leap of faith, literature student
leap of faith, literature student, ancient literature: Hello Leshune, This is a very difficult question to answer and one many scholars spend time mulling over. Now for many Christians, the answer is simple. The Bible says it is true and God s Word, so it must be. But that s the same as saying Osama bin...

Christianity--Church History: church history, sabbath observance, trumpet blasts
sabbath observance, trumpet blasts, sabbath days: The history of a weekly 24-hour sabbath observance began with the nation of Israel in the wilderness in the second month after their Exodus from Egypt in 1513 B.C.E. (Ex 16:1) According to rabbinic sources, in the time when Jesus was on earth three trumpet...

Christianity--Church History: church history, king agrippa, christian bible
king agrippa, christian bible, dictionary definition: Hello Allen, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer your questions. I will answer them in the order that you asked to make it easier to understand. The word Christian appears three times in the New Testament. Acts 11:25,26 “Then departed Barnabas...

Christianity--Church History: church history, different christian denominations, homework type
different christian denominations, homework type, christian denomination: Allen, Thank you for the clarification. Here is a couple of links that may help answer your questions... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_denomination http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations As to which church/churches...

Christianity--Church History: Heaven and Revelatons?, woe woe woe, silence in heaven
woe woe woe, silence in heaven, blessing and honour and glory and power: Gabrielle, Thank you for the opportinity to help. Yes, there are many taxt in Revelations concerning heaven.... Re 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name...

Christianity--Church History: Hoping that God and Jesus exist!, dreams and nightmares, books of the bible
dreams and nightmares, books of the bible, church goer: Hello Cheryl, I am deeply sorry that you received a lot of bashers when you initially asked your question. I ve had that happen before; I am on Yahoo answers under the name Natalie Elisabeth Schultz , a pen name. Now, before I answer your questions...

Christianity--Church History: jesus myth hypothesis, Jesus, Jesus myth
Jesus, Jesus myth, myth: Brett, Thank you for your question. I am not familiar with Freke s Book in particular, but the Jesus Myth Hypothesis I do have some experience with. The simple logical and historical record bears out that what happened 2000 years ago in the midst...

Christianity--Church History: Arian Controversy and other issues of the time, first ecumenical council, council of nicea
first ecumenical council, council of nicea, constantine i: COULD DIRECT ME TO THE SOURCES OF THE ARTICLES YOU USED? Sorry but someone else had done the research for me; I took the article from a magazine (awake) written by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The article was entitled; “How Christendom became Trinitarian” ...

Christianity--Church History: Your answers-, plain and simple truth, chief cornerstone
plain and simple truth, chief cornerstone, chief priests: “The Jews lost the privilege of being God s chosen nation; it was taken away from them and given to those who were willing to obey God.” To which you replied--“YOURE CALLING GOD A LIAR AND AN INDIAN-GIVER”. God “cannot lie” here is the basis for my answer--...

Christianity--Church History: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Hello, Thank you for allowing me to answer your questions.The thing to remember here is that it doesn’t matter what your brother believes or what you or I believe, but what does the Bible say. If you do not accept the Bible as God’s inspired and infallible...

Christianity--Church History: Some Christian Apologetics, christian apologetics, brother lives
christian apologetics, brother lives, parts of the bible: Richard, Thank you for your questions, and the opportunity to help. Please be assured that I will defiantly be in prayer with you for your brother. Don t loose faith Richard. God is able to bring him back to the faith. Now to your questions. I will answer...

Christianity--Church History: creation of earth, four and twenty elders, isaiah 43
four and twenty elders, isaiah 43, creation of earth: Hi Danny, Thank you for using AllExperts.com and for allowing me to answer. I cannot presume to speak for God as He has given us all that he wants us to know in His word. These 2 scriptures seem to indicate that God needed no other reason for creating...

Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, fancy wording, written history
Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, fancy wording, written history, real reason

Christianity--Church History: Original translation, day of pentecost, temple courts
day of pentecost, temple courts, upper room: The upper room was the place where they met for the Lord s last supper at the PASSOVER. The Greek word is anogeon which means second floor or upper story of a house..sometimes a dome or balcony. Mk 14:13-16 13 So he sent two of his disciples,...

Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath day, sabbath rules, sabbath rest
sabbath rules, sabbath rest, lord of the sabbath: Ateh, Thank you for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. The simple answer is that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be our Sabbath rest in part because He is “Lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). As God incarnate, He decides the true...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: I have been saved for 30 years and have experienced times and seasons where I allowed myself to drift away from God. My sin and lack of attention to reading the Bible, church attendance, and prayer time have been the reasons for this happening. I praise God...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., relationship with god, scrupulosity
relationship with god, scrupulosity, stregnth: No, He certainly can and will help you, but you must accept his help - and we are often in our lives set up in such a way as to be naturally disposed to REJECT the grace of God. We are saved by growing in SANCTIFYING GRACE, which is the very divine life...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: CGLLR, Understand that you are saved by Gods grace through faith. If you have received Jesus as I described in my first reply to you are a Christian. Don t worry about what anyone says. Only trust in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Also, I...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., barack obama, kind of heart
barack obama, kind of heart, relationship with god: This is like saying how do I stop talking to my heroine dealer without hurting his feelings . The there are a variety of ways, but the simplest is to just not talk to him. If you must, tell him that this is not healthy, and leave it at that. Good luck...

Christianity--Church History: Ch 3 "What does the Bible Really Teach", questions about the bible, fish birds
questions about the bible, fish birds, home earth: Hi Alyshia, you asked-- 1. GOD’S ORIGINAL PURPOSE BEEN FULFILLED? Definitely not! --God endowed humans with spiritual qualities that mirrored his own. He gave them talents and abilities that would allow them to enjoy ENDLESS SATISFYING human life on...

Christianity--Church History: God's Law vs. God's Will, promises of god, god is one
promises of god, god is one, purpose of the law: Jeff, I understand that when you write the law you are referring only to the 10 Commandments. They do indeed tell us part of the will of God. But the Law was never intended to give people salvation, give us Life , as it is called or teach us the...

Christianity--Church History: Josephus, josephus writings, thanks be to god
josephus writings, thanks be to god, glory of christ: I have heard this before but neither I nor anyone who is opposed to Jesus can in any way prove what we believe. In my university undergraduate studies heard of and read many scholars who tried to disprove the Bible itself. Their motives are as suspect as...

Christianity--Church History: May and might, prefixes and suffixes, aorist subjunctive
prefixes and suffixes, aorist subjunctive, koine greek: Troy, I am back from my trip now and here is the answer to your question: I am not an expert in Hebrew but as far as the Greek is concerned, the translations are correct when they use might or may. Most languages, other than English, are much...

Christianity--Church History: Overview of OT vs. NT beliefs, anchor bible dictionary, dictionary of christianity
anchor bible dictionary, dictionary of christianity, actions of the holy spirit: Mr. Williams, This is a difficult question. I can provide you with one source which might be of use to you, but at the same time, I would like to stress that we do not exactly know what 1st century or prior Judaism believed. The debate among higher critics...

Christianity--Church History: Roman and Greek proof of Jesus' miracles, world history teacher, jesus miracles
world history teacher, jesus miracles, proof of jesus: I will try to copy from one of the works of Flavius Josephus wherein he writes about Jesus the Christ. He seems to have had more belief in Jesus than I had recalled from reading him in the past. Chapter 3 - Sedition Of The Jews Against Pontius Pilate....

Christianity--Church History: Study on Jews, Hebrews and Israelites, greek septuagint, hebrew origin
greek septuagint, hebrew origin, patronymics: HI Agnes, I hope this answers your question :¬) HEBREW Origin and Significance of the Term. The views as to the origin and significance of the term “Hebrew” generally can be resolved into the following: 1.One view holds that the name comes from...

Christianity--Church History: bible translation question?, latin vulgate, septuagint lxx
latin vulgate, septuagint lxx, hebrew sources: Wes, I don t personally distinguish between Christian and Catholic, however, I will answer the best I am able. The Latin Vulgate was translated from various sources. The main difference between the two Bibles is in the OT, so I ll address that issue....

Christianity--Church History: Death of adam, psalm 96, psalm 104
psalm 96, psalm 104, psalm 8: Where was adam buried? The bible doesnt say, it only tells us he died at age 930; within the thousand year day God said he would. Genesis 2;17 & 2 Peter 3;8 what legacy did he leave for us? Good question--They were perfect & could have left...

Christianity--Church History: Different Religion Beliefs, baptism in the new testament, philippian jailer
baptism in the new testament, philippian jailer, roman catholic church: Angie, I apologize for the late reply. The Thanksgiving holiday has thrown me behind in answering my questions. The questions that you ask would take up far more that I have space in this forum to answer. However, I will attempt to give you a brief description...

Christianity--Church History: Lawyers in New Testament, five books of moses, human traditions
five books of moses, human traditions, books of moses: Dell, The lawyers who conversed with Jesus the most often in the New Testament were practitioners of Jewish law. There were two major Jewish groups mentioned in the Gospels, the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Pharisees accepted the whole of the OT...

Christianity--Church History: Bible Contradictions, bible contradictions, passover meal
bible contradictions, passover meal, jehovah god: BIBLE INSPIRED-. HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THAT? Of course :¬) I looked into all that over 30 years ago, & continue to examine the bible daily & I am only convinced to a greater extent now, that it is inspired of God. Here are some of the proofs I...

Christianity--Church History: Bible Contradictions, bible contradictions, passover meal
bible contradictions, passover meal, faithful disciples: THE SIXTH HOUR IS AROUND NOON? Hours were counted from sunrise, or about 6 a.m. The Bible mentions the “third hour,” which would be about 9 a.m. The “sixth hour” is mentioned as the time when darkness fell on Jerusalem at Jesus’ impalement. This would...

Christianity--Church History: Greek, christians jesus, hebrew scriptures
christians jesus, hebrew scriptures, textual integrity: Despite the care taken by Bible copyists, some errors inevitably crept in. But did the copyists’ mistakes substantially change the Bible text? No. On the whole, these errors are insignificant and have no bearing on the Bible’s general integrity, as proved...

Christianity--Church History: History, new world translation, jehovah s witnesses
new world translation, jehovah s witnesses, babylonian exile: This was a complicated process instituted by the main enemy of God which is Satan ,who is the enemy of truth obviously,so what better way to propagate falsehood about God than to contaminate the true way of worship started at Pentecost. Before Pentecost...

Christianity--Church History: inheritance from Adam, human rulers, wickedness
human rulers, wickedness, true servants: WHY DID JESUS PREVENT THE PEOPLE FROM MAKING HIM KING (JOHN 6:15)? Jesus would not consider such a thing; he would only accept kingship in God’s time and way. Jesus focused on preaching about God’s Kingdom, the FUTURE heavenly government of which...

Christianity--Church History: John 19:7, roman power, personal glory
roman power, personal glory, divine son: Jn. 19:7 has nothing to do with the Laws of Moses. The accusers are speaking either about a law they had made up or just plain lying. They imply blasphemy on the part of Jesus because He said He was the Son of God. But He WAS, so there was no blasphemy in...

Christianity--Church History: two part Qeustion, council of nicia, books of the bible
council of nicia, books of the bible, definately: 1. Is it true that Adam had a wife named Lillithe before eve and if so is she stated in the bible and where? No definately not,Eve was his one & only wife :¬) 2. 7 books that were not included because of the women who wrote them? Again no; , God...

Christianity--Church History: profile questions, jehovah s witnesses, doctrinal differences
jehovah s witnesses, doctrinal differences, theological college: I was in ignorance as to my past beliefs,I have moved forward to the truth of the scriptures as espoused by the Jehovah s Witnesses.Unlike you I have been enlighten to the truth and rejected the false teachings of the churches world wide of Christendom of...

Christianity--Church History: Religion in the Medievil Era, pope leo iii, holy roman empire
pope leo iii, holy roman empire, feudalism in europe: Adam, In Europe, the Roman Catholic Church was the main religious body, while the Muslims controlled most of Spain and Northern Africa. When it comes to the economy in these regions, while religion played some part, the governing bodies with the strongest...

Christianity--Church History: Trinity, council of nicea, testament scriptures
council of nicea, testament scriptures, father son and holy spirit: You are welcome Al, Excellent. Since you are Orthodox, I d recommend also checking out Our Life in Christ radio podcasts from June 5, 2005 to August 21, 2005 (excluding the Father s Day podcast) as it is a 9 part series which deals with this question...

Christianity--Church History: Bible info, king agrippa, places in the bible
king agrippa, places in the bible, sea of galilee: The name/title Christian is found only in a few places in the Bible: Ac 26:25-28 25 I am not insane, most excellent Festus, Paul replied. What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to...

Christianity--Church History: church history, birth date of jesus, watching their flocks
birth date of jesus, watching their flocks, cyril of jerusalem: Allen, Here are a few links that I have found and their best guess s as to the accual birth date of Christ... September 29, 5 B.C. http://www.new-life.net/chrtms10.htm September 11th, 3 BC. http://petragrail.tripod.com/page5.html March, 6 BC....

Christianity--Church History: crucifiction witnessess, mary magdalene jesus, jesus disciples
mary magdalene jesus, jesus disciples, jesus mother: It is probably best to think of in the beginning as meaning when time, as man knows it, came about Before that was what we call infinity and we can only give that a name so we know what we are all talking about....without any real ability to understand...

Christianity--Church History: eternal life, wise god, living god
wise god, living god, greek word: Lenoria, The word immortal is found in the Bible in one place... 1 Tim. 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. It is the Greek word Aphthartos . Meaning: uncorrupted,...

Christianity--Church History: Hebrews, Jew, Israelites, assyrian captivity, greek septuagint
assyrian captivity, greek septuagint, southern kingdoms: Abram the Hebrew”--From him the Jews draw a line of descent that begins with his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. Israel (Jacob) sons, who became the founders of 12 tribes. One of those was Judah, from which name the word...

Christianity--Church History: Religions, non denominational churches, calvary presbyterian
non denominational churches, calvary presbyterian, christ churches: Marcia, Thank you for the clarification. As to the differences between all non-denominational churches, there are a myriad of such differences. Though it has been my experience that all churches who call themselves non-denomination will have similar...

Christianity--Church History: Religions, new testament church, biblical precepts
new testament church, biblical precepts, calvary presbyterian: Hi Marcia, Your question is a very good one and one that, I think, many people struggle with. First of all, you are correct in stating that you do not need to be baptized in order to be saved. Baptism is the first act of obedience that we do after...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, sabbath rules, sabbath rest
sabbath rules, sabbath rest, lord of the sabbath: Michelle, Thank you for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. First, it is important to understand that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be our Sabbath rest in part because He is “Lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). As God incarnate,...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., relationship with god, better off dead
relationship with god, better off dead, whole heart: If someone else says that God spoke to them about you, it is dangerous and unwise to act on what ever it is that they say. They may be well intentioned, but God does not need messengers anymore. He can speak directly to you through his word. Whenever someone...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., atmospheric phenomenon, looking at the sky
atmospheric phenomenon, looking at the sky, demonic influence: Scripture tells us that God is always available to hear our prayers. 2 Chronicles 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place . It is Biblical promises like this that we rely on and not feelings ot atmospheric...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., peace of god, personal lord
peace of god, personal lord, i don t care: CGLLR, Sorry to get back with you so late. If a Christian is unsure of their salvation, the Bible admonishes us to make sure that we are... 2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., 1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 13 4
1 corinthians 13, 1 corinthians 13 4, humble life: CGLLR, I think you are misunderstanding what love for God is. It is not based on how you feel. It is based on your faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Your faith in Him is not based on your feelings. There times that every Christian does...

Christianity--Church History: Translation, new world translation, patriarch abraham
new world translation, patriarch abraham, hebrew scriptures: “WHY DO JEWS CONTINUE TO PROSPER IF THEY HAVE BEEN REJECTED?” In what way do you see modern Jews today “prospering?” In the first century, many of “the sons of Israel” responded appreciatively to the preaching of Jesus and his apostles. (Acts 10:36)...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity in the Middle Ages, muslim invasions, christianity in the middle ages
muslim invasions, christianity in the middle ages, mainline denominations: Elle, Thanks for the question. The entire medieval period was fraught with a variety of problems. Before the reformation, there were plagues, warring kings, invading barbarians, famines, wars, other religions, other peoples, etc. Especially the Muslim...

Christianity--Church History: Fasting, sackcloth and ashes, day of atonement
sackcloth and ashes, day of atonement, psalm 35: GOD’S Law given through Moses required fasting only on one occasion—on the annual Day of Atonement. The Law commanded that on that day the Israelites were to ‘afflict their souls,’ which is understood to mean that they fasted. (Leviticus 16:29-31; 23:27; Psalm...

Christianity--Church History: Halos, santa maria maggiore, oneness of god
santa maria maggiore, oneness of god, sacred figures: George, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Though a halo is never found mentioned in the Holy Bible, here is some info I did find on this subject that I hope will help... A halo is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They are often used...

Christianity--Church History: Halos, santa maria maggiore, oneness of god
santa maria maggiore, oneness of god, cave drawings: Sonny, Thank you for the opportunity to help. Though a halo is never found mentioned in the Holy Bible, here is some info I did find on this subject that I hope will help... A halo is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They are often used...

Christianity--Church History: nicolaitans, sect of nicolaus, galatians 5
sect of nicolaus, galatians 5, nicolaitans: The congregation in Pergamum was in great peril because it allowed in its midst “those holding fast the teaching of the sect of Nicolaus.” Christ told the congregation: “Repent. If you do not, I am coming to you quickly, and I will war with them with the long...

Christianity--Church History: origins of the carnival, lent, carnival
lent, carnival, celebration: Yair, The notion of the carnival (From the Latin for meat ) traditionally describes a time immediately before Lent, the period of roughly 40 days of penance leading up to the Easter Triduum, which culminates with Easter Sunday, the ultimate feast of the...

Christianity--Church History: Question!, recieve jesus, romans 8
recieve jesus, romans 8, question question: CGLLR, You told me about this in your first question to me, and to be honest I think we are going around in circles. As I wrote before, it does not matter what anyone tells you, if you know for sure that you are saved (re-read my previous replies to you...

Christianity--Church History: ROMAN EMPORER, roman emporer, reign jesus
roman emporer, reign jesus, roman senate: Tiberius was named emperor by the Roman Senate on September 15, 14 C.E. John the Baptizer began his ministry (age 30) in the 15th year of Tiberius’ reign. Jesus, who was about six months younger than John the Baptizer, came to be baptized, when he was...

Christianity--Church History: Salvation., king james translators, agape love
king james translators, agape love, apostle john: CGLLR, You did not make me mad at all. I just feel that if you will take the time to read the answers that I have taken time out to answer for you, you may find that your questions have already been answered. But by no means did you anger me. Believe...

Christianity--Church History: early Christianity, greek scriptures, true christians
greek scriptures, true christians, early christianity: Hi there Oksana, you asked-- 1) WHAT IS THE SOCIAL SENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE ABOUT LOVE? In nearly all its occurrences in the Christian Greek Scriptures, or “New Testament,” “love” is a translation of the Greek word a•ga′pe. A•ga′pe...

Christianity--Church History: Grace, new testament church, justification by faith
new testament church, justification by faith, mosaic law: Robert, Hope you don t mind byt your questions was placed in the Questions pool by another volunteer and I thought I would give my input on this subject. It s imortant to understand that Dispensationalists will define three key dispensations, (1) The...

Christianity--Church History: non denomination, non denominational churches, political disagreement
non denominational churches, political disagreement, external direction: Esmeralda, Thank you for your question. Let me share with you what I have learned... The term non-denominational refers to those churches that have not formally aligned themselves with an established denomination, or remain otherwise officially autonomous....

Christianity--Church History: religious wars, catholics and protestants, religion group
catholics and protestants, religion group, world war ii: Hi Anna, you asked-- TO WHAT EXTENT DOES RELIGION INFLUENCE VIOLENCE BETWEEN GROUPS? Consider these comments by observers of the religious scene:- “The innermost reason for inhuman savagery is religious.” (National Review) “The chief motivation...

Christianity--Church History: 1 Cor 11:26, jehovah s witnesses, spirit life
jehovah s witnesses, spirit life, bread and wine: Anointed Christians would commemorate Christ’s death “until he arrives.” meaning;- This observance would continue until Jesus’ arrival to receive his anointed followers into heaven by a resurrection to spirit life during his “presence.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17)...

Christianity--Church History: APOSTOLIC FAITH, new wineskins, apostolic christianity
new wineskins, apostolic christianity, wine skins: This is a very good question, and the crux of the Christian faith and how one responds to the call of Christ is buried within the answer. Christ came to fulfill all that was foreshadowed in the Old Testament (OT). Just as the OT had a priestly line of succession,...

Christianity--Church History: Speaking in tongues, gift of tongues, newzealand
Christianity--Church History: Speaking in tongues, gift of tongues, newzealand, faith

Christianity--Church History: Do all religions lead to God?, branch davidians, mainstream religion
branch davidians, mainstream religion, wheat and tares: Obviously not as you mentioned but Jesus gave a parable about the wheat and tares to show he planted the true seed and the Devil planted false seeds Matt 13-24-30 and they were both to grow until the harvest time,the true Church was planted at Pentecost and...

Christianity--Church History: Speaking in tongues, gift of tongues, true prophets
gift of tongues, true prophets, speaking in tongues: We have to look at the context Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.10But...

Christianity--Church History: Speaking in tongues, gift of tongues, speaking in tongues
gift of tongues, speaking in tongues, charismatic churches: Thomas, Thank you for the opportunity to help. I do understand you confusion about the spiritual gift of tongues. Like yourself, I too was confussed by it s opperation in the moden church until I began to study the scriptures for myself, and not allow any...

Christianity--Church History: hi, papal schism, christianity course
papal schism, christianity course, homework question: Rose, Normally I would not answer homework question. However, since you are only asking for suggestion about the Reformation to write about, I will make an exception. But this is only if you promise to send my a draft of your final work. Okay? You can...

Christianity--Church History: hi, scottish presbyterians, english puritans
scottish presbyterians, english puritans, christianity course: 1. Brutality during Reformation--When the break from the Catholic Church finally came, it was for more mundane reasons. The king resolved to change not his religion but his wife. In 1534 Henry VIII declared himself head of the new Church of England. His motives...

Christianity--Church History: hi, pope paul iv, christianity course
pope paul iv, christianity course, undeserved kindness: In 1559 Pope Paul IV ruled that no Bible could be printed in the vernacular without church approval in 1564 Pope Pius IV stated: “Experience has shown that if reading of the Bible in the vulgar tongue is permitted indiscriminately, . . . more harm than...

Christianity--Church History: hi, christianity course, diet of worms
christianity course, diet of worms, sale of indulgences: The happenings at the Diet of Worms is one of the more publicized events and, as such, would make it easier for you to find material to research. The sale of indulgences as one of the sparks which ignited the Reformation among the populous is another...

Christianity--Church History: Marriage, marriage customs, great tribulation
marriage customs, great tribulation, outer garments: No, it says nothing about where this should take place or what color dress, only to marry in the Lord. The wearing of white is therefore a tradition and not scriptural.White however is the color most often mentioned in the Scriptures. Besides its descriptive...

Christianity--Church History: magistates, principalities and powers, civil rulers
principalities and powers, civil rulers, pax romana: There were many magistrates during Jesus life even if you limit them to the ruler in the holy land . Jesus walked on earth during the time of the Pax Romana; when Rome ruled most of the world around the Mediterranean Sea. Thus the magistrates included...

Christianity--Church History: Paul's Trial in front of Nero and his defense, legal briefs, roman court
legal briefs, roman court, heavenly kingdom: That sounds about right. There is no real information of the final trial before the Roman court. We only have tradition now which can but guess at what transpired. We do know that the Lord Himself ALWAYS stands by those who are persecuted or even...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, new world translation, jehovah s witnesses
new world translation, jehovah s witnesses, prophet mohammed: As early as the first century, Christianity which was started by Jesus at Pentecost was influenced by false religious teachings causing Paul to warn: Jehovah s Witness New World Translation (1 Timothy 6:20) . . .O Timothy, guard what is laid up in...

Christianity--Church History: God neglecting some races, wheel drive vehicles, seat buses
wheel drive vehicles, seat buses, four wheel drive vehicles: HI Steve, you asked-- WILL GOD JUDGE THESE PEOPLE FOR NOT BELIEVING OR WILL THEY AUTOMATICALLY PASS GODS JUDGEMENT BECAUSE HE HAS NOT GIVEN THEM A FAIR CHANCE TO BELIEVE? The bible tells us that “God in NOT partial, but in every nation the man that fears...

Christianity--Church History: another question please :), demon possession, spiritual elders
demon possession, spiritual elders, christian congregations: online schools that one can learn about what the Watch Tower teaches? We have a website; www.watchtower.org where you can read about our beliefs & you can also request someone to call at your home & teach you free of charge. Or I can teach you on...

Christianity--Church History: question about the TRUE CHURCH, coptic orthodox, roman catholic church
coptic orthodox, roman catholic church, protestant denomination: Raul, The Bible does say that ministry and preaching should occur. That s why the Orthodox are currently in the missions field in many countries. The two most active are the Antiochian Archdiocese in America and the Orthodox Church of America. Often...

Christianity--Church History: question about the TRUE Church, obedience to god, orthodox churches
obedience to god, orthodox churches, faith in god: God does not have any problems with us using things to bring people to Him that they may know Him and His love as well as His right to be the Lord of all creation. 1 Ti 2:3-7 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved...

Christianity--Church History: rare religious book, church history professor, virginia theological seminary
church history professor, virginia theological seminary, general theological seminary: Hi Ric, I ll be honest, I don t know if I can fully answer your question. Your best bet would be to ask a professor who specializes in Anglican history (I m assuming the book you mentioned is Anglican) and literature. The church is interesting only because...

Christianity--Church History: The Sabbath, jehovah witness, jehovah s witnesses
jehovah witness, jehovah s witnesses, christian scriptures: Hello, As my profile states: I m currently studying the scriptures with Jehovah s Witnesses and plan on becoming a member of that religion the main reason is I ve learned more about the bible in a short period than in 40 years as Pastor I mention...

Christianity--Church History: What is the TRUE Church, bible study aids, clergy laity
bible study aids, clergy laity, orthodox churches: NO OFFENSE SIR BUT ALL CHURCHES EVEN THE OLD ONES HAD A TRADITION . Firstly I am not a “sir” you sent this question to BRENDA Martin, & yes religions had traditions back then, hence why Jesus condemned them. Think of the harm that traditional beliefs...

Christianity--Church History: Bible, figs from thistles, going in the right direction
figs from thistles, going in the right direction, bible question: The New World Translation is not considered the witness bible its a translation that is the most accurate today,in fact it was compared to every known translation according to Cordwell Truth in Translation and finished first: http://www.amazon.com/review/R70L58IK6XY0D...

Christianity--Church History: Christmas, testament epistles, religion of the roman empire
testament epistles, religion of the roman empire, pagan holiday: Hi Nora, The church started to celebrate holidays even in Scripture. Pentecost is mentioned in the New Testament epistles as a holiday which is actually borrowed from the Jewish calendar. Christmas was celebrated between 100 AD and 325 AD when Christianity...

Christianity--Church History: Officiating Funerals, trumpet call, loud command
trumpet call, loud command, coming of the lord: This is outside my expertise. But I believe it just sort of grew like a barnacle on the side of the ship of the church. But I wanted to let you know that I m sorry it became such a large tradition in the church. I believe it has become detrimental...

Christianity--Church History: Who are these people?, eye witness accounts, judas iscariot
eye witness accounts, judas iscariot, lord jesus christ: Having gone to my library I have found that not all commentators agree with me. One says the We is sort of a royal we because of John s office. Another only says that it was common to switch from I to we ..without explanation except that it was...

Christianity--Church History: religious education, st polycarp, jesus was a jew
st polycarp, jesus was a jew, john the apostle: Lawrence, Christianity originated in Israel/Palestine. Jesus was a Jew who claimed to be the Messiah. He mainly had a ministry in Capernum in northern Israel (Modern), and eventually He went to Jerusalem, where He was crucified for claiming to be God...

Christianity--Church History: strengthening my faith, spiritual bankruptcy, psalm 119
spiritual bankruptcy, psalm 119, earnest desire: There is a really excellent Bible Aid entitled - What Does the Bible Teach , with chapters such as-- What is God s purpose for the earth Where are the Dead Why does God allow Suffering So you can study the bible by subjects,as you look...

Christianity--Church History: History of sunday night church services., lunch breaks, anabaptists
Christianity--Church History: History of sunday night church services., lunch breaks, anabaptists, evening service

Christianity--Church History: Man and Satan, creation of the earth, loving creator
Christianity--Church History: Man and Satan, creation of the earth, loving creator, correction

Christianity--Church History: History of sunday night church services., morning liturgy, liturgical churches
morning liturgy, liturgical churches, contemplative service: David, I am not sure whether you mean ancient practices of Sunday night services or the more modern practice of having services (usually more along the lines of experimental styles) on Sunday nights. Most often among the liturgical churches, there won...

Christianity--Church History: Man and Satan, garden of gethsemane, adam and eve
garden of gethsemane, adam and eve, planet earth: Siray, According to Genesis, Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Gethsemane once all of creation was finished. Heaven (where Satan was) is not necessarily a place we can get to in a sense of travel. Perhaps it is another dimension of existence....

Christianity--Church History: Miracles, jewish historian josephus, jewish antiquities
jewish historian josephus, jewish antiquities, hebrew scriptures: Reasons to Trust the Bible 1. Historical Soundness It would be hard to trust a book that is found to contain inaccuracies. Imagine reading a modern history book that dated the second world war to the 1800’s or that called the president of the United...

Christianity--Church History: orthodox churches vs. pentecostal churches, pentecostal churches, spiritual illumination
pentecostal churches, spiritual illumination, veneration of saints: Anita, Some basic differences can be addressed. The hardest part about this is that I don t know very much about Pentecostal groups, save their emphasis on the Spirit and their usually following in the line of most Protestant churches. I will assume,...

Christianity--Church History: I have questions, authenticity of the bible, human logic
authenticity of the bible, human logic, deep things of god: No, I m quite sure that no such book exists that you ask about. Any such book that would claim that it is, a comprehensive, complete book/source that has researched the origins and authenticity of the Bible and its contents would be very suspect as having...

Christianity--Church History: Ressurection, Jesus, three days
Jesus, three days, where: Kathy, Thank you for your question, and the opportunity to help. I am aware that many creeds do make a statement similar to the one s you mentioned. However, creeds are a simple statement of a particular churches beliefs, and do not go into any real...

Christianity--Church History: Acts 8:39-40, ethiopian eunuch, divine attributes
ethiopian eunuch, divine attributes, dogmatic position: Hi Sue, My understanding of what occurred here is that God literally transported Philip from where he was to where God wanted him to be. Because it says he was taken away, I m assuming that bi-location (the idea that a saint can be in two places at once)...

Christianity--Church History: altar of burnt offering, female goat, male goat
female goat, male goat, bulls head: WHO GIVES THE ANIMAL AND HOW OFTEN ONE COMES TO SACRIFICE AN ANIMAL? In Leviticus chapters 1 to 7, there are five principal types of offerings mentioned; burnt offering, grain offering, communion sacrifice, sin offering, and guilt offering—are described...

Christianity--Church History: The Canon, international standard bible encyclopedia, hebrew scriptures
international standard bible encyclopedia, hebrew scriptures, greek scriptures: The writing as well as the collecting of the 27 books comprising the canon of the Christian Greek Scriptures NT was similar to that of the Hebrew Scriptures OT. Christ “gave gifts in men,” yes, “he gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelizers,...

Christianity--Church History: Christ's Sacrifice, temporal punishments, christus victor
temporal punishments, christus victor, eastern orthodoxy: Hello Galina, The Orthodox and Roman Catholic view of Christ s sacrifice has some overlap, but ultimately diverges on several important points, especially when it comes to current liturgical practices and how each church understands them. To start with,...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity in the Roman Empire, christianity in the roman empire, j w thompson
christianity in the roman empire, j w thompson, decline and fall of the roman empire: 1.Edward Gibbon, in “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” notes that the “zeal of the Christians . . . diffused them through every province and almost every city of the [Roman] empire.” Says Professor J. W. Thompson in “History of the Middle Ages”:...

Christianity--Church History: First Church known to Christianity, fatherhood of god, commentary on hebrews
fatherhood of god, commentary on hebrews, anchor bible: Ashley, The first Christian church was established in Jerusalem by the apostles. The event is recorded in Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit comes during Pentecost. From there, the apostles went in different directions, some to Asia Minor, some to India (if...

Christianity--Church History: original song about miracles, 1 corinthians 13, sign of satan
1 corinthians 13, sign of satan, different tongues: Many people think miracles are a sure sign today that God is behind these but you will be surprised as I was to learn miracles today are a sure sign of Satan. (2 Thessalonians 2:9) . . .But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan...

Christianity--Church History: original song about miracles, jim burns, religious question
jim burns, religious question, original song: Jim, I did listen to the video. Thanks for sharing it, and feel free to send more if you like. However, because this site is designed for people to ask questions and for people like myself who volunteer to answer them, if you do decide to share more please...

Christianity--Church History: babylonian culture, babylonian culture, epic of gilgamesh
babylonian culture, epic of gilgamesh, jewish faith: My dearest in Christ, It is helpful to note that many cultures in the Ancient World shared many similar stories and beliefs. Most were based on actual events, people, and teaching from a common source. For example, the epic of Gilgamesh, and the many flood...

Christianity--Church History: Jewish animal sacrifices, animal sacrifices, jewish priests
animal sacrifices, jewish priests, animal sacrifice: Hi Judith, I believe that animal sacrifices effectively ceased following the destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD. There perhaps were remnants, but very quickly the practice ceased. Another reason is that the specific bloodline...

Christianity--Church History: Martyrs, martyr, persecution
martyr, persecution, pacifism: Yes the early martyrs were key in furthering the gospel because their deaths held up the crucified body of Christ, demonstrated their faith and love for their enemies, and served as testimony to their conviction of the truth of the gospel, especially those...

Christianity--Church History: Martyrs, jews and gentiles, book of martyrs
jews and gentiles, book of martyrs, christian martyrs: Dearest in Christ, that is an excellent question and one seldom asked. Martyrs played a multifaceted role in the early years of Christianity as well as through the ages. Many times it was recorded that even the enemies or persecutors of the Christians marveled...

Christianity--Church History: Similarities of Judaism and Christianity?, immortality of the soul, similarities of judaism and christianity
immortality of the soul, similarities of judaism and christianity, direct descendant: My point of view there were no similarity between the two ways of worship after Pentecost.Christianity believed in the resurrection and although Judaism at that time believed the resurrection of the dead and rejected the concept of the immortality of the soul...

Christianity--Church History: Similarities of Judaism and Christianity?, Persecution, Martyrs
Persecution, Martyrs, Heaven: Dear Ben, You are quite welcome! Thanks for the follow-up question... True followers of JESUS know that this existence is NOT all that there is. JESUS teaching on the afterlife gave the early believers AND us an understanding that there is a time coming...

Christianity--Church History: veil - Material to cover face or body, Veil, submission
Veil, submission, praying: Dear Ibrihim, Thank you for the follow up question and dissertation. I am well aware of Paul s epistle to the Corinthians in chapter 11. If you will look again at that text you will see that Paul identifies WHO is the head of who instead of using as his emphasis...

Christianity--Church History: burned at the stake, antioch syria, southern mesopotamia
antioch syria, southern mesopotamia, history of syria: I have been searching every archive I can including the Bible. None mention anything similar to this - but this could be because of the almost untraceable ancient history of Syria. Below is an article that will help explain how difficult the history of Syria...

Christianity--Church History: stoning, mosaic law, harsh punishment
Christianity--Church History: stoning, mosaic law, harsh punishment, fine balance

Christianity--Church History: The importance of the Bible., development of christianity, beginning of christianity
development of christianity, beginning of christianity, biblical canon: Hi Ben, I do and don t agree with the statement. The Bible, which we refer to as a collection of different books, was not fully canonized until several hundred years after the beginning of Christianity. However, in reference to certain books, such as...

Christianity--Church History: The importance of the Bible., hebrew scriptures, roman catholic church
hebrew scriptures, roman catholic church, development of christianity: I agree with that statement to a point and also disagree with that it was indispensable,I will explain why. The Devil understood that then and now as well,After Pentecost which started the new way of worship and the rejection of Judaism by God evil men came...

Christianity--Church History: The name of Jesus, messiah yeshua, name of jesus
messiah yeshua, name of jesus, cart products: Dear Dale, I understand. In that case, I ll dig out his CD and refresh myself on his exposition. I wouldn t want to misrepresent his apologetic on the subject... When I contacted him about this same question years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find...

Christianity--Church History: Protestant vs Catholic beliefs and practices in the 18th century, protestant beliefs, catholic beliefs
protestant beliefs, catholic beliefs, indulgences: An explanation about why these questions are important to you would be helpful for me to give the best answers. Why do you need to go a bit deeper? Here are my best answers at this point: Would he be allowed to attend services? Certainly, he would be...

Christianity--Church History: The role of the clergy throughout history., early history of christianity, church plantings
early history of christianity, church plantings, history of christianity: Dear Ben, The role of the church leaders including the bishop (elder) and deacon have not changed. The requirements for office and personal standards are delineated in the Bible. Now, having said that, the roles of each, as defined by different churches...

Christianity--Church History: The role of the clergy throughout history., new world translation, pagan priests
new world translation, pagan priests, jehovah s witnesses: When we look at the word clergy you think of those who have separated themselves from the congregation and who enjoy special priviliges.To answer your question we have to go back to Pentecost when Jesus founded this new way of worship. Before I answer that...

Christianity--Church History: stoning, mosaic law, eternal punishment
mosaic law, eternal punishment, old testament: I don t know that I can help you understand why God chose this way of punishment for His people in the Old Testament. It seems to have been a common method of punishment even by people other than the Jews at that time, although hanging and crucifixion were...

Christianity--Church History: Bible, hebrew scriptures, bible canon
hebrew scriptures, bible canon, greek scriptures: THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE WERE PUT TOGETHER UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CONSTANTINE? The Roman Catholic Church claims responsibility for the decision as to which books should be included in the Bible canon, and reference is made to the Council of Carthage (397...

Christianity--Church History: christmas, jewish passover dates, julian calender
jewish passover dates, julian calender, gregorian calender: Hi Michael, Merry Christmas! No, Jesus was not born on December 25th. There are several reasons why the date is celebrated on that day however. The most popular theory has to do with the Christians accepting pagan Saturnalia or some other festival and...

Christianity--Church History: fasten, fasting
fasting: Yes fasting can be done on any day. The purpose of fasting is not to lose weight but rather to pray and meditate on God. Here are some scriptures on fasting: Matthew 6:18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your...

Christianity--Church History: sunday worship, early christians, jesus teachings
early christians, jesus teachings, new covenant: SO CALLED CHRISTIANS KEEP THE REST OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BUT HAVE IGNORED THE FOURTH . What the Bible says at Galatians 4:8-11 and Colossians 2:16, 17 shows that Christians are not under God’s law given to the Israelites, with its requirement to keep...

Christianity--Church History: 4th Commandment, committing adultery, galatians 6
committing adultery, galatians 6, colossians 3: How can one commandment be abolished without the others? Jesus introduced a “new covenant,” based on the better sacrifice of his own perfect human life. Christians come under this new covenant and are subject to Christian laws. (Hebrews 8:7-13; Luke 22:20)...

Christianity--Church History: baptisum, christening, greek word
christening, greek word, condemnation: I have always heard the terms used interchangeably. In baptism (which is from the Greek word used in the Bible) we are buried with Christ and so are joined with Him in both dead to condemnation and will be raised with Him AND christening...

Christianity--Church History: Is my Church/belief from God?, lord jesus christ, serpent seed
lord jesus christ, serpent seed, women preachers: Firstly thank you for the true word of God.Knowing God personally it is according to your explaination,so it is correct.We are taught that Malachi 3v1 fullfills John the baptist and Malachi 4v5 is the fullfilment of William Marion Branham. The pillar of fire...

Christianity--Church History: Church and the Renaissance, intellectual fabric, reconquest of spain
intellectual fabric, reconquest of spain, renaissance period: Hello Ali, I just answered this question somewhat from Adam, so if you would like to review that answer you might find it helpful. The church often formed the basis of intellectual thought that led to the Renaissance, stemming from the rediscovery...

Christianity--Church History: Church/Renaissance, aristotelian philosophy, pope urban
aristotelian philosophy, pope urban, scientific discoveries: Adam, I d be happy to answer the question as best I am able. The church during the Renaissance would often pay artists to paint pictures or sculpt. Examples of these artists would be Raphael and Michaelangelo. The theme of Renaissance art also often...

Christianity--Church History: God's Law, divine 3, commandments of god
divine 3, commandments of god, father in heaven: For out of Zion LAW will go forth, and the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem. 4 And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears...

Christianity--Church History: crucifiction of jesus, crucifiction of jesus, jesus of nazareth
crucifiction of jesus, jesus of nazareth, jesus john: Because they felt very vulnerable and even somewhat deceived that the Messiah would allow Himself to be captured and sentenced to death, they were very fearful of the enemies of Jesus and so they stayed out of the action. Peter had sworn to other people...

Christianity--Church History: God's Law, bible truth, millenial kingdom
bible truth, millenial kingdom, mosaic law: THE LAW GOING FORTH FROM ZION IS BEING FULFILLED NOW SO HOW CAN YOU PREACH IT S ENDED , IF IT S GOING FORTH NOW? Because the “law” spoken of here, is NOT referring to the old Mosaic Law, its referring to the BIBLE as a whole. The words found at Isaiah...

Christianity--Church History: Miracles, faith abel, faith noah
faith abel, faith noah, faith abraham: You have asked a question which is at the center of our relationship with God, Who created us and all things, namely; can we know Him by our human reason and senses or is He known primarily by simple trust through the witnesses that He has given us. He...

Christianity--Church History: Miracles, miracles of jesus, jesus walking on water
miracles of jesus, jesus walking on water, resurrection of christ: Sawyer, This is a good question. Actually, there is a book called Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham which is a good defense of the historicity of the miracles of Jesus. As a general answer, you re asking a question I can only see as asking...

Christianity--Church History: demonbuster.com and candles, pier 1 imports, demon possession
pier 1 imports, demon possession, burning candles: Lyhong, Thank you for your questions and the opportunity to help.Like yourself, I like the smell of candles and use them in my home. There is nothing in the Scriptures that would prevent a Christian from doing so. There is nothing sinful, or demonic with...

Christianity--Church History: mishnah, Mishnah, Torah
Mishnah, Torah, Commentary: Dear Robert, Since the Mishnah is not a code of Jewish law; but a study book of law, and the Law is found in the Torah, I understand the Mishnah to be a compilation of the various opinions held by sages in Judaism on the Torah. Sincerely, Pastor Ron...

Christianity--Church History: Shunning or marking to be avoided, sense of guilt, 12 step programs
sense of guilt, 12 step programs, deeper sense: Victor, I am sorry to hear about the situation with your family and church. It is not a very good sign when one recognizes their sinfulness and repents of it, only to be met with the crushing results of the law. While I understand their hesitancy to fully...

Christianity--Church History: "seat" on the cross, vertical aspect, crucifixion
vertical aspect, crucifixion, agony: Dear Howard, I am not aware of a little seat used by the Romans on their crosses. I had heard that a small ledge was occasionally used for some victims (of special privilege) to stand on and lift themselves and catch their breath during crucifixion. This...

Christianity--Church History: What year did these things occur?, isle of patmos, apostle john
isle of patmos, apostle john, fall of jerusalem: Hello again, Brendon! I hope that you are not using me to answer your homework questions! : ) There is no sure date associated with the apostle John s death. We know that persecution brought severe trials to him. Reportedly he was boiled in oil and lived...

Christianity--Church History: What year did these things occur?, Ascension, Paul
Ascension, Paul, Scriptures: Dear Brendon, Thank you for the question and please bear with me as I attempt to answer it within the confines of the Scriptures and historic record... Since it is established that one must attain to the age of “thirty” before he could serve in HIS Tabernacle...

Christianity--Church History: love, orthodox anglican, mainline protestants
orthodox anglican, mainline protestants, orthodox traditions: Hello again Henrik, The early church had several practices which expressed this love, both to those in the church and those outside the community. For those outside the community, charity was practiced in the form of adoption of infants and children left...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, bias levels, spiritual maturity
bias levels, spiritual maturity, personal bias: Basically, the divisions occur because of various individual and group interpretations of that one text. The various interpretation can be caused by personal bias, levels of spiritual maturity and/or ignorance of the text as one unified message. My answer...

Christianity--Church History: Am I right?, christians and muslims, suicide bomb
christians and muslims, suicide bomb, violence begets violence: Caleb, There are some inaccuracies, but not overly that bad. 1. Palestinians are not necessarily Muslim. There are many Christian Palestinians. 2. Fundamentalist Islam is actually the real Islam. The term fundamentalist was applied to those...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, Sabbath
Sabbath: Thulani, Thank you for your questions, and for the opportunity to help. The simple answer is that Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Jesus can be our Sabbath rest in part because He is “Lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). As God incarnate, He decides the true...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, sabbath day holy, master jesus christ
sabbath day holy, master jesus christ, sabbath rest: Hello Thulani, You are correct about these biblical passages, and I can only guess that you want my opinion as to why the majority of Christians do not worship on Saturday. We first of all need to distinguish how one keeps the Sabbath day holy. ...

Christianity--Church History: True Religion, akron beacon journal, akron beacon journal akron ohio
akron beacon journal, akron beacon journal akron ohio, jehovah s witnesses: The one that most resembles the first century congregation Jesus established; & that is Jehovah s Witnesses-- Like the Early Christians ◆ “Jehovah’s Witnesses have a religion they take far more seriously than the great majority of people. Their...

Christianity--Church History: Why are the village around the sea of Gallie looked opun with mistrust in the bible, old testament prophets, jesus of nazareth
old testament prophets, jesus of nazareth, indigo plant: Sorry for the delay. I don t know how it happened. But now AllExperts contacted me to let me know that you had this question on these villages and I will try to answer it. Concerning Nazareth: Nathanael was suprised to hear that Jesus was from Nazareth...

Christianity--Church History: Drunkenness, three synoptic gospels, wine stock
three synoptic gospels, wine stock, wedding feast: Joy, In a literal sense, the passage is referring to the wine stock set aside for the wedding feast itself. In other words, it is not a reference to how much each individual drank, but how much of the original wine stock was drunk. If you are asking ...

Christianity--Church History: Sabbath, seperate sets, mount jesus
seperate sets, mount jesus, romans 7: MOSES WAS GIVEN TWO SEPARATE SETS OF LAWS. THE FIRST SET BEING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE SECOND SET BEING ORIENTED ON HOW TO ATONE FOR SINS, AND LIVE AS GOD S PEOPLE? This is not the case, consider--. In his Sermon on the Mount Jesus quoted from the...

Christianity--Church History: Baptism, factual answer, resevoirs
factual answer, resevoirs, pentecost: Barbara, Since there is no written witness in the Bible.... or in other historical material as to how the three thousand souls were baptized, I cannot give you a factual answer. But it has been historicaly noted that there were many pools and resevoirs...

Christianity--Church History: The book of Genesis, cain, wife
cain, wife, adam: The first mention of Cain s wife is here: Genesis 4:17 Cain lay with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. Adam and Eve were told in Genesis 1:28 And God blessed...

Christianity--Church History: Changes in church doctrines, abortion, homosexuality
abortion, homosexuality: Homosexuality is considered immoral by churches of Christ, Mennonites, Baptists, Pentecostals, Orthodox Anglicans, Presbyterian church in America (PCA) and many other evangelical Protestant groups as well as Roman Catholics. The churches that reject the...

Christianity--Church History: history, roman catholic churches, western theologians
roman catholic churches, western theologians, roman catholic church: Hello Hank, In the very early church, there was no distinction between what is now the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. The whole church was considered Orthodox especially following Nicea I in 325 AD. The church was mainly called the Holy Catholic...

Christianity--Church History: Life of Christ, Christianity, Church History
Christianity, Church History, Gospels: Good afternoon Russell, Great questions and requiring good answers. We could spend a lot of time and typing back and forth OR... Let me recommend two books for you: 1. Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell 2. More Evidence that Demands a Verdict...

Christianity--Church History: Growth of Christianity, biblical archeology review, dear sir or madam
biblical archeology review, dear sir or madam, amazing figures: My dearest friend and brother in Christ, thank you for asking this question. I am truly honored that you did. First please allow me to say that sometimes statistics can be used or misused rather to illustrate a point. Folks don t lie or anything, but as...

Christianity--Church History: Pauls travels, missionary journey, apostle paul
missionary journey, apostle paul, 1 corinthians 1: Leah, I m pretty sure that he is referring to Lystra after some Jews from Pissidian Antioch (not Syrian Antioch) came to them. This is where Paul is stoned and left outside the city. After this, they go to Derbe. Lystra is in a province of Asia, ...

Christianity--Church History: question, ancient jews, bible land
ancient jews, bible land, egyptian influences: The use of amulets is a form of idolatry—something clearly condemned in God’s Word. (Exodus 20:4, 5) The Bible, at 1 John 5:21, counsels Christians: “Guard yourselves from idols.” So a True Christian would not have worn an amulet. However the Jews did...

Christianity--Church History: question, biblical archeology review, cats image
biblical archeology review, cats image, dear brother: Dear brother, thank you for giving me this opportunity. Yes, there are artifacts that have been cataloged and illustrated in magazines and a few books. One book simply entitled Biblical Archeology is one example. A few sites mentioned include Jericho,...

Christianity--Church History: Involvement of Women in Church and Priestly Duties, roman catholic church, women pastors
roman catholic church, women pastors, eastern orthodoxy: John, This is not the easiest of all issues to cover. As for the responses, they will be brief, and what they are answering would need to be discussed in more detail with several sources (the New Testament not withstanding). This also depends on which...

Christianity--Church History: Involvement of Women in Church and Priestly Duties, roman catholic church, pope 2
roman catholic church, pope 2, priestly duties: 1.Is there any limitation for women in the Church? Women cannot be priests, bishop, archbishop, cardinal, pope 2. Why is it that most of the higher officials in the Church are men? Are there any reasons about this? Based on fact that all the apostles...

Christianity--Church History: about religion, versions of the bible, evil satan
versions of the bible, evil satan, innocent son: So,is there scientific proofs or verses in the Bible So then in your mind it comes down to the Bible vs the Quran ,Allah vs Jehovah. The only way to understand the true from the false is Prophecies made and fulfilled,Satan has power to deceived but...

Christianity--Church History: status of women in the Church, virgin mary mother, images of the virgin mary
virgin mary mother, images of the virgin mary, mary mother of god: Harchel, I have already pretty much answered these questions for John Bel Martinez (see question from 1/20/11). As a result, extensive discussion is in that question, but I ll quickly answer these one at a time. 1) Images of the Virgin Mary in humility,...

Christianity--Church History: status of women in the Church, old testament women, university in the philippines
old testament women, university in the philippines, far eastern university: Dearest in Christ, I shall try to answer all of your questions in this writing. First, in the Old Testament women are not given any place of honor within the Hebrew world. There were no provisions for women in the assembly but were responsible for teaching...

Christianity--Church History: Epic of Gilgamesh, ancient sumeria, poetry and truth
ancient sumeria, poetry and truth, tower of babel: The epic truly is one of the oldest manuscripts and stories we know of. It is more closely associated with the flood account in Genesis as well as many other accounts in the Old Testament. We know from the Old Testament that all people spoke the same language...

Christianity--Church History: ancient Israel, israel and judah, queen of sheba
israel and judah, queen of sheba, wisdom of solomon: Leah, The movie that you saw was only, as they often say, based on the biblical account of the queen of Sheba(Saba)and not a close rendering of the account in the Bible. The queen had heard of the wisdom of Solomon and came to see how true what she...

Christianity--Church History: baptist, ku klux klan, congregationalist churches
ku klux klan, congregationalist churches, newport rhode island: The Baptist Encyclopædia says: “[Jesus] is . . . the eternal Jehovah . . . The Holy Spirit is Jehovah . . . The Son and Spirit are placed on an exact equality with the Father. If he is Jehovah so are they.” So they teach the pagan doctrine of the Trinity....

Christianity--Church History: nails of the cross, jesus cross, heel bone
jesus cross, heel bone, evidences: My dearest in Christ, sorry for taking so long. Actually I answered it but didn t hit the right thing or something. Anyway, again, I m sorry for taking so long. The nails, as it turns out could have been iron or bronze. Both types were available and it...

Christianity--Church History: the nails of the cross., nails of the cross, greeks and romans
nails of the cross, greeks and romans, greek word: Pete, I could find no information about what the nails used for the crucifixion were made of. The Greek word itself can mean any nail or spike including brass, iron or wood. The most common spikes for houses were made of iron even though the Greeks...

Christianity--Church History: gates, straits of gibraltar, king james version of the bible
straits of gibraltar, king james version of the bible, sea ships: Denise, No, at this time Jesus was not talking about a named gate. He was talking about a choice in our lives when we decide to walk with Him. The King James Version of the Bible uses the word strait to describe what the way before us is when we...

Christianity--Church History: Church History "In Remembrance of Me", eucharistic service, 1 corinthians
eucharistic service, 1 corinthians, new covenant: Hi Marge, To the best of my knowledge, this has often been within the context of the Eucharistic service. The connection with in remembrance could be connected with shed for the blood of many and which is a reference back to the sprinkling of blood...

Christianity--Church History: Christen's views on ghosts, ancient judaism, human spirits
ancient judaism, human spirits, revelation of jesus christ: Alex, A general Christian answer is no, but at the same time I want to stress that Scripture or Tradition have not definitively spoken on this issue. What I can tell you is that human beings have a soul, or an immaterial portion of their person which separates...

Christianity--Church History: Orhodox Catholicism and Atonement, eternal security, 1 corinthians 9
eternal security, 1 corinthians 9, atonement: The atonement is conditional upon the individual walking in light and humbly confessing sins (1 John 1). This does not mean a person is lost by committing a single unrepented sin. Christ s blood continues to cleanse as we continue to walk humbly in the light....

Christianity--Church History: Why do Pentecostals say that Catholics are not Christians?, protestant reformation, protestant churches
protestant reformation, protestant churches, personal relationship: I find the best approach is to reflect and validate others views. Everyone is doing their best to seek God. Some Protestants feel Catholics are wrong to pray to Mary and venerate statues (which they see as idolatry), pray for souls in purgatory (which they...

Christianity--Church History: perpetual virginity, perpetual virginity of mary, biblical passages
perpetual virginity of mary, biblical passages, mary al: Al, They maintained it for reasons of: 1. Respect for her person. 2. Understanding of holiness. 3. Biblical passages they interpreted as upholding it (the nature of the woman in Isaiah 7 and Ezekiel 44:1-3. 4. Theological reasons relating to her...

Christianity--Church History: Church services, church plantings, abbreviated instructions
church plantings, abbreviated instructions, destruction of jerusalem: That, by the way, is an excellent question. The church as the formal organized and clockwork like demeanor is certainly not the church of the first century. As you probably know, in the early years of the church, and especially after the destruction of Jerusalem,...

Christianity--Church History: Sunday Night Service, different denominations, agape meal
different denominations, agape meal, catholic masses: Hi Johnny, I m sorry if I didn t answer the man s question. My specialty is not American Christian historical practices. I d recommend looking elsewhere than me for this question, though I can perhaps give some suggestions. Some claim that the practice...

Christianity--Church History: Commentary and Homily, biblical exegesis and the formation of christian culture, st john chrysostom
biblical exegesis and the formation of christian culture, st john chrysostom, new testament commentaries: Jason, After perusing the page or two of context, I must admit I think that the only way I can take his comment as correct is if he is referring to specifically Christian biblical interpretation. Even this though is not fully correct, as the New Testament...

Christianity--Church History: Protestantism????, catholic parishioners, gates of hell
catholic parishioners, gates of hell, fr frank: Dear Shawn, that is a great question. As a matter of fact that is a question most should ask themselves. My wife and her mother were raised as Catholic parishioners and my wife continues to support her faith. One of my best friends is Fr. Frank Pravone....

Christianity--Church History: birth of Christ prophecy, pontius pilate, phrophecy
pontius pilate, phrophecy, life of jesus: Leah, Do not give any credence to what you heard about such a prophecy. There is no evidence that a wife of Caesar wrote about the life of Jesus. The only Roman woman who had anything near to a prophecy was the wife of Pontius Pilate who told her husband...

Christianity--Church History: Byzantine Civilization and Islamic civilization, byzantine civilization, islamic civilization
byzantine civilization, islamic civilization, strange customs: Dearest in Christ, what a wonderful question. Let me bewgin by saying that there were many centuries of interaction between much of the woirld at that time. Some interaction was through war and taking different people groups as slaves or for transport to...

Christianity--Church History: Eldad and Medad, Eldad, Medad
Eldad, Medad, fear: Hi Ric, You asked whether Eldad and Medad were of the 70 chosen or whether they were in addition to the 70. Nu. 11:24 says, Moses gathered the seventy and set them round about the tabernacle. Verse 25 says the spirit rested on the seventy and they...

Christianity--Church History: evening church services, evening church services, canaan the promised land
evening church services, canaan the promised land, sabbath rest: Hi Jan, You asked about the history of church evening services. The earliest account of an evening service would have been the in-home family gatherings for the first Passover in Egypt (Ex. 12-13, Mat. 18:20). During the 40 years in the wilderness,...

Christianity--Church History: Evening Church Services, Church, Sabbath
Church, Sabbath, Constantine: Dear Jan, I m not sure exactly when believers began gathering in the evenings. Actually the book of Acts tells us in Acts 2:46-47(NKJV) 46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with...

Christianity--Church History: The Jewish Sabbath, sabbath observance, sabbath question
sabbath observance, sabbath question, jehovah s witnesses: MATTHEW 5:17-18 True, Jesus did say: “Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17) But what does the expression “to fulfill” mean? To illustrate: A builder fulfills a contract to complete...

Christianity--Church History: Orthodox and Pentecostal Churches, church doctrines and beliefs
church doctrines and beliefs: Dearest in Christ, thank you for being patient as I considered this question carefully. The main difference between orthodox and Pentecostal churches is the way the service is conducted and the ability to openly rejoice and praise God during the service...

Christianity--Church History: early Christianity, ancient christians, early christianity
ancient christians, early christianity, early christians: Josephus did make a reference to Jesus as the Messiah althoguh some of the passages in his writing are disputed. You may have seen this well-documented article in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus_on_Jesus Yes the early Christians were persecuted...

Christianity--Church History: church, missionary baptist, jewish writings
missionary baptist, jewish writings, first day of the week: Dear Josh, that is a subject that has been debated, even causing divisions within the church. Thousands of pages have been written about this and many lives have been deeply affected by it. But as you have guessed, there is a solution and a blueprint the...

Christianity--Church History: Theology, old testament law, christian theologian
old testament law, christian theologian, bible scholar: Thank you Josh so very much for your questions. To me they show that you have given these matters a good bit of thought and that makes sharing stuff with you so groovy. Yes, I still have that word in my vocabulary... It is true that there are many candidates...

Christianity--Church History: Desire to find good books about very early Biblical history, marshfield wisconsin, free christian books
marshfield wisconsin, free christian books, portable document format: My dearest in Christ, Usher s Annals of the World is by far the best overall book for study of Biblical history, in my opinion. There is an encyclopedic work by Pliny that is very good also, but I can t find the exact title in my notes. The Archaeological...

Christianity--Church History: introduction to church history, passover feast, synogogues
passover feast, synogogues, synogogue: The church of Christ is in fact the synagogue of the Messiah. Baptism into Christ is purification from sin (see mikvah) and into the Messiah. The Lord s Supper is a fulfillment of the Passover feast. Each synogogue has elders ruling over it and women are to...

Christianity--Church History: Keeping the Sabbath Holy, jewish followers, christ followers
jewish followers, christ followers, galatians 2: GOD WANTS US TO KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. ALL 10 OF THEM I would encourage you to check your own bible for yourself & read what God says on the subject-- 1. The Law was not given to all humankind. Jehovah made a covenant, or an agreement, with the descendants...

Christianity--Church History: What does powers and principalities mean, fertile imaginations, heavenly messengers
fertile imaginations, heavenly messengers, book of enoch: My dear friend, that is a great question and one worthy of a complete answer. This may take a paragraph or two, and it may seem like meandering, but i ll answer the way my wind work... Powers and Principalities is a term used several times in the New...

Christianity--Church History: Baldassare Cossa, georgia southern university, georgiasouthern edu
georgia southern university, georgiasouthern edu, manuscript format: Dearest in Christ, thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer this question. I have two primary sources I use for citations and references: References MLA Linkfields of the citation form. If not, go back and write down titles, authors, copyright...

Christianity--Church History: christmas, nativity of christ, latin tradition
nativity of christ, latin tradition, christmas celebration: Steven, If by celebration you mean the placing of the day on a certain calendar date and having festivities, then there is none. The chief New Testament Holidays are Easter/Passover and Pentecost. Christmas was later added, and there are several theories...

Christianity--Church History: Early Church Fathers, nestle aland, wycliffe bible
nestle aland, wycliffe bible, greek new testament: Dearest in Christ, most folks think that the newer work from modern scholarship is superior to that of the first translators. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The scholars of that period were eminently more qualified for many reason. Their study...

Christianity--Church History: help understanding, fire and brimstone, different religions
fire and brimstone, different religions, relationship with god: Teg, In your second paragraph you reveal that you do know what God is like. He is good and even more than good. Then later you get to the real crux of what is bothering you now: And this image of God is NOT the God I know. or have even known. ...

Christianity--Church History: crusifiction, phoenicians, supporting evidence
phoenicians, supporting evidence, hands and feet: The NT Greek uses the word: stauron. It s basic meaning is simply a stake but it is also used for a cross as we know it. The evidence is rather compelling to believe that Jesus died nailed to a cross and not just impaled on a stake. The cross was commonly...

Christianity--Church History: Truth, greek new testament, god so loved the world
greek new testament, god so loved the world, adam and eve: Holly, Yes, there is one religion which has existed since Adam and Eve which represents the true God. And yes, organized religion has not done well in keeping its eyes on the God who created us. Since the time Eve believed the serpent rather than...

Christianity--Church History: questions from a friend, psalm 83, true christianity
psalm 83, true christianity, christianity today: Quite a few questions there :¬) let me deal with them one at a time. what if Christianity is wrong Im not surprised your friend is asking that, because so called Christianity today is a disgrace, 70% of all wars are caused by religion after all,...

Christianity--Church History: Early church, lords supper, book of acts
lords supper, book of acts, false teachings: Dearest in Christ, this is an excellent question and one that is always relevant to the church today. Indeed we learn very much from the writings of the early church fathers, but that must always be balanced against the Bible. Paul tells us that scripture...

Christianity--Church History: "may" vs "all", roman catholic mass, day of atonement
roman catholic mass, day of atonement, latin term: Evan, The original Latin term is multis which means many. The Latin term for all would be omnus, the same word used as a prefix for omnipotent for All Mighty. From a theological perspective however, one must understand that for the Roman...

Christianity--Church History: Church Fathers, crispus, gaius
crispus, gaius, baptism: Dear Josh, Not to my knowledge overall, but there could have been a few exceptions. There always will be. For one to believe such a thing, they would have to negate many portions of Scriptures. In spite of what the church fathers may have taught, if...

Christianity--Church History: Baptism, baptismal regeneration, forgiveness of sins
baptismal regeneration, forgiveness of sins, fear of god: Yes the early church writers consistently believed that baptism is for the forgiveness of sins as stated in scripture at Acts 2:38 and 22:16. 135 AD, Barnabas, Chap.XI - “Blessed are they who, placing their trust in the cross, have gone down into the water;...

Christianity--Church History: church library, holy scriptures, traditional christianity
holy scriptures, traditional christianity, gospel ministry: Dear Michael, I rejoice in your interest and desire to know HIM better! Reading The Scriptures is THE MOST beneficial reading that you can do to accomplish this. Beware of the writings, commentaries and indoctrinations of men through their books, etc! ...

Christianity--Church History: Discipleship, discipleship movement, discipleship course
discipleship movement, discipleship course, sinus infections: Dearest in Christ, thank you so much for your understanding and pateence. Sinus infections are nothing to fiddle with I learned -p the hard way. Anyway i tore through the boxes of books I have not yet put on shelves and discoverer several i think will get...

Christianity--Church History: Baptism, king james bible, gift of the holy spirit
Christianity--Church History: Baptism, king james bible, gift of the holy spirit, new testament in modern english

Christianity--Church History: Names used for "worship service" throughout history, prayer meeting, word worship
prayer meeting, word worship, hebrews 10: Kevin that is an excellent question and one that is very important to the body of Christ today. First let me say that worship has different meanings and connotations as we pass through the different growth stages of the church. In the very first 50 years...

Christianity--Church History: baptism
All Israel was required to be baptized because it was the counsel of God as stated here in Luke 7:29-30 All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptized by John. But...

Christianity--Church History: pacifism
This occurred after World War II and gained impetus after that period. James D. Bales had been a pacifist who became a nonpacifist during the anti-communist days of Harding University under George Benson although the founder Harding himself was an ardent pacifist....

Christianity--Church History: Religion Assignment, baptism
baptism: Daniel Keeran, MSW, Victoria, BC, Canada In Christianity the sacrifice of Christ gives forgiveness of sins instead of punishment required by the Law of Moses. The sacrifice of animals offered temporary forgiveness but those sacrifices had to be offered...

Christianity--Church History: Enoch and Isaiah, Book of Enoch, apocrypha
Book of Enoch, apocrypha: Hi Dan, The Book of Enoch, along with all the other works of pseudepigrapha (Definition: Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times.), share some common traits: 1. Multiple contradictions of the scriptures...

Christianity--Church History: Gen 19, indepth, abraham
Christianity--Church History: Gen 19, indepth, abraham, moses

Christianity--Church History: Gen 19, demons mating with humans
demons mating with humans: Hi Dan, You asked whether Gen. 19 shows that spirit beings can have human bodies. You also made reference to a previous question. Gen. 19 shows that the Lord and his angels can take on the physical appearance of human beings. They can appear to be...

Christianity--Church History: Joshua vrs Revelation, Pauline theology
Pauline theology: Hi Dan, You asked about Peter s comment on Paul s writings, in view of Christ s comment about living by every word that the Father speaks. If we take this in order of authority: 1. There is no authority higher than God the Father. The opinions of...

Christianity--Church History: Fire and the sword, love, persecution
love, persecution, commandments: My dearest Martin, that is a great question! If we consider the history of the Hebrews and their struggles, captivities, and other hardships then one is bound to think this concept was always there, that is always coexisted. However we should also consider...

Christianity--Church History: Holy Spirit, baptismal regeneration, true believer
baptismal regeneration, true believer, rite of baptism: Dear Josh, Not a problem contacting me. Been extremely busy the past couple of days (Pastoring). Sorry for the delay! Consider Paul s experience and attitude towards the rite of baptism; 1Co 1:14-17 I thank God that I baptized none of you except...

Christianity--Church History: bible language, hebrew bible, babylonian exile
hebrew bible, babylonian exile, old testament: Leah, Both the Hebrew and the Aramaic languages are Semitic (descendents of Shem)languages. Hebrew is one of the the oldest known languages and most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. The Old Testament refers to it as Jewish or the language...

Christianity--Church History: Paul's persecution of Christians, blood libel, black plague
Christianity--Church History: Paul's persecution of Christians, blood libel, black plague, new faith

Christianity--Church History: Paul's persecution of Christians, persecution of christians, roman persecution
persecution of christians, roman persecution, arrest warrants: Dearest in Christ, sometimes there are subjects where I tend to stay away from specifics because its just not a good practice in discussions. But since you did ask for specifics, and I can truly offer many more, I thought the following example would be enough....

Christianity--Church History: creation and life, sociology of religion, many mysteries
sociology of religion, many mysteries, sheer diversity: Indeed the evidence of creation can be seen in the sheer diversity of life and the beauty provided by the heavenly host. With regard to the transcendence of life and the phenomena of creation, many such statements are common when reading books on the sociology...

Christianity--Church History: pentecostalism, ephesians 4, evangelists
ephesians 4, evangelists, apostles: Dear Rejoice, I can only assume that you refer to what is written in Ephesians 4. If that is not what you refer to please follow up with clarification so I can try and help you! Eph 4:11    And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;...

Christianity--Church History: Question about Heathen cultures
Dearest in Christ, sorry for the delay but I m nursing some cracked ribs. I am so very glad you trusted me enough to ask this question. It is so very true that many of the cultures in the early centuries, and even in some places today, cutting was (is)...

Christianity--Church History: Forgiveness versus Justification
Dear James, Biblical faith is the action proving righteousness... A right standing (righteousness) is required because HE is righteous and requires it... Lev 11:44 Lev 11:45 1 Peter 1:16 It s really just that simple! May you walk in HIS TRUTH...

Christianity--Church History: 95 Theses, master jesus christ, henry eyster jacobs
master jesus christ, henry eyster jacobs, dr martin luther: Hi, This is not a strange or silly question. The 95 Theses are an important part of Church History, especially as it pertains to the Protestant Reformation. One of the best sources of the Theses is the Book of Concord, which also lists all of the confessional...

Christianity--Church History: Abbey or Monastry in approx 1850, divine mercy prayer, dee dee
divine mercy prayer, dee dee, monastic lifestyle: Dee, Your book sounds very interesting but I d need to know more what this book is for or intention of the author. Nowadays people write about Catholic things only to write against the Church or include sexual related things or occult items in their work...

Christianity--Church History: Accuracy within the bible, jim meritt, bible contradictions
jim meritt, bible contradictions, seeming contradictions: There are no contradictions, only SEEMING contradictions, each of these mentioned have a logical explanation, as I have looked at them all over the last 30 years. for instance--the earth was NOT made in 7, 24hr days, in fact the universe & planet earth...

Christianity--Church History: IT JUST SEEMS TO GO AROUND AND AROUND, population explosion, father to a son
population explosion, father to a son, adam eve: GOD MADE A MAN CALLED ADAM AND TOOK A RIB FROM ADAM AS HE SLEPT AND FORMED EVE. Yes correct, God created a perfect man, and made a perfect woman from the man’s rib. THEY BOTH SINNED IN THE GARDEN AND WERE BANISHED FROM THE GARDEN. Yes, they ate...

Christianity--Church History: Adam's death, live forever, obedience
live forever, obedience, michele: Hi Michele, Actually Adam lived till he was 930, he was created to live forever, had he stayed faithful he would still be alive today. Living forever however was dependant on obedience, Adam was told; in the day you eat from the tree you will die A...

Christianity--Church History: African Americans and Christianity, african american slaves, muslim slave
african american slaves, muslim slave, english statesman: It was an awesome Saturday and Sunday....and also a very busy one. Thanks for asking, but I m sorry for the delay in answering. The facts about African slaves are not well documented in history. The Portuguese plantation owners along the western coast...

Christianity--Church History: Agustin mistakes, st augustine of hippo, augustine of hippo
st augustine of hippo, augustine of hippo, saint agustin: You can read St. Augustine of Hippo s autobiography in Confessions . Which details his life and spiritual outlook. You can also read some of his writings here: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/ Quick bio of St. Augustine is here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02084a.htm...

Christianity--Church History: Andrew the apostle, jesus as the lamb of god, andrew the apostle
jesus as the lamb of god, andrew the apostle, feeding a crowd: A brother of Simon Peter and son of Jonah (John). (Mt 4:18; 16:17) While Andrew’s native city was Bethsaida, he and Simon were living together in Capernaum at the time Jesus called them to become “fishers of men.” (Mr 1:16, 17, 21, 29; Joh 1:44) Both cities...

Christianity--Church History: Apocryphal Gospels, bart ehrman, apocryphal gospels
bart ehrman, apocryphal gospels, oxford university press: Susan, Not only the Internet but also the trade bookstores and sometimes the edutainment TV channels are full of information, the reliability of which varies immensely. To read the apocryphal gospels for yourself in a decent English translation, you have...

Christianity--Church History: Revised answer
I have revised this answer. If you would like to see the update, please let me know. Jame...

Christianity--Church History: according to scripture what are the gates of hell, please give referance, heavenly abode, many mansions
heavenly abode, many mansions, according to scripture: I was just wondering if this answer was helpful? Please let me know if I can be of any further help. Elder Greg Madden Paul, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer you. Here is the reference for the gates of hell... Mt....

Christianity--Church History: Where is the actual proof Jesus existed?, world book encyclopedia, proof jesus
world book encyclopedia, proof jesus, human brotherhood: Hi Lianne, you asked-- FACTS THAT JESUS CHRIST EVER EXISTED. Strangely, some say that Jesus never lived—that he is, in effect, a creation of some first-century men. Answering such skeptics, the respected historian Will Durant argued: “That a few simple...

Christianity--Church History: ante-nicene fathers, early christian doctrines, j n d kelly
early christian doctrines, j n d kelly, ante nicene fathers: HI Joshua, you said-- THE CHURCH FATHERS DEFINITELY BELIEVED IN THE TRINITY Regarding the Trinity. Historian J. N. D. Kelly, himself a Trinitarian, admits that the earliest church fathers were all firm monotheists. He writes: “The evidence to be collected...

Christianity--Church History: apocrypha / deuterocanonical books, books of the apocrypha, traditional hostility
books of the apocrypha, traditional hostility, claim inspiration: James, Thank you for your questions. Let me quote to you what I listed as my area of expertise... Expertise: I am a born again, Holy Ghost filled minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am available to answer questions concerning most all Biblical...

Christianity--Church History: archeology and The Bible, differences in the bible, history of the hebrews
differences in the bible, history of the hebrews, history of the jews: Again, This is somewhat out of my area of expertise. As far as historical fact, that can be found in the names of officials that have been named in the new testament as well as foreign rulers named in the old testament. Apart from that, the style of the bible...

Christianity--Church History: B.C. / A.D., anno domini, christian time
anno domini, christian time, common era: Dear Bob, these terms are actually out of date themselves. B.C used to refer to Before christ, meaning anything in history that happened before the birth of christ. A.D. is an abbreviation for the latin anno domini, meaning, in the year of our lord for...

Christianity--Church History: Baal Worship, bible bookstore, encyclopia
bible bookstore, encyclopia, bible handbook: Sorry, I somehow missed that part of the question. One old realiable source for the study of Baal worship is Halley s Bible Handbook . Which you might find in a used book store as well as a Bible bookstore. Another usually good source is The Encyclopia...

Christianity--Church History: Baptism, conversion to judaism, christian baptism
conversion to judaism, christian baptism, water baptism: Glenn, Thank you for your questions. I will try to give you a breif overview of Christian baptism. Christian baptism has its origins with the Jewish ritual of mikvah. Mikvah (or mikveh) is a ritual bath used for immersion in a purification ceremony...

Christianity--Church History: Baptism, baptism question, circumcised believers
baptism question, circumcised believers, gift of the holy spirit: The claim of Luke is that he was writing accurately of what had taken place in the first century: Luke 1:3-4 3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for...

Christianity--Church History: Baptist religion, baptist religion, teaching church
baptist religion, teaching church, attend one: The Baptists are a very diverse group and what you will find when you attend one of their services is hard to tell. At one time they were a Bible teaching church but as you pointed out, churches get involved in politics and special doctrines unique to...

Christianity--Church History: Baptist ways, scripture and tradition, history of christianity
scripture and tradition, history of christianity, homosexual marriage: Your question in rather complex since it deals with so many different details. To start, I would recommend learning the history of Christianity and learning just where the Baptist church came from. Remember, Jesus only founded ONE Church. He did not found...

Christianity--Church History: Baptists, orthodox christian archdiocese, greek orthodox archdiocese
orthodox christian archdiocese, greek orthodox archdiocese, greek catholic church: Madeleine, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them for you. First, your question about the difference between orthodox churches and Baptist and Pentecostals. Baptist and Pentecostals are both protestant- evangelical-Christians....

Christianity--Church History: The Begining, bishop ussher, jack finegan
bishop ussher, jack finegan, first five books: Not sure what the question means. It could mean: Assuming that the creation of Adam in the opening chapters of Genesis is to be read as straightforward history, like a news report, when did that event take place? People operating on that assumption have...

Christianity--Church History: Bethleem coordinates, bethlehem israel, google earth
bethlehem israel, google earth, longitude and latitude: I did answer this question--I remember that I found the longitude and latitude for Bethlehem on a website somewhere by using Google because I couldn t find them anywhere in books I have ready to hand. But anyway, if you want to find those places in Google...

Christianity--Church History: BIBLE CANON, lutheran church missouri synod, church missouri synod
lutheran church missouri synod, church missouri synod, bible canon: I have been a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Before I retired, I was a pastor ...as was my father and my grandfather. In having the laying of hands at my ordination I can trace my apostolic succession back to Martin Luther. And since He...

Christianity--Church History: Bibical history, men in the bible, image and likeness
men in the bible, image and likeness, chinese army: I WAS TOLD, WELL YOU MUST HAVE FAITH AND FAITH IS BELIEVING IN THE MYSTERY OF YOUR RELIGION. I know what you mean James, I was forever asking questions and forever being told ,“that s life” or “it s a mystery” and it was not good enough for me, I kept...

Christianity--Church History: Bible History & Mormonism, mormon apologist, kjv of the bible
mormon apologist, kjv of the bible, history of the bible: Let me add a few things. The KJV was commissioned by King James to be a great Literary work that would secure his place in history. It s primary focus was Literary, hense the poetic language of the text. It was unable to draw from Greek and Hebrew texts discovered...

Christianity--Church History: Bible orgin, canonization, new testament
canonization, new testament, apocrypha: I can t find anything that would include Constantine in the setting of the canon of the Bible. The canonization of the books was a long process which seems to have begun about 170A.D.The canon became more or less fixed between 367 and 405A.D. But...

Christianity--Church History: The Bible, brink of disaster, future prophecies
brink of disaster, future prophecies, bible prophecy: Hi Don, The evidence I personally found impressive, convincing me that it is the word of God are— 1. What the Bible itself says as to its origin. 2. The Bible contains numerous prophecies reflecting detailed knowledge of the future, prophecies that...

Christianity--Church History: Biblically define heaven, savior jesus christ, apostolic pentecostal
savior jesus christ, apostolic pentecostal, isaiah 9: Samuel, Greetings brother! I am sorry that there was a miss understanding. Though I think that I did answer your question, I will try to once again Biblically define heaven. Here goes... In my own words, heaven is the dwelling place of God s physical...

Christianity--Church History: Biblically define heaven, savior jesus christ, apostolic pentecostal
savior jesus christ, apostolic pentecostal, isaiah 9: As the passages which I sent you in our last communication show; heaven is presented in God s Word to mean the sky and universe of stars AND in a second use as the dwelling place of God. The overall meaning is: that which is above us. The Kingdom of...

Christianity--Church History: Born Again, power of the holy spirit, faith in god
power of the holy spirit, faith in god, rights and privileges: Lutherans believe that being Born Again means becoming a child of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Just as we are born into a physical citizenship of the country we live in, being Born Again is being born spiritually into God s kingdom. When...

Christianity--Church History: Born-again Christians, international bible society, miraculous signs
international bible society, miraculous signs, nicodemus: The Born Again Christian moniker is based on a single Bible passage from the Gospel of John, Chapter 3: New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society John 3 Jesus Teaches Nicodemus    1Now there was...

Christianity--Church History: Brigid, new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words
new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words, new catholic encyclopedia: HI Eddie, you asked--- BRIGID, GODDESS BEFORE SHE WAS A SAINT? DID EARLY IRISH CATHOLICS INTENTIONALLY TAKE A PAGAN DEITY AND MAKE IT A CATHOLIC SAINT? Sorry, I cant find anything in the literature I have, about Brigid but I wouldn t be surprised if...

Christianity--Church History: BURNT OFFERINGS, burnt offerings, firstfruits
burnt offerings, firstfruits, ferment: The honey meant here could not refer to that of bees. Though not allowed “as an offering made by fire,” it was included among “the firstfruits of . . . the produce of the field.” (2 Chronicles 31:5) This honey was evidently the juice, or syrup, of fruits....

Christianity--Church History: bible time deaths, pontius pilate, bible time
pontius pilate, bible time, religious knowledge: Although I have never heard of any book which authoritively states what happened to these men, you might try The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge or The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia . Most of what we read is based on historical tradition...

Christianity--Church History: bible translations, john wycliffe, popes of rome
john wycliffe, popes of rome, canterbury england: Hi Andrew, Here are my findings-- The record of Christendom s religions includes bitter opposition to the distribution of the Bible and its “good news.” And no wonder!—for it exposes her bloodguilt. During the infamous Dark Ages, when for more than a thousand...

Christianity--Church History: biblical people and dates, pontius pilate, 1 maccabees
pontius pilate, 1 maccabees, brief glimpse: HI Katie, nice to hear from you again, you asked about-- HEROD There are 6 Herod s in the bible, so I will give you the information regarding Herod at the time of John the Baptist okay— Herod the Great, the second son of Anteater (Antipasto) II by...

Christianity--Church History: Why does Catholic/Christian bashing exist?, christians to the lions, edict of milan
christians to the lions, edict of milan, protestant faiths: Hi Abe, you said-- YOU LISTED HUMAN TRAITS NOT JUST CATHOLIC TRAITS . True, not just Catholics have homosexuals etc. many professing Christians practice these things, so they are also wrong and come in line for criticism. ARE YOU DENYING PROTESTANT...

Christianity--Church History: Catholic-Christian, roman catholic theologian, catholic believer
roman catholic theologian, catholic believer, roman catholic church: Dear Michael, For a traditional Roman Catholic believer, used to making Matthew s Gospel the primary interpretive lens for the whole New Testament, and used to interpreting Matt. 16 as giving a bishop at Rome perpetual headship over the whole church, and...

Christianity--Church History: Catholicism and Christianity, catholicism and christianity, eastern orthodox church
catholicism and christianity, eastern orthodox church, western roman empire: Hi, Stephanie, I think I can help you some... From the beginnings of Christianity in the first century A.D. until the 16th century, there was only one church, the Roman Catholic church. (Okay, there was also the Eastern Orthodox church, but I don t...

Christianity--Church History: Catholicism Founders, timeline of christianity, son of the living god
timeline of christianity, son of the living god, history of the catholic church: Jesus founded the Catholic Church when He made Peter the first pope... From the Bible: You are Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Full Scripture reading: Matthew 16: 13-19 ...

Christianity--Church History: Catholocism vs. Orthodox, sacrament of the eucharist, byzantine emperor
sacrament of the eucharist, byzantine emperor, political motivation: Please read the full article at the Encyclopedia website about the Orthodox church, as you appear quite confused: http://www.newadvent.org If you cannot find charitable words to say to one Christian, how can you expect peace to be found among all Christians?...

Christianity--Church History: Changes made to the Bible, accredited seminary, history of satan
accredited seminary, history of satan, seven deadly sins: For the most(overwhelmingly most) part Discovery, National Geographic, A&E are either quite ignorant about the Bible or knowingly choose theological guests who have little love of God or understanding of the Bible. In order to read the New Testament in...

Christianity--Church History: Christ's real birthday., infancy narratives, origins of christmas
infancy narratives, origins of christmas, resurrection of jesus: Sorry for the delay--saw the question when it came in but was busy at the moment, then forgot about it. Actually it is *not* well known that Christ was born on January 6. It is certain that he was born, and there are reasonable grounds for fixing the birth...

Christianity--Church History: Christ, hebrew pronunciation, bible readers
hebrew pronunciation, bible readers, spanish bible: HI Daryl, you asked-- GENEAOLOGY FOR CHRIST WHEN HE HAD NO EARTHLY FATHER ? ” As the “son of David” and as the firstborn son of the Judean virgin Mary, Jesus had earthly human forefathers all the way back to the first father, Adam.—Luke 3:23-38. Luke...

Christianity--Church History: Christain views, vicarious atonement, story of god
vicarious atonement, story of god, personal god: An iconoclast is one who wishes to destroy the religious items (icons) venerated by a group. There are about as many denominations among Jews as among Christians. With all the varying views of both Jews and Christians, it would be impossible to accurately...

Christianity--Church History: Christian churches, geographical directions, christian churches
geographical directions, christian churches, church buildings: If you are asking about geographical directions of the church buildings; there is little concern for this in the church today. There is no directive in the Bible about Christian church buildings and so we are free to face any direction that we fits...

Christianity--Church History: Christian Ethics, talbot school of theology, divine command theory
talbot school of theology, divine command theory, dave horner: Dear Andre, Thanks for these two questions. I will attempt to answer them, though, in a rather abbreviated form, only because they can be highly involved answeres to these questions which I am unable to give at this time. As to (1), Augustine was not...

Christianity--Church History: Christian Relgions which don't celebrate Easter, jehovah s witnesses, resurrection of jesus
jehovah s witnesses, resurrection of jesus, resurrection of christ: There are so many denominations out there today that it is difficult to know what they all practice. Rabbits and eggs are only traditions of some based on a rather distant connection with Easter. But there is no harm in it unless it detracts from the meaning...

Christianity--Church History: Christian symbol, corpus christi college oxford, medieval christian art
corpus christi college oxford, medieval christian art, oxford dictionary: As general background, you might be interested to read an online article on animals in Christian art: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01515b.htm With regard to the pelican in particular, beyond the brief mention in the article above, the best I can do...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, social sources of denominationalism, interpretation of the bible
social sources of denominationalism, interpretation of the bible, spiritual maturity: SOME of the most prominent reasons are: 1: Some denominations calling themselves Christian are NOT faith based . They are further divided into: those who are Law based and teach a religion of following the 10 Commandments rather than seeking God...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity General, old testaments, historicity of jesus
old testaments, historicity of jesus, hebrew scriptures: DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THE GREATNESS OF OTHER FIGURES SUCH AS BUDDHA OR MUHAMMAD? “What is known of the Buddha’s life is based mainly on the evidence of the canonical texts, the most extensive and comprehensive of which are those written in Pali,...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity/Judaism, symbols of the christian faith, timeline of christianity
symbols of the christian faith, timeline of christianity, early christian writings: Jesus came to fulfill the Scriptures (aka the Old Testament concerning the Messiah)..as He says in the Gospels. Basically Christianity is an extension of Judiasm since the Jews were waiting for the Messiah...Jesus came (as the Messiah) and thus fulfilled the...

Christianity--Church History: How Christianity Started and by Whom, messiah jesus, jesus of bethlehem
messiah jesus, jesus of bethlehem, god fearing woman: BIBLICAL FOUNDATION FOR CHRISTIANITY First let me say; the standards of original Christianity were different from the permissive mores of today. Christendom’s history and its modern moral state is not a true reflection of the teachings of Jesus Christ....

Christianity--Church History: Christianity vs. Judaism, divine mercy prayer, symbols of the christian faith
divine mercy prayer, symbols of the christian faith, holy sacraments: Your question is extensive so I ll refer you to these sites: http://www.newadvent.org Start by looking up Christianity in the index and then slowly work your way through the encyclopedia according to your interested topic. ex: Judaism rituals I...

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, jehovah s witnesses, expressions of faith
jehovah s witnesses, expressions of faith, mish mash: HI Tristan, sorry but I dont agree that it has survived I believe the Christianity Jesus established back in the first century was diluted and apostasisted by the 4th century, to leave what we have now, a mish mash of traditions and laws that bear no resemblance...

Christianity--Church History: How many Christians were baptized between 33 and 100 AD?, acts of the apostles, books in the new testament
acts of the apostles, books in the new testament, sociologist rodney: I suppose the snappy answer to your question would be zero: only Jews and pagans were baptized (after which, of course, they were Christians). Seriously, though: there are no documents that enable a reliable estimate of the number of Christians baptized...

Christianity--Church History: How many Christians in the first century, persecution of christians, government correspondence
persecution of christians, government correspondence, contrary to popular belief: Blondie, First of all, I m not going to say flat out there there are no estimates of Christian populations by persecuting Roman emperors; but if there are, I ve never heard of them; and I rather expect I would have. Contrary to popular belief, the really...

Christianity--Church History: Christmas, celebration day, should christians celebrate christmas
celebration day, should christians celebrate christmas, fourth of july: Christians have great liberty in Christ. We can celebrate Christmas just as we can celebrate Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July. We do not know when Jesus was born into the world, not even within 6 years of that time. But if our intent is to worship Him...

Christianity--Church History: Christmas, santa claus myth, jesus christmas
santa claus myth, jesus christmas, celebration of christmas: Catonya, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them one at a time. But before I do, let me explain what Christmas is, and is not. Christmas is a holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus, celebrated on December 25. There is no consensus...

Christianity--Church History: Christmas celebration, roman saturnalia, emperor constantine
roman saturnalia, emperor constantine, christian preachers: Hi Irene, You asked 2 questions, I hope I have answered them to your satisfaction-- 1. ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS? At first it was a “beast” living outside of Christianity. Under the subheading “Relation to the Roman Saturnalia,” The Christian Encyclopedia...

Christianity--Church History: Church bell, golden bells, church bells
golden bells, church bells, hebrew word: Hi there Lisa, you asked-- WHAT DOES THE CHURCH BELLS MEAN AND DOES IT HAVE ANY MEANING TO BEHIND THE TIMES IT IS RANG? this is all I could find out, I hope it helps. The first mention of bells in the Bible is in connection with the tabernacle service...

Christianity--Church History: Church Covenant, church covenant, local churches
church covenant, local churches, creeds: Gary, I m away from my office and library at a conference and forgot to set my status to away at allexperts.com. Wish I could answer this off the top of my head, but as my profile indicates, I m more at home in the early centuries. I remember reading a...

Christianity--Church History: Church differences, church of christ denomination, basic christian doctrines
church of christ denomination, basic christian doctrines, women pastors: I had a similiar question last year and given that there are over 30,000+ protestant denominations, including varying doctrine and structures (the Baptist churches have the same situation with different branches, all following different beliefs), I found the...

Christianity--Church History: Church History, prescott college, religion dept
prescott college, religion dept, studies in theology: Here s one suggestion to try — Prescott College in Arizona is pretty innovative. You create your own program, and they do have a focus in religion in the integrative studies dept. Prescott does much of their education through experiential learning — field...

Christianity--Church History: Church History / Medieval Times, purgatory springs, plenary indulgence
purgatory springs, plenary indulgence, protestant reformation: Hi Valencia, you asked-- DEFINE THE NATURE OF INDULGENCES, EXPLAINING FROM THE CHURCH S PERSPECTIVE WHY THIS PRACTICE WAS ACCEPTABLE . Example— Catholics who tuned in to the pope s annual Christmas message in St. Peter s Square on either TV or radio were...

Christianity--Church History: Church History/Medieval times, collapse of the roman empire, story of christianity
collapse of the roman empire, story of christianity, church bible: Thank you for letting me know what this pertains to. Some children may utilize the service here to have their homework done so I wanted to ask. First of all, I am surprised that your Bible study is using this book. Justo Gonzalez has a totally protestant...

Christianity--Church History: Church History, emperor hadrian, emperor claudius
emperor hadrian, emperor claudius, solway firth: WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF THE ROMAN DEPARTURE FROM BRITANNIA, AND THE INVASION OF THE SAXONS? Sorry this is all I could find on the subject-- In 55 B.C.E., Roman General Julius Caesar invaded Britannia but failed to establish a permanent settlement. In...

Christianity--Church History: Church hierarchy, church hierarchy, missouri synod
church hierarchy, missouri synod, choir directors: I am a member of the Lutheran Chuch-Missouri Synod. When this group of immigrants came to the USA, they were running from a state church system in Germany which was bureaucratic as well as hierarchal. Because of the abuses of the Lutheran state church,...

Christianity--Church History: Church history, nobel prize winner, death of the apostles
nobel prize winner, death of the apostles, nobel prize winner in economics: HI Michael, you asked-- WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OBSTACLES WITHIN THE CHURCH THAT HAVE SLOWED EXPANSION? Following the death of the apostles, the good news came to be overshadowed by- 1. Pagan teachings and philosophies. 2. False teachers distorted and...

Christianity--Church History: Codex Vaticanus, codex sinaiticus, translations of the bible
codex sinaiticus, translations of the bible, codex vaticanus: I am not familiar with the game telephone. I know of no Bibles today that are similiar to the Codex Vaticanus. This manuscript is a very important one used in most translations of the Bible. It is either second to or equal to the Codex Sinaiticus in...

Christianity--Church History: Communion; The Lord's Supper, onece, follower of jesus
onece, follower of jesus, foolishness: Strangely enough, in the Lutheran fellowship, it was because of a note that Martin Luther wrote encouraging frequent celebrations of the Lord s Supper. He wrote something to the effect that one could hardly consider themselves to be a follower of Jesus...

Christianity--Church History: Confused about assignment, modernism and postmodernism, thefreedictionary
modernism and postmodernism, thefreedictionary, assignment questions: Eric, Thanks for your questions. But I will not be able to answer the questions for you. The reason you are attended school is to learn. And I would be do you a dis-service if I were to directly answer these for you. However, I have a son in college, I...

Christianity--Church History: Contradictions in the Bible, contradictions in the bible, sons of god
contradictions in the bible, sons of god, decendents: Hi Jacquie, The problem is that when we read an english translation from the Hebrew, there is always something lost in translation. In this case, it would be the culture and the language of the early Hebrews. This is why I can say there is no contradiction...

Christianity--Church History: To Cooper P. Abrams III, roman catholic church, sabbath day
roman catholic church, sabbath day, fourth commandment: Dear Christian, Although I agree with you, I have to tell you...you sent your comment to the wrong person! I am not Cooper P. Abrams III, I am James Lavoy. I never answered such a question. However, I will include the text you sent me so you can copy...

Christianity--Church History: change in preaching, heaven is my throne, holy prophets
heaven is my throne, holy prophets, christian greetings: Samuel, Christian greetings! Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them, as you asked, using only Biblical references (which I do feel is always the best anyway). First let me point out that the word heaven is referred to in the...

Christianity--Church History: change in preaching, 2 corinthians 5, heavenly hope
2 corinthians 5, heavenly hope, death jesus: THE BEGINNING OF THE PREACHING OF HEAVEN. The gaining of lasting life in heaven or on earth was not open to any of humankind until Christ Jesus “shed light upon life and incorruption through the good news.” (2Ti 1:10) On the basis of his sacrificial...

Christianity--Church History: chapels, rockefeller chapel, kind of prayer
rockefeller chapel, kind of prayer, private prayer: size. The difference is merely size. Chapels are small rooms or buildings for worship and/or prayer. Many churches also have chapels — smaller rooms designated as chapels where liturgies may be held, usually for small gatherings. They are also frequented...

Christianity--Church History: christian theology assignment advice, resurrection of jesus, christian theology
resurrection of jesus, christian theology, resurection: Sorry, but enlightenment has little to do with any understanding of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The time which is called enlightment is usually around the French Revolution and its philosophy was anti-God. Most people who follow this thinking...

Christianity--Church History: christian theology assignment, enlightenment philosophers, resurrection of jesus
enlightenment philosophers, resurrection of jesus, david hume: I think you need to look at Enlightenment philosophers, not theologians. I m sure what your prof has in mind is David Hume s argument against miracles--the resurrection of Jesus being the most important miracle. To put it very crudely, the Enlightenment produced...

Christianity--Church History: christianity, founder of christianity, professed christians
founder of christianity, professed christians, apostle paul: When you consider the diversity of views held by today’s professed Christians, you see beliefs that are poles apart and that frequently contradict what the Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, taught. What does that say of their brand of Christianity?—1 Corinthians...

Christianity--Church History: chruch history, moabite women, baal of peor
moabite women, baal of peor, sexual immorality: The Nicolaitans were an immoral group that spread their heresies in the early church. They are often associated with Balaam and his encouragement to God s people to indulge in sexual sins and follow idols. Num 25:1-3 25:1 While Israel was staying in Shittim,...

Christianity--Church History: church, roman catholic churches, catholic churches in england
roman catholic churches, catholic churches in england, roman catholic church: Hi Luke, you asked-- ARE THERE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN ENGLAND, WILL I BE ABLE TO ATTEND SERVICES WHEN I M THERE? I live in Scotland myself, but yes there are Catholic churches in England, and they are open to the public. WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS...

Christianity--Church History: church, christian greetings, pool section
christian greetings, pool section, question pool: Dakota, Christian greetings! I hope you don t mind, but your question was in the question pool section of the church history category, and I though I would try to answer this for you. First let me be clear that the church is not any building, but...

Christianity--Church History: church covenant, church of the bretheren, scripture and tradition
church of the bretheren, scripture and tradition, cannon law: Hi Neal, This actually sprang up as a result of the reformation. The reformers began to take a critical look at the Roman Catholic Church and ultimately split from it. There were two sources of authority and norm in the Church: Scripture and Tradition....

Christianity--Church History: church hierarchy, roman catholic church, church hierarchy
roman catholic church, church hierarchy, earth father: Sorry Augusto, I couldnt in all conscience give you the steps to join,what I believe to be, false religion. I dont know the church hierarchy but I do know, there shouldnt be any such thing.Jesus said never to call anyone on earth FATHER the Christian...

Christianity--Church History: church history, new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words
new testament words, expository dictionary of new testament words, w e vine: Hi there,You asked-- 1.WHEN WAS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS ORIGINATED? Did you know that the cross actually has a pagan origin? The facts show that, rather than being the exclusive symbol of Christianity, the cross was in use centuries before the birth...

Christianity--Church History: church, roman catholic church, catholic churches
roman catholic church, catholic churches, yahoo co uk: Luke, You can email my UK friend here and he can help you find a good Roman Catholic Church to attend: communibus@yahoo.co.uk May our Lord bless you abundantly! Kaylan Luke, Yes, they have Catholic Churches in UK. I Have a friend there...

Christianity--Church History: clothing, lord jesus christ, scripture lessons
lord jesus christ, scripture lessons, shabby clothes: The early Christian church wanted to have all subjects of scripture presented to the people each year. Their method was to begin at the beginning with the first coming of Christ into our world to redeem us. This first part of the church year was called...

Christianity--Church History: communion, different denominations, christian denominations
different denominations, christian denominations, visible element: I am not familiar with all Christian denominations in their practice of observing the Lord s Supper. As a matter of fact, I never heard of any that used water instead of wine or grape juice. The differences of practice are wide. To us it is a sacrament,...

Christianity--Church History: conversion, old methodist church, blessed sacrament
old methodist church, blessed sacrament, churches in the world: Danny, I truly believe it is a matter of grace. God giving it and the soul responding. Every conversion story is unique and personal and I ve found a great deal of fervent and devoted Catholics are converts. For myself I was 16 yrs old. I found myself at...

Christianity--Church History: the cross, jehovah witnesses, cross of jesus
jehovah witnesses, cross of jesus, arms of jesus: Oh, I get it. The JWs object to nearly every traditional Christian belief or practice that isn t specifically commanded in Scripture, and they certainly don t use crosses in churches. Well, there have been other groups and sects that took the same line, and...

Christianity--Church History: cross, doctrin, sign of the cross
doctrin, sign of the cross, making the sign of the cross: There is no correct way of making the sign of the cross. Making the sign is a custom or tradition and has nothing to do with the Bible or doctrin from the Bible. As I recall from past teachings, the custom of going from right to left is because our heart...

Christianity--Church History: The cross, execution tool, bible dictionary
execution tool, bible dictionary, crusifiction: HI Mark, you asked-- DIDN T JESUS OR THE APOSTLES ASK THAT JESUS NOT BE REMEMBERED OR WORSHIPED WITH OR AS A RELIC OR ICON? Those desiring to please God avoid idolatry in any form. The Bible shows that it is wrong to make and worship images, including...

Christianity--Church History: crucifiction witness, mary magdalen, apostle john
mary magdalen, apostle john, forgiveness of sins: The Bible does make a special point of saying that the women were at the crucifixion. But this does say or mean that the disciples were not there too. Here are some passages which clearly say that at least some of the apostles were there as witnesses:...

Christianity--Church History: crusades, holy roman empire, civil governments
holy roman empire, civil governments, god god: There wasn t any biblical justification for the way the Crusades were employed. In the letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul states that the sword has been given to the state (civil authority). The New Testament is in contrast to the Old in that it...

Christianity--Church History: crusifxion and reserection validity, resurrection of jesus, canon of scripture
resurrection of jesus, canon of scripture, critical method: The evidence of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is in the eyewitness accounts of the apostles and disciples who were with Jesus. Myths denying the validity of these witnesses did not arise for centuries later. Most of them came about in the 19th...

Christianity--Church History: revised question
I have revised my answer to this question. If you would like an answer, please let me know. Jame...

Christianity--Church History: Differences in Christian Religions, differences in christian religions, catholics and protestants
differences in christian religions, catholics and protestants, pagan religions: Joanne, Well, having left non-Catholic religion to become Catholic I certainly cannot fathom going backwards to a protestant religion but what I can do is give you an understanding of why there are differences. In your question you mention Mary. Catholics...

Christianity--Church History: Dinosaurs?!?!?!?!?, dinosaurs in the bible, ancient creatures
dinosaurs in the bible, ancient creatures, scientific discoveries: Hi Katelyn, This is probably one of the greatest challenges facing Christian who witness to non-believers. It typically goes something like this, How can you believe in God and a bible that is obviously wrong. God couldn t have created everything in seven...

Christianity--Church History: Divinity of Christ, holy blood holy grail, jehovah s witnesses
holy blood holy grail, jehovah s witnesses, early christianity: EARLY CHRISTIANITY DID NOT SEE CHRIST AS DIVINE . Christianity in the first century accepted Jesus teachings and so viewed him as God s Son, not as the Creator himself. WHEN DID WE COME TO SEE HIM AS SUCH? The bible tells us; after the apostles...

Christianity--Church History: Divorce, history question, seeking god
history question, seeking god, abusive relationship: This is not a church history question! But I hear the pain you re in, so of course I ll give you my thoughts. Please do not fear for your eternal destination. Jesus didn t approve of divorce, but he certainly didn t approve of men treating women harshly with...

Christianity--Church History: detrimental effect of creeds on Islamic/Christian/Jewish unity--what is your opinion?, pharisees and sadducees, byzantine emperor
pharisees and sadducees, byzantine emperor, nicene council: John, thanks for the interesting question. The Nicaean (or in US English, Nicene) Council, held in a resort town near present-day Istanbul, Turkey in 325 AD was an important event in the history of the Christian Church. It was called by the Byzantine emperor...

Christianity--Church History: the difference between christian churches, double predestination, practice baptism
double predestination, practice baptism, full immersion: Since baptist churches are often very different from each other, there is no answer that can be given. Baptist churches have a wide range of teachings from one to the other. Most have in common that they believe in full immersion in water for baptism....

Christianity--Church History: What disciple probably influenced..., jesus apostles, 12 apostles
jesus apostles, 12 apostles, mount of olives: WHAT DISCIPLE PROBABLY INFLUENCED THE WRITING OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK? The composition of this shortest of the Gospels is credited to Mark. He was a coworker with Jesus apostles and one who placed his own life in the service of the good news. But Mark was...

Christianity--Church History: discuss the movements and..., augustinian monk, monk martin luther
augustinian monk, monk martin luther, john wycliffe: THE IMPORTANT FIGURES ENGAGED IN REFORMING THE CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE AGES? “The real tragedy of the medieval church is that it failed to move with the times. . . . Far from being progressive, far from giving a spiritual lead, it was retrograde and decadent,...

Christianity--Church History: divinity of christ, arian heresy, father son and holy ghost
arian heresy, father son and holy ghost, ecumenical creeds: None of the historical churches denied the divinity of Jesus Christ. The Ecumenical creeds where written to state that the Arian heresy was rejected by the church until what we might call the modern times. But the lack of understanding or outright rebellion...

Christianity--Church History: Early Christianity, christian gatherings, san miguel mission
christian gatherings, san miguel mission, santa fe new mexico: Hi, According to a recent article in Christianity Today, scientists believe that they have uncovered the oldest Christian Church in Jordan. According to this article, North Carolina State University archaeologist Thomas Parker believes he has uncovered...

Christianity--Church History: Early Church and Social Concern, early church fathers, social concern
early church fathers, social concern, orphanages: I don t know of any books or articles on this subject, nor of any anecdotes. It was pretty straightforward — there was a responsibility to make sure their needs were met, that they were not neglected. That means food, clothing and shelter. For orphans it...

Christianity--Church History: Early Church and Social Concern, rise of christianity, political agendas
rise of christianity, political agendas, problem with this approach: Interesting question. I think there s a lot of material, but not so easy to locate. People are working on this. E.g., the current (December 2004) number of Church History has an article on almsgiving in the ministry of Cyprian of Carthage; the March 2004 number...

Christianity--Church History: Easter in the Bible, kjv of the bible, king james bible
kjv of the bible, king james bible, christian scriptures: The word “Easter” that appears once in the King James Bible at Acts 12:4 is a wrong translation for the word “passover.” Christendom’s chief holiday, Easter, finds no support at all in the Bible. It is of pagan origin, and therefore displeasing to God....

Christianity--Church History: Easter in the Bible, kjv of the bible, passover lamb
kjv of the bible, passover lamb, gospels jesus: The Authorized (King James) Version uses Easter (incorrectly) at Acts 12:4 to translate the Greek word pascha. Everywhere else in the NT that passover occurs, the KJV translates it (correctly) passover. Passover is of course the annual Jewish feast...

Christianity--Church History: On Ecclesia, hebrew prophets, roman catholic church
hebrew prophets, roman catholic church, faithful expression: These are outside my expertise: my profile notes that I m willing to answer questions on the first several centuries of church history. So I give my brief personal opinions: 1. Concern for the poor and oppressed is present from the start in the Christian...

Christianity--Church History: Email number 7 or something, isaiah scroll, christian scholar
isaiah scroll, christian scholar, brother of jesus: CHRISTIAN SCHOLAR WHO CLAIMED SUCH THINGS AS-JESUS CLAIMED TO BE A PART OF GOD BUT NOT THE SON OF GOD, ANY OPEN MINDEDNESS ABOUT SUCH CLAIMS? Men “claim” many things that are in direct oppostion to what, God and Jesus “claim”, I stick to what God and...

Christianity--Church History: Endor, dictionary of the bible, sea of galilee
dictionary of the bible, sea of galilee, king saul: Right, not my area of expertise, but from Eerdman s Dictionary of the Bible: A town in northwestern Manasseh (John. 17:11), in the area of hte Esdraelon Plain. . . . The name may be preserved in modern Indur, but the preferred location is Khirbet es-Safsafeh...

Christianity--Church History: English Bishops in the Reformation, anglican church, vice chancellor
anglican church, vice chancellor, maryellen: All the English clergy were required to take the oath to Henry VIII and a state church, the Church of England — this oath required renouncing the authority of Rome. Virtually all the clergy went along with this - the penalty for refusing to take the oath...

Christianity--Church History: early church histories, gnostic gospels, faithful expression
gnostic gospels, faithful expression, web bibliography: There is a steady stream of introductions to the early period. A professor at Creighton keeps up a good web bibliography: http://moses.creighton.edu/harmless/bibliographies_for_theology/Patristics_1.htm In addition to the Chadwick titles that he lists,...

Christianity--Church History: easter sunday, date of easter sunday, paschal fast
date of easter sunday, paschal fast, pope victor: This issue of the date of Easter is a facinating study. To answer your question quickly,Easter Sunday is the sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox. Here s a bit on the controversy of determining the date... Ecclesiastical...

Christianity--Church History: another email, 1 and 2 thessalonians, colossians philemon
1 and 2 thessalonians, colossians philemon, disciple makers: Hi there Jeff, you asked-- HOW DO WE DETERMINE THE AGE OF A WRITING? Let’s take the book of psalms as an example, The Writers:-- David and others Writing Completed: c. 460 B.C.E The book of Psalms is the Bible’s largest single book. As evidenced...

Christianity--Church History: What empire ruled Israel during..., new testament period, nightly illumination
new testament period, nightly illumination, persecution of christians: WHAT EMPIRE RULED ISRAEL DURING THE NEW TESTAMENT PERIOD? ROME. Augustus was emperor when Jesus was born, and he ruled until the year 14 C.E.—Luke 2:1. Tiberius, Augustus successor, ruled from 14 to 37 C.E. In the 15th year of Tiberius reign, John...

Christianity--Church History: the exodus from Egypt, creationism vs evolution, exodus from egypt
creationism vs evolution, exodus from egypt, necessary conflict: In your conversations concerning evolution you might want to check out this article on the subject. I ve found it very useful for the same purpose: http://ewtn.com/expert/expertfaqframe.asp?source=/vexperts/conference.htm Excerpt: The Catholic Church...

Christianity--Church History: extent of christianity, torture stake, confession of faith
torture stake, confession of faith, bible principles: I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE EXTENT OF BEING A CHRISTIAN IS? What It Means to Be a Christian. Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying: “If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and continually...

Christianity--Church History: Faith that the world were framed?, hebrews 11, faith god
hebrews 11, faith god, greek text: That translation makes it difficult to understand. This translation is correct: Heb. 11:33 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (from New International Version)...

Christianity--Church History: Fasting and Prayer, having sexual intercourse, fasting and prayer
having sexual intercourse, fasting and prayer, spiritual benefit: There are no laws for us to follow concerning prayer and/or fasting. We do these things of our own volition to seek some spiritual benefit for ourselves either by the self-discipline or from the Lord Himself. If a couple decide and agree that there is...

Christianity--Church History: Female Clergy, female clergy, scripture and tradition
female clergy, scripture and tradition, women priests: Jesus often overstepped the boundaries of Jewish custom regarding women. We see him talk to the Samaritan woman at the well, heal several women when the Jewish faithful appeared rather to ignore them, etc. But the Church has stated from it s beginning that...

Christianity--Church History: FORGIVENESS OF SINS, god jesus christ, forgiveness and reconciliation
god jesus christ, forgiveness and reconciliation, john gotti: You may remember that Jesus was murdered — put to death — a victim of captial punishment and he was innocent . . . As he hung on the cross he said, concerning those who had carried out the crucifixion, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do....

Christianity--Church History: Follow up, jacob son of joseph brother of jesus, ossuary of james
jacob son of joseph brother of jesus, ossuary of james, biblical archaeology review: I THOUGHT THAT THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT THREE JAMES SON OF JOSEPHS BROTHERS OF JESUS BACK IN THE DAY...BUT YOU SAY TWENTY? I quote--- Lemaire estimates: “In Jerusalem during the two generations before 70 C.E., there were . . . probably about 20 people who...

Christianity--Church History: Funeral Pracitces in Early Victorian England (1831-1851) pertaining to the middle class, anglican liturgy, janet macleod
anglican liturgy, janet macleod, funeral liturgy: I really know nothing about Victorian funerals, least of Protestant ones. I can surmise some things, but you will need to research this period more thoroughly to get particulars. The majority would of course be Anglican, The Church of England, and since...

Christianity--Church History: 0-100 A.D. Galliean history references, john dominic, birth of christianity
Christianity--Church History: 0-100 A.D. Galliean history references, john dominic, birth of christianity, theologians

Christianity--Church History: 1st church, gentile christians, jerusalem council
Christianity--Church History: 1st church, gentile christians, jerusalem council, descisions

Christianity--Church History: ADAM &EVE and who else ?, writers of the bible, adam eve
Christianity--Church History: ADAM &EVE and who else ?, writers of the bible, adam eve, parables

Christianity--Church History: African Americans and Christianity, spread of christianity, christianity in africa
Christianity--Church History: African Americans and Christianity, spread of christianity, christianity in africa, christ jesus

Christianity--Church History: Where is the actual proof Jesus existed?, prophet joseph, book of genesis
Christianity--Church History: Where is the actual proof Jesus existed?, prophet joseph, book of genesis, ill man

Christianity--Church History: apocrypha / deuterocanonical books, latin vulgate translation, blind sheep
Christianity--Church History: apocrypha / deuterocanonical books, latin vulgate translation, blind sheep, unadulterated word

Christianity--Church History: Baptists, western orthodox, protestantism
Christianity--Church History: Baptists, western orthodox, protestantism, orthodox churches

Christianity--Church History: BIBLE CANON, roman catholic church, faith tradition
Christianity--Church History: BIBLE CANON, roman catholic church, faith tradition, sola scriptura

Christianity--Church History: Bible History & Mormonism, subjective answers, punctuation errors
Christianity--Church History: Bible History & Mormonism, subjective answers, punctuation errors, credibility

Christianity--Church History: Born-again Christians, man christ jesus, gift of the holy spirit
Christianity--Church History: Born-again Christians, man christ jesus, gift of the holy spirit, false humility

Christianity--Church History: Catholicism Founders, son of the living god, rock jesus
Christianity--Church History: Catholicism Founders, son of the living god, rock jesus, jesus church

Christianity--Church History: Catholocism vs. Orthodox, apostolic succession, first among equals
Christianity--Church History: Catholocism vs. Orthodox, apostolic succession, first among equals, power and money

Christianity--Church History: Changes made to the Bible, composition, education
Christianity--Church History: Changes made to the Bible, composition, education, bible god

Christianity--Church History: Christ's real birthday., eastern orthodox christmas, christmas celebration
Christianity--Church History: Christ's real birthday., eastern orthodox christmas, christmas celebration, christmas

Christianity--Church History: Christian Relgions which don't celebrate Easter, pagan deity, colored eggs
Christianity--Church History: Christian Relgions which don't celebrate Easter, pagan deity, colored eggs, babylonian religion

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, church denomination, father son and holy spirit
Christianity--Church History: Christianity, church denomination, father son and holy spirit, church traditions

Christianity--Church History: Christianity/Judaism, vocal singing, instrumental music
Christianity--Church History: Christianity/Judaism, vocal singing, instrumental music, elders

Christianity--Church History: How Christianity Started and by Whom, son of the living god, gates of hell
Christianity--Church History: How Christianity Started and by Whom, son of the living god, gates of hell, ignatius of antioch

Christianity--Church History: Christianity, nair family, primitive spirits
Christianity--Church History: Christianity, nair family, primitive spirits, hindu temples

Christianity--Church History: How many Christians were baptized between 33 and 100 AD?, roman colonies, romans 7
Christianity--Church History: How many Christians were baptized between 33 and 100 AD?, roman colonies, romans 7, roman empire

Christianity--Church History: Church differences, missing books of the bible, roman catholic church
Christianity--Church History: Church differences, missing books of the bible, roman catholic church, books of the bible

Christianity--Church History: Codex Vaticanus, greace, credence
Christianity--Church History: Codex Vaticanus, greace, credence

Christianity--Church History: Contradictions in the Bible, jesus the messiah, cultural surroundings
Christianity--Church History: Contradictions in the Bible, jesus the messiah, cultural surroundings, exdous

Christianity--Church History: To Cooper P. Abrams III, jehovah s witnesses, deity of jesus christ
Christianity--Church History: To Cooper P. Abrams III, jehovah s witnesses, deity of jesus christ, pastor cooper

Christianity--Church History: communion, new testament, remembrance
Christianity--Church History: communion, new testament, remembrance, communion

Christianity--Church History: cross, latin rite, sign of the cross
Christianity--Church History: cross, latin rite, sign of the cross, eastern rite

Christianity--Church History: The cross, dictionary of bible, bible dictionary
Christianity--Church History: The cross, dictionary of bible, bible dictionary, biblical theology

Christianity--Church History: Differences in Christian Religions, tent revival, jesus freak
Christianity--Church History: Differences in Christian Religions, tent revival, jesus freak, lutheran denomination

Christianity--Church History: Dinosaurs?!?!?!?!?, behemoths, dinosaurs
Christianity--Church History: Dinosaurs?!?!?!?!?, behemoths, dinosaurs, creative days

Christianity--Church History: English Bishops in the Reformation, st john fisher, john fisher
Christianity--Church History: English Bishops in the Reformation, st john fisher, john fisher, guillotine

Christianity--Church History: Female Clergy, brain job, 12 disciples
Christianity--Church History: Female Clergy, brain job, 12 disciples, receiving from god

Christianity--Church History: Funeral Pracitces in Early Victorian England (1831-1851) pertaining to the middle class, female relatives, victorian england
Christianity--Church History: Funeral Pracitces in Early Victorian England (1831-1851) pertaining to the middle class, female relatives, victorian england, contemporary world

Christianity--Church History: first church, catholic answer, science teacher
Christianity--Church History: first church, catholic answer, science teacher, theologians

Christianity--Church History: Gnosticism, contrary to popular belief, paying tithes
Christianity--Church History: Gnosticism, contrary to popular belief, paying tithes, gnostic texts

Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, vatican ii, catholic women
Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, vatican ii, catholic women, catechism

Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, code of canon law, roman catholic church
Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, code of canon law, roman catholic church, head coverings

Christianity--Church History: Herod., chronic low grade fever, low grade fever
Christianity--Church History: Herod., chronic low grade fever, low grade fever, hunger pangs

Christianity--Church History: Holy Communion, episcopal churches, alcoholic wine
Christianity--Church History: Holy Communion, episcopal churches, alcoholic wine, orthodox churches

Christianity--Church History: history of sunday, god of fertility, jewish sabbath
Christianity--Church History: history of sunday, god of fertility, jewish sabbath, jesus of nazareth

Christianity--Church History: incense, incense smoke, st peters church
Christianity--Church History: incense, incense smoke, st peters church, edict of milan

Christianity--Church History: Jesus' brothers and sisters, birth of jesus, joseph and mary
Christianity--Church History: Jesus' brothers and sisters, birth of jesus, joseph and mary, eternal father

Christianity--Church History: Jesus after resurrection, easter resurrection, pearly gates
Christianity--Church History: Jesus after resurrection, easter resurrection, pearly gates, son of god

Christianity--Church History: Knowing where to attend services......., savior jesus christ, theology and sanity
Christianity--Church History: Knowing where to attend services......., savior jesus christ, theology and sanity, frank sheed

Christianity--Church History: Ku Klux Klan, christian organisation, maryellen
Christianity--Church History: Ku Klux Klan, christian organisation, maryellen, kkk

Christianity--Church History: Lost Books of the Bible and more..., lord jesus christ, 2 thessalonians
Christianity--Church History: Lost Books of the Bible and more..., lord jesus christ, 2 thessalonians, false prophets

Christianity--Church History: Michael????, michael the archangel, jehovah
Christianity--Church History: Michael????, michael the archangel, jehovah, theology

Christianity--Church History: ministries of Peter and Paul, miracles
Christianity--Church History: ministries of Peter and Paul, miracles

Christianity--Church History: Names of Church rooms, noun plural, liturgical objects
Christianity--Church History: Names of Church rooms, noun plural, liturgical objects, prayer meetings

Christianity--Church History: OLDEST BIBLE:, chariot wheel, history channel
Christianity--Church History: OLDEST BIBLE:, chariot wheel, history channel, god allah

Christianity--Church History: Oneness, holyghost, jesus name
Christianity--Church History: Oneness, holyghost, jesus name, exact word

Christianity--Church History: Paulicians, paulicians, dualist
Christianity--Church History: Paulicians, paulicians, dualist, sources of information

Christianity--Church History: Pentecostal and Orthodox Churches, charles fox parham, 1 corinthians 13
Christianity--Church History: Pentecostal and Orthodox Churches, charles fox parham, 1 corinthians 13, eastern orthodox christianity

Christianity--Church History: predestination, circular logic, actuality
Christianity--Church History: predestination, circular logic, actuality, predestination

Christianity--Church History: Relationship with God, bank robber, false man
Christianity--Church History: Relationship with God, bank robber, false man, doctrine of original sin

Christianity--Church History: Sabath, sabbath day, holy bible
Christianity--Church History: Sabath, sabbath day, holy bible, personal desires

Christianity--Church History: Significant Use of Candles in the Bible, words of god, word of god
Christianity--Church History: Significant Use of Candles in the Bible, words of god, word of god, heavenly father

Christianity--Church History: Speaking In Tongues, virgin birth of jesus, god in my life
Christianity--Church History: Speaking In Tongues, virgin birth of jesus, god in my life, jesus on the cross

Christianity--Church History: Sunday worship, sabbath worship, first day of the week
Christianity--Church History: Sunday worship, sabbath worship, first day of the week, sunday worship

Christianity--Church History: saul/paul, book of acts, jesus christ
Christianity--Church History: saul/paul, book of acts, jesus christ, scriptures

Christianity--Church History: speaking in tongues, 1 corinthians, word of god
Christianity--Church History: speaking in tongues, 1 corinthians, word of god, apostles

Christianity--Church History: Translation, getting a tattoo, modern greek
Christianity--Church History: Translation, getting a tattoo, modern greek, greek word

Christianity--Church History: trinity, son jesus christ, jehovah s witnesses
Christianity--Church History: trinity, son jesus christ, jehovah s witnesses, almighty god

Christianity--Church History: ufos and the bible, green rainbow, nimbus cloud
Christianity--Church History: ufos and the bible, green rainbow, nimbus cloud, spinning wheel

Christianity--Church History: faiths, christinanity, answering your questions
christinanity, answering your questions, interpretations of the bible: Jackson, This is Elder Greg Madden, and I wanted to thank you for allowing me the privilege of answering your questions. And from my family to yours, I pray that you would have a blessed Thanksgiving Day! Elder Greg http://www.forministry.com/USOKPENTEMMM1...

Christianity--Church History: faiths, jehovah jesus, scriptural warrant
jehovah jesus, scriptural warrant, different faiths: HE SAID IS CONSIDERING LEAVING THE JEHOVAH WITNESSES BECAUSE HE DOESN T LIKE HOW THEY AQUIRE NEW MEMBERS ETC. Well he would say that wouldn’t he, the bible calls such ones “apostates”, regardless of what he says; JW teachings and the Bible’s teachings...

Christianity--Church History: fake jews, crucifixion of jesus, books of the new testament
crucifixion of jesus, books of the new testament, rabbinic judaism: The short answer would be that they are probably real Jews. As you no doubt know, early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism developed as rival sibling religions out of a common setting in Judea. Most of the books of the New Testament reflect in one way or...

Christianity--Church History: The first Christian, mother of christ, womb
mother of christ, womb, savior: I would have to say Mary, the Mother of Christ...since she first knew of our Lord to come when the angel announced the conception within her womb. Check here for some related answers: http://www.scborromeo.org/glad/glad.htm Look up Mary and other Christians...

Christianity--Church History: first church, son of the living god, roman catholic church
son of the living god, roman catholic church, lord jesus christ: Marvon, Thanks for you question. The simple answer is no. Let us look at what the word church means in the original language. Church; Ekklesia, ek-klay-see -ah The called out ones. A gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public...

Christianity--Church History: who came first?, new testament times, eastern catholic churches
new testament times, eastern catholic churches, history of the reformation: Micho, thanks for the good question. The Reformation was a process, not a single event, and its roots go back quite a ways. The original reformation was the split-up of the eastern Catholic churches (now known as Eastern Orthodox) from the western Catholic...

Christianity--Church History: forgiveness at baptism, formula of concord, thief on the cross
formula of concord, thief on the cross, mystery of god: Teachings on baptism have been in contention for hundreds of years. It is a mystery of God and so is not fully revealed in His Word. The Christian s views of it go all the way from it being a personal good work which we do fulfill the law, to a miracle of...

Christianity--Church History: funding for religion - donations, religions of man, evil desires
religions of man, evil desires, frailties: I too am disappointed in the religions of man. Most people in the world devise gods in their own image, gods that will do their will when they use the right ceremonies or words. Their studies are endless but they never seem to learn enough to change. Perhaps...

Christianity--Church History: The Gates of Jerusalem, damascus gate, holy sepulcher
damascus gate, holy sepulcher, jerusalem question: IS THE DAMASCUS GATE ITSELF OLD ENOUGH TO DATE TO THE TIME OF CHRIST A large area near the present Damascus Gate of Jerusalem is believed to have been an ancient quarry. The first reference to such a place is at Joshua 7:4, 5, where it is reported that...

Christianity--Church History: General, anglican episcopal church, liberals and conservatives
anglican episcopal church, liberals and conservatives, gay priests: Well, there really isn t such a list, because there are liberals and conservatives within all of these denominations. (Did he mean just Christian denominations, or other faiths? You say religions , but Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists and Lutherans...

Christianity--Church History: ISN'T TRUE HE'S GETTING IT BACK $ $ $, income tax time, dean ray
income tax time, dean ray, question concerns: It is a matter of your principle of having no gain from what you give vs. his principle of receiving what the secular law allows. Looking at scripture, both are shown as commendable. God tells us to look at the GAIN (temporal, physical gain) when we are...

Christianity--Church History: Gnostic Beliefs, transmigration of the soul, testament god
transmigration of the soul, testament god, gnostic sects: Colin, I m sorry to say that I have not made any close study of gnosticism... I had better not try to answer your questions. But I don t like to be completely unhelpful... so what can I do... Well, I know some better places than this site to find some...

Christianity--Church History: Gnostic Gospels, gnostic gospels, many things in parables
gnostic gospels, many things in parables, gnostic gospel: The Gnostic Gospels are in contrast to the teachings of the Bible and therefore can be a danger to those who do not put all their faith in God and His word. Throughout history spurious writings and heresies have taken their toll on people who do not have...

Christianity--Church History: Gnosticism, christian gnostics, gnostic beliefs
christian gnostics, gnostic beliefs, personal religious experience: Clint, Thanks for your questions. I will answer them as briefly as I can. 1. What are the essential Gnostic beliefs... Gnosticism is a heresy which is made up of a diverse set of beliefs. It is the teaching based on the idea of gnosis (a Koine Greek...

Christianity--Church History: God's Punishment, seed of abraham, death god
seed of abraham, death god, storehouse: God s intent for His children is always to keep us from straying too far from Him and thus lose His good blessings. He is like a really great father would be on earth. A great father will chastise (punish) any child of his that is doing things which would...

Christianity--Church History: Revised answer
I have revised this answer. If you would like to see the update, please let me know. Jame...

Christianity--Church History: Gregorian calender, world book encyclopedia, jesus birth
world book encyclopedia, jesus birth, year of our lord: The World Book Encyclopedia says: “Dates before that year (Jesus birth) are listed as B.C., or before Christ. Dates after that year (Jesus birth) are listed as A.D., or anno Domini (in the year of our Lord). so since AD does not mean after death the...

Christianity--Church History: god, resurrection of jesus christ, resurrection of jesus
resurrection of jesus christ, resurrection of jesus, supernatural revelation: Andre, In the Christian understanding, God is not part of creation. This means that there is a very basic division: on the one hand, there s everything that we see and know of as the world of physical and also for that matter spiritual being--what we call...

Christianity--Church History: gospel music, sea chantey, archangel michael
sea chantey, archangel michael, row the boat: Sorry for taking so long to respond. Here is all that I could really find on the song. Since it is a folk song, much of the background on these is hard to find. However, I think this is an acurate and good explanation Michael, Row the Boat Ashore combines...

Christianity--Church History: Revised answer
I have revised this answer. If you would like to see the update, please let me know. Jame...

Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, code of canon law, 1 corinthians 11
code of canon law, 1 corinthians 11, traditional parishes: Interesting as I just noticed this issue when doing some research myself. I grew up protestant and the women did not wear head coverings that I remember, though some did wear hats but I think that was a custom of the era rather than for religious reasons (it...

Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, jehovah god, 1 corinthians 11
jehovah god, 1 corinthians 11, denominational background: WHAT PERIODS IN TIME IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTABLE AND NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR WOMEN TO ATTEND SERVICES WITHOUT A COVERING? Aside from being an item of dress, head covering has a spiritual significance among God s servants in connection with headship and subjection....

Christianity--Church History: Head Coverings, tridentine latin mass, lutheran church missouri synod
tridentine latin mass, lutheran church missouri synod, concordia publishing house: Great Question! From my research, it seems that head coverings have really followed cultural trends. Those churches such as Russian Orthodox, Traditional Catholic Congregations and those attending Tridentine Latin Mass and some more conservative congregations...

Christianity--Church History: Headcoverings and my friend that I adore, vestal virgins, 1 corinthians 11
vestal virgins, 1 corinthians 11, religious contexts: Jacqueline, Christian greetings! Sorry, but I am confused by what you wrote. Did you send me a copy of someone else s answer or question? Are you asking me to answer these statements, or are you just asking about a womans covering? Please, some clarification...

Christianity--Church History: Hebrew Bible facts, hebrew scriptures, hebrew bible
hebrew scriptures, hebrew bible, poetic material: Hi Kate, you asked--1.HOW MANY BOOKS ARE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE? There are 39 divinely inspired books from Genesis to Malachi. 2. WHAT ARE THE THREE PARTS IT S DIVIDED INTO? The books of the Hebrew Scriptures as they appear in most Bible versions may...

Christianity--Church History: Help ... I'm Disturb ... How to rebuke, born lambs, pillar of cloud
born lambs, pillar of cloud, pillar of fire: You are right. Your original question was only the tip of the iceburg. I think that this boils down to someone approaching a matter of faith through reason. This has been done numerous times throughout history. There have been numerous questions regarding...

Christianity--Church History: Hermeneutics assignment, roland murphy, literature assignment
roland murphy, literature assignment, grammar points: Wow David, Looks like you have a challenging assignment ahead of you. This is a bit out of my area of expertise, but I will reach back to my time in seminary and hopefully pull out a few helpful nuggets. The first thing you need to do is to figure out...

Christianity--Church History: Herod., divine mercy prayer, scripture passage
divine mercy prayer, scripture passage, scripture verse: I tried to find answer to what physical death he suffered but could only find the Scripture passage or deaths of his ancestors. I have placed what I was able to find for you below. Please however take your question to the Scripture expert at ewtn.com. He may...

Christianity--Church History: Hi Brenda..since Jesus was..., jesus was a jew, jewish religious leaders
jesus was a jew, jewish religious leaders, disciples of jesus: Hi Bonnie, you asked-- JESUS WAS A JEW..WHEN, WHY AND HOW DID THE ORGANIZATION HE STARTED COME TO BE CHRISTIAN. HOW--Christianity was not a new religion. Its roots lay deep in the religion of the Israelites, nourished by the written Law of God. Even before...

Christianity--Church History: Reworded more specifically I hope!, natural logic, separate animals
natural logic, separate animals, theological sources: I m sorry, I really can t help you with this. To be perfectly honest I have no idea what you want. You wrote: What is the proper name for the ?claim to authority? form of logic that Christianity uses when they quote Scripture as the ?inerrant? foundation...

Christianity--Church History: Hi, divine mercy prayer, marian
divine mercy prayer, marian, allah: Za, I m sorry you could not learn about Christianity. May you bring this all to prayer and ask God to show you the Truth. That is what I did years ago and He has brought me such light :) Again, if you wish to learn more about the Faith, please enjoy this...

Christianity--Church History: History of Christianity, owen chadwick, thomas cahill
owen chadwick, thomas cahill, search amazon: Dear Lee Anne, I apologize for the delay in responding — I was out of town for several weeks working on retreats and did not even have access to email unless I went to the public library in the town, and that was very occasional. So —an accessible history...

Christianity--Church History: History of Christmas celebration, winter solstice festival, world book encyclopedia
winter solstice festival, world book encyclopedia, new catholic encyclopedia: Hi Linda,you asked-- CHRISTMAS HAS ONLY BEEN CELEBRATED FOR A LITTLE OVER 100 YEARS. WHEN AND HOW DID IT START? The World Book Encyclopedia: “The early Christians did not celebrate His [Christ s] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone...

Christianity--Church History: History of king Herod and Pontius Pilot, herod agrippa, pontius pilate
herod agrippa, pontius pilate, pontius pilot: Sorry for the delay. I m traveling, so away from my books. I did check Wikipedia, and the articles there on Pontius Pilate (note the spelling) and Herod Antipas look reliable to me. If you want more on Pontius Pilate, look for this book: Pontius Pilate:...

Christianity--Church History: History of Sunday morning and evening services, jesus resurrection, resurrection sunday
jesus resurrection, resurrection sunday, prayer and worship: The history really began in the sixth century when the church at Rome began to have regular prayer and worship times throughout the day at the local churches and monasteries. These times were known as Canonical Hours with the following names: MATINS;...

Christianity--Church History: History of the seven deadly sins., seven deadly sins, scripture quotations
seven deadly sins, scripture quotations, romans 7: Traditionally, the seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth. On a television talk show, young people were invited to express their views of the so-called seven deadly sins. “Pride isn t a sin,” declared one participant....

Christianity--Church History: Holiday origins, goddess eostre, paganism in our christianity
goddess eostre, paganism in our christianity, goddess of the dawn: Actually, the only celebration that Christians are commanded to observe is the Lord’s Evening Meal. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) Because of the idolatrous practices associated with Roman festivals, early Christians did not share in them. For this reason third-century...

Christianity--Church History: Holy Blood, Holy Grail, holy blood holy grail, mary magdelene
holy blood holy grail, mary magdelene, knights templar: There are many such books which claim to falisfy Scripture or Church history and/or Tradition. Like you, from what I know of this particular book, I deem it pure speculation on the part of the author or mere fiction. There are apparent contradictions in...

Christianity--Church History: Holy books of various religions, high school sophomore, rig vedas
high school sophomore, rig vedas, ap world history: Sean, I would agree that the Bible could refer to the holy book for Judaism and Christianity, loosly speaking. More specifically, the holy book for Judaism (the Christian Old Testament ) would include the Torah (Law) Psalms and Prophets. Your teacher...

Christianity--Church History: Holy Communion, boy scout troop, alberta rockies
boy scout troop, alberta rockies, wine and bread: Scott, thanks for the good question. Denominations vary considerably in their practice, but so far as I know, only the Catholic and Orthodox churches use wine for doctrinal reasons, and even there I suspect that they could change if they wanted to without...

Christianity--Church History: Holy Spirit, scripture references, holy spirit
scripture references, holy spirit, best books: Hi there Catonya, you said-- tell me how to strengthen my relationship with HIM . It appears you beleive the holy spirit is a person, but did you know the bible doesn t teach this at all? If you would like the scriptures references that explain exactly...

Christianity--Church History: Holy Spirit, bible study tool, bible crosswalk
bible study tool, bible crosswalk, father son and holy ghost: Catonya, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them. The very best book on the Holy Spirit is the Book of all books, the Holy Bible itself! It is the Word of God, and it contains everything we need to know about Him. The Books of...

Christianity--Church History: Homosexuality as a sin, homosexual thoughts, brain structures
homosexual thoughts, brain structures, homosexual marriage: I have heard of such studies but not that there has been any consensus among scientists in that field to agree with what you have heard. As far as you question is concerned, there are a number of denominations which have some of their constituents objecting...

Christianity--Church History: what happened to god?!, church of the lord jesus, manifestations of the spirit
church of the lord jesus, manifestations of the spirit, infallible guide: Leah, Great question! It is one that has vexed God Himself for centuries. I will try to give you a brief historical answer. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ was founded in the second century, when in Acts 2 He sent the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost...

Christianity--Church History: hebrew bible, hebrew religion, hebrew bible
hebrew religion, hebrew bible, jewish belief: Ronda, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them. 1. ...how many followers worldwide are in the Hebrew Religion... As of 2006, adherents of Judaism numbered around 14 million followers, making it the world s eleventh-largest...

Christianity--Church History: hebrew language, koine greek, hebrew language
koine greek, hebrew language, wisdom of god: Much like English is a universal language today, Greek was the universal Mediterranian language of that time. Most commerce was shipping by sea and Greece had become the center of that commerce. The Old Testament was written specifically for the children...

Christianity--Church History: help please?, pagan customs, intense persecution
pagan customs, intense persecution, pagan practices: Saturn was worshiped for bringing a golden age to Rome. The Saturnalia, originally a one-day festival in his honor, was later expanded into a seven-day celebration in the latter half of December. The event was marked by great revelry. Gifts, such as waxen...

Christianity--Church History: history, jehovah s witnesses, brenda george
jehovah s witnesses, brenda george, george pope: Hi George,you asked--- WHY DID GOD HAVE TO SACRIFICE HIS SON FOR OUR SINS? The Messiah had to die if mankind was to be saved. To understand why, we must think back to the garden of Eden and try to grasp the enormity of what Adam and Eve lost when they...

Christianity--Church History: history, origin of christianity, world christianity
origin of christianity, world christianity, abraham isaac: No one was keeping dates and time when Christianity was first made a fact centuries before Christ was born into the world. God first spoke in the Garden of Eden about the child who would crush the head of the devil to redeem God s people. When God...

Christianity--Church History: history of church fathers, ripe age, jesus christ
ripe age, jesus christ, conjecture: All that was written about the rest of the Apostles is conjecture. Their intent of being sent disciples was to proclaim the life and victory of Jesus Christ. The message is always about Him and not those who proclaim Him. Taking care of us and exalting...

Christianity--Church History: history/ general, jesus was a jew, god the holy spirit
jesus was a jew, god the holy spirit, pentecost acts 2: David, I apologize for the tardiness of my reply. David, I what you to know that it was not my intention to argue or to draw you into some sort of debate. I had sent you a follow up to find out if I had answered your original question sufficiently. Apparently...

Christianity--Church History: history of jews and muslims, descendents of ishmael, muslim relgion
descendents of ishmael, muslim relgion, history of jews: There has been a conflict between the descendents of Ishmael and the descendents of Isaac since the time of Abraham. The Muslims count themselves as descendents of Abraham by Hagar even as Isaac is the son of Abraham by Sarah. But Mohammed, the...

Christianity--Church History: history and origin of christianity, origin of christianity, father jesus
origin of christianity, father jesus, book of genesis: Jesus was the firstborn of all creation the very first thing God created, he was created as a spirit creature to live in heaven,later God took the life force of his firstborn son & put it inside Mary so Jesus was then born as a human, after his death he...

Christianity--Church History: history of pews, ryan jockers, lutheran tradition
ryan jockers, lutheran tradition, share conversation: Hi Ryan, Great question. When considering something like pews and their position, it is important to remember that EVERYTHING that occurs during worship is symbolic. One way to look at the liturgy, especially in a Roman Catholic, Lutheran or Episcopal Church,...

Christianity--Church History: history of pews, ryan jockers, jewish worship
ryan jockers, jewish worship, vatican ii: Hi Ryan. I hope this isn t too late for your deadline (I m a freelance writer so I know what it s like). Last question first — Changing the seating arrangement doesn t change the role of the presider very much — it does change the dynamics of the assembly,...

Christianity--Church History: history of two services, protestant congregations, mainline churches
protestant congregations, mainline churches, protestant church: There are several reasons for congregations having two services on Sunday. One of them is growth. This has been going on for centuries. Rather than add on to the building s size to accomodate more people, a second (or more) services are held. Another...

Christianity--Church History: history of sunday, names of the planets, saturn jupiter
names of the planets, saturn jupiter, epistle of barnabas: I think that the best way to answer your question, would be to share with you some information from the Catholic encyclopedia. Sunday (Day of the Sun), as the name of the first day of the week, is derived from Egyptian astrology. The seven planets, known...

Christianity--Church History: history, trinitarian theology, pope sylvester
trinitarian theology, pope sylvester, council of nicaea: WHAT WAS THE COUNCIL OF NICEA, IN THE 4TH CENTURY A.D.? Constantine wanted unity in his realm, and in 325 C.E. he called for a council of his bishops at Nicaea, located in the Eastern, Greek-speaking domain of his empire, across the Bosporus from the new...

Christianity--Church History: holy land, new testament greek, tribes of israel
new testament greek, tribes of israel, hagios: The word holy (hagios in the New Testament Greek means set apart . What made it a place which many Christians set apart as special is that Jesus lived there. It was the place for the fulfillment of many prophecies concerning Him and His ministry of...

Christianity--Church History: holy spirit then and now, tribe of judah, baptisum
tribe of judah, baptisum, books of the bible: God himself is the only one who can give his spirit to people. There are many places in the Old Testament where God gives his spirit. Here are some in the first few books of the Bible: FIRST TO JOSEPH Gen 41:38-39 38 So Pharaoh asked them, Can we...

Christianity--Church History: homosexuals, sodom and gomorrah, sexual appetites
sodom and gomorrah, sexual appetites, homosexual practice: Rom. 1:24-27: “God, in keeping with the desires of their hearts, gave them up to uncleanness, that their bodies might be dishonoured among them . . . God gave them up to disgraceful sexual appetites, for both their females changed the natural use of themselves...

Christianity--Church History: homosexuals, shameful lusts, sexual impurity
shameful lusts, sexual impurity, homosexual relations: Homosexual relations are spoken against both in the Old Testament and the New Testament: Lev 18:22 22 Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. (from New International Version) Rom 1:24-27 24 Therefore God gave them...

Christianity--Church History: homosexuals, biblical scriptures, testament god
biblical scriptures, testament god, proper relationship: Catonya, Thank you for your question. Before I give you the Biblical Scriptures that state that homosexuality is wrong, I would first like to say this. That homosexuality, like adultery (or any other sexual sin), is a learned behavior with which the sinful...

Christianity--Church History: the host, 1 corinthians 11, fruit of the vine
1 corinthians 11, fruit of the vine, question pool: mary jane Just wondering if you got this answer. :-) -------------------------------------------------- Mary Jane, Hope you don t mind, but your question was placed in the Church History-question pool and I thought I would try to help. ...

Christianity--Church History: humanism, foolishness of god, god and creation
foolishness of god, god and creation, miraculous signs: Humanism does indeed have many forms. I believe that the first mention of it is in Genesis when Eve was tempted with the possibility of being a god unto herself. If it hadn t been for God s love and grace for her and Adam, it would have been devestating....

Christianity--Church History: Incense History, oriental orthodox churches, sacred mysteries
oriental orthodox churches, sacred mysteries, byzantine rite: Agin, My expertise is based more on those churches in union with Rome so I don t think I can assist further. If you have any other questions however, please feel free to ask or email me at: kaylan@catholicexchange.com Peace of Christ, Kaylan www.savior.org...

Christianity--Church History: Irenaeus and the age of Jesus, irenaeus against heresies, st irenaeus
irenaeus against heresies, st irenaeus, apostolic tradition: Dear Zander, A really interesting question, and I wish I were not in the throes of packing for an imminent vacation so that I could research it properly. It deserves more than the following off-the-top-of-the-head (with a couple of quick look-ups) response....