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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....

Christianity--Church History: Isaiah, israel and judah, isaiah chapter
israel and judah, isaiah chapter, scarlet sins: ISAIAH CHAPTER SIX The first six chapters 1-6 give the setting in Judah and Jerusalem and relate Judah s guilt before Jehovah and Isaiah s commissioning. Isaiah s message “concerning Judah and Jerusalem” (1:1–6:13). See him there in sackcloth and...

Christianity--Church History: Israel & the Church!, replacement theology, seed of abraham
replacement theology, seed of abraham, animal sacrifice: Lenin, Please forgive me for the late reply. I will do my best to answer your question. I would disagree with this article when it says ...the two are never to be confused or used interchangeably... and The covenants, promises, and warnings are valid...

Christianity--Church History: incense, altar of incense, greek scriptures
altar of incense, greek scriptures, fragrant aroma: A compound of aromatic gums and balsams that will burn slowly, giving off a fragrant aroma. The Hebrew words qeto reth and qetoh·rah are from the root qa·tar , meaning make sacrificial smoke. The equivalent in the Christian Greek Scriptures is thy·mi a·ma....

Christianity--Church History: infallibity of the catholic church, marian doctrine, interpretation of the bible
marian doctrine, interpretation of the bible, false doctrines: I think a lot of people discover more truth in learning their history. Protestantism wasn t even around until the 1500 s and it preached sola scriptura which meant personal interpretation of the Bible . That means that anyone, no matter how well versed...

Christianity--Church History: innocent suffering, earthquakes in diverse places, reading signs
earthquakes in diverse places, reading signs, book of revelation: Jesus acknowledged the suffering and alleviated it often with healings and exorcisms and teaching us how to live so as not to harm others. Suffering was always connected to the presence of sin in the world. There was no simplistic answer, no — again, only...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, princess claudia, british princess
princess claudia, british princess, british israel: Vashti, thanks for the question. Partly because of the reference to one Princess Claudia, a British princess, in the New Testament. Old libraries are full of pseudepigraphal (non-canonical holy writings) which speculate on Jesus s childhood and his location...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, jesus christ son, emperor constantine
jesus christ son, emperor constantine, god saviour: This article should help: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06083a.htm Excerpt: Symbolism of the Fish Among the symbols employed by the primitive Christians, that of the fish ranks probably first in importance. While the use of the fish in pagan art...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, mark allan powell, hebrew scriptures
mark allan powell, hebrew scriptures, jesus research: You ask a big question--one that could be approached in a number of different ways, so I m not sure exactly how to approach it. Of course it could have been asked in a number of different ways as well. So maybe I ll shape my response around the way you phrased...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, christian orthodoxy, nicene creed
christian orthodoxy, nicene creed, life of jesus: Yes, Jesus is believed to be the incarnation of God in Christianity. He is believed to have been fully human and fully divine in his life, and in the resurrection have a risen body both recognizable (it bore his wounds) and yet unrecognizable (they did...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, divine prophecy, bethlehem of judea
divine prophecy, bethlehem of judea, judea king: HI Ron, you asked-- CHRIST LIFE AS A CHILD, WHERE WAS HE DURING THOSE DAYS? All the bible says about Jesus childhood is--- Jesus, perhaps about two years old, is brought to Egypt by Joseph and Mary, he is evidently Mary s only child. But not for long....

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, infancy gospels, canonical gospels
infancy gospels, canonical gospels, apocryphal gospels: No. There are indeed stories of Jesus childhood in some of the so-called apocryphal gospels--specifically in the ones categorized as infancy gospels. These are stories generated in the early centuries by persons unknown either to satisfy the curiosity...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, tiberius caesar, jesus ministry
tiberius caesar, jesus ministry, precise age: Catonya, Thank you for your question. I will do my best to answer. It is my understanding that He was at least 33 1/2, or at the most 34 years old. Though the Bible does not mention His precise age. We do know that Jesus was 30 (something) when he began...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, tiberius caesar, torture stake
tiberius caesar, torture stake, emperor augustus: Jesus died on a torture stake at the age of 33 1/2. A pivotal date for the Christian Greek Scriptures is determined by the date that Tiberius Caesar succeeded Emperor Augustus. Augustus died on August 17, 14 C.E. (Gregorian calendar); Tiberius was named...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus and the Apostles, infancy gospel of thomas, jesus and the apostles
infancy gospel of thomas, jesus and the apostles, jesus as a child: Hi Ron, Let me begin by answering #3. I would encourage you to check out this website-http://www.12apostlesofthecatholicchurch.com/ 1)Little is know in canonical texts about the time of Christ before he began his public ministry. Some non-canonical texts,...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus Birthday, tiberius caesar, daniels prophecy
tiberius caesar, daniels prophecy, jesus birthday: Hi Natalie, you asked about--“ JESUS REAL BIRTHDAY?” The Bible historian Luke tells us that John came baptizing in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar. (Lu 3:1-3) Augustus died on August 17, 14 C.E. On September 15, Tiberius was named emperor by the Roman...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus' brothers and sisters, perpetual virginity, city of brotherly love
perpetual virginity, city of brotherly love, gospel passages: Most believe in the possibility. Those who beleive in the perpetual virginity of Jesus mother, Mary teach that the word translated brothers also means cousins. The Greek word used in the New Testament is always áäåëöüó (adelphos) or the plural, adelphoi...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus is the Center of the bible, god jesus christ, genesis to revelation
god jesus christ, genesis to revelation, apostle peter: You may recall that Jesus said: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3) In saying this, Jesus was not being boastful. The Scriptures repeatedly emphasize...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus Christ, roman emperor constantine, translations of the bible
roman emperor constantine, translations of the bible, religion of the roman empire: Hi Jesse, you asked-- CONSTANTINE HAD THE BIBLE ALTERED? Many things are true of Constantine, ie-- In the fourth century, the Roman emperor Constantine adopted “Christianity” as the official religion of the Roman Empire. But the “Christianity” he knew...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus Crucifix, jesus crucifix, torture stake
jesus crucifix, torture stake, cross crucifix: Hi Andreas, you asked;-- WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE CROSS OF JESUS? Pilate posted a sign that read: “Jesus the Nazarene the King of the Jews.” So that all may read the sign, Pilate had it written in three languages—in Hebrew, in the official Latin, and in...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus' Death, anchor bible dictionary, death by crucifixion
anchor bible dictionary, death by crucifixion, standard reference works: That Jesus died by crucifixion is as well-established as any event in ancient history, but precise cause of death is a matter of guesswork since the body is not available for autopsy. The gospels suggest that Jesus died more quickly than some other victims...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus' death, sovereignty of god, righteous wrath
sovereignty of god, righteous wrath, wages of sin is death: The answer is simple.....but not at all simple to understand: The penalty for sinning against God is death. God made this very clear to Adam when He gave him the command to NOT EAT of this tree: Gen 2:15-17 15 The LORD God took the man and put...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus and early Christianity, bethlehem ephrathah, caesar augustus
bethlehem ephrathah, caesar augustus, prophet micah: Hi Teddy, you asked about-- JESUS PLACE OF BIRTH, DATE OF BIRTH AND FAMILY? PLACE--In the eighth century B.C.E., the prophet Micah foretold that Jesus would be born in the insignificant town of Bethlehem. Two towns in Israel were named Bethlehem, but...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus footsteps, planters warts, pentecost sunday
planters warts, pentecost sunday, dark brown hair: Jacqueline, Praise God for all that He is doing in your life. Continue to seek Him, read His Holy Word, and pray. The Lord Jesus is not through with you! He has so much more in store! Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions,...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus to fourth century, new testament apocrypha, new testament book
new testament apocrypha, new testament book, acts of the apostles: I assume you re familiar with the Acts of the Apostles, a New Testament book that contains some stories of a few of Jesus disciples. Otherwise, information is scarce. You can find some traditions in the Church History of Eusebius, a fourth-century writer...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus as God, polish brethren, jehovah s witnesses
polish brethren, jehovah s witnesses, seventh day adventists: Hi Monica, WHICH CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD (OR A PART OF GOD) Most people in Christendom do, it has been the central doctrine of the churches for centuries. Others, however, say that the Trinity doctrine is false, that Almighty...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus lost years, traditional orthodox christianity, infancy gospel of thomas
traditional orthodox christianity, infancy gospel of thomas, birth narratives: These stories of Jesus childhood found in some of the apocryphal gospels (not in the New Testament) have no credibility--they are imaginative fictions. Some scholars think the birth narratives in the gospels of Luke and Matthew are also imaginative fictions,...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus-- pictures of Jesus, physical description of jesus, shroud of turin
physical description of jesus, shroud of turin, four gospels: Hi Ron. No, there are no drawings in existence of Jesus during his lifetime. All the centuries of art depicting Jesus are artist s interpretations. You cannot find a reliable picture of Jesus with regards to his physical attributes. Drawing and portraiture...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus after resurrection, good friday services, feast of pentecost
good friday services, feast of pentecost, crusifixion: Dan, Jesus died Friday, the same day He was nailed to the cross. He was raised up on the cross at noon and died at 3pm. That is why we have Good Friday services in remembrance of His Passion and Death. Most Catholic churches for example have their Good...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus' torture in hell, st thomas aquinas, ye princes
st thomas aquinas, ye princes, principalities and powers: You shall find a wealth of answers in the Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas on this subject: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/405200.htm Excerpt: It was fitting for Christ to descend into hell. First of all, because He came to bear our penalty...

Christianity--Church History: Jesus, edwin stolk, female genitalia
edwin stolk, female genitalia, alpha and the omega: Chris, I believe you when you say that your question is serious, but the problem with it is that there is no credible academically orthodox evidence that Jesus was ever female. The earliest records we have - manuscripts of the New Testament - always refer...

Christianity--Church History: Jew, Hebrew, Israelite, hebrew israelite, israelite nation
hebrew israelite, israelite nation, hebrew slaves: 1. DIFFERENCE IN THE TERMS HEBREW, JEWISH, AND ISRAELITE? The designation “Hebrew” is first used for Abram, distinguishing him from his Amorite neighbors. (Ge 14:13) Thereafter, in virtually every case of its use, the term “Hebrew(s)” continues to be employed...

Christianity--Church History: Jonah, jesus crucifixion, spruce grove alberta
jesus crucifixion, spruce grove alberta, kleros: Clark, thanks for the question. There were two items which are usually translated from Hebrew or Greek into English as lots. Unfortunately the word is the same (kleros) In Acts 1:26, and the LXX (Greek Old Testament) of Jonah 1:7 (I ve used the LXX so we...

Christianity--Church History: Judaism/Christianity, false christianity, university sociologist
false christianity, university sociologist, encyclopia: WHAT MAJOR INFLUENCES DOES CHRISTIANITY STILL HAVE IN CONTEMPORARY WESTERN CULTURE AND SOCIETY? Now that’s interesting because there is; “false Christianity” and “true Christianity” so lets look at both and the influence they have both exerted, lets take...

Christianity--Church History: Judas, biblical prophecy, christian tradition
biblical prophecy, christian tradition, son of man: No. The closest thing to it would be Matt 26:24, where Jesus says, The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born. (Same thing in Mark 14:21.)...

Christianity--Church History: jesus, darrell l bock, amateur historians
darrell l bock, amateur historians, historical jesus: Stewart, Yes--though there s not much material there. You can find various online discussions by searching Google for jesus tacitus josephus suetonius. As always with online searches you ll get a mixed harvest, including pages by scads of amateur historians,...

Christianity--Church History: jesus, adelphoi, roman catholics
adelphoi, roman catholics, galatians 1: Sorry, I forgot the other part of your question: Matthew says that Jesus had four brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 13:55). He mentions that Jesus had sisters as well, but their names aren t given. See also John 7:1-10, Acts 1:14, Galatians...

Christianity--Church History: jesus' heirs, desendent, biological nature
desendent, biological nature, decendents: Hi Jim, I m probably not the person to answer this question as this is outside of my area of expertise. However, strickly speaking, Jesus has no decendents of a biological nature. Since the scriptures never indicate that he was married or had children,...

Christianity--Church History: jesus, 1 corinthians 15, true submission
1 corinthians 15, true submission, sister brenda: Hello there Mahmoud, you asked-- JESUS, IS HE GOD? No, and this agrees with the Quranic expression, “Your God is One God; there is no God save Him, the Beneficent, the Merciful.” (Surah 2:163,) This thought was stated 2,000 years earlier with the ancient...

Christianity--Church History: jw's and end of the world, clouds of heaven, invisible presence
clouds of heaven, invisible presence, visible proof: JESUS PAROUSIA AN INVISIBLE ONE? The first-century Bible writers make a distinction between his COMING and his PRESENCE. Christ Jesus’ presence in kingly power would be felt and recognized many years before his “coming on the clouds of heaven with power...

Christianity--Church History: jw's and the end of the world, jehovah s witnesses, gentile times
jehovah s witnesses, gentile times, faithful christians: JEHOVAH S WITNESSES SET THE DATE OF CHRIST S RETURN? By 1889, Jehovah’s anointed ones, as 19th-century light bearers, had already received correction on the matter of Christ’s return. Jehovah’s people of the 19th century correctly understood that...

Christianity--Church History: Knowing where to attend services......., christian seminary, sons of zebedee
christian seminary, sons of zebedee, catholisim: I had 4 years of university study majoring in relgion and 4 more years at an accredited Christian seminary, plus almost 30 years as a parish pastor ....and I too am somewhat dissolutioned with the organized church on earth. Humans have a difficult time...

Christianity--Church History: Ku Klux Klan, ku klux klan, gospel of christ
ku klux klan, gospel of christ, scanlon: Cory, The Ku Klux Klan is not a Christian group, no matter what they might say. It s a perversion of Christianity for a group such as this to make any claims on Christianity. They burned crosses and promoted hatred — does that sound like the Gospel of Christ?...

Christianity--Church History: Ku Klux Klan, ku klux klan, nathan bedford forrest
ku klux klan, nathan bedford forrest, bitterness and hatred: Hi Cory, You have asked a wonderful question. Let me answer this a bit more broadly then you have asked. Following the civil war a small group of former confederate officers formed a group aimed a protecting the populace. Their first leader was a man by...

Christianity--Church History: The Lord, divine mercy prayer, left hand of god
divine mercy prayer, left hand of god, ancient artwork: I have seen anti-Christian articles upon this line or those which hope to distort the Divinity of Christ. Given I do not see this reference in Scripture, I surmise you will have to learn the answer from God Himself once you have left this earth. If one wishes...

Christianity--Church History: Lost Books of the Bible and more..., susanna and the elders, bible canon
susanna and the elders, bible canon, judith wisdom: THIS IS EXACTLY ALL THE THINGS I VE BEEN QUESTIONING MYSELF? Excellent and that is what God encourages us to do; question — Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine. (1 Thess 2;8) PASTOR CALLED OUT ALL THE MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN...

Christianity--Church History: Lost Books of the Bible?!, richard elliott friedman, history of the old testament
richard elliott friedman, history of the old testament, history of the bible: Holly, thanks for the good question. The history of the Bible is rather complex and the one we Christians use now didn t come into being in its final form until near the end of the first millennium AD, although in its basic form it was canonized (accepted...

Christianity--Church History: Lost Tomb of Jesus?, 1 corinthians 15, tomb of jesus
1 corinthians 15, tomb of jesus, spirit beings: LOST TOMB OF JESUS? Never heard anything about it, to be perfectly honest. WAS JESUS RAISED BODILY INTO HEAVEN? Not his fleshly body no, he had given that in sacrifice & couldn’t take it back again, Even as to death, Moses and Jesus were alike. How...

Christianity--Church History: leadership developement, homework questions, leadership in the church
homework questions, leadership in the church, hope of the world: Willie, I will be happy to answer your questions. But first, you must let me know whether these are homework questions or not? Please understand, if they are, I would be doing you a disservice in answering them. But of course, if they are not, please...

Christianity--Church History: lutheran becoming catholic, divine mercy prayer, first holy communion
divine mercy prayer, first holy communion, basic christian doctrine: As long as it wasn t some rogue branch of the Lutheran church (as some protestant churches are no longer Christian today given their views on basic Christian doctrine), the Church will usually consider your baptism valid. I was raised Methodist, though...

Christianity--Church History: Mark, male disciples, manuscript evidence
male disciples, manuscript evidence, stylistic considerations: More precisely, it ends with the women who found that the tomb was empty not telling anyone because they were afraid. I used to think that the ending was just too abrupt and that the real ending must have been lost. It s pretty obvious that very early (possibly...

Christianity--Church History: Martin Luther Quotation, google search, sifting through
google search, sifting through, google: I ve heard similar lines attributed to various people. A quick Google search for three hours prayer Luther confirms your observation that it s widely quoted. Don t know whether you d turn up an attribution by sifting through all the hits. I did look...

Christianity--Church History: Martin Luther Quote, divine mercy prayer, newadvent
divine mercy prayer, newadvent, kaylan: I am not familiar with the protestant founder but you can take your question to this forum and they might be able to assist: http://www.ewtn.com/vexperts/conference.htm Also you might want to check out the history on Luther here: Martin Luther: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09438b.htm...

Christianity--Church History: Martin Luther Quote, martin luther, prayer
martin luther, prayer: Hi Wayne, I wish I could help you. I am not sure. I have searched some of Luther s writings, but they are vast. It seems that whenever this quote is used, it isn t attributed to any particular Luther writing. I suspect it is from his collection called ...

Christianity--Church History: revised question
I have revised this answer. Please contact me if you would like it posted. Jame...

Christianity--Church History: Martys, chief priests, holes in the ground
chief priests, holes in the ground, 35 women: The only one named as a martyr in the Bible is Stephen but there are references to many being put to death for their faith in both the OT and NT: Acts 7:59-60 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60 Then...

Christianity--Church History: Methodism, lincoln college oxford, south wales uk
lincoln college oxford, south wales uk, powerpoint presentaion: Hi Hannah, This is a great question! This is especially great for you since Methodism originated in the UK. Let me see if I can point you in the right direction. The best thing to do is to draw from the Methodist Church in Great Britan. Their web address...

Christianity--Church History: Michael????, god points, jesus lord
god points, jesus lord, scriptural evidence: Scriptural evidence indicates that the name Michael applied to God’s Son before he left heaven to become Jesus Christ and also after his return. Michael is the only one said to be “the archangel,” meaning “chief angel,” or “principal angel.” In his prehuman...

Christianity--Church History: Ministering to non beliver, proof jesus, proof of jesus
proof jesus, proof of jesus, grasping at straws: Kevin, Thank you for your questions, and for your efforts in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. I will do my best to help. First, I would try to share with pax the fact the according to the Bible, Jesus is God in the flesh. Therefore to believe in...

Christianity--Church History: Is there a Mosaic Witness church ?, first five books, books of the bible
first five books, books of the bible, first five books of the bible: I had never heard of a Mosaic Witness and could find nothing on the WWW. I suspect that this person is into Judaism. Mosaic has to do with Moses, through whom God gave the 10 Commandments and the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. Add...

Christianity--Church History: What are the main elements of the dogmatic teaching?, council of nicea, ecumenical creeds
council of nicea, ecumenical creeds, human comprehension: The Council of Nicea only codified the Divine nature of Christ which is taught in the Bible and by the Christian church. Each of the three ecumenical creeds are man s attempts at describing what is beyond human comprehension. We know that God is one yet...

Christianity--Church History: ministries of Peter and Paul, christian bible studies, jews and gentiles
christian bible studies, jews and gentiles, jerusalem area: Hi, John, Are you questioning the differences in Paul & Peter s methods? Or calling? Because Paul was called to preach to the Gentiles, as he did throughout Acts in Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Italy. He still preached to the Jews as well, always going...

Christianity--Church History: morality question, illicit sexual activity, jehovah witness
illicit sexual activity, jehovah witness, galatians 5: The Bible urges: “Flee from fornication.” (1 Corinthians 6:18) The original Greek word for fornication, por·nei′a, refers to all illicit sexual activity involving the use of the genital organs carried on OUTSIDE the bonds of marriage. That would include...

Christianity--Church History: move of God, brenda, bible
brenda, bible, tsunami: Hi there, Well the bible tells us everything we need to know about God, how he works & when, so that helps me know when something is from God & when its not. For instance many say the Tsunami was from God, but the bible tells us; that is not how God works,...

Christianity--Church History: move of God, baptism of the holy spirit, pride goeth
baptism of the holy spirit, pride goeth, church of the lord jesus: Catonya, Thank you for your questions. I hope that my answers to your previous questions were helpful. Before we can tell if something is a move of God, we must first define what a move of God is. Though the Bible does not use the specific words move...

Christianity--Church History: move of God, sheep pen, recognizing god
sheep pen, recognizing god, faith in god: It is not easy for our human will, intellect and emotions to determine what is “a move of God”. Many of the great people of God in the Bible did not discern the voice of God at first. It is a matter of faith in God and knowing His will to determine whether...

Christianity--Church History: Names of Church rooms, two different things, worship space
two different things, worship space, chancel: Hi Jakob, This depends. The space from which a pastor delivers a sermon and the area occupied by the pews can be named two different things. What do I mean by that? Let me simply define some terms that might be helpful to answering your question. ...

Christianity--Church History: New Testiment, new testiment, new testament
new testiment, new testament, 300s: Hi Kelly, You ask a simple question, but there is no simple answer. Scholars have spent whole careers on it, and we still don t know for sure. The earliest writings contained in what s called the New Testament were produced as the first followers of Jesus...

Christianity--Church History: The New World, beth sarim, san diego california
beth sarim, san diego california, hebrew words: THE LORD JESUS HAS NOW COME TO THE TEMPLE FOR JUDGEMENT, and the remnant of the members of his body yet on earth he has gathered into the temple condition of perfect unity with himself and hence those faithful men of old may be expected back from the dead...

Christianity--Church History: names in new testiment, new testiment, old testiment
new testiment, old testiment, five books of moses: The personal names we see in the Old Testament are mostly Hebrew names, though the forms with which we are familiar are have been filtered through Greek and Latin versions of the Bible. If you were to read the first five books of the Old Testament in the very...

Christianity--Church History: names, bible crosswalk, cherubims
bible crosswalk, cherubims, archangels: Serge, Thank you for your questions. But instead of answering them for you, I will give you a Bible study site that I have used that will help you find the answers for yourself. It is... http://bible.crosswalk.com/ Go to the Bible study, and there you will...

Christianity--Church History: OLDEST BIBLE:, proof of jesus, thief in the night
proof of jesus, thief in the night, biblical texts: Well, Let me talk to the historical first. There are biblical texts in existance with various ages. The oldest is he Codex Vaticanus, which dates from the first half of the fourth Century. It is located in the library of the Vatican in Rome. There are older...

Christianity--Church History: Oneness, assemblies of god church, triune god
assemblies of god church, triune god, united pentecostal: Dan, May the Blessings of Almighty God, the Power of Christ’s Cross, and the knowledge we have of eternal life in Him, be upon you and your family during this Resurrection Season! Remember, Jesus is not dead, He is alive! In The Cross, Elder Greg...

Christianity--Church History: Original Sin, doctrine of original sin, adam and eve
doctrine of original sin, adam and eve, image of god: The phrase original sin is not in scripture. It is a theological construct used by theologians to cover a topic. St. Augustine is the first Church Father to have published the phrase: (St. Augustine s statement: the deliberate sin of the first man is...

Christianity--Church History: Origins of the Bible, origins of the bible, neil r lightfoot
origins of the bible, neil r lightfoot, who wrote the bible: James, I think the best thing I can do is what you suggested, namely, point you to a book. Here s where I think you should start: How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot You ll find it available through numerous online sources and perhaps in a...

Christianity--Church History: WHERE DID ALL THE OTHERS COME FROM?, land of nod, east of eden
land of nod, east of eden, adam and eve: Ray, Thanks for your question. It is one that has puzzled many for years. First let me assure you that Cain and Able did NOT have relations with Eve. Though the answer is not specifically given in Scripture, it does indicate that there people populating...

Christianity--Church History: from old bible to new bible, hebrew faith, messianic jews
hebrew faith, messianic jews, abraham isaac: Gentiles do not have to become Jews before they becme Christians, Messianic or otherwise. God chose the descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to be His people who would be entrusted with the promise of the annointed one (Mashiyach in Hebrew, Christos...

Christianity--Church History: oldest christian bible, christian biblical canon, history of the transmission of the bible
christian biblical canon, history of the transmission of the bible, united bible societies: Sorry for the delay. I ve been swamped with work and didn t notice the AllExperts post in my inbox. The oldest Christian Bibles in existence are Greek manuscripts dating to the second century (papyrus fragments, in some cases just a few version). For complete...

Christianity--Church History: the orgin of preaching Heaven., israelite religion, israelite history
israelite religion, israelite history, curiosity and imagination: In Israelite religion, heaven was the name of the abode of God. People didn t expect to go there. In fact there was no clear teaching regarding afterlife. The Psalms speak as though after death one would be in sheol --apparently much like the Greek concept...

Christianity--Church History: origin of biblical name, theological dictionary of the new testament, greek scriptures
theological dictionary of the new testament, greek scriptures, ancient philosophers: FACT--A Demon is--An invisible, wicked, spirit creature having superhuman powers. The common Greek word for demon (dai´mon) occurs only once in the Christian Greek Scriptures, in Matthew 8:31; elsewhere the word dai·mo´ni·on appears. I would say the film...

Christianity--Church History: "What is the origin of the..., st damian, christian martyr
st damian, christian martyr, personal name: I m traveling, so away from my books; but Damian is Greek, probably meaning a tamer (of animals). I m not sure when it was first used as a personal name. There s a St. Damian -- a third-century Christian martyr. There s no etymological relationship...

Christianity--Church History: original language of the new testament, accredited seminary, greek new testament
accredited seminary, greek new testament, bible scholar: The New Testament was originally written in Greek. I am a Bible scholar who took courses of Classical and Ancient Greek during my undergraduate days at a university and then studied Koine Greek for three years at an accredited seminary. I read most of the...

Christianity--Church History: original manuscripts, novum testamentum, old manuscripts
novum testamentum, old manuscripts, manuscripts of the bible: At this time we believe that all original manuscripts are extinct. The oldest of the rather complete manuscripts that we have seems to be a ninth century copy of a second century. There are many fragments of various old manuscripts. They are kept...

Christianity--Church History: origins of Christian anti-Jewish sentiment, jewish religious leaders, scribes and pharisees
jewish religious leaders, scribes and pharisees, mosaic law: WHAT WERE THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIAN ANTI-JEWISH SENTIMENT? By the first century C.E., Israel was under Roman rule, and Judaism, the Jewish religious system, was by and large in the oppressive grip of such leaders as the scribes and Pharisees. (Matthew 23:2-4)...

Christianity--Church History: Pastorial titles ?, eastern orthodox churches, lutheran synods
eastern orthodox churches, lutheran synods, associate pastors: Hi Ron. I m glad to hear I was of help to you last summer with a question. The answer to this question varies somewhat depending on which denomination we are talking about. I can tell you specifically about Roman Catholic meanings and training, and a...

Christianity--Church History: Paulicians, clergy laity, all saints day
clergy laity, all saints day, adult baptism: Hi Berc,you asked about the Paulicians here is what I could find -- There have been witnesses of God on earth in every period of human history. Throughout the centuries there have been professed Christians who rejected the error of the trinity, usually...

Christianity--Church History: Pelagian Controversy, lutheran pastors, formula of concord
lutheran pastors, formula of concord, pelagians: I don t know that I can be of much help in giving you sources speaking to the Pelagian Controversy. At the university and seminary I had a whole library of source books but that was long ago. I even made the mistake when I retired to give away some of...

Christianity--Church History: Pentecost, spirit of truth, holy ghost
spirit of truth, holy ghost, holy spirit: We only know that they were in a house when the Holy Spirit came upon them. The Bible doesn t say which house but it could well have been the Upper room mentioned elsewhere. They did have a tendency to hide after Jesus left their presence. I think it...

Christianity--Church History: Pentecostal and Orthodox Churches, pentecostal churches, ecclesiastical customs
pentecostal churches, ecclesiastical customs, eastern orthodoxy: Bola, Thank you for your questions. I have not considered this before. And though I have no evidence to support my opinion, I ill tell you what I think. The differences between the two are obvious. In many aspects, Orthodox churches are simply catholic....

Christianity--Church History: Pentecostal theory, pentecostal christians, pentecostal religion
pentecostal christians, pentecostal religion, pentecostal church: Cindy, Praise God for all that He is doing in your life. I understand your hesitancy when it comes to the gifts and moving of the Holy Spirit. I was myself raised in a church that not only taught the these things passed away with the death of the last apostle,...

Christianity--Church History: Place of Origin, time christianity, roman palestine
time christianity, roman palestine, gentile converts: Jesus was a Jewish itinerant teacher, preacher, healer, and exorcist who lived in Galilee and Judea and Judea in the first century. Galilee and Judea are territories that were located in Roman Palestine and are now part of the State of Israel and its occupied...

Christianity--Church History: Pontius Pilot, pontius pilot, emperor tiberius
pontius pilot, emperor tiberius, evil spirits: Check this: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12083c.htm excerpt: His rule was brought to an end through trouble which arose in Samaria. An imposter had given out that it was in his power to discover the sacred vessels which, as he alleged, had been...

Christianity--Church History: Pope John XIII ( Baldassare Cossa ), pope john xiii, pope john xxiii
pope john xiii, pope john xxiii, medici family: Hi Paul, This is actually a very interesting Pope. As I m sure you are aware, he was a schism pope. It is interesting that the charges leveled against Pope John XXIII are very similar to those against the Knights Templar. This could be indicative of an...

Christianity--Church History: The Pope, st thomas aquinas, northwestern university evanston il
st thomas aquinas, northwestern university evanston il, northwestern university evanston: I would be more than happy to, as long as it is not a bash the Church essay, as some people these days seem to think acceptable topics of discussion :) I m assuming this is merely for a class assignment on the general topic of the late holy father? ...

Christianity--Church History: Prayer emails suggesting miracles, divine action, educated guess
divine action, educated guess, name of god: Hmmm...well, I don t think that the church has a position on this, but I can make an educated guess. If the email is simply an annoyance, then in a sense you have used the name of God in a vain manner and is therefore not too good. :-) The same is true...

Christianity--Church History: Praying, surrender to god, religion class
surrender to god, religion class, educated guess: Hi Angie, I will have to make an educated guess on this one since I can t find much on the origins of this practice. There are two major ways that the hands are held during prayer. One would be hands held upward about head level and palms facing outward...

Christianity--Church History: Prederist, spruce grove alberta, canada gateway
spruce grove alberta, canada gateway, preterists: Thanks, Raymond, for the good question. I believe you re thinking of Preterists, who believe that the events of the apocalypse and second coming have already occurred. The doctrine that Christ and the end times occurred around 70 AD is called realized eschatology....

Christianity--Church History: Priesthood, encyclopedia of early christianity, israelite religion
encyclopedia of early christianity, israelite religion, testament texts: I have had a look through the following Wikipedia articles, and they should give you a good start: priest (there’s a section on priests in Christianity) deacon bishop presbyter elder (Christianity) minister pastor The articles seem to represent...

Christianity--Church History: Punishment from God, dispensation of grace, egyptian bondage
dispensation of grace, egyptian bondage, tower of babel: I m sorry Dan. I sent you my ruff draft first by accident. Here is the corrected reply. Elder G~ Dan, Good questions Dan. These are questions that have confused and perplexed people for many years. I will do my best to briefly answer them for...

Christianity--Church History: passover, feast of the passover, gospel texts
feast of the passover, gospel texts, hands of god: Pete, We have no way of knowing becase we have no contemporary description of this custom outside of the Gospels, and the Gospels say Pilate s action was customary but do not indicate a usual method of selection. Pilate s behavior in this instance might lead...

Christianity--Church History: a person's name, divine mercy prayer, strange questions
divine mercy prayer, strange questions, truth seeker: What is the reason you are looking for this name if I might ask? I ve had some strange questions in the past so I m careful to whom I give out information. I m not sure if I can assist with this but I do have some sources that might be able to help. But I...

Christianity--Church History: The place and time of Origin of Christianity and Jewdisim, beginnings of judaism, jewdism
beginnings of judaism, jewdism, origin of christianity: Alexa, I think about all I can do with a question this broad is to try to suggest how you might proceed. First thing to point out is that you ll need the right spelling in order to find any information on Judaism (not Jewdism). Christianity and Judaism...

Christianity--Church History: Could you please explain how..., divine mercy prayer, holy advent
divine mercy prayer, holy advent, history expert: I m not sure what your question is on this and it sounds like something that would take a book to explain. However here is a page that gives Christian history timeline which might help you understand how traditions developed: http://www.scborromeo.org/truth/truth.htm...

Christianity--Church History: the preaching of Heaven, heaven is the place, holy dwelling
heaven is the place, holy dwelling, heaven and the earth: The first teaching of Heaven is in Genesis 1: Gen 1:1 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. KJV There are hundreds of passages in the Bible which speak of heaven, most of them are in the Old Testament. Since the OT was taught...

Christianity--Church History: predestination, foolishness of god, christian theologians
foolishness of god, christian theologians, miraculous signs: We CAN choose. But when we do, it is only by the power of God which lives in His Word. Rom 1:16-17 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile....

Christianity--Church History: punishment of sin, christian greetings, kobe bryant
christian greetings, kobe bryant, downs syndrome: Dear Charlene, Greetings! This is Elder Greg Madden from All Experts. Earlier this year you asked a question of me in the Christianity Church History category. Because of extending circumstances I was removed from this category. Those situations have been...

Christianity--Church History: Question about the book of Wisom, holly bible, latin bible
holly bible, latin bible, roman catholic church: I don t remember ever hearing or reading that passage before either. And I know the Bible very, very well. The quote is from The Book of Wisdom . This writing was NOT ACCEPTED by the whole of the early church and so was not included in the Bible. Although...

Christianity--Church History: Question about the book of Wisom, roman catholic doctrines, jesus ben sirach
roman catholic doctrines, jesus ben sirach, holly bible: The passage you quote is from the first chapter of a book called The Wisdom of Solomon (or just Wisdom for short). Scholars think it was probably written in Greek by a Jewish writer living in Egypt roughly around the time of Christ. (So historically speaking...

Christianity--Church History: Question about the book of Wisom, books of the apocrypha, holly bible
books of the apocrypha, holly bible, claim inspiration: Mariano, I am uncertain what your question is. I will address what I think your asking, but I would appreciate it if you would write back a more specific question. What I understand you asking is concerning the text out of the book of wisdom found in...

Christianity--Church History: Questions, temple of the holy ghost, jesus christ salvation
temple of the holy ghost, jesus christ salvation, spirit soul and body: Catonya, Thank you for your questions. I will answer them in the order in which you asked them. 1. Who are sinners... All of humanity is born into sin through the bloodline of Adam, cannot save themselves, and are in need a Savior. Gen. 1:27,...

Christianity--Church History: Questions, wrath of god, faith in god
wrath of god, faith in god, exact rules: All people are sinners and deserve only the wrath of God. However, some of us have put our faith in God and His plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. But even we still sin in the sense of still erring against the Law given through Moses. If we persist...

Christianity--Church History: question about first christians, henok, adiam
henok, adiam, moabites: Hi there Henok, you asked--1. DOES THE FIRST CHRISTIANS DECLARE THIER FREEDOM? WHO WAS THE KING OF THAT CENTURY? The first century Christians began their worldwide preaching campaign on 33 c.e. The ruler of that time was Herod. 2. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY...

Christianity--Church History: Not quite a repeat, oppressive yoke, roman historians
oppressive yoke, roman historians, literary historian: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE OTHER HISTORIANS WHO DIDNT...DO YOU HAVE ANY THEORIES? My theory; Jesus was hated by the majority; the Jews as a nation don’t want to believe he was the son of God for obvious reasons, they put him to death. As for the...

Christianity--Church History: REINCARNATION OR RESURRECTION., council of nicaea, early christians
council of nicaea, early christians, christian denominations: Thanks for the question. One hears this claim from time to time that early Christians believed in reincarnation. The easy way to answer this question is to say, yes, they did. However, that s a very misleading answer, because it needs some context. There was...

Christianity--Church History: Relationship with God, eastern orthodoxy, orthodox theologians
eastern orthodoxy, orthodox theologians, western christians: Marin, Thank you for your questions. I will do my best to answer them for you. Here is a brief description of the orthodox church and their beliefs... Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelical Christianity differ in the way the two groups approach theology....

Christianity--Church History: Religious History, augustus caesar, jesus was a jew
augustus caesar, jesus was a jew, calling jesus: There is no evidence that Jesus was referring to Augustus Caesar when he was talking about God and His Father. It is important to note that Jesus was a Jew. He also preached in the synagoges and was referred to as Rabbi(teacher). All of these things indicate...

Christianity--Church History: Religious Pluralism, religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, god jesus
religious pluralism and the interfaith movement, god jesus, enemy of god: hi there, According to the Bible; organized religion is doomed-- What is the Bible’s viewpoint as to interfaith? How did Jesus view religious leaders who pretended to be righteous but disrespected God? “Jesus said to them: ‘If God were your Father,...

Christianity--Church History: Resurrection of Jesus, resurrection of jesus, andrea andrea
resurrection of jesus, andrea andrea, 1 corinthians 15: Andrea, I m not sure what you re looking for. If you want to read what the New Testament says about the resurrection of Jesus, you could start with 1 Corinthians 15 and the closing chapters of the four gospels. But really references to the resurrection...

Christianity--Church History: Revelations, revelation chapter 7, apostles of jesus
revelation chapter 7, apostles of jesus, undeserved kindness: WHO ARE THE CHOSEN/SELECTED PEOPLE THAT THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS TALKS ABOUT? Jesus Christ shed light on the prospect that; a chosen number from among mankind are to be raised to incorruptible, immortal spirit life with him in the heavens. (2 Timothy 1:10)...

Christianity--Church History: rain, forty days and forty nights, greenhouse environment
forty days and forty nights, greenhouse environment, god made the earth: There is no certainty about rain before Noah s time. The only passages which speak of it are: Gen 2:4-7 When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens-- 5 and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung...

Christianity--Church History: refrences, princeton university press, d jeffrey bingham
princeton university press, d jeffrey bingham, meryl doney: Sorry for the delay. I was traveling. Not sure what your educational preparation is, so will offer several options: Henry Chadwick. The Early Church. London: Penguin (various years for various editions and printings--any one is good). This classic is a...

Christianity--Church History: religion, bible texts, psalm 33
bible texts, psalm 33, first sermon: Hi Ben you asked--1. WHAT IS HOLY SPIRIT S POWER? A comparison of Bible texts that refer to the holy spirit shows that it is spoken of as ‘filling people; they can be ‘baptized with it; and they can be “anointed” with it. (Luke 1:41; Matt. 3:11; Acts...

Christianity--Church History: religions or denominations, jewish holy days, christian bishops
jewish holy days, christian bishops, female followers: Jesus was crucified at the time of the Jewish Passover, so that for the early Christians Passover (Greek Pascha ) became a commemoration of his death and resurrection. The first day of every week was also a celebration of the resurrection, because it was...

Christianity--Church History: religious icon?, divine mercy prayer, church schism
divine mercy prayer, church schism, greek orthodox church: I honestly cannot assist in this regard but I ll guess. The Byzantine Rite in the Catholic Church uses icons for religious decoration and so does the Greek Orthodox Church (schism from the Catholic Church in the 1100 s). My recommendation is to ask someone...

Christianity--Church History: revelation and reason, mind mysteries, christian standpoint
mind mysteries, christian standpoint, prayer meditation: From a simple standpoint I believe within every person is the desire to know the Truth...where they come from, what purpose do they have, what is their ultimate future?? These questions are spiritual ones that every person, from pagan to religious try to answer...

Christianity--Church History: roosters, victory of light, christian symbolism
victory of light, christian symbolism, spiritual darkness: I find the following at http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/legend01/rooster.htm or http://tinyurl.com/2lopze In Christian symbolism, the rooster is a familiar Passion symbol. Prior to being arrested by the soldiers, Jesus correctly predicted that Peter would...

Christianity--Church History: Sabath, bottom line question, true scholar
bottom line question, true scholar, history of christianity: I m not sure I get the point of your reply. If we love God, we will want to obey God; and the message of the prophets and of Jesus is surely that God wants whole-hearted obedience that grows from love, not ritual behavior based on a legalistic mentality. Right?...

Christianity--Church History: Saint Jeffrey?, premonstratensian abbey, westphalia germany
premonstratensian abbey, westphalia germany, saint norbert: Here you go. Note the also know as. --Charles GODFREY OF CAPPENBERG Also known as Gaufrid of Cappenberg; Geoffrey of Cappenberg; Geoffroy of Cappenberg; Geofroi of Cappenberg; Gioffredo of Cappenberg; Godefrid of Cappenberg; Godefridus of Cappenberg;...

Christianity--Church History: Saul/Paul the apostle, hebrew scriptures, saul paul
hebrew scriptures, saul paul, paul the apostle: Hi there you asked-- WHAT ARE PAUL S THEOLOGIES? ARE THEY RELATED TO HIS LETTERS? 1. Paul valued and studied the inspired Hebrew Scriptures, repeatedly quoting from, alluding to, and applying them. (2 Cor. 6:2, 16-18; 7:1; 8:15; 9:9; 13:1; Isa. 49:8; Lev....

Christianity--Church History: Significant Use of Candles in the Bible, seven dispensations, seven candlesticks
seven dispensations, seven candlesticks, golden candlesticks: Michael, Thank you for your question. I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply. My son s wedding was this past weekend, and my wife and I had many things to take care of. I will do my best to answer your question I would like to know the significance...

Christianity--Church History: Speaking In Tongues, spiritual gifts god, how to speak in tongues
spiritual gifts god, how to speak in tongues, gift of tongues: It sounds very much like your pastor has had an experience which in the 1970s was called charismatic or even pentacostal . Some people who learn of the gifts ( Charis in the Greek of the NT) are so overwhelmed with realizing the spiritual gifts God gives...

Christianity--Church History: St Augustine, roman catholic church, value judgement
roman catholic church, value judgement, catholic point: Bryan, thanks for the question. Augustine did teach predestination, but his views evolved largely as a result of his opposition to various other theologians (notably Pelagius). The Roman Catholic Church today, as far as I understand, believes that the Calvinist...

Christianity--Church History: My Sunday school class wanted..., divine mercy prayer, encyclopedia website
divine mercy prayer, encyclopedia website, king of the jews: My computer is slow today but you can find this answer at the Catholic Encyclopedia website: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/i.htm Look under IHS on this page. Main page: http://www.newadvent.org +++ And you might want to bookmark this site...

Christianity--Church History: Sunday worship, roman emperor constantine, holy sabbath
roman emperor constantine, holy sabbath, sabbath keeping: Hi Brad, you asked-- WHY THE EARLY CHRISTIANS STARTED WORSHIPPING ON SUNDAY INSTEAD OF CONTINUING THE JEWISH TRADITION OF WORSHIPPING ON THE SABBATH, IE SATURDAY? You are correct, the ancient Jews did keep Saturday as their Sabbath as this was a requirement...

Christianity--Church History: The Last Supper/communion, c hurch, barley flour
c hurch, barley flour, red grape juice: 1. It would have been fermented from grapes. I don t know what color. Given what we know of customs of the day, it would probably have been mixed with water. 2. The bread at the last supper was most likely an unleavened loaf or cake of bread made from wheat...

Christianity--Church History: The Last Supper, church of the apostles, joseph of arimathea
church of the apostles, joseph of arimathea, augustinians: Let me recommend this page to you :) http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14341a.htm Excerpt: The meal held by Christ and His disciples on the eve of His Passion at which He instituted the Holy Eucharist. PLACE The owner of the house in which was...

Christianity--Church History: sabbath, acts of the apostles, jewish sabbath
acts of the apostles, jewish sabbath, sabbath day: Dear Gino, The earliest Christians apparently formed the habit of meeting on the first day of the week in celebration of the Lord s resurrection on that day. It would not have immediately been clear to them that they would not many years hence no longer...

Christianity--Church History: sabbath, lord of the sabbath, sabbath day
lord of the sabbath, sabbath day, searching the bible: Nikki, Thank you for your question, I will do my best to answer you. It was the custom of the Jews to come together on the Sabbath, which is Saturday, cease work, and worship God. Of the 10 commandments listed in Exodus 20:1-17, only nine of them were...

Christianity--Church History: sabbath keeping, torture stake, mosaic law
torture stake, mosaic law, early christians: UP UNTIL THE THIRD CENTURY THE EARLY CHRISTIANS (INCLUDING CHRIST AND THE DISCIPLES)OBSERVED THE SEVENTH DAY ,AS COMMANDED IN GENESIS? It is true that the Jews celebrated the Sabbath as part of following the 10 commandments, hence when Jesus was on earth...

Christianity--Church History: sabbath, new testament times, letter of barnabas
new testament times, letter of barnabas, seventh day baptists: The Catholic Church follows Scripture on the subject. http://www.catholic.com/library/sabbath_or_sunday.asp Excerpt: Some religious organizations (Seventh-Day Adventists, Seventh-Day Baptists, and certain others) claim that Christians must not worship...

Christianity--Church History: sarabaitism, dictionnaire latin, athanasius of alexandria
dictionnaire latin, athanasius of alexandria, nicene fathers: The monastic movement that arose in Egypt in the fourth century soon attracted the attention of western Christians. For example, the Life of Antony, written by Athanasius of Alexandria around 360, is mentioned by Augustine in his Confessions as having a profound...

Christianity--Church History: saul/paul, testament heroes, saul paul
testament heroes, saul paul, hebrews 11: Early traditions preserved in writings later than the New Testament state that Paul and Peter were both martyred under Emperor Nero. The year was probably AD 64. The traditions state that Paul was beheaded, Peter crucified upside down. According to Acts, Paul...

Christianity--Church History: two services, sunday evening services, liturgical traditions
sunday evening services, liturgical traditions, fifth centuries: My main source for modern church history has begged off--too busy right now. And I m sorry to say that I don t have time to pursue it further either. If I could, I would go hunting for these two books, both part of the Complete Library of Christian Worship...

Christianity--Church History: sex videos, bible scholar, scripture references
bible scholar, scripture references, apostle paul: If a Christian was to feed his mind primarily on television, with its sex and violence, he could soon undermine his Christian principles. That could easily lead to his becoming disloyal, alienated from God. Such bad association does spoil useful habits....

Christianity--Church History: sex videos, scripture references, blanket approval
scripture references, blanket approval, married couples: I would not give a blanket approval of this activity. It would depend, at least..., on the consciences of both of those who are watching them. If it seems like a sin to either, then they should not watch them. And should either have a predilection of...