Here, they left completely from the other Protestants of their day, particularly Luther and Zwingli. Holiness of Life The Anabaptists also stressed sanctification. They considered the Lutheran and Reformed doctrine of justification by faith alone to be inadequate in that it did not emphasize the reality of regeneration, or new birth. They held that when a person is born again, he receives power to resist sin. He is not forced to live in sin any longer; he does not have to sin every day.
The next apostle to try to bring Christianity to Armenia was Saint Bartholomew. He converted Polymius, the king of Armenia, to Christianity, and then Astyages, his brother, consequently ordered Bartholomew's execution. He was martyred in martyred in Albanopolis in Armenia by getting skinned alive. Armenian Christians were persecuted by kings Axidares, Khosrov I, and Tiridates III, until Tiridates III was converted to Christianity by Gregory the Illuminator. Saint Gregory the Illuminator
He was the son of the famous Saint Monica, but despite his mother being a devout Christian his father believed in paganism. Augustine dedicated his life to Christ after reading the epistles of Paul. Original sin was a disputed topic for the Church and had many sides to it. Augustine’s argument about original sin disagreed with Pelagius’, a philosopher in the church. He argued that sin has been passed down from the start when Adam and Eve first ate from the tree of knowledge.
There are clear changes in the impressions for ethics within the context of religion between the Roman period and the Medieval period when comparing the two texts Aeneid written by Virgil and The Song of Roland translated by Glyn Burgess. In the Aeneid, book four’s narrative focuses on Aeneas’s time at Carthage with queen Dido while the Song of Roland follows Roland as a member of the Crusade to fight against the pagans. Both stories are written as an Epic, a propaganda piece, and used religion to play an important role for both protagonists. The type of role that the protagonists play within their story can tell a lot about the authors’ motivation for their story. In the Aeneid, Aeneas is destine to go to Italy as stated by the gods after fleeing from the fall of Troy.
Aeneas, more than any, secretly Mourned for them all (Virgil 1). Aeneas suppresses his own human feelings and shows how “extraordinary” (Johnson 1) he is by doing so while also furthering his pietas - “the study fulfillment of his duty to god and man” (Sullivan 1). Although Aeneas is suppressing his feelings and is portraying his hope towards his people, Virgil writes about how Aeneas hurts and mourns because of his fallen comrades more than any of his men whom he is leading to Italy. This shows that Aeneas is not the perfect heroine that Virgil alludes to throughout this Augustan propaganda piece, but the opposite - a man who is hurting just as much as anyone else, a man who is following his orders, a man who is a soldier. On the recommendation of Aeneas’s mother, the goddess Venus, Aeneas travels to Carthage, the city-state preferred by Juno and destined to fall to Rome, the city-state Aeneas’s descendants founded.
In these example Jesus is preaching and teaching God’s message in synagogues in the temple and even on a boat as there was overcrowding on the land. These examples represent the popularity of Jesus message and that people were attracted to the word of God from Jesus’ teachings. The theorist Rudolf Bultmann acknowledges that Jesus on earth was a rabbinical teacher who re-interpreted the law and preached a more radicalised Old Testament faith in God. Bultmann has firm beliefs that Christianity only began after Jesus was crucified and that earthly Jesus remained within the framework of Judaism. He believes that this history of Jesus and the Old Testament covenant has been superseded by Christianity.
Alvarus impress an impending doom but he also creates an atmosphere of inferiority to the Islamic culture; proving he values the homogenous culture over the multicultural society. This is evident in his description of the “Gentile lore”, denoting a lesser or pointless knowledge. In consideration of truth, it is true that the Christian society was becoming acquainted with the Arabic culture, However, it is most likely a theological view point of Alvarus, and many other contemporaries, that the mixing of these cultures and the prevalence of the Arabic culture would threaten any individuals ability to communicate in the
Arminian believed that because of free will, people choose God not vice versa. That means that opposed to Calvinists view of unconditional election, the Arminianists hold the view of conditional election. With that being said, they think that God chose his people based on his ‘foreknowledge’ which is Him looking into the future and seeing who responds to the gospel (Colie, 2006). The teaching of Arminianism is basically a direct opposite of Calvinism. To explain, the Arminianists believe that the grace of God can be resisted due to free will and it’s not God’s decision to save us.
St. Gregory became the Father of the First Armenian Church, and the king asked him to baptize his child and the rest of the people who converted to Christianity. This conversion was a unity of the nation to boost the ethnic identity between the two superpowers, the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire. The same year Armenia adopted Christianity, the Mother Church of Etchmiadzin, which is the country's spiritual capital, was built. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Armenian Apostolic Church experienced multiple difficulties that caused the church to shrink. While the Ottoman Empire was in rule, the members of the church were assassinated by the Turks, causing the numbers of the church to decrease drastically.
Having his origin from the Jewish clan of Benjamin, he himself described about his personality as a man who was Hebrew of Hebrews; in respect to the Law of Moses, a self-righteous Pharisee; as for passion, oppressing the Christian Church through threats and by force, as for legalistic justice, impeccable. (Philippians 3:4-6) Even after so many grudges for the Holy Christ and Christianity, he got converted as one of the highest and most profound Disciples of his time in spreading the words of Christ and serving Christianity after his miraculous meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus in which he was granted evangelism by the Christ himself. While he was fighting against Christianity, Saul put all his efforts devotedly to attempt and halt the progression of Christianity. Undeniably, when Stephen (the first Christian martyr who has been documented in the New Testament) was persecuted, Saul was present there and his martyrdom inspired him so much that he himself became a