Pentecost has come, The Holy Spirit Has Arrived
What Have We Been Waiting for?
The message of Pentecost is the message of the resurrection of Christ. Pentecost can be explained as the birthday of the church, where the apostles are empowered by the Holy Spirit go out and spread the good news of Jesus. Pentecost is a feast that celebrates the holy trinity and the coming of the Holy Spirit and the third person of the trinity.
What Has Happened?
Just the other day all of the disciples were gathered in a room, then suddenly the room was filled with a violent blowing wind that had come from heaven. The disciples saw tongues of fire that then came to rest on them. The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in their native languages as the Holy Spirit …show more content…
This event of the coming of the Holy Spirit is important to the church because the Holy Spirit becomes a part of us when we are baptised and become Christian, it helps us to understand that Jesus died and rose from the dead for us. The Holy Spirit connects is with god and brings us closer to him. At the time of Pentecost people were Christians but they had not yet received the Holy Spirit so when Pentecost came they were filled with the Holy Spirit, thus this is why it is so significant for the church.
What was the Persecution?
During the first centre groups of Christians had developed and where spread throughout Rome. Around 64 AD the emperor Nero blamed innocent Christians for a fierce fire that immersed the city. This was when St Peter and Saint Paul were martyred, meaning that they were killed because of what they believed in.
How were they Persecuted?
Many christens living around this time were put to death, and thousands were made to be items of amusement. They were torn to death by animals some were crucified and many were also set on fire. People were punished for the amusement of and individual. Thousands of Christian were martyred by the roman
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In Tacitus account of Roman history, Christians were burnt, eaten by animals, and crucified. Document C details why the Romans were persecuting the Christians. According to the Theologian professor, the reason for Christian persecution in Rome was because the Romans did not understand Christian rituals.
“and royal edicts were published everywhere, commanding that the churches should be razed to the ground, the Scriptures destroyed by fire...if they persisted in the Christian profession, be deprived of their liberty.” This quote from document D shows how the Romans literally took everything away from the Christians and did everything they could to stop them from spreading Christianity, but no matter what was thrown at them and
Persecution is the hostile and ill treatment of people, usually based on religion, political beliefs, ethnic or racial origin, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Witches and wizards, men and women creating evil and harm, were persecuted. These women and men supported different religious beliefs, and dabbled in magic. Alleged witches were victimized for their infliction of evil. The Salem Witch Trials resulted in a series of hangings of accused witches, due to their witchcraft and magic.
He set Rome ablaze and used the Christians as scapegoats. He accused them of arson and persecuted many by burning them alive or allowing dogs to tear them to pieces (Lunn-Rockliffe). Emperor Diocletian (284-305) was also notorious for the persecution of Christians. A fire broke out in his palace which caused him great anger. Like the Romans did to the Christians when Nero was in rule, they blamed them for the fire.
The Romans and and Jewish leaders felt threatened by Jesus because he thought he was the messiah. Jesus would then be crucified by the Romans. Christianity was able to take hold in the ancient world and flourish because of Christianity 's belief in equality, Rome’s biased
Beginning with a group of teenage girls wanting to put the blame on others ending it escalating beyond control. They were accused to be witches so needed to shift the fingers from themselves to others. Therefore making it an endless cycle of pointing fingers that was not necessary but they had to bring someone down with them apparently. How could anyone prove their spirit was not torturing that person? Most people were actually innocent, I doubt they were truly delving into the devil 's work but the accused were no way able to prove innocence making most just admit to being witches, just to stop the persecution torture.
PERSPECTIVES ON SPIRIT BAPTISM The Reform position of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is possibly the most commonly held position in the American mid-west. Walter Kaiser is a brilliant theologian but very typical in his assessment of the Holy Spirit’s representation in the New Testament. Kaiser does a masterful job of presenting the theological and chronological exegesis of the Holy Spirit without jumping off the Calvinist cliff. He makes an excellent observation of seeing the Pauline letters as didactic and Lukan letters as narrative, but falls short of full scholarship by asserting that narrative passages could not be doctrinal in scope.
There were many reasons as to why the Roman Empire collapsed. The Roman Empire did not collapse all at once. Rome was split in two and the western half was the first to Collapse which was in 476 A.D./C.E. The eastern half managed to thrive and survive for about 1,000 more years before it collapsed in 1453. Some of the main reasons the Roman Empire collapsed is the rise of Christianity, the Germanic barbarians attacking Rome, and political/military difficulties.
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The book of Acts displayed how the Church responded to the pagan culture. After finish reading Acts, we can respond paganism by being the bold witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and to speak up and not be silent. An example of this lesson is clearly shown when Stephen is stoned by speaking up for his belief in God. Not only can we be a bold witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and to speak up, but also show visible love for each
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was and is a miraculous, horrible, and amazing thing all in one. Jesus was created by God, His father, and placed into Mary’s womb to be born as a sinless man. From the time that Jesus was placed in Mary, God knew His plan for Jesus and what He would have to do one day. God knew when he spoke man into existence that we would be sinless creatures in need of an almighty Savior. Even though I, and many others, hate to think about what our Savior went through, I believe it is important.
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is presented as the “Christ, the Messiah” (Mk 1:1 NAB). These are the first words of Mark. However, what does this mean? Through the Gospel, Mark wants to answer this question with several facts. The Gospel is divided in two main sections: first, chapter 1 to 8 shows the human part of Jesus and performing several miracles.