This is disbelieved due to those against Jesus mainly involving scribes and Pharisees, a quality that has been used to testify that the author of John is, in fact, Jewish (Guthrie). The Muratorian Canon suggests that John was written for the disciples in Ephesus, yet “there is no certainty is this” (Introduction to the Gospel of John). The Book of John could have likely been written for Samaritans because, during His time on earth, Jesus was not shown going to Samaria, but, as evident by topographic descriptions of the region, Christians likely ministered there after His resurrection
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community,
This is supported by Alexander (2006) when he says that the word canon signifies a rule and it was used by Christian Fathers to designate the inspired scriptures. http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Bible/Bible_Canonization.html defines canonisation as the process by which the community of God's people accept certain scriptures as divinely inspired and authoritative. According to https://www.thefree dictionary.com/canonization canonisation is to include in the biblical canon, to approve as within canon law or to treat as sacred. Considering the above definitions I can define canonisation as a process by which the Christian community determine whether writings are inspired by God so as to consider those scriptures sacred and to include them in the biblical canon. When a book conforms to the canon or passes the test of authenticity it becomes a canonical book.
Nothing is mentioned about how the plates were obtained, nor what disposition was made of them. There is some concern they may not have been gold at all but were made of some “ore” as is described in 1 Nephi. In the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith at the beginning of the Book of Mormon he states quoting what the angel told him “he said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates”. Nephi states (1 Nephi 1:17) “Behold I make an abridgment of the record of my father, upon plates which I have made with mine own hands”. Emma Smith said she had to move them from place to place as was necessary.
They found no example in the New Testament for merging church and state. They understood Jesus to teach a strict separation between the two (Matthew 22:21; John 18:36.). The church should not seek support from the state, nor should the state force people to join the church or obey its religious rules. Baptism: The Anabaptists were called as “rebaptizers”. Their opponents gave them this label because they baptized believers who had previously been baptized as infants.
The bible reveals doctrines that are essential to Christian faith. Christian reflection doctrine and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth stemmed from his life and death in the 1st century AD. “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world” (John4:2-3) I feel that the central teaching of Christianity steams from generation to generation since the beginning of time. Our parents instilled the Christians teaching that was instilled in them by their parents. The Christian basic teaching is there is a heaven and earth and that our sin is forgiven, and we must repent for the forgiveness of all your sins.
For example, Christianity is based on the belief that the bible is the one true word of God. The problem with this belief is that the bible is so similar to stories that were created hundreds of years earlier. As stated in the article The Bible is Fiction: A Collection of Evidence, “The similarities between the stories and characters in the Bible and those from previous
Similarly both recognize the same two sacraments however their views on each differ greatly. The Methodists believe that Baptism is for all, while the Baptists on the other hand view baptism as only being fit for confessing youth and young adults. Baptism is a witness and a testimony to the covenant, since it is naturally and properly the first Christian act of the believer after an exercise of saving faith. It certifies therefore to the acceptance of Christ, and the union and fellowship of the renewed soul with its Saviour. It becomes a badge of discipleship, and is, in that sense, a seal of the covenant of grace ( Hiscox, 1980,
For starters Christianity and evolution both have a different beginning’s. In Christianity there was a God in the beginning, but for evolution there was a random chance of something to happen. To compare these two and say they can co-exist is quite hard since they don’t agree with each other in the beginning. The Darwinian doctrine states that the evolution of life is a random process, that we are here out
One film in particular is Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ (2004). The movie is based around the turmoil of Jesus’ last twelve hours before his crucifixion. Many scholars have questioned Gibson’s portrayal of people of Jewish religion in the motion picture. Some going as far as claiming that this adaption by Gibson “retains a real potential for undermining the repudiation of classical Christian anti-Semitism by the churches in the last forty years” (Pawlikowski, 2004). After a premature release of the script made its way into the hands of Pawlikowski, he insisted a panel of Catholic and Jewish scholars be set up in order to analyse the script.
In the beginning was the Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1). There are a variety of cultures, religions, and cults that believe in different creation stories. Christians find their creation stories in Genesis one and two and Mormons find their creation story in the books of Abraham and Moses, found in the Book of Mormon. When looking at these three different accounts of creation one can find both similarities and differences. Christians and Mormons both acknowledge that God existed before creation, but Mormons believe that there were also others, our spirits, in existence at the time of creation.
What the church didn 't want known was that Joseph Smith was a user of alcohol and tobacco, but the church left out this fact so that members would look more favorably on him. Finally, the church used a false account called The Testament of the Three Witnesses to legitimize the creation of The Book of Mormon. At the beginning of almost every copy of the Book of Mormon there is a testimony from three people, Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer. The testimony quotes these people as having seen the golden plates, used to translate the original Book of Mormon. Later these men were excommunicated and revealed that they had lied in the testimony.
Transcendence: Basis of Biblical Here the author drives home his point when it comes down to defending monotheism between the Old Testament and Israel’s neighbors. According to history Israel was taught to believe in the One God. In the Ten Commandments God forbid them of making any graven images of things in heaven or earth to worship. Oswalt gives accurate details of how Israel believe in one divine being and goes on to name in today’s society there are only three monotheism religion ; Christianity, Judaism and Islam. These three religion have one thing in common; Old Testament.
For Mormons, polygamy is the Divine Principle, reflecting God 's wish that his people are "fruitful and multiply." Mainstream Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officially stopped practicing the Principle in the late 1800s. Those who continued forming plural marriages were eventually excommunicated and became the Fundamentalist Mormons, which include various sects including the FLDS, the AUB, the Priesthood Work and the Independent Fundamentalists not associated with any particular group.
Some people suppose Gnosticism and Christianity eventually merged because the Gnostic texts are scriptures that were left out of The Bible. Gnostics believed they had the divine knowledge because they knew what Christians did not. Many Christians believed these texts were untrue, and forged by Gnostics. (Robinson) ) Although these two religions share stories, they are two entirely different religions. Gnosticism is closer to a polytheistic religion with all of its different Aeons; Christianity is monotheistic.