Not only that, John’s Gospel is unique from the other Gospel writers; and this uniqueness provides a beautiful picture of Jesus and his mission. Moreover, John is ultimately concerned with helping the church embrace Jesus’ full humanity and divinity. Lastly, John focuses on Jesus’ purpose to bring glory to the Father and reveal the Father to the world. All in all, John’s Gospel is a favorite among people because of the stories and presentation of Jesus. And at the same time, this Gospel continues to breath life into the church today all over the
As a young man, Jesus began preaching the poor. People believed that Jesus perform miracles. Since then, Jesus was known as Christian, the Greek word of Messiah (Prentice Hall). After the death of Jesus, Christianity began to grow and spread. The Roman authourities which were hesitated in dealing with the new cult had been appreciated and threatened by Christianity’s guaranty of peace.
Saint Athanasius spent many years of his life opposing Arianism. Athanasius defended the Trinity, which is one of the biggest beliefs and a core element in Christian faith. The Trinity is the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, all three united as one. During the fourth century, Arius went around teaching that Jesus the Son was different in divinity to God the Father. He points out many Scriptures proving that Jesus is saying that the Father and Son are clearly different, showing that they
Apostle Paul demonstrated a godly and righteousness perspective of how Christians are to work together when there maybe differences between brothers and sisters of the faith. From the letter of Philemon, we see forgiveness, barriers of society and respect. Authorship Apostle Paul is known to be the author of the book of Philemon. The letter to Philemon was written during Paul’s two-year imprisonment in Rome.
In the story of Beowulf which materialized and evolved through the hands of Christians, as is obvious by the abundance of biblical allusions present in today’s version of Beowulf. Even as Jesus’s primary motive was not purely to achieve glory, unlike Beowulf, still Jesus sought to spread his influence and to be remembered. “All the princes sat mourning and full of sorrow”(Roberts 91), Beowulf’s princes are closely related to Jesus’s disciples who also deeply mourned Jesus’s deaths. Beowulf receives his restitution in remembrance, as with Jesus, it was his root motivation to perform his miraculous tasks. Chronologically penultimate is Theseus’s restitution.
Daniel W. Brown also writes that amidst the conquests of the Arabs, “Christians continued to be Christians and Jews continued to be Jews.” Another scholar, G. R. Hawting, argues that the first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty, Caliph Mu’awiya, “was respectful of the traditions of his Christian subjects” that he has a member of a Greek Orthodox family as a political official and advisor. Sicker’s observation, that there are instances where “Christian officials who earlier had served the Byzantine government were retained in their positions,” furthers Hawting’s argument, and supports the notion that Mu’awiya is a caliph who is not
tired or weary” (vv. 28). Similar to Genesis 1, the text of Isaiah 40 uses ‘create’ a number of times. Isaiah reflects God as the Creator, but also as the Lord and King, powerful and strong, who protects His creation, and who gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (vs. 29). Wilkinson says that Isaiah 40 is written to people who felt God betrayed them and question if they can trust God again (195).
But it was this mandate which the Babylon had forgotten, provoking the wrath of their Lord”. Jeremy J. Stewart, he noted that the “Ancient Near Eastern kingship had a deep influence on Israelite kingship which effected their relationship with God”. The Israelites eventually enthroned their God, Yahweh, as well as their future Messiah. This is the understanding which led to the enthronement of Jesus Christ by His followers, an observance and a tradition that continues until the present.” This is idea which allowed the Israelites understanding of God and Jesus Christ sitting upon heavenly thrones is a common appearance in Christian
During the 16th and 17th centuries a growing development of inward reflection and understanding, personal connections to God, and active societal roles began to permeate the fundamental interpretations of what it meant to be Christian. Ignatius Loyola and Marie de l’Incarnation became the figure heads of this movement because of their positions as Jesuit and Ursaline, but more importantly because of their lives’ works and writings. Together, Ignatius and Marie enveloped the highest forms of Christian values as they persevered through doubt and relinquished everything they had, spiritually and physically, to their God and
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.
He would appoint groups of elders to run the churches after he left, and would support them by writing letters, further visits, and by sending others, for example, Timothy, to visit them on his behalf. Christianity then spread throughout the Roman Empire. Paul 's greatest long-term impact lay in his letters, which were often written to deal with specific problems that had arisen. These letters were accepted very early as authoritative statements about Christian belief and conduct. Paul, through his teaching and writing, helped to consolidate Christian beliefs.