His lineage can be traced back to the house of David. According to the Gospel of Matthew (2:1), Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great, who upon hearing of his birth felt threatened and tried to kill Jesus by ordering all of Bethlehem’s male children under age two to be killed. But Joseph was warned by an angel and took Mary and the child to Egypt until Herod’s death, where upon he brought the family back and settled in the town of Nazareth, in Galilee. There isn 't much written about Jesus’s early life, but from the Gospel of Luke (2:41-52) recount that a twelve year old Jesus had accompanied his parents on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and became separated. He was found several days later in a temple, discussing affairs with some of Jerusalem’s elders.
He explained these things to Brother Joseph in his way, out of the old Scriptures, and got Joseph to inquire, etc. He would inquire, and as mouthpiece speak out the revelations just as they had it fixed up in their hearts....according to the desires of the heart, the inspiration comes, but it may be the spirit of man that gives it.... This is the way the High Priests and the 'priesthood' as you have it, was introduced into the Church of Christ almost two years after its beginning--and after we had baptized and confirmed about two thousand souls into the church." (An Address To All Believers In Christ, by David Whitmer p. 64) "You have changed the revelations from the way they were first given and as they are today in the Book of Commandments, to support the error of Brother Joseph in taking upon himself the office of Seer to the church. You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests.
First, in Genesis, Abraham was tested by sacrificing his son, Isaac, to be the offering at Moriah (Genesis 22). However, God stopped Abraham from slaying his son when he was prepared to do so. A ram was provided by God and it was sacrificed instead of Isaac. The second event was the origin of the Passover which is recorded in Exodus. It was about the deliverance of Israelites from slavery and Egypt by God who brought them to the promised land (Exodus 12).
Paul plans to send either Artemas or Tychicus to Crete as pastoral replacement for Titus; and he wants Titus to do his very best to come to Nicopolis where Paul plans to spend the winter. CHARACTERISTICS Just like Timothy, Titus is addressed as Paul’s true son in the faith. At the time of this writing, Titus was on the Greek island of Crete, where Paul had left him to more fully develop the church they had established together. Specifically, Titus was to set in order the things that needed to be done, and to ordain elders in every city (see 1:5). Thus, one knows that Paul himself had visited Crete at some time, apparently leaving a strong and vibrant congregation.
, The Maccabean Revolt all began with Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great was on a conquering rampage when he took Israel under his authority in 332 B.C. Alexander reigned for twelve years before he divided his kingdom between the Ptolemies and Seleucids, which were the names of his most trusted generals. Once Alexander died, the Ptolemies and Seleucids became adversaries and the Ptolemies ruled over Israel. The Ptolemies were set on converting the Jews to their religion, Hellenism, which is almost the same as Humanism.
Tomas was the leader for about fifteen years and is believed to be responsible for over 2,000 executions of the people of Spain. In this time there were torture machines used to find out whether someone had truly converted into Catholicism. If they lied and did not truly believe they would be burned at a stake for everyone to see. Even if you truly did believe, they would
But God delivered his children after 10 years of intense persecution Diocletian abdicated his throne because of poor health and Constantine relieved the persecution when he signed the edict of toleration in 313 A.D. Though it may seem hard to believe but the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. As Jesus gave his life for the sake of the people of the world so those that were martyred shared in that privilege. Though governments were confused, Jews angry, and Emperors wroth the simple message backed by the testimonies of martyrs. Paul said it best in Romans
However even this stern rebuke did not prevent him from his vision of worldwide evangelisation and mission and in 1792 he published his work entitled An enquiry into the obligations of Christians to use means for the conversion of the heathens. This along with Fullers work started to work in peoples hearts to realise the need there was to go into all the world with the gospel. Carey was one of the first missionaries along with John Thomas to go. But by the time of his death in 1834, there were “50 missionaries serving in 18 mission stations throughout India”4. This was an enormous achievement
Between Christ’s death and the first Gospel, the tradition of Christianity had started, with evangelists and prophets spreading the same message. The recording of these events by the authors of the Four Gospels only reinforced practices already in place. When Paul tells the Corinthian church that 500 witnessed the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (1st Corinthians 15:3-9), he is telling them about something they already knew, some of those witnesses probably being members of the Corinthian church. Paul is writing to a church where there are those who would wish to discredit him. Why mention something if it is not a known fact?