He was the one who built Churches even to the far off areas and not only established but also administered them with devotion and passion. His determination and tireless efforts took Christianity from Jerusalem to Syria, from Arab to Turkey, from Rome to Greece, and finally from Asia Minor to Palestine. His devotion and hard work towards spreading the teachings of God to all was his key to success. Ample of it must be enlightened as God’s supreme functioning through His chosen man. As Paul educated his devotees, God had assigned to each of His creature numerous favors and actions of reliance (Rom.
The apostle Paul reiterates the need to be joyful in the lord at all times. Probably the believers were undergoing trying times and Paul was himself under house arrest. It is said in catholic encyclopedia and Broyles et al that some brethren were taking advantage of apostle Paul’s predicaments to boast and sort of had self-emancipation to course him pain. Apostle Paul urges the believers to rejoice in the Lord, to be patient in all things and to pray and supplicate about all things, not to forget the giving of thanks unto God. He ends by urging them to practice certain virtues where he prefixes ‘whatever things’ are true….think about those things (Philippians 4:1-8).
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
The Apostle Paul Julian Ballard Introduction to the 5 fold ministry Professor. Munson 1-28-17 1 Thesis Statement: The Apostle Paul shaped the mold of an Apostle. Introduction: This paper is on the Apostle Paul, who has an incredible story, and happens to be one of my favorite people from the Bible ( which is why I chose him ). This Apostle did some cruel things to God 's people. He did these things out of religiousness, and the fact that he didn 't have a true relationship with Jesus.
For instance, Jesus comes into comparison with Socrates in references to be a philosopher according to Luke. With this, Luke wants us to understand the importance of Jesus death. In fact, understand it as the heroic death of an emboldened philosopher. From this chapter, we get that when an individual is asked to die for Christ, he or she is also asked to die for Socrates and the Maccabees. There were Christians who are known for being martyrs who were intentionally portrayed as being like Socrates.
While he prays that the father takes the cup away from him (Mathew 26:39), He was in a state of genuine anguish in his suffering (Luke 22:44). He suffered for our sins as he was being mocked, whipped and made to wear a crown of thorns, nailed to the cross, and while he could not support his body, he hung in severe pain and had difficulties in breathing, all to save the fallen human race that had no hope of salvation. In this suffering, he invites all to his fold. He says “whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have eternal life,” (John 3:16). The suffering of Christ is revealed earlier in the Old Testament through prophet Isaiah’s prophecies.
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.
Who Christ is whether he was divine human or something in between has been the cause of controversy through the centuries with many denying or minimizing his living fleshy, bodily incarnation or deity as God or the same substance as God. During Jesus lifetimes Pharisees, Sadducees and the lay did not not readily attribute to deity to Jesus. Some groups such as Pharisees and Sadducees perceived Jesus’ claims to deity as blasphemous and used these claims along with maleficent false accusations as a cause to persecute and murder him. A few years later the apostle John in his epistles to the Church is defending the fleshly incarnation of Christ against critics and those who wish to detract from the complete incarnation of Christ. In the following several centuries there were other controversies surround who Christ was such as Nestorianism, Apollinarianism, and Arianism.
The entire body of Christ in worship (1Cor 11:17 - 22) In these entire six verses the Apostle Paul sharply address the issue of division in the Corinthian church. The Apostle begins with sobering words 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
JESUS AND HIS FATHER The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems important.