Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred caused the Christians trouble for many generations, and governmental repression they had to suffer occasionally, as a result of popular disturbances. No systematic effort was made by the imperial authorities to put an end to the movement until the reign of the Roman emperor (249–251) who fought the Gothic invasion of … Continue reading Religion and believers #13 Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred leading up to the Nicene Creed
In the previous posting we saw already how the pupils of the disciples from the apostles searched in other classic writings to add some flavour to their teaching and to gain more popularity because some Greek philosophers were very popular. Certain members of the community found themselves too weak to present strong teachings and therefore … Continue reading Religion and believers #10 Infiltrating pagan teachings
When talking about religions we particularly look at the independent and organised form of existence of a religion which one calls 'Church'.
In this chapter we look at the Roman-Greco influence of philosophers and at the 19th century terms henotheism and kathenotheism that were used to refer to the exalting of a particular god as exclusively the highest within the framework of a particular hymn or ritual—e.g., in the hymns of the Vedas (the ancient sacred texts of India).
Observation of nature; closer attention to its contrasts of life and death, or light and darkness, or male and female brought people to worship elements of nature.
When we scroll onto the net about Jesus and God we often encounter lots of name-Christians who use verses to reply to others with questions about the divinity of Jesus which not at all say that Jesus is God, but they either do not understand what those verses are saying. Or they deliberately bring a … Continue reading How adversaries of God twist the word of the Bible and want to tell about heir Jesus
Jesus told his disciples that he will return only once and that when he does, after a time of great tribulation, it will be visible to everyone and be followed by immediate and dire consequences for those unprepared and for those who were adversaries of God.
In Scriptures people are asked to teach their children diligently and to go out to tell everybody and to reason about the importance of faith in Christ, Jeshua or Jesus Christ being the sent one from and son of God bringing people to God and to salvation..
2000 years ago Jesus spoke about such teachers who think they are the only ones who can explain the Bible. Today people should be aware that it is the Scriptures itself that can explain everything and that it is Jeshua, Jesus Christ, whom we should follow as the most perfect teacher.
Coming closer to the Latter days we should know about the necessity to proclaim the Gospel or to go out to preach the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, even when we may encounter many who would like to do everything to discourage us and to put us in a bad light.
It is striking that there are a lot of people in the world who are opposed to those who worship Jehovah as their only true God. The vast majority of those anti-Jehovah people come from extreme right-wing groups and fundamentalist or very conservative Christian groups.
When we look in the Bible at the infallible Words of God, Who does not tell lies, we can find that the God of Christ Who should be also our God, is One Singular Spirit Being Who is greater than Jesus and any other human being, also having lots of attributes which surpass those of man.
We continue to look in the Word that is Pure, Flawless and Tested giving us a picture about the character of God. The Bible shows us that Only God can be our safest Refuge and Fortress during the storms of life. He is the Eternal One Who is willing to be there for us, to guide us, being our Compass and our Anchor.
The bible lets us know that the Only One True God is One of love, lovingkindness, offering us a High Tower and Fortress for each person who wants to use Him as their Shield and Safeguard.
Looking at what the Bible says about the God of gods Who is not a man, having no limits, being from begin to end unchangeable.