Self-enhancing When the apostles had died there came a time when those in charge of teaching and going around telling about the gospel, started coming to see themselves as special people. Some even started to consider themselves as 'clergy of the highest order'. After a time the organisation of the church was given only to … Continue reading Religion and believers #12 Ranking and days for days to holding worship in secret
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Religion and believers #11 Prospect of a life without end in a peaceful kingdom
A New Judaic movement The followers of Christ brought some new movement in action which spread quite naturally beyond the confines of Palestine. Their group found adherents among the Jews of the dispersion, and at an early day also among the Gentiles as well. Many of the latter had already come under the influence of … Continue reading Religion and believers #11 Prospect of a life without end in a peaceful kingdom
Religion and believers #10 Infiltrating pagan teachings
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
Religion and believers #9 Old and new cults
By the passing of years it happened that some pupils came to take over teachings from other cultures and religions and as such became considered to be antichrists.
Religion and believers #8 Groups following one or another apostle
As the disciples of Christ spread and made new disciples different opinions made new groups with new leaders.