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.
As the disciples of Christ spread and made new disciples different opinions made new groups with new leaders.
Origin of the Christian community Chosen disciples The Nazarener Jew Jeshua ben Josef, who worshipped the God of Israel (Who is One), in the first century of the common era, chose some talmidim or direct disciples and got several followers. Though the Roman and several Jewish rulers thought the death of that rabbi would end … Continue reading Religion and believers #6 Origin of a church
In which way can the Bible be a book to trust?
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..
A look at the bible Students and different Jehovah's Witnesses regulations or prescriptions and rules for undergoing baptism.
Peter evidently did not view himself as the rock on which Jesus would build his congregation, since he wrote at 1Pe 2:4-8 that Jesus was the long-foretold “foundation cornerstone,” chosen by God himself. Similarly, the apostle Paul referred to Jesus as the “foundation” and “the spiritual rock.” (1Co 3:11; 10:4). For every Christian or follower of Christ their church or community should have Jesus as their cornerstone and not as such one or another hierarchical religious organisation.
For matters that happened in the first century of our common era historians of the first century like Tacitus, Josephus and later ancient writers like Africanus provided enough material to go and further Alexandrian manuscripts, findings from the Qumram caves and research from contemporary archaeologists and historians like Blomberg, Henry, Scott, Tabor, Droge, Ramsay, Samuelsson and many others.
Since the 19th century the people who very suspicious because they did not see historical evidence could find one city after another, one civilization after another, one culture after another being found and restored to their proper places in ancient history by the studies of archaeologists and Bible scholars like Botta, Layard, Wellhausen, Winckler, Taylor, Archer a.o..
We can look at the biblical authors as Witnesses for Jehovah God, the divine Creator of many universes, as people who were called to testify before humankind and in several occasions were even willing to give up their life for what they considered to be the truth.