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
As the disciples of Christ spread and made new disciples different opinions made new groups with new leaders.
When talking about religions we particularly look at the independent and organised form of existence of a religion which one calls 'Church'.
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.
Always there have been real followers of Jesus who only worshipped his One God, the God of Israel. Many centuries they worked and preached behind closed doors, avoiding persecution and death on the balefire. In fear of the stake for centuries the real followers of God baptised people in their faith, not demanding to be part of one or another church but being part of the Body of Christ.
Often a lot of people do not know to differentiate between Christendom, Christianity, religiosity and even limit religiousness to Christians, forgetting that there are many other religious groups who have all sorts of worship.
Christianity is a love affair. Each person calling himself or herself a Christian should live a life of service to God and Jesus, by serving each other, putting the needs of others before our needs, showing to others the love Jesus gave us.
The upset of this site is to give a helping hand to find who is who in the bible and Who to follow and how to build up a life worthy of Jesus Christ.
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.
In the history of Christendom we see many churches which started of as so called cults or so called heretic movements, though many years later they sometimes outgrew their original group and/or became one of the many main churches. Therefore one should be very careful by damning a group or calling ti a cult or sect, when there is not really anything what qualifies it to become called a sect or cult.
One of the main reasons to start this site was the increasing amount of websites and platforms trying to bring down and to remove the creditworthiness of Non-Trinitarian denominations and proclaim all sorts of untruths about such groups. As a counter-reaction we want to demonstrate here with the Bible which of the parties is right.