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
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
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.
When talking about religions we particularly look at the independent and organised form of existence of a religion which one calls 'Church'.
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 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.
In Christendom there are groups who find themselves exclusive, believing they are the holders of the absolute truth, while all others are heretics or even the work of the devil himself.
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.
People should know that false teachers will teach anything they believe, and not from the Bible. People also should look at the preachers their behaviour and see if they have the Holy Spirit in them, following, living according and teaching the words of the Holy Bible. Often their way of talking, using a language which is not according the way Jesus would talk shall dismantle them and should be a sign for you that they are not the right one to follow.
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.
Before calling a church or religious group a "cult" or "sect" one should seriously examine and clarify what one means with those qualifications.
Like Richard Dawkins despises religion we see many others reacting strongly against lovers of God, though they do not see zero purpose, zero usefulness, zero value, and zero reason in religion and question why anyone else should either.
There are people who want us to believe god had to purify Himself but that we ourself do not have to do any works any more or can do whatever we want because God brought salvation to us by His death, though God can not die. By such misleading teaching those 'preachers' are fooling not only themselves but are taking the opportunity away for others to find the Real God of gods and the entrance to the Kingdom of God.
In this godless world we all should remember that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word going forth through the mouth of God Which He has provided for the whole world in many Bible translations. Nobody may forget that in whatever language the Bible is inspired by God and as such protected by God's Power so that it can be useful for every person on earth for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, in such a way that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.
KJV-only people often forget that in the many Bible Translation committees, all over the world, can be found many serious honest people who like to do justice to the Word of God. Several brainstormers from all sorts of religious groups often work together as a team to sit down to do some good bible hermeneutics for getting the best contemporary words placed in good readable and understandable phrases.
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.