If Jesus and his apostles preached to their neighbors then why don't Christians follow his example and preach to their neighbors?
The word neighbors i believe refers to same descendants. So the Commandment thy shall not covet thy neighbor's house, wives, stuff ..... etc, refers to the their particular tribe.
Concerned Christians don't "preach" to their neighbors because it isn't a natural form of communication between individuals. "Preaching" is done by "preachers" from behind "pulpits." If the neighbor wants to hear preaching, he can always attend a service with the Christian.
People talk to each other, and Christians share the gospel by talking to people about it in an appropriate way. This is what Paul teaches Christians about sharing the word in 2 Timothy 2:24-26 - And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. A mature Christian will kindly and humbly share the gospel with people they know through polite inquiry and sincere concern; not "preach" to them with bombast, threat or accusation. Exposure to the gospel should arouse one's curiosity (at the very least), not ruffle one's feathers.
Beyond talking to people, Christians believe they should live a life of good example, knowing that "actions speak louder than words." They show their approach to life through even the most casual encounters (they'll make you smile by spontaneously moving a misplaced shopping cart out of the spot you want in a grocery store parking lot), being true to Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
The new testament is a record of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as recalled by the apostles and a record of the foundation of the early church by these apostles. As such it tells Christians about God's love, forgiveness and how, by Christ's example, to live a good life. It also promises a life to come by following Christ.
An apostle is an ambassador of Christ, who represents the Lord Jesus with a measure of authority. A disciple means a learner, or an apprentice, someone who follows the example Jesus. All Christians are called disciples, if you're not a disciple you're not a Christian. Apostles on the other hand were the twelve that Jesus chose, and they're all home with the Lord.
Of, pertaining to, or derived from the apostles or their direct teachings. For example when the council of nicea chose the gospels for the new testament the criteria was that they held a universal truth, had similar narration and were apostolistic. Meaning the apostles themselves wrote them or someone scribed them based on first hand accounts from one of the twelve apostles.
Jesus was one who preached in Matthew 25:31-46 that one of the ways in which we attain our salvation is through service to the poor. Many of the saints have taken this to heart, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was one recent example. Saint Vincent de Paul, who started the Sisters of Charity was another famous Christian who preached service to the poor.
No. The name "12 Apostles" collectively covers the numerous sandstone formations within the Twelve Apostles National Park along the Victorian coastline. There are more than twelve such formations (despite several of them collapsing in recent years), and only a few are named. London Bridge, for example, was the name of one which collapsed.
It depends on what you mean by 'practice.' Most commonly, Christians are to be an example to the rest of the world - a light in the darkness. They are to do as Christ, their perfect example did. The Apostle Paul told some to do what he did as he tried to do what Jesus did. Some Christians gather in houses or halls to have fellowship, while others gather in a more formal setting of…
During the first century, congregations were usually too small to justify purpose-built churches, and Christians met in 'home churches'. Archaeologists believe they have found the world's oldest church, dating from the middle of he first century, so it does seem that churches were built as soon as Christian groups became large enough to support purpose-built churches. By the second and third centuries, quite substantial churches were to be found in Rome and elsewhere.
It all depends on how you define a Christian. If a Christian is someone who believes, follows, and worships Jesus Christ, then yes, they are Christian. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) do consider themselves to be Christian, but they are not Protestant or Catholic Christians (they are Restorationist Christians). Mormons do not use the traditional Christian creeds (such as the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed) so…
There are several instances of Jesus leaving the Apostles. For example, after the Last Supper, and after the Apostles fall asleep, Jesus leaves them to go apart in the Garden of Gethsemne to pray. He again leaves them when he is crucified and dies. Finally, 40 days after his resurrection he leaves them to ascend to Heaven. These are the incidences that readily come to mind. Perhaps one of them will answer your inquiry.
Christians were - and, in some places, still are - persecuted in many ways. In the extreme way, this way usually in the past, some Christians were murdered for their faith - for example in Roman times, where Christians were fed to the lions. They were also thrown in jail, beaten, and thrown out of countries.
The word 'they' is the plural personal pronoun, a word that takes the place of a plural noun as the subject of a sentence or a clause. Example: The Walkers are my neighbors. They often stop by to visit. There are two possessive forms of the pronoun 'they': The possessive pronoun, a word that takes the place of a noun that belongs to a plural noun or two or more nouns, is theirs. Example: The…
This section of Galatians is part of Paul's defense of his ministry and message which begun in chapter 1 verse 11: 1:11, 12 The apostle presents six arguments in defense of his message and ministry. First, the gospel was received by divine revelation and independently of man. 1:13, 14 Secondly, Paul's failure to include Jewish law in his gospel could not be laid to any ignorance of Judaism on his part. 1:15-17 Thirdly, the first…
Based on Romans 13:1,2 which says: " Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Therefore he who opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God;" True Christians strive to follow all laws set by the local authorities. The only time that Christians would not follow the laws is when it…