Leaders of the very early church came from many different backgrounds. Peter was a fisherman, Matthew was a tax collector, and several others were either fishermen or had other occupations.
Asked in Christianity
Who were the leaders of the early church?
Leaders of the early church were the apostles. Also, according to studies, paintings on Roman catacombs suggested that the early leaders of the churches were, surprisingly, women as well as men. Which proves that the idea of woman not able to be ordained was invented in a much later time. ...
Asked in Christianity, Creation
How the early church influence the community?
The early chuch leaders had at times more influence than the king. Through ignorance of the general public, the church was able to manipulate the common man into believing that the church had power over their souls. This being the case if the church said "Jump" the people did so for fear of disobedience to church leaders, and their being assigned to hell for their disobedience. Respectfully ...
Asked in Catholicism
When did Jesus ordain the apostles priests in the Roman Catholic Bible?
He didn't. Priests were a much later invention of the church. In the early Church the leaders of individual churches were both men and women (eg Lydia) but later on the church leader roles were formalised and only men were allowed to be church leaders. ...
Asked in Mormonism
Was john Joseph Taylor one of the original leaders of the Mormon church?
John Taylor was the third president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), but his middle name was not Joseph. He converted to Mormonism six years after it began, so he wasn't one of the original leaders, but he was an early leader. I couldn't find any record of a John Joseph Taylor being an early leader in the Mormon Church. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
What is an early Christian leader called?
The Christian leaders believed to have lived in the first generation after the death of Jesus are called the apostles. They were followed by the Apostolic Fathers, leading into the second century. In the next stage of early Christianity, its leaders are called the Church Fathers. ...
How were the Western church leaders' beliefs about church authority different from those of the Eastern church leaders?
They said the pope in Rome had power over the entire church, while Eastern leaders did not recognize his authority over them. ...
Asked in The Bible, New Testament
What was John in the Bible considered in the early church?
John was one of the Apostles of Jesus and leaders in the early Church. He was bishop of Ephesus and was later exiled to the island of Patmos, where he had and wrote down his Revelation. For more detailed information, see the link below ...
Asked in Christianity, Roman Empire
Who were the early christian church leaders that were persecuted?
all of Jesus discipiles except judas were all eventually executed and John the Baptist. ...
Asked in Christianity
What role did church leaders play in the spread of Christianity?
as the church grew,the influence of the church leaders grew as well.soon the heads of the church became a major figures in roman society.The most influential of these leaders is the pope or bishop of rome.the influence of the pope and other church leaders helped unify Rome as a single christian society. ...
Asked in Christianity, New Testament
What are the 11 missing verses in the new testament that cannot be explained by early ad letters from church leaders?
Asked in Roman Empire
How many times did the roman persecute the christians?
According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature, there were 10 persecutions of the Christians. According the early church literature,...
Asked in Reformation History
How did the early Christian writings lead to the reformation?
in the ancient texts of the new testament, renaissance scholars rediscovered a form of Christianity unconcerned with worldly power and material goods. they learned how early church leaders had made personal sacrifices and cared for the sick and the needy. the humanity and charity described in the ancient texts seemed very different from the renaissance church leaders desire for wealth and power. ...