Where did Christianity happen at?
critianity happed a long time ago WAY after wicca and pegenism
about the time of the vikings and the about the late 8th to the mid-11th century
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about the time of the vikings and the about the late 8th to the mid-11th century
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Answer . Scripture says: "The kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out …and separate the evil from the righteous, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear" (Matthew Ch 13). Note the difference between the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God the Father. If you study the Kingdom of Heaven also known as the kingdom of God in Scripture you will se that the Kindom of heaven contains both heaven and earth until the Last Day. "â¦.Then comes the end, when he (Christ our King and ruler of the kingdom of heaven) delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power." (1 Corinthians). Answer . the bible clearly states at Ecclesiastes 9:5 that the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead they are conscious of nothing at all; because the rememberance of them has been forgotten. So the bible teaches that when you die that you die and that is all...but in Revelation and also in some of Pauls writings the bible teaches of a Resurection into God's new Kingdom...some believe that this will happen after Armegedon or "the Apocalypse." So then the dead would be just waiting to be resurected...if you want to know more then you should research your bible some more. ( Full Answer )
Another answer from our community: Christians believe that they go to heaven, a paradise in thepresence of God. However, believing this does not prove it happens, and we have noproof that heaven exists. Answer - If you follow the LORD, as in you do what the Bible says than yougo to Heaven. They …go to a place called the Kingdom of God. Like a child in theMorther's womb can't understand Kingdom of Earth. No hear or eyecan image how wonderful the Kingdom of God is. It would be the sameif a baby still in the womb would try use their imagations to thinkwhat earth is like. Or to even believe in it. But, then the childis born and even then the wonders of earth is still hard to takein. But not for long. Christain call this Kingdom of God being bornagain. It starts on this side of death, but we can not fullyunderstand the wonders of it all. But, not for long. But, one daywe die and then we do. Just the same as non-christain have no ideaabout the hell they will go to. Here on earth some have tasted hellbut not in it's total. Some, maybe you have tasted the Kingdom ofHeaven when you see the wonders around you, in a tree or a simpleleaf. Of course the choice of the baby in womb was made by others.Now, the choice of Hell or Heaven is made by you. How do you makesuch a choice? I Believe that choice is Jesus the Chirst. The Threemajor faiths all agree that Jesus doesn't lie. They don't allbelieve He is the only way but that is what HE spoke of himself. Iam a Jew that has found him to be truthful. I hope you do too. Ididn't not ask for heaven or if there is a hell, But, I asked fortruth. He proved himself. I would say that is a simple test for areal GOD. Come into my heart and prove yourself to be GOD. Then Igot to know him during the time I gave him to prove himself and hedid. Reading the Bible. Then the question you ask was answer by agreater one than me. If you are a believer in Jesus, and what He did on the cross, youwill have eternal life in heaven. If you are already saved, you need not doubt where youwill go after your body parishes. The most common and accurate belief for Christians is that when they die, their soul/spirit leaves their physical bodies, and appears in the presence of God. Here the spirit is judged according to what they believe: if their faith is in Jesus and everything he did while he was on Earth, and lived according to God's Word, the Bible, then God will grant them to live with him in Heaven. Christians don't have the right to say weather you shall go to hell or not that judgment is left to god and god alone. A common debate on this subject is whether or not the soul goes straight into Heaven, or if it remains on 'stand-by' until Judgement Day. I, along with the majority of Christians, believe the soul is judged straight away. This is backed up in Luke 23, when one of the men who is crucified alongside Jesus defends him against another being crucified with them. Jesus says to this man in verse 43: "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise" This basically says that the man who believed that Jesus was God would be given passage into heaven upon his death. What about those who are not yet dead? One day, Jesus will return to Earth to judge those remaining on Earth, following the same lines as mentioned above. Those who believe will be saved, the others will go to Hell. I hope this answers any doubts you may have. God Bless Andrew Answer: According to the Bible... like everyone else who dies - Christians, too, are "asleep"... dead and hopefully buried. Ecclesiastes 9:5 & 10 says: "...the dead know not any thing... for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, IN THE GRAVE, WHITHER THOU GOEST." Religious speculation aside... nowhere does the Bible say that man has a soul, immortal or otherwise. The Bible says that man IS a soul... nothing more than a physical mortal "creature," as the word translated "soul" is also translated in Genesis 1:21, talking about "fish." The Bible says man has a "spirit" within him. God gives every person born, one spirit, each. "...there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." (Job.32:8) "...the Lord, which... formeth the spirit of man within him..." (Zech.12:1). God says that we are "dirt": "...for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (Gen.3:19). And He says that our spirit returns to Him upon our death. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." (Eccle.12:7) Take note that this is not a religious or moral judgment. It is a fact... the mere Truth of God's Word... the Word of the One who actually does know what happens to the dead. It doesn't say anything about "Judgment." The Bible speaks of man's "Judgment" at the Last Day, which is prophesied to occur "when Jesus returns to earth with the Kingdom of God. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that a man's spirit returns to God who gave it. It does not qualify "good" or "bad" spirits... or that "good spirits go to heaven" or that "bad spirits go to hell." The spirit of every person who lives RETURNS TO GOD WHEN THEY DIE. However... the "spirits of His saints" God will bring with Him when He comes back... and will return them to whatever body He decides to give them upon their resurrections. These will be judged immediately... and rewarded accordingly, then, and not before. "...unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation." (Heb.9:28) If, according to some men's imaginations, God supposedly judges everyone immediately upon their deaths... what in the world would be the need for the prophesied "Judgment Day" at the "Last Day?" In case God changes His mind, later? "...I am the Lord, I change not..." (Malachi 3:6). "...Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Heb.13:8) Christians are only people who die like other people... with one exception. They die with the faith and hope of Jesus Christ in them. They are the "dead in Christ." "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them WHICH ARE ASLEEP, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which SLEEP IN JESUS will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD shall not prevent (precede) them WHICH ARE ASLEEP. For the Lord Himself SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST..." (I Thess.4:13-16). That's what happens to Christians after they die. They fall into a profound dreamless sleep and await the return of Jesus Christ for their resurrection to be with Him to rule with Him in His Kingdom over the nations. The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ: "...hast made us unto our God (the Father) kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." (Rev.5:10) "...he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron..." (Rev.2:26-27). ************************************************************ Reply to above answer *********************************** Yeah, that all sounds good. However, it gets somewhat troublesome when we consider Jesus' story about the rich man and Lazarus. It gets more complicated when the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5 discusses how we can be present with the Lord when we are absent from our bodies or tents and are then clothed with our dwelling from heaven. Yes, the belief systems regarding life after death gets rather complicated when we consider 2 Corinthians 12:2 about a man's trip to the 3rd heaven and Paul is not sure if he was in the body or out of the body. There are other texts but it would seem wise not to oversimplify the fact that Jesus parable did not help soul sleep and Paul's influence did not teach soul sleep either. The topic of life after death seems complicated indeed. The many near death experiences of those who have traveled out of body describe many visual details among both the living and the dead that they could not have know unless they had physically traveled to a new location while they were "unconscious." What is even more troublesome is how former Atheist's have changed their belief systems after having such near death, out of body experiences. I wish this topic were simpler. ( Full Answer )
you will say your vows and the priest will then pronounce you man and wife.
Christians believe that if they profess with their mouth that Jesus died and rose again on the third day, and accept him as Lord and Savior, then when the [born again] christian dies he/she will go to heaven, or if Jesus comes back before they die they will be raptured and taken up to heaven. Christ…ians believe that you will enter afterlife. You have Heaven and Hell. Heaven is for the good people on earth Hell is for the bad people on earth. When the person dies, the death must be registered ASAP, so that funeral arrangements can be done. Usually, a few days, or weeks after the death; the persons body is either Buried or Cremated. The Soul enters heaven or hell depending on how they have acted in life. Many People describe Hell as a rough place, with a fire burning around them. NO. Christians believe that people go to one of two places after they die - eternal life or eternal death. Eternal life is a gift from God it is through believing His son Jesus died as a sacrifice for the disobedience (sin) of all. Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 1Jn 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1Jn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. ( Full Answer )
Tyrone Wells (lead vocals) is a successful solo artist on Universal Records.. Tony Deerfield (bass) aka Anthony Tietz is a French teacher at Diamond Bar High School.. Keith Gove (drums) is a chaplain in the U.S. Army.. Joey Aszterbaum (guitar, background vocals) is a mortgage loan consultant …in Hemet, California.. The band never broke up and released another independent record noambition in 2003, winning an Inland Empire Music Award for best pop/rock act. They still get together regularly although it is not known if they have any current musical project.. Here is a link to their facebook page:. http://www.facebook.com/pages/skypark/29364806703?ref=nf ( Full Answer )
Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday. Customs vary; some do ceremonial washing of the feet. Strictly speaking, the Passover is not a Christian celebration at all but Jewish. Some Christians do celebrate it but it is not done so as a specifically Christian festival but in order to understand and a…ppreciate and remember what God did for the Israelites so long ago. ( Full Answer )
Christians believe that those who are born again (have Gods Spirit in them) have eternal life (heaven forever! :) Christians believe also that those who don't have Gods Spirit in them, are going to hell (forever :( ). Christians believe in life after death between those two choices , heaven or hell-… forever. ( Full Answer )
Muslims can become Christians the same way Christians can become Muslims. It is the free choice of anyone to choose the religion he/she feels convinced with. However, one would be hold responsible of His/her choice or belief in front of God (the Creator) on the Resurrection Day) then either be accep…ted in God Paradise, per God mercy; or be pushed in Hell fire. It may be also differentiated between the motivation of poor people (especially in Africa who are starving) who convert to Christianity to have better living conditions and the motivation of those European American and religious people who convert to Islam. Quran, Muslims holy book, as well as prophet Muhammad (PBUH) teachings emphasize on respecting free will and free choice of any human is faith and beliefs. Refer to question below for more information. ( Full Answer )
The majority of Christians believe there are only two places youcan go ...Heaven or Hell. You only get into Heaven if you are savedand have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior. This requiresconfession that you are a sinner and faith to believe in the LordJesus Christ. No matter what other "religi…ons" teach, these are theonly two choices for eternity after death. Hell will be constantburning with no relief, pain, suffering and darkness. Heaven isdescribed as a wonderful place of peace...which would you choose?It's a no brainer to me! You might also consider there will be no sadness in Heaven,therefore, all of our friends and family that have not been savedwill not be in Heaven, so their memory will have to be erased fromour minds. If not, we would be sad thinking of those not with us inHeaven. Think about it. ( Full Answer )
Other answers from our community: There are certainly many answers to this question but only oneright answer. The answer also isn't determined by anyone's personalbeliefs. These do not change or even touch the reality of thematter. If the atheist is right we all rot. If the Christian Gospelis right… then those who reject Christ go to eternal hellfire, bytheir own free choice. Since the God of the Bible has revealedHimself as a God who cannot lie, and also those who know Him knowHim to be trustworthy in all His dealings, then the odds are infavor of the Bible answer being right.This is especially so in thelight of those who have tried to prove the Bible wrong and todestroy it down through the centuries. To say something is false isone thing but to actually prove it is quite another. The integrityof the Bible has stood the test of both time and attack and thusdeserves serious consideration in terms of the answer it gives tothis question. One thing is definite; when we die, our bodydecomposes and will revert back to its chemical and mineralcomponents and will be recycled as part of another being. Our body will be eaten by the worm, the worm will be eaten by thebird, the droppings and what's left of our body will becomefertilizer to vegetation, then eaten by cattle which in turn willbe eaten by humans, which will then die and the cycle repeats. This is true for non-Christians and Christians. The ignorance andfear of what will become of us after death, gives birth todifferent afterlife fantasy of life everlasting in the land oftralala called heaven or nirvana or whatever.. Since matter is indestructible and our body will become a part ofother beings, then what is there to resurrect? One thing is certain, nobody have ever came back after being deadfor a long period of time to validate the existence of heaven ornirvana or whatever they call it. The only true happiness can beexperience in the present. The Islamic belief in the afterlife asstated in the Qur'an is unique, its official description is moredetailed. The word used to describe Paradise in Islam is referredto as jannah and to describe Hell is jahannam. Jannah and Jahannamboth have different levels. Individuals will not get there untilafter the Judgement Day when they are resurrected, but their levelof comfort while in the grave depends on their belief in The Godand hereafter, as well as their deeds during this life. The levelsare 8 for Jannah and 5 for Hell. Hindus also believe in 'Karma'. 'Karma' is the accumulated sums ofone's good or bad deeds. According to Hinduism the basic concept ofKarma is 'As you sow, you shall reap'. So, if you have a lived agood life you will be rewarded in the afterlife. Similarly your sumof bad deeds will be mirrored in your next life. Buddhists believe that rebirth takes place without a self (similarto soul) and that the process of rebirth is simply a continuationof the previous life. The process of being reborn as any otherbeing is based on your karma. From a Buddhist perspective, thecurrent life is a continuation of the past life. If one dies with apeaceful state of mind, this will cause fortunate karma to ripenand a fortunate rebirth as a human or god will follow. If one dieswith a negative state of mind, this will ripen negative karma and alower rebirth such as an animal, ghost, or hell-being will follow. Sikhs also believe in reincarnation. They believe that the soulbelongs to the spiritual universe which has its origins in God. Itis like a see-saw, the amount of good done in life will store upblessings, thus uniting with God. A soul may need to live manylives before it is one with God. But there is more to it than this;there are four classes that are included in this belief. Abovethese four classes is God "Waheguru" and you can stay with him ifyou like or take another step and go to your people and serve them. In Judaism, the Talmud offers a number of thoughts relating to theafterlife. After death, the soul is brought for judgement. Thosewho have lead pristine lives enter immediately into the "World toCome." Most do not enter the World to Come immediately, but nowexperience a period of review of their earthly actions and they aremade aware of what they have done wrong. Some view this period asbeing a "re-schooling", with the soul gaining wisdom as one'serrors are reviewed. Others view this period to include punishmentfor past wrongs. At the end of this period, approximately one year,the soul then takes its place in the World to Come. Althoughpunishments are made part of certain Jewish conceptions of theafterlife, the concept of "eternal damnation," so prevalent inother religions, is not a central tenet of the Jewish afterlife. Egyptians also believed that being mummified was the only way tohave an afterlife. Only if the corpse had been properly embalmedand entombed in a mastaba, could the dead live again in the Fieldsof Yalu and accompany the Sun on its daily ride. Due to the dangersthe afterlife posed, the Book of the Dead was placed in the tombwith the body as well as food, jewelry, and 'curses'. In Zoroastrianism, the Pahlavi text Dadestan-i Denig ("ReligiousDecisions") from about 900 CE, describes the particular judgementof the soul three days after death, with each soul sent to heaven,hell, or a neutral place (hamistagan) to await Judgement Day. ( Full Answer )
At baptism, Christians are cleaned of original sin, which naturally is within us at birth. Christians also receive the Holy Spirit within our souls.
in 350 ad , alot of inspired folks hearing of jesus man, wrote what they thought jesus would have felt or wanted them to say, because it made people behave in a positive and made people obey rules better , for the fear of a boogie man.. there is a high being out there. i am sure of that. the boogie… man, hum ...i think we ourselves will be our own judge and it won't be fun folks. we will be hard on ourselves. ( Full Answer )
PAKISTAN IS AN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC WITH MORE THAN IT'S 90% POPULATION BEING MUSLIMS. THE CONSTITUTION DOES PERMIT ALL MINORITIES TO EXERCISE THEIR RELIGIOUS RITUALS INDEPENDENTLY.. PREACHING ONE'S RELIGION, OTHER THAN ISLAM, IS NOT PUBLICLY DONE. IT IS NORMALLY DONE THROUGH DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES BY… CHIRISTIAN MISSIONARIES AT SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS AT SELECTED HOTELS AND OTHER PLACES. MASSES AND GENERAL PUBLIC ARE NOT NORMALLY INVITED AND ENTRY TO THESE KINDS OF SEMINARS IS NORMALLY RESTRICTED TO SELECTED INDIVIDUALS THAT NORMALLY INCLUDE EDUCATED AND OPEN MINDED YOUTH. THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER CHIRISTIAN MISSIONARY SCHOOLS PUBLISHING THEIR RELIGIOUS LITERATURE.. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME INCIDENTS OF CERTAIN VOILANT ATTACKS ON SOME CHURCHES BUT THESE ARE FAR LESSER THAN WHAT HAPPENS TO CHIRISTIAN MISSIONARIES IN NEIGHBOURING SECULAR INDIA WHERE NUMEROUS CHIRISTIAN MISSIONARIES HAVE BEEN BURNT TO DEATH. ( Full Answer )
They all went their separate ways last fall (2008). The bass guitarist they recorded "A Better Place" with already left, to be replaced by Ben Jordan (originally with the band but left when he decided to go to college). After touring some more and starting a new CD they went their separate ways, whi…le Tom became a music minister, Matt got into production, Ben went on to play with worship band Soulstice, Mark works at Subway and dabbles with professional guitar, and Will moved to California and got married. 2010 - Tom leads worship for a NewSpring Church campus, Mark and Ben also play with the band there at NewSpring some of the time. ( Full Answer )
There is much deate about this but Jesus was quite clear to the repentant thief, 'Today you will be with me in paradise.' Paradise is Greek for a garden so there is a place where those who trust in Christ go until the Second Coming and the resurrection when we shall be given our new everalsting bodi…es and inhabit the renewed Earth united with Jesus and the Heavenly realm.. If you want a good book on the subject I recommend 'Surprised by Hope' by N T Wright (the Anglican Bishop of Durham). ( Full Answer )
Different people in Christendom believe different things. But that's not the point. Who cares what a particular group believes ? - - We should be concerned about 'WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH happens at death?' Now we're talkin'. Many people believe when they die, they don't really die at all…. They believe that something inside us keeps living. They believe they will be 'TRANSFERRED' to a 'heaven world'. They believe that the 'non-believers' will be tormented eternally in a fiery hell. But Jehovah's people believe what the Bible really teaches. Genesis 3:19 states: " For dust you are and to dust you will return." Obviously, before we had life, we were dust. There was no evidence of us whatsoever. When we die, that's where any sign of us would return, from whence we came; we go back to the dust. That's what God's Word states. Ezekiel 18:4 clearly states that 'the soul that sins, it itself shall die'. Therefore even 'souls' DIE. That's what the Bible really teaches. The concept of an immortal soul comes from pagan peoples, not from the Bible. The religions that call themselves Christian have adopted this pagan teaching and pawned of off on its masses. Scholars and Theologians are lately beginning to understand the truth also. Examples: 1) Robert Koch, Catholic professor of Old Testament in Rome, writes: "The soul does not exist as an independent mass in the body, as though in a prison, from which it would be liberated at death. The 'soul' is the man in his totality. Man does not have a soul, he is a soul."- Teologia della redenzione in Genesi 1-11 (1966), p. 69. 2) "The concept of 'soul,' meaning a purely spiritual, immaterial reality, separate from the 'body,' . . . does not exist in the Bible."- Georges Auzou, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Rouen Seminary, France. 3) As to the doctrine of purgatory, the New Catholic Encyclopedia frankly admits: "The Catholic doctrine on purgatory is based on tradition, not Sacred Scripture." -Vol. 11, p. 1034. Unfortunately the religions themselves have not changed, but continue to teach this pagan doctrine of an 'immortal soul'; despite what their own scholars have researched and published.. ( Full Answer )
I think it's very much like what you see in movies: Groom stands at the altar, bride walks down the aisle accompanied by her father, father hands the bride over to the groom, bride and groom faces the pastor/priest, say the vows, put on the wedding rings, and finally, k-i-s-s. P.S. Just a rough desc…ription. ( Full Answer )
Answer By 1700, the Age of Enlightenment had begun, and Christian belief could no longer be officially enforced. Intellectuals examined the meaning of life in secular, rational terms and a few brave intellectuals made their nonbelief known. However, common people would brobably have faced social ost…racism and ridicule if they had made the same decision publicly known. ( Full Answer )
Denominations got scared of dwindling numbers. Pride entered in, and they actually thought something other then the gift of God (Jesus) was necessary to attract people to pay their mortgages, bloated salaries and fill the un-biblical buildings up with un-biblical toys to attract people. This they ha…ve accomplished, and they have elected to use the things of the world to attract people, (mainly the youth) and this drove out the elderly, spiritual people, thus, leaving behind a bunch of young, disrespectful people who don't/can't tithe, a church full of homosexuals, and apostasy run wild. On top of, and intermingling with that, or actually aiding the process of all that, was the perverted and abused books of "purpose." Although full of some biblical principals, they led people by the millions to be totally disconnected with God, because they were "taught" "A" purpose, instead of realizing "their" Godly purpose. Not to mention, the books ignore repentance entirely, and don't even have the word in them. This is why, Warrens church, and all the new evangelical churches are actually allowing homosexuals to be "MEMBERS." Do you know what that says? That says; "Christ, would have unrepentant sexual deviance within and a part of His Holy Body. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE! So, we may as well say, anything, anyone can be a an actual physical "MEMBER" of Christ's Holy body. People don't get this because they don't believe, nor have they been taught about the "Holiness" of God. To them, He is nothing but "love." Never minding the Holiness. What kind of parent has no boundaries for their children? That is, IF they love them? We tell tall tales, and dream and fantasize of this beautiful Heaven, yet, if what the homosexually infested church were true, (which it is not) Heaven will look exactly like this pathetically perverse and vile earth. Who in their right mind would want to go from this suffering, hardship and hate of this short life time, to an eternity of that same crap? And if so, why bother, hell will be the same thing. Just ask yourself, if God cares not about sin, then what is hell is reserved for? Or, how about this one? Why bother coming to earth as Christ and being killed by a bunch of people who hate you, if you're God, and you planned on letting them all in anyways? Is that some sort of cruel game of life or what? Get real people, believe that Gospel, believe that old testament that describes WHO GOD IS, throw away your purpose books, and perverted translations of the Word of God, and seek your purpose via the connection of your soul with His Spirit. And more important, go back to that church that drove you out, with all its anti-biblical messages and demand you be part of bringing Christ back in and that kids don't need or want Nintendo games and parties to find God, EVERY THING NEEDED was supplied long before electricity and brick and mortar un-Godly buildings ever came on scene. ( Full Answer )
The person is blessed with water as a symbol of being born through the water into Christ's holy church. Every church does it a little differently but it's the same meaning. The church family acknowledges the person as a person of God and promises to foster their relationship with God and His holy …church. They are now part of "the family" ( Full Answer )
Then they become Christian. Whether this is good or bad and what will happen to them depends on who you ask. However, both Christians and Muslims will agree that God knows best.
Christians beleive that if you trust jesus christ as your lord and savior. That he came to this earth to die for your sins and that there is God which is also his "father" you will go to heaven. If you don't you will spend eternity in hell. It is not a works based faith.
Answer The Great Fire of Rome broke out in 64 CE. Although it seems that Nero's conduct during the emergency was exemplary, it seems that rumours began that he was in some way responsible for the fire, or that the gods brought the fire in order to punish him. He apparently needed a scapegoat. No dou…bt there was a local persecution of Christians in Rome, but it is unclear whether this involved many executions or whether the majority of Christians were simply exiled. Acts of the Apostles is silent on this period, although Acts appears to have been written some decades later. The third-century Church Father, Origen, writing of the total of Christian martyrs up to his own time (in Rome and elsewhere) states that there were not many - and that it was easy to count them. An incomplete manuscript of the Annals of Tacitus says that the Christians of Rome suffered "excruciating punishments ... not so much for the crime of arson as for their hatred of the human race." According to Tacitus, some were nailed on crosses; others sewn up in the skins of wild beasts, and exposed to the fury of dogs; others again, smeared over with combustible materials, were used as torches to illuminate the darkness of the night.The strength of the evidence from Tacitus is doubted by some historians, because of his republican views and antipathy to the early emperors and because he was frequently a strident critic of Nero. It has also been suggested that part of his comments on the punishment of the Roman Christians may have been a later "pious interpolation" by Christians. The tradition that Christians were dragged around the palace gardens behind Nero's chariot seems improbable, as Nero had already thrown open the gardens to the homeless. Whatever action Nero took against the Christians does not seem to have involved any action or edict against Christianity as a religion. The letter written by Pliny to Trajan at the turn of the century suggests that there was no imperial precedent to guide magistrates in dealing with Christians. All we can say is that the Christians of Rome were blamed for the Great Fire of 64 CE, they were persecuted and no doubt there were some executions. The evidence of Origin suggests that the number of executions was not large. ( Full Answer )
Answer Christianity had already arrived in Britain by the time of Constantine, although there were few converts. Pope Gregory sent the monk Augustine to England to evangelise the island. In 601, four years after Augustine began his missionary work, Gregory sent the monk Mellitus to assist.
His/her soul stands before the throne of God and waits for the place to be (paradise or hell) till the doomsday. The decision depends on his/her life lived on Earth.
nothing you just follow the lord our god. Another thought: A very remarkable thing happens when you become a Christian. God Himself takes up residence in your life; even in your body. According to John 14:23 "Jesus answered and said unto him, "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Fath…er will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him ." Additionally, 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you , which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" The coming of God into your life/body is a watershed event. This is the "born again" experience. This is being "saved." You now have a personal relationship with God where before you had none. The course of your life can change, and frequently does. Because God is all-powerful, you now have spiritual and physical resources that you didn't have before you were a Christian. Now, because God is in you, the Bible starts to make abundant sense, where before it was difficult to understand at best. That's because, (John 14:26) "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." Where before, the question, "What would Jesus do?" was a meaningless curiosity, now it becomes the main focus of your life. Now, you begin to filter your life choices through what you understand about God and how He wants you to live your life. You have passed out of darkness and into the light. As long as you remain in the Light, you can be totally assured you will remain in the Light - forever. That means for ever . 1 John 5:13 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eterna l life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." There are other equally momentous events, many of a relational nature, that occur when you become a Christian. The above are just the high points. The thing is, from the outside, by all appearances, you are likely to look, feel, and (at the beginning), act the same as you did before you were a Christian. But be patient and don't be discouraged. You have just conducted business with God, and because of that, your life will never be the same again. To become a Christian, you need to love Jesus. And to love Jesus, you have to do what He says. John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." You also need to believe things about Jesus, and express them out loud. Romans 10:9 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved . " And what are the critical things to believe in your heart about Jesus? Here they are. 1Corinthians 15:1-11 John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." *There is baptism"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19) ( Full Answer )
Like with all the other religions before it another one will take place and the holidays will probably remain the same as it has since the many religious holidays today are based on pagan holidays. The ppl wont let go of that. It's tradition and very strong.
The early christians were persecuted and tortured because of their faith in jesus and god.
They were brutalized by being burnt alive, crucified, eaten by wild animals, made to fight to the death against gladiators, tigers, lions, wolves, and that sort of thing, unarmed and slaughtered by soldiers, drawn and quartered (they rip out your intestines while you still live, tie a horse to each …of your limbs and slap the horses on the rump and you are pulled into pieces), publicly raped and tortured to death, sometimes the lot all at once, pretty much any sick messed up thing you can imagine was done to the Christians by the Romans. How is that for the pinnacle of civilization'. ( Full Answer )
On Good Friday Jesus died on the Cross, the sky got dark and the curtain in the Temple tore from top to bottom, symbolising the division between God and humanity being removed because of Jesus' sacrifice.
The Great Commission Before Jesus Christ died on the cross he commanded all his followers to go into the world and share the Gospel(good news) that all are sinners but he gave his life to atone for these sins and we can live in paradise if we accept the gift. Just to be clear, "church" is where t…wo or more are gathered in his name so the "Christian church" happened the day after he died. Roman Catholic Answer: The Church started on the Feast of Pentecost when God sent the Holy Spirit on the disciples to strengthen them and fill them will all knowledge. Jesus' promised that He would be with His church until the end of time and that the very gates of hell would not prevail against it. ( Full Answer )
A minority of Christians who believe in preaching hate, and believe that manipulating the bibles teaching for their own purposes, claim that we will burn in hell forever. I personally believe that on the day of judgment, everyone of them will be made to atone for their bastardization of the faith.
It stayed, in a way, especially in southern Europe, however in northern Europe and the British Isles, paganism - what they worshipped before the Romans - remained a majority religion. Pity in the dark ages existed at all. Think, priests, monks and inquisitors would not have hindered technology for a… millennium ( Full Answer )
By the time of the death of Constantine in 337, and indeed throughout the fourth century, Christianity remained a minority religion in the Roman Empire. Constantine's Christian sons and successors continued to encourage Christianity and meet the expenses of the Church from state funds, meanwhile in…creasing the persecution of the pagan temples. Gnostic Christianity declined until it barely existed in the eastern Empire, while mainstream Christianity became split between Arianism and Trinitarianism. Just as Arianism appeared likely to prevail, Theodosius (378-395) outlawed it, made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire and banned the public worship of pagan gods. Conversion to Christianity gradually became a safer option than continuing to worship the old gods. ( Full Answer )
well when you die you will have to confess every single sin you have made on earth. and if you were a true christian you accepted Jesus into your heart/accepted him as you saviour you will go to heaven. but if you were not a christian, well, the bible says you will be sent to the lake of fire we…re there is burning of flesh and gnashing of teeth, or in other words you go to hell for all of eternity. so to put it simple if you ain't christian you goin to hell:( sorry (no I'm not its your own freaken fault, you read this you know what your denying) ( Full Answer )
Answer Most Christians, as they grow up, learn the teachings of their faith. In later childhood, some evaluate what they have been taught all their lives and see it as a fiction, thus ceasing to be Christians. Others continue to accept Christianity, often without thinking, and remain Christians in…to adulthood and perhaps beyond. ( Full Answer )
Upon cremation the body would be reduced to ashes and small fragment of bones. The Christians soul would go to be with the lord as if he had been buried in any conventional manner. Cremation was not taught in Gods word and it is probably not the way a Christians body should be disposed of at death. …However there is no teaching in Gods word that specifically prohibits it. There is an excellent article in the magazine "Christian Research Journal" that explores this subject in depth. The consensus they reach is that a Christians body should not be cremated. ( Full Answer )
We actually don't know a whole lot about after He died, but then after three days, He rose from the dead..."And as He stands in victory, sin's curse has lost it's grip on me. For I am His, and He is mine. Bought with the precious blood of Christ." (In Christ Alone..it's a song) Jesus now stands in v…ictory, and BECAUSE HE STANDS IN VICTORY...I can still sin, that's just the way humans are, but we don't have to be bound by the sin. We can be set free by the blood of Christ. Like just 3 minutes ago, I sinned, very greatly actually. I don't know what I did, but I know I sinned very badly. But, all I have to do is say "Jesus, I'm sorry. Please forgive me again. I love You. I choose You. It's a new second...a new second to live for You alone. That's what I choose Jesus. The sin that I just committed, please wipe it clean. I know I've done it a hundred or more times, but please, wipe me clean. Wipe me clean in the blood of the lamb. Make me whiter than snow, God. Thank You. I love You. Forgive me." and there I go! I'm forgiven! Thank you for letting me share my latest prayer of forgiveness with you! I have to ask God to forgive me at least once a day, usually before I go to bed I ask for His forgiveness. And no matter what I do, no matter how bad it is, no matter how many times I've done it, no matter how many times he's already forgiven me of the same exact thing, He still forgives me again. Isn't that way awesome? That's the God I serve. I forgiving, loving God. A God who truly cares. The one True God. So what happened to the Christians after Jesus died you ask? Well, we're living pretty good I'd say! We're living, because He's living. If He hadn't rose from the grave, who knows where we'd be today. Isn't Jesus amazing?! ( Full Answer )
The couple stands before the church and God and they say their wedding vows, listen to the scripture and then they pray and everyone prays after that it's lunch time:)
The same happens to Christians before they die, as happens to everyone else. The following scriptures tell us to 'work' while we can; while we're still alive. We can 'work'; 'reason'; 'gain knowledge'; and gain 'wisdom' while we're still alive. We can do whatever we 'are capable of doing'. Because… at the point of death, all that ceases. There is not even any thoughts, or knowledge, after we die. Therefore before we die, anything can happen ; we can work hard ; we can become wise. Eccl 9:5 , 10: ". . . because the living know that they will die. But the dead know nothing at all. There is no more reward for them . . . Whatever you are capable of doing, do with all your might , because there's no work, thought, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave, which is where you are headed. (CEB) "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going." (CSV) "(For they who live at least know that they shall die ; but the dead know nothing, nor have any further reward . . .) for neither work, neither reason, nor knowing, nor wisdom, shall be at hells, whither thou hastest." (WYC) . ( Full Answer )
Christianity Started with John the Baptist. He spread Christianity through baptizing and preaching preparing for Jesus Christ's teachings. The whole thing that wraps it up is Jesus Christ's Resurrection.
Christian is right now taking some time off due to injury. He will return to active competition once he is fully fit to compete. He made a one-off appearance at the Elimination Chamber pay per view along with other heels like Alberto Del Rio and Mark Henry in support of John Laurinitis
I think this is a typical meeting in an evangelical church. *praise and worship through singing is a scriptural thing to do: Eph 5:19 Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts. *take communion/bread a…nd wine. Jesus told the early disciples to do this: 1Co 11:25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." * listen to someone teach/encourage from the bible: Heb 10:25 Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. ( Full Answer )
It usually turns to ash and is blown away. Though depending upon the reason for burning it, one should always respect 'religious' articles of others. If accidentally someone should destroy a religious book/symbol, this never necessitates revenge, especially bodily harm or even death. It is against G…od's Command to murder or do harm to our brother/sister. ( Full Answer )
They get to do everything they denied themselves in this life. Everything they denied themselves in Gods name.
There are far more Christians in the world than any other religion . . . so we will just have to wait and see, assuming it ever dies. It's hung in there for more than 2,000 years so far.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, Answer: Christians believe that, after death, everyone's spirit and soul will go to either of these two places: heaven (eternal life) or hell (eternal death).
There is no 'maturing' ceremony. Perhaps you are referring to theage when a young Christian becomes responsible for themselves. Somewould point to the Confirmation day event as a reflection of this.
The teachings of Christianity are based on the life death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, so Christianity did not begin until after Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. After His resurrection Jesus spent 40 days with His disciples and during this time he presumably taught them about the …purpose of His life and death. This verse is from the New Testament of the Bible: Acts 1:3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. When Jesus left this world He told His disciples to go into the world and tell and teach people about Him and so Christianity spread throughout the known world. Over the years men have added their own traditions and rules etc to Jesus' teaching however there are many people in the world who adhere to the teaching of the Bible. ( Full Answer )
Clovis converted to Catholicism in 496, largely at the request ofhis wife, Clotilde. The adoption of Catholicism by Clovis led to awidespread conversion to Catholicism among the Frankish peoples,installing Catholicism all across modern-day France and Germany.When Clovis converted to Catholicism he b…ecame an ally of the Pope "But the change of religion had little or no effect on thecharacter of Clovis and his descendants, whose history is tarnishedwith atrocious crimes. The Merovingians, half tigers, half lambs,passed with astonishing rapidity from horrible massacres topassionate demonstrations of contrition, and from the confessionalback again to the excesses of their native cruelty." - PhilipSchaffe , The History of the Christian Church. Looking at his fruit of his life Clovis could hardly be called aChristian. ( Full Answer )