HOW DID CHRISTIANITY SPREAD WITH SUCH UNITY?
We know that right from the get go there were some who were corrupting the Word of God. And that a lot of churches had troublemaker and teachers of false doctrine who were all very persuasive. And yet Christianity stayed true to the basics.
Stay true to the basics, whenever you read something like that you got to ask yourself what are the basics?
The basics are found in 1 Corinthians 1:1-4.
1Co 15:1-4 (KJV) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was
buried, and that
he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
There you have it. If you believe that then you will have no trouble believing the truth to follow. The reason for that is your spirit is made alive and
God The Holy Spirit indwells you and leads you into all truth.
Christianity 101 is that Jesus is God and that God is a trinity. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross and shed His precious blood, which was GOD’S BLOOD, as THE payment for every sin ever committed upon the earth. And that the only way you can get in on that is by faith. Jesus is Jehovah the God man
[All doctrine and statements must be backed up by Bible Scriptures. If it is in the Bible it is true if it isn’t then its speculation at best and intentional perversion of Gods truth at worst. So why am I not using Scripture? Well I am writing this in a hurry just putting down some of my thoughts hoping you will pick up on some and search the Scriptures yourself. Which you should be doing anyway.]
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It was a time of nothing: no news media, cell phones, google, and only hand written books AND NO COMPLETE BIBLE until 200 A.D., at least that’s what the scholars claim. I wasn’t there so I have other thoughts on it. But let’s go with the scholars which for our purposes is okay because even if there was a complete Bible in the first century it still would have been local. The way I see it, the New Testament Bible would have been like huge and if it came with the Old Testament even much huger! So huge it would have been difficult to impossible to carry around. Thank you Jesus Jehovah for your gift of pocket sized Bibles. Also every Bible had to be done by hand because the Gutenberg printing press didn’t happen until the 15th century. Think about that. Printing is a simple thing yet it wasn’t invented until the 15th century! Why? That doesn’t even make sense! That’s the reason I think God didn’t let it happen until then. Why? Because it takes faith to please Him and that faith begins with the King James Bible. Just some thoughts perhaps some will pick up on it and study it out.
The point is, the very existence of a homogenized harmonious church is a miracle in itself.
Churches were all pretty isolated so how did it happen? Why did the Churches stay true to Paul’s and the other apostle’s preaching and teaching?
Of course the answer is the guidance of the Holy Ghost. But even so there must have been a humble acceptance to His leading. Humble I think is the key word in that last sentence.
They were humble wanting nothing but God’s truth. They didn’t want a mansion or big cars, they didn’t want to party all night and they didn’t want to be whore mongers and Sodomites nor did they want to just live a normal god-fearing life without the living and true God that died for them on Golgotha’s hill. They wanted God not themselves and their own personal wants so they grouped together in a place called Church to band together in mutual support and most important to worship and listen to the sermon so they could mature into vessels fit for the makers use. Or they went because they knew that is what God wanted them to do. The early Church was all God and not them. Sadly, today it’s the opposite.
TODAY WE ARE NOT HUMBLE – IN FACT WE ARE FAR FROM IT
Church as well as putting God first is far from what we want today. We are bombarded with ungodly vile TV commercials and many people we know personally are happily committing fornication and partying or living an ungodly life style by living in sin: men and women living as though they are married and also men with men and women with women and bestiality. Churches which were once filled are wanting pew people and those who claim they are Christians have absolutely no godly convection that they should be in Church.
People, even self-proclaimed christians today don’t want to do what God wants them to do and what god doesn’t want them to do that they want to do.
Today, 2019, Being humble is passé
AND ALL OF THE ABOVE HAVE NOT AN OUNCE OF GODLY CONVICTION THAT THEY ARE LIVING IN SIN.
That’s because christians are of the world while true John 3:3 Christians are and have always been as they have always been – HUMBLE and truth seeking.
Joh 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Today we are greatly outnumbered but so were the early Christians. The difference is today we are outnumbered by ungodly christian atheists.
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