Peter claims that Judas’ actions were necessary for the scriptures to be fulfilled and it is also necessary for Judas to be replaced as he was one of the twelve that shared in Jesus’ ministry and now his shares must be delegated to someone else. This showed great leadership by Peter. They then casted lots and Matthias was selected to replace Judas. Peter’s reaction to persecution is also another way Peter carried out the role of leader in Acts. Sadducees had arrested the apostles and
The belief that Jesus died on the cross for our sins was initiated as Jesus promoted he was sent to Earth by God to save humankind. To reflect on Jesus’ death in one way, one may examine and understand the importance of the death of Jesus by seeing Jesus’ selflessness. The belief of the resurrection is exemplified in the Nicene Creed. The Nicene Creed testifies the
“Messiah” is a Hebrew term that means “anointed one,” that is, the anointed king. We believe that Jesus Christ is that Messiah. The New Testament word “Christ” is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah.” This Messianic Prophecy, then, holds out hope for peace and righteousness through the reign of Jesus the Messiah. The text can be divided into two sections: the Dawn of the Messianic Age (verses 1-5) and the Righteous Reign of the Messiah (verses 6 and 7). While the entire passage is instructive for the message, the verses that focus on the nature of the Messiah are critical, for therein lies our hope for everlasting peace.
Barnabas took him and introduced him to the apostles. Luke writes “But Barnabas took him, brought him to the apostles, and described for them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus” (9:27). Because of Barnabas’ influence they accepted Paul. Sometime later, Barnabas was sent to Antioch, to investigate what was happening among the people. They believed that Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) worship Jesus together.
Baptists’ Two Ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper “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 “The Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 Christians of various denominations cherish. baptism and the Lord’s Supper in some form. Baptist beliefs about baptism and the Lord’s Supper differ from those of many other denominations. These differences are some of the ingredients in the distinctive Baptist recipe of beliefs and practices.
The Jewish holy book is called the Torah, which is the written law of God's instructions. Jews believe that the Torah was given to the Prophet Moses. It teaches Jews how to act with moral behaviors, think, and even feel about life and death. Christianity, which has roots in Judaism, also believes that the Ten Commandments are the primary set of laws as well. Followers of the Christian faith believe that Jesus is the Messiah, so it's doctrine is based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
“Enoch walked with God” (Genesis 5:22). After the flood, Noah “builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour ... (Genesis 8:21-22a). On the plains of Moreh, Abraham “builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD” (Genesis 12:8). In the Tabernacle, we see God’s pattern for worship.
Topic | Christianity | Islam | Judaism | Origin of the Name | From the Greek:christos, 'Anointed' - referring to Jesus Christ. | Derived from an Arabic word for 'submission'. Also related to the Arabic word salaam, 'peace'. | From the Hebrew:Yehudim, 'Judah'. | Founder | Jesus Christ (c. 4 B.C.
Law and Gospel in Galatians Sabrina Williams REL 325 Prof Brandt February 13, 2012 Paul’s letters repeatedly address the issue of Law and Gospel. In his letters, he tries to answer the question of salvation. Are we saved by following the Torah or is it through faith in Jesus as the messiah? This is a question that our early church fathers wrestled with and Paul tries to express his view on it and we find proof of that in his letter to the Galatians. During the time of Paul, Jews were so preoccupied with upholding the Law that their lives where devoted to a strict regimented life.
But more importantly, God has given us a glimpse into His nature by creating man as a reflection of His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). WORLDVIEW 3 The Question of Meaning/Purpose? The biblical worldview is a love story between God and man that unveils the mystery of mans rescue in Christ Jesus (Eph.3: 3-4), which opens his eyes and delivers him from the power of Satan, into the power of God (Acts 26:18). This power was demonstrated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death into life, and now works in those who know Him (Eph.1: 15-23; Jn. 5:24; 17:3).