Hippolytus of Rome
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St. Polycarp of Smyrna
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Other families are a very general movement with no universal governing authority. Mainline Protestantism, for example, includes such diverse groups as Adventists , Anabaptists , Baptists , Congregationalists , Evangelicals , Holiness churches , Lutherans , Methodists , Moravians , Presbyterians , Reformed. Many of these have, as a result of ecumenical dialogue, established full or partial communion agreements.
Moreover, the classic distinction between Pentecostals and Charismatics is that the former are entire denominations such as the Assembly of God or include most nondenominational churches, whereas the latter are Spirit-filled Christians in already existing Catholic or mainline Protestant churches. Moreover, some Evangelical churches are also Pentecostal, though certainly not all.
So there is some overlap. Ancient apostolic churches[ edit ] Further information: The first significant, lasting split in historic Christianity came from the Church of the East , consisting largely of Eastern Syriac churches outside the Roman Empire, who left full communion after in response to misunderstandings and personality conflicts at the Council of Ephesus.
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Early Church History Timeline This early church history timeline, in my opinion, addresses issues that ought to be of concern to all Christians. How are we to do that if we don’t know what that faith is? Most Protestants will claim that the historic Christian faith can be determined from the Bible, but a simple comparison of the multitude of doctrines taught by Protestants makes it clear this is not true.
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Christian soteriology The central belief of classical Pentecostalism is that through the death , burial , and resurrection of Jesus Christ , sins can be forgiven and humanity reconciled with God. The fundamental requirement of Pentecostalism is that one be born again. Baptism with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues are not generally required, though Pentecostal converts are usually encouraged to seek these experiences. Baptism with the Holy Spirit[ edit ] Main article: Baptism with the Holy Spirit Pentecostals identify three distinct uses of the word ” baptism ” in the New Testament: Baptism into the body of Christ:
Hell is paved with the skulls of priests. Popularly attributed to St John Chrysostom c. But the results are disappointing.
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Name[ change change source ] The name Jesus came from the Aramaic name “Yeshua”, from Hebrew Yah-shua, meaning “God is salvation or deliverance ” in English , and was a popular name of the time. Jesus is often called “Jesus Christ” or “Christ”. The word Christ comes from the Greek word christos and means “the one marked on the head with oil” or “the anointed one”. In Jesus’ country, anointing was done to show that a person was chosen to be a king or a leader.
Jesus is also called Messiah , which comes from the Hebrew term Moshiach, and also means “the anointed one”. Luke’s Gospel tells most of the story. The Government wanted every single family to have their name taken down to be taxed, so everyone had to go back to the place where they came from. Joseph came from the small town of Bethlehem , near Jerusalem , so even though Mary was close to giving birth to her baby, they had to travel, with thousands of other people.
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Various meanings[ edit ] Michael Ramsey , an English Anglican bishop and the Archbishop of Canterbury — , described three meanings of “apostolic succession”: One bishop succeeding another in the same see meant that there was a continuity of teaching: The bishops were also successors of the apostles in that “the functions they performed of preaching, governing and ordaining were the same as the Apostles had performed”.
It is also used to signify that “grace is transmitted from the Apostles by each generation of bishops through the imposition of hands”.
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Polycarp was martyred c. But Polycarp also was not only instructed by apostles, and conversed with many who had seen Christ, but was also, by apostles in Asia, appointed bishop of the Church in Smyrna, whom I also saw in my early youth, for he tarried [on earth] a very long time, and, when a very old man, gloriously and most nobly suffering martyrdom, departed this life, having always taught the things which he had learned from the apostles, and which the Church has handed down, and which alone are true.
To these things all the Asiatic Churches testify, as do also those men who have succeeded Polycarp down to the present time, a man who was of much greater weight, and a more stedfast witness of truth, than Valentinus, and Marcion, and the rest of the heretics. He it was who, coming to Rome in the time of Anicetus caused many to turn away from the aforesaid heretics to the Church of God, proclaiming that he had received this one and sole truth from the apostles, that, namely, which is handed down by the Church.
There are also those who heard from him that John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe at Ephesus, and perceiving Cerinthus within, rushed out of the bath-house without bathing, exclaiming, “Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within. Then, again, the Church in Ephesus, founded by Paul, and having John remaining among them permanently until the times of Trajan, is a true witness of the tradition of the apostles.
Irenaeus also mentions Polycarp in his letter to Florinus. These opinions, Florinus, that I may speak in mild terms, are not of sound doctrine; these opinions are not consonant to the Church, and involve their votaries in the utmost impiety; these opinions, even the heretics beyond the Church’s pale have never ventured to broach; these opinions, those presbyters who preceded us, and who were conversant with the apostles, did not hand down to thee.
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I praise God for all of that! Nowadays nobody even in the Church likes to mention Zion because of a lack of revelation. Because the Bible says that Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry as a mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises Heb 8: The Word ‘Zion’ occurs over times in the Bible. Wikipedia encyclopedia clearly states, Zion Hebrew:
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