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New Commandment

New Commandment The New Commandment is a term used in Christianity to describe Jesus’s commandment to “love one another” which, according to the Bible, was given as part of the final instructions to his disciples after the Last Supper had ended,[1] and after Judas Iscariot had departed in John 13:30.[2][3][4] Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me:...

Top 10 Ways to Boost Spiritual Health

Top 10 Ways to Boost Spiritual Health Faith is a tremendous gift from God. But in the midst of our busy lives it takes some extra effort to stay spiritually healthy. A lot of things compete for our attention. We yearn to know God more deeply, but our lifestyle choices...

The Gospel of Barnabas

The Gospel of Barnabas The History of the Gospel of Barnabas Opening- True Gospel of Jesus, called Christ, a new prophet sent by God to the world: according to the description of Barnabas his apostle. Barnabas, apostle of Jesus the Nazarene, called Christ, to all them that dwell upon the...

Christianity

Christianity

What Is Christianity? Christianity[note 1][2] is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe Jesus is the Son of God and savior of humanity, whose coming as the Messiah (Christ) was prophesied in the Old Testament of the Bible, and chronicled in the New Testament.[3] Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in...

Last Adam

Last Adam The Last Adam, also given as the Final Adam or the Ultimate Adam, is a title given to Jesus in the New Testament.[1][2] Similar titles that also refer to Jesus include Second Adam and New Adam.   Twice in the New Testament an explicit comparison is made between Jesus and Adam. In Romans 5:12–21, Paul argues that...

Prayers Against Antichrist

Antichrist

Antichrist (Greek Antichristos). In composition anti has different meanings: antibasileus denotes a king who fills an interregnum; antistrategos, a propraetor; anthoupatos, a proconsul; in Homer antitheos denotes one resembling a god in power and beauty, while in other works it stands for a hostile god. Following mere analogy one might interpret antichristosas denoting one resembling Christ in appearance and power; but it...

What Is Antichrist?

What Is Antichrist? In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist or anti-Christ is someone recognized as fulfilling the Biblical prophecies about one who will oppose Christ and substitute himself in Christ’s place. The term (including one plural form)[1] is found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John.[2] The Antichrist is announced as the one “who denies the Father and...

Josephus on Jesus

Josephus on Jesus The extant manuscripts of the writings of the first-century Romano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus include references to Jesus and the origins of Christianity.[1][2] Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews, written around 93–94 AD, includes two references to the biblical Jesus Christ in Books 18 and 20 and a reference to John the Baptist in Book 18.[1][3] Scholarly opinion varies on...

Chronology of Jesus

Chronology of Jesus A chronology of Jesus aims to establish a timeline for the events of the life of Jesus. Scholars have correlated Jewish and Greco-Roman documents and astronomical calendars with the New Testament accounts to estimate dates for the major events in Jesus’s life. Two main approaches have been...

Anno Domini

Anno Domini The terms anno Domini[a][1][2] (AD) and before Christ[b][3][4][5] (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term anno Domini is Medieval Latin and means “in the year of the Lord”,[6]but is often presented using “our Lord” instead of “the Lord”,[7][8] taken from the full original phrase “anno Domini...

Love of Christ

Love of Christ The love of Christ is a central element of Christian belief and theology.[1] It refers to the love of Jesus Christ for humanity, the love of Christians for Christ, and the love of Christians for others.[2] These aspects are distinct in Christian teachings—the love for Christ is a reflection of his love for his followers.[3]   The...

Unknown Years of Jesus

Unknown Years of Jesus The unknown years of Jesus (also called his silent years, lost years, or missing years) generally refers to the period of Jesus’s life between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry, a period not described in the New Testament.[1][2] The “lost years of Jesus” concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature (where it at...

Life of Jesus in The New Testament

Life of Jesus in The New Testament The four canonical gospels of the New Testament are the primary sources of information for the narrative of the life of Jesus.[2][3] However, other parts of the New Testament, such as the Pauline epistles which were likely written within 20–30 years of each other,[4] also include...

Jesus in The Talmud

Jesus in The Talmud There are several passages in the Talmud which are believed by some scholars to be references to Jesus. The name used in the Talmud is “Yeshu“, the Aramaic vocalization (though not spelling) of the Hebrew name Yeshua.[1][2] The identification of Yeshu as Jesus is problematic. For example, the Talmud mentions Yeshu ben Pandera/ben...

Historical Background of The New Testament

Historical Background of The New Testament Most scholars who study the historical Jesus and early Christianity believe that the canonical gospels and life of Jesus must be viewed within his historical and cultural context, rather than purely in terms of Christian orthodoxy.[1][2] They look at Second Temple Judaism, the tensions, trends, and...

Olivet Discourse

Olivet Discourse The Olivet Discourse or Olivet prophecy is a biblical passage found in the Synoptic Gospels in Matthew 24 and 25, Mark 13, and Luke 21. It is also known as the Little Apocalypse because it includes the use of apocalyptic language, and it includes Jesus’ warning to his followers that they will suffer tribulation and persecution before the ultimate triumph of the Kingdom of God.[1] The...

Ministry of Jesus

Ministry of Jesus In the Christian gospels, the ministry of Jesus begins with his baptism in the countryside of Roman Judea and Transjordan, near the river Jordan, and ends in Jerusalem, following the Last Supper with his disciples.[1] The Gospel of Luke (Luke 3:23) states that Jesus was “about 30 years of age” at the start of his ministry.[2][3] A chronology of Jesus typically has the date of the start of...

Sermon on The Mount

Sermon on The Mount The Sermon on the Mount (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: Sermo in monte) is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5, 6, and 7).[1][2] It is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early in the Ministry of Jesus after he has...

Tree of Jesse

Tree of Jesse The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David and is the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of a genealogy. It originates in a passage in the biblical Book of...

Judaism’s View of Jesus

Judaism’s View of Jesus Among followers of Judaism, Jesus is viewed as having been the most influential and, consequently, the most damaging of all false messiahs.[1] However, since the traditional Jewish belief is that the messiahhas not yet come and the Messianic Age is not yet present, the total rejection of Jesus as either messiah or deity has never been a...

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