History of The Latter Day Saint Movement

History of The Latter Day Saint Movement The Latter Day Saint movement is a religious movement within Christianity that arose during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century and that led to the set of doctrines, practices, and cultures called Mormonism, and to the existence of numerous Latter Day Saint churches. Its history is characterized by...

Rapture

What Is Rapture? The rapture is an eschatological concept of certain Christians, particularly within branches of American evangelicalism, consisting of an end time event when all Christian believers who are alive will rise along with the resurrected dead believers into Heaven and join Christ. This is a theory that grew out...

Poetry and Wisdom

Poetry and Wisdom It has been said that the proper language of wisdom is poetry. We realize this when we read the classic texts of the world’s great sapiential traditions. The literature of antiquity, indeed, when not merely factual or legislative, lives most often within an aura which is at...

The Philosophy Of Mormonism

The Philosophy Of Mormonism CHAPTER I In this attempt to treat the philosophy of “Mormonism” it is assumed that no discussion of Christianity in general nor of the philosophy of Christianity is required. The “Mormon” creed, so far as there is a creed professed by the Latter-day Saints, is pre-eminently...

Historicity of the Bible

Historicity of the Bible The historicity of the Bible is the question of the Bible’s “acceptability as a history”.[1] This can be extended to the question of the Christian New Testament as an accurate record of the historical Jesus and the Apostolic Age. When examining the books of the Bible, scholars...

Messianic Secret

Messianic Secret In biblical criticism, the Messianic Secret refers to a motif primarily in the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus is portrayed as commanding his followers to maintain silence about his Messianic mission. Attention was first drawn to this motif in 1901 by William Wrede. Part of Wrede’s theory involved statements in the New Testament by Jesus to...

Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Luke The Gospel According to Luke, also called the Gospel of Luke, or simply Luke, is the third of the four canonical Gospels.[2] It tells of the origins, birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.[3] Luke is the longest of the four gospels and the longest book in the...

Gospel

What Is The Gospel? Gospel originally meant the Christian message itself, but in the 2nd century it came to be used for the books in which the message was set out.[1] The four canonical gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke and John — were written between AD 70 and 100,[2][3] building on older sources...

Prophets of Christianity

Prophets of Christianity In Christianity the figures widely recognised as prophets are those mentioned as such in the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is believed that prophets are chosen and called by God. The main list below consists of only those individuals that have been clearly defined as...

Messiah

Who Is The Messiah? In Abrahamic religions, a messiah or messias (מָשִׁיחַ‎, مسيح‎, masîḥ) is a saviour or liberator of a group of people. The concepts of moshiach, messianism, and of a Messianic Age originated in Judaism,[1][2] and in the Hebrew Bible; a moshiach (messiah) is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil.[3]Messiahs were not exclusively Jewish: the Book of Isaiah refers...

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Christmas

What Is Christmas? Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed on December 25.[9][10][4][11][12] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.[2][13][14] A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the...

Christmas

Date of Birth of Jesus

Date of Birth of Jesus The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a date of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC.[1] The historical evidence is too incomplete to allow a definitive dating,[2] but the date is estimated through two different approaches—one by analyzing references...

Great Commission

Great Commission In Christianity, the Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples to spread his teachings to all the nations of the world. The most famous version of the Great Commission is in Matthew 28:16–20, where on a mountain in Galilee Jesus calls on his followers to make disciples of and baptize all nations in the name of the Father,...

Sources For The Historicity of Jesus

Sources For The Historicity of Jesus Christian sources, such as the New Testament books in the Christian Bible, include detailed stories about Jesus, but scholars differ on the historicity of specific episodes described in the Biblical accounts of Jesus.[1] The only two events subject to “almost universal assent” are that...

Brothers of Jesus

Brothers of Jesus The New Testament describes James, Joseph (Joses), Judas (Jude), and Simon as brothers of Jesus ( ἀδελφοὶ, adelphoi, ‘brothers’).[1] Also mentioned, but not named, are sisters of Jesus. Some scholars argue that these brothers, especially James,[2] held positions of special honor in the early Christian church. Catholic, Assyrian, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary, as did the Protestant leaders Martin...

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...

Incarnation in Christianity

Incarnation in Christianity In Christian theology, the incarnation is the belief that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, also known as God the Son or the Logos (Koine Greek for “Word”), “was made flesh”[2] by being conceived in the womb of a woman, the Virgin Mary, also known as the Theotokos (Greek...

Logos in Christianity

What Is Logos in Christianity? In Christology, the Logos (”Word”, “Discourse”, or “Reason”)[1] is a name or title of Jesus Christ, derived from the prologue to the Gospel of John (c 100) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”,[2] as well as in the Book of Revelation (c 85), “And...

Lord

What Is The Meaning of Lord? Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler.[1][2] The appellation can also denote certain persons who hold a title of the peerage in the United Kingdom, or are entitled to courtesy titles. The collective “Lords” can...

God the Father

God the Father God the Father is a title given to God in various religions, most prominently in Christianity. In mainstream trinitarian Christianity, God the Father is regarded as the first person of the Trinity, followed by the second person God the Son (Jesus Christ) and the third person God the Holy Spirit. Since the second century, Christian creeds included affirmation of...

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