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Woman’s Creed

Woman’s Creed I believe in God who created woman and man in God’s own image who created the world and gave both sexes the care of the earth. I believe in Jesus, child of God, chosen of God born of the woman Mary who listed to women and liked them...

Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Matthew The Gospel According to Matthew (the Gospel of Matthew or Matthew) is the first book of the New Testament and one of the three synoptic gospels. It tells how the promised[2] Messiah, Jesus[3], rejected by Israel, is killed, is raised from the dead, and finally sends the disciples to preach the gospel to...

Mahdi

What is Mahdi? The Mahdi (ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي‎, al-mahdī, meaning “the guided one”) is an eschatological redeemer of Islam who, according to some Islamic traditions, will appear and rule for five, seven, nine or nineteen years (according to differing interpretations)[1][2] before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah, also known as “the Day of Resurrection”)[3] and rid the world of evil.[4]...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus The post-resurrection appearances of Jesus are the earthly appearances of Jesus to his followers after his death and burial. Believers point to them as proof of his resurrection and identity as Messiah, seated in heaven on the right hand of God (the doctrine of the Exaltation of Christ).[1] There is a strong early tradition...

Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem

Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem In the accounts of the four canonical Gospels, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place in the days before the Last Supper, marking the beginning of his Passion.[1][2][3][4] Crowds gather around Jesus and believe in him in John 12:9-11 after he raised Lazarus from the dead, and the next day the multitudes that had gathered...

Second Coming

Second Coming The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future (or past) return of Jesus after his ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago. The idea is based on messianic prophecies and is part of most Christian eschatologies. Views about the nature of Jesus’s Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and among individual Christians. Terminology See also: Theophany and Christophany...

Did Jesus ever say the exact words, “I am God?”

Did Jesus ever say the exact words, “I am God?” No, Jesus never said the exact three words, “I am God.” But Jesus also never said the exact four words, “I am a prophet,” or the exact four words “I am a man,” but we know He was both a...

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Empty Tomb

Empty Tomb In Christianity, the empty tomb is the tomb of Jesus that was found to be empty by the women myrrhbearers who had come to his tomb to carry out their last devotions to Jesus’ body by anointing his body with spices and by pouring oils over it.[1] All four canonical gospels report the incident with some...

Islamic Views on Jesus’ Death

Islamic Views on Jesus’ Death The issue of the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus (Isa) is rejected by most Muslims, but similar to Christians they believe that Jesus will return before the end of time. Most Muslims believe Jesus was not crucified, but was raised bodily to heaven by God. The general Islamic view supporting the denial of...

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