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Early Christianity

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Justin Bowman

Early Christianity

The old testament is the first part of the Christian Bible, comprising thirty-nine books and corresponding directly to the Hebrew Bible. Most of the books were originally written in Hebrew between about 1200 and 100 BC. They comprise the chief texts of the law, history, prophecy, and wisdom literature of the ancient people of Israel. The old testament and the new testament connection between the two is the covenant. (McFarland 1/12) The new testament is the second part of the Christian Bible, written originally in Greek and recording the life and teachings of Jesus and his earliest followers. It includes the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, twenty-one epistles by St. Paul and others, and the book of
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He heavily trusted it and was very known of what was said about the almighty God. In the old testament Jesus believed that the Old Testament was attractively inspired, the Word of God. He said, ‘The Scripture cannot be broken. (John 10:35) Jesus referred to scripture as ‘the commandment of God’. And as the ‘Word of God’. (Mark 7:13) Jesus also indicated that the testament was not breakable: ‘Until Heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the law, until all is accomplished’ (Matthew 5:18) When living with the people of his day, whether it was with the disciples or religious rulers, Jesus constantly referred to the Old Testament. ‘Have you not read that which was spoken to you by God?’ (Matthew 22:31) ‘Yea; and have you never read, “Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes thou has prepared praise for thyself”?’ (Matthew 21:16) and ‘Have you not read what David did?’ (Matthew 12:3) Examples could then go on and on to demonstrate that Jesus was knowledgable with the Old Testament and the content of it. He quoted from it very frequently and he heavily trusted…show more content…
The Resurrection and the delay of parasouia was a key event in the New Testament. The way he described the people of Jerusalem was that they were looking through colored glasses to see the Resurrected Jesus Christ. Jesus was supposed to have the everlasting live. The disciples experienced Jesus being reborn or resurrected. It was the first they have ever seen to have life after death. The New Testament has four main Gospels; Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. A Gospel is a teaching of Christ. Each Gospel is telling about how Jesus worshiped God and his disciples. The New Testament was not written at one time and that it was not written by one man. At least eight different men wrote different parts of the New Testament over a period of many long years. Although, we know that we do not have all the writings of even these eight men. For example, Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 5:9 that he had written an earlier epistle to the church at Corinth. That letter has not been preserved for us. It is likely that some other writings of Paul, as well as those of Peter, James, Matthew, etc., are not included in the New Testament and have been lost
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