Peter And The Council Of Nicaea Essay

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Explain the Significance of Peter, Paul, Constantine and the Council of Nicaea, and the Schism of 1054

Peter: Initially Peter was known as Saul. He was the first disciple of Jesus who lived as a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee until he was called, along with his brother Andrew, by Jesus. The important even of being called by Jesus is recorded in early Matthew, “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” (Matthew 4:18-20 KJV) While he is credited for writing only two books found in the new testament, and being an attendee of the Last Supper, he still fulfilled the augury found in Matthew, “Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” (Matthew 26:34) After Peter did this, he proved Jesus to be correct. When Peter did this he verified Jesus’s insight and is another example of the truth of the Bible. …show more content…

His full time occupation was to find and persecute Christians. In the new testament book of Acts says, “As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.” (Acts 8:3 KJV) He was later miraculously converted to Christianity deeper into the book of Acts, “Then Saul, filled with the Holy Ghost set eyes on him.” (Acts 13:9 KJV) After converting he became a leading missionary of early Christianity. He wrote thirteen books of what is now known as the new testament. Many churches in Asia and Greece were founded by Paul, he even kept correspondence with them throughout his life. In conclusion, Paul was exceptionally influential on helping build

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