Jesus of Nazareth instituted a way of life compell ing enough for hundreds of modern denominations to see in it the initiation of their sects, but, as Peabody says, hardly any problem of exegesis is more dif ficult than to discover in the gospels an administra tive or organizing or ecclesiastical Christ. When the two disciples of John the Baptist followed Jesus as their Messiah, the church was conceived, but its birthday was at Pentecost when three thousand new believers were convicted by Peter's preaching that the crucified Jesus was alive, both Lord and Christ. Some Heilenistic Jews complained that their widows were neglected, and so seven deacons were appointed to re lieve the apostles of serving tables. It was Paul who emancipated the gospel from legalism and ceremonial Observances, who proclaimed the reality of the union of a believer with Christ, symbolized by the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and who had only the boundaries of the Roman empire as limits of his audience chamber. The characteristics of the early churches were their independence, equality of ministers, their deacons, regenerate church member ship, and ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Sup per.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Miles Mark Fisher
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265750896
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Page Count - 199
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