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Chapter 5

Chapter 5-Christianity

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David Perley

Chapter 4 ChristianityPerspectives on the Christian BibleInerrancy this word means exemption from error It connects with the belief that the bible is not subject to error If we correctly translated the message there cant be any errorLiteralism it means that every word is literally true If we believe in inerrancy we also believe in literalismHistorical critical its a method of interpretation A Christian method to discover the biblical authors original intended meaningMosaic it means small pieces of tiles stuck together Jesus is like mosaic We dont know who he is All religions have interpretations about him and we have joined every piece to have a composite picture of JesusSpiritual kingdom forgiveness atonement and loving othersMissionary tradition more and more people traveling together to have universal ideaChristianity has two commandments love neighbors Christians and love godChristian OriginsThe Gospels and JesusIn Marks biography a Roman soldier calls Jesus while he was being crucified that He as truly a son of God It is fitting that a roman soldier and not a Christian called Jesus a son of God because within generations after Jesus the Christians decided that their message was for everyone not just JewsSince Jesus was born in a time when there were not formal records most of what we know comes from records of his followers produced a generation after his career It is widely agreed that Jesus was born in 4 BCE in a Palestinian town called Nazareth He learned his fathers trade of stone working or carpentry At the age of 30 he began to proclaim religious teachings and attract followers At about 33 he went to Jerusalem where he came into confrontation with the authorities He was apprehended tried and executed by being nailed to the cross More than 3 centuries later when Christianity became an established religion church leaders listed the writings acknowledged to be scripture The standard list of boos and letters is what Christians know as the New Testament It includes the 4 gospels that had achieved universal acceptance throughout Christianity But in the late first and early second centuries when these and some other gospels were written and circulated the situation was much more fluid It is helpful to think of each gospel coming from an individual author with a particular interpretation and an intended readership MarkIt is the simplest and most straightforward gospel It is also considered to be the earliest of the gospels that eventually became a part of the canon His account starts from Jesus mature life It recounts how John the Baptist baptizes Jesus and Jesus begins his preaching in the region of Galilee His local reputation increases and he insists that Sabbath is made for the people not people for Sabbath This creates a rift between Jesus and the Pharisees Jesus selects 11 of his best followers and they go to Jerusalem During the course of a week he disputes with the religious authorities celebrates the Passover and is betrayed by one of his followers Judas He is tried and executed German scholars came up with a hypothetical source that they presumed was not recorded in History but was used by Mark and Luke when writing their Gospels It
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