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If the Church Were Christian

by Philip Gulley

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24273986M
ISBN 109780061968228
OCLC/WorldCa652842745

Introduction. 1. Soter, bishop of the church of Rome, died after an episcopate of eight years, and was succeeded by Eleutherus, the twelfth from the the seventeenth year of the Emperor Antoninus Verus, the persecution of our people was rekindled more fiercely in certain districts on account of an insurrection of the masses in the cities; and judging by the number in a single nation. If the Church Were Christian(8) Philip Gulley If the church were Christian, it would care less about sex and more about love. I hadn’t been a pastor long when an elder in the meeting I was pastoring told me about an elderly couple living together who weren’t Size: 51KB.

  Ten Great Books on Church History. Scott Culpepper; W e are blessed to live at a time when a number of gifted scholars devote their time and talents to illuminating the story of the Christian church. They stand on the shoulders of giants from centuries past whose work has passed on to us the legacy of the cloud of witnesses who have gone before.   5. Early Christian writers were not motivated by fame or money. The variety, vigor, and volume of books by early Christians is also astonishing because those writers were amateurs. Unlike Roman philosophical texts, early Christian letters and books were not written by professional writers in comfortable accommodations.

Author Max Lucado Transcends Church of Christ Beliefs, - Read more Christian book reviews and excerpts. When Max Lucado became pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio in .   The “first church” is the church that is recorded in the New Testament, especially in the Book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul. The New Testament church is the “original church” and the “one true church.” We can know this because it is described, in great detail, in Scripture.


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Throughout this book, it becomes obvious that Philip Gulley lives in the love and grace which Christ taught and lived. Though the whole book is a critique of the church, none of it is done in a harsh, in-your-face way.

The entire approach is incredibly graceful/5(). Ive had If the Church Were Christian on my TBR list for a while now, so when it was coincidentally chosen as our church book club pick this month, I eagerly dove into reading it.

Some of the things Rev. Gulley had to say mirrored things that Ive read in other progressive Christian books, and some were more unique to his personal perspective/5. More Than a Church We're a FamilyThey devoted themselves to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer: Acts (NIV) Welcome folders measure 9' x 6' and make church information organized and attractive for visitors.

More Than a Church, We're a Family (ActsNIV) Welcome Folders, /5(7). Buy a cheap copy of If the Church Were Christian: book by Philip Gulley. The largest group in American religious life may be the disillusioned—people who have been involved in the church, respect Jesus, but question what Christianity has Free shipping over $/5(5).

In If the Church Were Christian Philip Gulley provides a profound picture of what the church could look like if it refocused on the priorities of Jesus. Author Bio Philip Gulley is a 1/5(1). The largest group in American religious life may be the disillusioned—people who have been involved in the church, respect Jesus, but question what Christianity has become.

In If the Church Were Christian Philip Gulley provides a profound picture of what the church could look like if it refocused on the priorities of Jesus. The largest group in American religious life may be the disillusioned—people who have been involved in the church, respect Jesus, but question what Christianity has become.

In If the Church Were Christian Philip Gulley provides a profound picture of what the church could look like if it refocused on the priorities of Jesus/5(18).

books—If the Church Were Christian Rediscovering the Values of Jesus. When I remem-bered Home Town Talesand its spiritually transparent, fresh and honest qualities,If the Church Were Christian was placed at the very top of a “must read” stack of books on my desk.

It accompanied me on my next long coast-to-coast trip. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. that. Acts ,2 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul with the church.

ActsThis is a very good book by the first great church historian. Eusebius (c. AD c. ) was a devout Christian, scholar, historian, author, priest, and eventually the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine.4/5. Paul’s first epistle to the church at Corinth reads like a Christian website’s FAQ page.

In many ways, 1 Corinthians is the answers to some of Christianity’s frequently asked questions. While reading the book, it appears that Paul is answering a series of questions. It’s possible the Corinthian church had sent a list of questions to the.

In addition to public reading, Christian works were also read in private by literate members of the church. Finally, Christian writings were also sometimes used for the practice of bibliomancy, telling fortunes from a book by opening it at random and reading what meets the Cited by: Of the Book of Mormon’s eleven witnesses, seven were Whitmers by blood or marriage.

The Book of Mormon translation was finished at the Whitmer home in Fayette; near it the Three Witnesses saw Moroni and the plates; there the organization of the Church and early New York conferences were held; half of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants from the New York period—twenty—were.

Burning of the Torah by Apostomus (precise time and circumstances debated) Epicurus's book (in Paphlagonia) Manichaean and Christian scriptures (by Diocletian) Books of Arianism (after Council of Nicaea) Library of Antioch (by Jovian) "Unacceptable writings" (by Athanasius) The Sibylline books (various times).

The Christian church in Jerusalem was the center of the Christian faith. It was there that the apostles were first located. The church had elders with James, Jesus’ brother, being the lead elder of the church (Acts ).

From there the truth about Jesus spread and God caused the Christian church to grow. The Thirty-nine Articles were not intended as a complete statement of the Christian faith, but of the position of the Church of England in relation to the Catholic Church and dissident Protestants.

The Articles argue against some Anabaptist positions such as the holding of goods in common and the necessity of believer's baptism. [49]. is the online home of Christian Book Distributors (CBD), the world's largest distributor of Christian resources.

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The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present.

Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus in the 1st century Roman province of ing to the Gospels, Jesus was a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30–   History of the Christian Church (8 volumes).

Shelley, Bruce L. Church History in Plain Language. Tucker, Ruth A. Parade of Faith: A Biographical History of the Christian Church. If I were to recommend only one of these titles, I would suggest Needham’s : Keith Mathison.

Jesus teaches us to pray - "All that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours" (Mark ). The Lord's Prayer (Matthew ) was taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount and continues the tradition of prayer found in Hebrew Scripture, our Old Testament of the Bible, exemplified by the Patriarchs of Israel such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and David.

There were two all-out empire-wide persecutions intended to utterly destroy the church. The first, under the emperor Decius, began in December, Everyone in the empire had to get a certificate from a government officer verifying that he or she had offered a sacrifice to the gods - an act that most Christians in good conscience could not do.Share this book Listen 2 weeks for free!

While many denominations claim to be growing, the largest group in American religious life is the disillusioned—people who have been involved in the church yet see few similarities between the church's life and the person of Jesus.The Corinthians divided when they should have preserved Christian unity, and they were united when they should have divided.

The main topic in chapters pertains to sexual conduct. In chapter 5, Paul calls the church’s attention to the man in their midst who is living in an incestuous relationship with his father’s wife.

This situation.