“You shall always have poor with you but not me”- Matthew 26:11-Church can not solve poverty: Standard passage for church leaders to make them happy that poverty has no solution and you got a divine sanction , therefore do not pain yourself , enjoy the Papacy …… for the poor always ye have with you, and me ye have not always.
Accra Confession of World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC)-2004-In classical liberal economics, the state exists to protect private property and contracts in the competitive market. Through the struggles of the labour movement, states began to regulate markets and provide for the welfare of people. Since the 1980s, through the transnationalization of capital, neoliberalism has set out to dismantle the welfare functions of the state. Under neoliberalism the purpose of the economy is to increase profits and return for the owners of production and financial capital, while excluding the majority of the people and treating nature as a commodity.
Acts of the apostles- Acts Acts.1  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given
Acts of the Apostles-King James Bible-1611-The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Anti-Christian Library-Peculiarity of this library is that , the authors criticized the Church doctrines and passed comments on Gospel system. Most of the writers are renowned in their respective fields of learning and thoughts. Therefore it is not easy to discredit them as unnecessary.
Arthur Schopenhauer on the Christian System-I may mention here another fundamental error of Christianity, an error which cannot be explained away, and the mischievous consequences of which are obvious every day: I mean the unnatural distinction Christianity makes between man and the animal world to which he really belongs. It sets up man as all-important, and looks upon animals as merely things. Brahmanism and Buddhism, on the other hand, true to the facts, recognize in a positive way that man is related generally to the whole of nature, and specially and principally to animal nature; and in their systems man is always represented by the theory of metempsychosis and otherwise, as closely connected with the animal world.
THE ANTICHRIST by Friedrich W. Nietzsche-This saintly anarchist, who aroused the people of the abyss, the outcasts and “sinners,” the Chandala of Judaism, to rise in revolt against the established order of things—and in language which, if the Gospels are to be credited, would get him sent to Siberia today—this man was certainly a political criminal, at least in so far as it was possible to be one in so absurdly unpolitical a community.
Baptist Confession of Faith-1689-We the MINISTERS, and MESSENGERS of, and concerned for upwards of, one hundred BAPTIZED CHURCHES, in England and Wales (denying Arminianisim), being met together in London, from the third of the seventh month to the eleventh of the same, 1689, to consider of some things that might be for the glory of God, and the good of these congregations, have thought meet (for the satisfaction of all other Christians that differ from us in the point of Baptism) to recommend to their perusal the confession of our faith, which confession we own, as containing the doctrine of our faith and practice, and do desire that the members of our churches respectively do furnish themselves therewith.
Basic Books for a Christian Theologian- It is important to note that there are two settings of the Gospels: the life setting of Christ and the
life setting of the church. Both settings need to be considered while interpreting the Gospels. However,
this thesis will focus on the life setting of the church. This setting highlights Luke’s presentation of Pilate
as representative of Roman authority during his audience’s day
BIBLIOGRAPHY ON SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY: Thought at the commencement of 1900-Bedjan, Paulus, ed. Acta martyrum et sanctorum. Paris / Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1890-1897. Keywords: saints, hagiography, martyrs, NT apocrypha, Acts of Peter, Acts of Paul, Acts of Mar Mari, Edessan martyrs, St Sharbil, St Barsamya, Gurya-Habib-Shamuna, Abd al-Masih of Singar, Eusebius of
Birth Day of Jesus was 6th January-Eusebius was appointed as Bishop of Caesarea around 320 CE and he was a die-hard admirer of the genius of Constantine. In his book The Life of Constantine (Vita Constantini in Greek), he said: “It is as if the religion of Abraham is at last fulfilled, not in Jesus, but in Constantine.”
Canon Law Book 3 [Cannon 756 to 1258]-BOOK III : THE TEACHING OFFICE OF THE CHURCH TITLE I: THE MINISTRY OF THE DIVINE WORD (Cann. 756 – 780) CHAPTER I : PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD CHAPTER II : CATECHETICAL FORMATION TITLE II: THE MISSIONARY ACTIVITY OF
Canon of the Synod of Dort-CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF DOST ART. 1. OF DIVINE PREDESTINATION. That God, by an absolute decree, hath elected to salvation a very small number of men, without any regard to their faith or obedience whatsoever; and secluded from saving
Catholic Church is a political organization to establish “supremacy of Pope over all persons”-The papal monarchy was neither designed nor calculated to foster the growth of either truth, reason or virtue. The policy and measures which it adopted were never intended to correct vice, but to make it administer to the importance of its power, and the wealth of its coffers. Its design has always been to reign supreme; and in conformity with a policy dictated by this design, it has destroyed every virtue that obtruded an obstacle to the accomplishment of its purposes, and protected every vice that appeared to favor their success.
Christian Reformed Church-Henry Beets-CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA, The. This Church is largely the result of three secession movements out of the Reformed (Dutch) Church (q.v.). The first of these movements took place in 1822 in the States of New Jersey and
Church in Wales: women bishops code of practice-Should a woman become a diocesan Bishop in the Church in Wales, her jurisdiction as a diocesan bishop is recognised unreservedly and without qualification as set out in the Canons and Constitution of the Church in Wales for a diocesan bishop.
Cremation of Christian Person- Liturgy-First Rite: While Standing before the Coffin The minister says these SCRIPTURE VERSES: I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord. He who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes
Didache or The Lord’s teaching to the heathen by the Twelve Apostles-3rd Century CE-Ἡ μὲν οὖν τῆς ζωῆς ἐστιν αὕτη· πρῶτον ἀγαπησεις τὸν θεὸν τὸν ποιήσαντά σε, δεύτερον τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν· πάντα δὲ ὅσα ἐὰν θελήσῃς μὴ γίνεσθαί σοι, καὶ σὺ ἄλλῳ μὴ ποίει.-The way of life is this : first, you must love God who made you. Second, you must love your neighbour as yourself. Whatsoever you would not want someone to do to you, do not do that to another.
Doxologia – Symbolum Nicaenum-Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae,visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero,
Early Christian Library Before 400 CE-And in this struggle to legitimize Jesus we lost and completely lost Historical Bethelhamian village long-haired Jew Jesus. Then our newly converted Paul never went to see Mother Mary or Josef of Arimathea generate doubt about the claim of the early Christian church.
Early Christian Writings-Act of Peter Acts of Andrew Acts of Apollonius Acts of Carpus Acts of John Acts of Paul Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas Acts of Peter Acts of Peter and the Twelve Acts of Pilate Acts of the Apostles Acts
Excommunication of Martin Luther and his followers: Papal Bull ‘Decet Romanum Pontificem’-Pope Leo X-On all these we decree the sentences of excommunication, of anathema, of our perpetual condemnation and interdict; of privation of dignities, honours and property on them and their descendants, and of declared unfitness for such possessions; of the confiscation of their goods and of the crime of treason; and these and the other sentences, censures and punishments which are inflicted by canon law on heretics and are set out in our aforesaid missive, we decree to have fallen on all these men to their damnation.
EXIVI DE PARADISO-Anno Christi 1312 Religionis Minorum 105 Henrici VII. Imp. Anno 5 Clementis V. Anno 8 Clemens V Papa Episcopus servus servorum Dei Declaration sum. Pontif. in regul. FF. Minorum 1. Exivi de Paradiso, dixi, rigabo hortum plantationum, ait ille coelestis
Exorcism against Satan and apostate angels-Pope Leo XIII-1884-Most glorious Prince of the celestial militias, Archangel St. Michael, defend us in the battle and in the fight against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness and against the evil spirits of the celestial areas. Come to the aid of men, created by God for immortality and made in his image and likeness and redeemed at great cost from the tyranny of the devil.
Exsurge Domine: Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther 1520-We beseech you also, Paul, to arise. It was you that enlightened and illuminated the Church by your doctrine and by a martyrdom like Peter’s. For now a new Porphyry rises who, as the old once wrongfully assailed the holy apostles, now assails the holy pontiffs, our predecessors.
From the top of the apostolic seat-Pope Leo XIII-1890-Indeed, Italy would increase respect and consideration among other peoples from living in harmony with the Apostolic See; which, as she made Italians experience the benefits of her presence among them in a particular way, as well as with the treasures of faith that always spread from this center of blessing and health, he made that the great and respected Italian name spread among all peoples.
Gospel of Thomas-Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.
If Jesus is Christ then purgatorial washing, souls`day, celebrating dead body is stupidity-Therefore, in reality, every believer is already completely holy in God's sight as a result of the Savior's sacrifice on the cross 2000 years ago. This complete cleansing flows from the miracle of the cross. (1 Peter 2:24,25) Thankfully, every Christian is already "seated with Christ in the heavenly realms." (Eph. 2:6) The complete purification of a sinner's soul occurs the moment the new birth takes place (John 3:6,7) in a person's heart through faith in Christ. (John 1:12; John 3:16)
Incurable Contradictions In The Bible-1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? (a) God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) (b) Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1) 2. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel? (a) Eight hundred
Infallibility of Roman Church-It was always agreed that where the Pope and Bishops were unanimous they were infallible, and their unanimity might be expressed either in a general council, or in a decree of a local council tacitly accepted by the Pope and the rest of the Church, or even in a decree of the Pope alone if the bishops either expressly or tacitly affirmed it.
Inquisition of Catholic Church-The first step toward the establishment of courts of inquisition would seem to have been taken in 1179 when the third Council of the Lateran issued a decree of excommunication against the adherents of the heretical sects of southern France, who are charged not only with holding abominable heretical tenets but also with practising “unheard-of cruelties against the Catholics,” demolishing the churches and massacring widows and orphans.
INSTITUTIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION – John Calvin 1537-PREFATORY ADDRESS TO HIS MOST CHRISTIAN MAJESTY, THE MOST MIGHTY AND ILLUSTRIOUS MONARCH, FRANCIS, KING OF THE FRENCH, HIS SOVEREIGN; JOHN CALVIN PRAYS PEACE AND SALVATION IN CHRIST. Sire,—When I first engaged in this work, nothing was farther from my
Jesus lied ten times in Bible-The following are the nine instances when Jesus lied to his disciples. Having said so there is no reason to believe that the following dictums were originally uttered by ‘Word became flesh’ Jesus. It is apt to say that the
Kingdome of God by the new Covenant: from De Cive by Thomas Hobbes-Now, although the Kingdom of God by CHRIST to be established with a New Covenant, were Heavenly, we must not, therefore, think, that they, who believe in CHRIST would make that Covenant, were not so to be governed here on the Earth too, as that they should persevere in their faith, and obedience promised by that Covenant. For in vain had the Kingdom of heaven been promised, if we were not to have been led into it
KITĀB AL-MAGĀLL: THE BOOK OF THE ROLLS.-Apocrypha Arabica: Arabic MS. No. 508 in the Library of the Convent of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai. KITĀB AL-MAGĀLL OR THE BOOK OF THE ROLLS. ONE OF THE BOOKS OF CLEMENT. In the name of the Father, and of
LAMBETH CONFERENCE 1867-Conference of Bishops of the Anglican Communion HOLDEN AT LAMBETH PALACE, SEPTEMBER 24-27, 1867. I.–AN ADDRESS, DELIVERED AT THE OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE, BY CHARLES THOMAS, LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. II.–THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE CONFERENCE. III.–ADDRESS OF THE BISHOPS TO
Lateran Treaty of 1929-Lateran Pacts of 1929 The Lateran Pacts of 1929 [King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Pope Pius XI] contained three sections—the Treaty of Conciliation (27 articles) which established Vatican City as an independent state, restoring the civil sovereignty of
List of the Bible versions-AAT An American Translation (Beck) AB Amplified Bible AIV An Inclusive Version ANT The Authentic New Testament BNT Barclay New Testament CENT Common English New Testament CEV Contemporary English Version CJB Complete Jewish Bible CLNT Concordant Literal New Testament CNT
Lutheran Churches in India-Guided by the 16th-century Lutheran doctrine of “by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone” Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church Arcot Lutheran Church Christ Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madhya Pradesh Evangelical Lutheran Church in the
Malleus Maleficarum- Prosecution of Witches (1486)-[Original Text in Latin- a guidebook for Inquisitors during the Inquisition, and was designed to aid them in the identification, prosecution, and dispatching of Witches] Text : The method of beginning an examination by torture is as follows: First, the jailers prepare the
Necessary Doctrine-Thomas Cranmer-1550 CE-Necessary Doctrine by Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) To know how we obtain our justification, it is expedient to consider, first, how naughty and sinful we are all, that be of Adam’s kindred; and contrariwise, what mercifulness is in God, which to
New Testament never said “Speak Truth”-In the New Testament inter alia some verses pertain to ‘truth’ has come, but those are not positive commands for speaking truth. The word ‘truth’ came in the sense of witnessing Jesus of Faith or action of the church. The
Open Letter to Bishop William in reference to consecretion Bishop Brooke-1892-My contention is that a man whose baptism at the best is very doubtful, whose relation to the incarnation of Jesus Christ is that of an Arian, whose attitude towards the formulated polity of the Church is that of one who refuses it and despises it, and whose avowed belief as to man's natural condition contradicts the teaching of the word of God, and the Book of Common Prayer, is now a Bishop of our Church by the votes of a majority of my Brethren in the Episcopate.
Opus Dei-Work of the God in English is a Roman Catholic Organisation, created as a personal prelature of the Catholic Church in 1982 by Pope John Paul II. Personal prelatures were created in the 1965s by the Second Vatican Council [Decree
ORIGIN AND BIRTH OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH-In affirming the virgin birth, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, Christians say no more than pagans say of Perseus, Asclepius and other demigods: those myths are a demonically inspired anticipation of the Gospel story. As to deifying men, what about the deified emperors?
Papal Bull Unam Sanctam- Two Swords-1302-We are told by the word of the gospel that in this His fold there are two swords,—a spiritual, namely, and a temporal. For when the apostles said "Behold here are two swords" — when, namely, the apostles were speaking in the church — the Lord did not reply that this was too much, but enough. Surely he who denies that the temporal sword is in the power of Peter wrongly interprets the word of the Lord when He says: "Put up thy sword in its scabbard." Both swords, the spiritual and the material, therefore, are in the power of the church; the one, indeed, to be wielded for the church, the other by the church; the one by the hand of the priest, the other by the hand of kings and knights, but at the will and sufferance of the priest.
Passion Narrative extracted from Marks-14:32  And they come to a spot, the name of which [is] Gethsemane, and he saith to his disciples, `Sit ye here till I may pray;’ 14:33  and he taketh Peter, and James, and John with him, and
Select Bibliography- Systemic Theology-“Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is
Slavery Consistent with Christianity (1853)by Rev Leander Ker-It is a settled point now that our American Indians are the descendants of the Asiatics, or the children of Shem—and we know that the Europeans are the children of Japeth. And God did literally enlarge the borders of Japeth, when he raised up Columbus to discover America. And now, we, the posterity of Japheth, are literally dwelling in the tents or places of Shem, and Canaan is our servant.
Symbolum Apostolorum-Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia
Symbolum Apostolorum – Christian faith-Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia
Symbolum Nicaenum: Nicene Creed Text-Symbolum Nicaenum Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae,visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de
Syro-Malabar Church and Syro-Malankara Catholic Church-Syro-Malabar Church and Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, both are the branches of the Vatican controlled Catholic Church in India is headed by a Major Archbishop and ratified by Pope from the Vatican Administration. The Syrian Malankara Catholic Church was established on
Tertullian on Baptism-De Baptismo – 220 CE-The Blessed Sacrament of Water, in which, when cleansed, we are released from the sins of our original blindness, unto eternal life! … How great is the power of stubbornness, to unsettle the Faith, or even to reject it altogether, when we find it impugns it, on account of the very articles it contains. Nothing so hardens men's minds, as that simplicity of divine works which is seen in the doing of them, contrasted with the greatness which is promised as the effect of them.
THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION: R.G. Ingersoll-Without desiring to hurt the feelings of anybody, I propose to give a few reasons for thinking that a few passages, at least, in the Old Testament are the product of a barbarous people
The Churches in Kolkata- The stone church, or Pathuriya Girja as the natives call it, was consecrated on the 24th of June, 1787, under the name of St. John, and remained the presidency church till 1814, when, Calcutta having been constituted a bishopric, St. John's became the Cathedral. Old St. James's Church was built in 1820, the Free School Church, St. Thomas's, in 1831, and St. Peter's, in the Fort, in 1835, but it was not till 1839 that, it having been found impracticable to enlarge St. John's Church to meet the growing needs of the community, the scheme for building a new Cathedral took definite form.
The Civil Church Law in America-In this country, the full and free right to entertain any religious belief, to practice any religious principle, and to teach any religious doctrine, which does not violate the laws of morality and property, and which does not infringe personal rights, is conceded to all. The law knows no heresy, is committed to the support of no dogma, the establishment of no sect.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINAL CHRISTIANITY-Selective reading from : HISTORY OF THE WORLD BY H. G. WELLS IN the four gospels we find the personality and teachings of Jesus but very little of the dogmas of the Christian church. It is in the epistles, a
The Gospel summary by Leo Tolstoy-1883-JESUS in his childhood spoke of God as his Father, There was in Judaea at that time a prophet named John, who preached the coming of God on earth. He said that if people changed their way of life, considered all men equal, and instead of injuring, helped one another, God would appear and His Kingdom would be established on earth.
The Holy Eucharist-Rite One-Book of Common Prayer (Church of England)-1662-Note: Page number from the original book supplied INDEX An ExhortationThe Decalogue: TraditionalA Penitential Order: Rite OneConcerning the CelebrationThe Holy Eucharist: Rite One-Alternative Form of the Great Thanksgiving-Offertory Sentences-Proper Prefaces Holy Eucharist An Exhortation This Exhortation may be used, in
The origin of the Gospels has proved a Serbonian Bog-The origin of the Gospels has proved a Serbonian bog, in which many writers who have attempted an explanation have floundered without finding solid ground. Scarcely two writers agree. Why should there be any doubt in a matter of so much importance, where the evidence could so readily be obtained at the time they were written, and so safely guarded and preserved?
The Sacrament: John Calvin: 1537-The Scholastic dogma (to glance at it in passing), by which the difference between the sacraments of the old and the new dispensation is made so great, that the former did nothing but shadow forth the grace of God, while the latter actually confer that it, must be altogether exploded. Since the apostle speaks in no higher terms of the one than of the other, when he says that the fathers ate of the same spiritual food, and explains that that food was Christ ( Cor. x. ), who will presume to regard as an empty sign that which gave a manifestation to the Jews of true communion with Christ?
THE SECRET OF RUNNING A CHURCH-Proverbs 31:6-7 Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more. Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever
THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA -St. Thomas Aquinas-Index Generalis Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) PROLOGUE QUESTION 1. THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF SACRED DOCTRINE QUESTION 2. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD QUESTION 3. OF THE SIMPLICITY OF GOD QUESTION 4. THE PERFECTION OF GOD QUESTION 5. OF GOODNESS IN GENERAL QUESTION
Theological Declaration of Barmen- by Karl Barth-1934-In view of the errors of the "German Christians" of the present Reich Church government which are devastating the Church and also therefore breaking up the unity of the German Evangelical Church, we confess the following evangelical truths:
Theology of the Persian Nestorian Church-“TESHBOKHTA” Of Mar Babai the Great in the sixth century CE One is Christ the Son of God, Worshiped by all in two natures; In His Godhead begotten of the Father, Without beginning before all time; In His humanity born
Truthful Word-Celsus-They say that God is revealed to sinners; but why was he not sent down to the sinless? What is wrong in not having sin?
Tyndale Bible-William Tyndale (1526)-William Tyndale(1490-1536) was a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1506 and received his B.A. degree in 1512. He became a Master of Arts in July 1515.
Who are the Fit and Proper Judges in the Trial of Witches?-The question is whether witches, together with their patrons and protectors and defenders, are so entirely subject to the jurisdiction of the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court and the Civil Court so that the Inquisitors of the crime of heresy can be
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