The “Old Testament” (which constitutes the sacred writings of Judaism and, along with the New Testament, the sacred writings of Christianity) documents the rise of monotheism in constant but never fully resolved struggle with polytheism and henotheism. The God of the Hebrews was originally worshiped as a tribal god, Jahweh of Israel, over against such foreign deities as Dagon of the Philistines and Chemosh of the Moabites.
BD CURRICULUM Senate of Serampore College (University) LIST OF COURSES 1. BIBLICAL CLUSTER (BC) Compulsory Courses 1. Bible: Its Content And Message I (BOS15) 2. Bible: Its Content and Message II (BOS16) […]
The primitive Christians derived the institution of civil government, not from the consent of the people, but from the decrees of Heaven. The reigning emperor, though he had usurped the sceptre by treason and murder, immediately assumed the sacred character of vicegerent of the Deity. To the Deity alone he was accountable for the abuse of his power; and his subjects were indissolubly bound, by their oath of fidelity, to a tyrant, who had violated every law of nature and society.
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.
This could not be so if Christ were God; nor even if Christ were not God, but merely a great teacher, is it possible that He failed to express Himself clearly. For a great teacher is great, just because he is able to express the truth so that it can neither be hidden nor obscured, but is as plain as daylight.
A sub-mandarin said to the judge: “How long does your excellency wish them to be kept in prison?” “Until they agree,” said the judge. “Then,” said the sub-mandarin, “they are in prison for life.” “In that case,” said the judge, “until they forgive each other.” “They will never forgive each other,” said the other; “I know them.” “Then,” said the mandarin, “let them stop there until they pretend to forgive each other.
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.
“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 […]
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 throne of Catholicos was re-established in the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East which includes the Malankara Church in AD 1912 and this institution has been functioning ever since in the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East.
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?
Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Legal history at the time of advent of Christianity in Roman empire: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
THE ROMAN EMPIRE For the purposes of this concise history we can begin with the advent of Christianity. Itself the culmination of several centuries of religious and ethical thinking in Judaea, it […]
THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH NATION BOOK I PREFACE to the most glorious king ceolwulph, bede, the servant of christ and priest I formerly, at your request, most readily transmitted to […]
1 Esdras 2 Esdras Tobit Judith Additions to Esther Wisdom of Solomon Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) Baruch Letter of Jeremiah (Baruch 6) Additions to Daniel (The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the […]
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 […]
The following passages describe how the slaves are to be treated in the Bible.
Containing the Institution of a Christian man, in twelve heads of Doctrine:
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 […]