Matthew The Apostle

The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Peter The Apostle Peter, often known as Saint Peter, was the most prominent disciple of Jesus Christ. During his life, he followed Christ with very much devotion, and truly believed in his mission and purpose. Because of his devotion, he was chosen by Jesus to become the first Pope, and to take control of the Christian church. Peter was the son of Jona and he had a younger brother called Andrew, who first brought him to Jesus. His native town was Bethsaida, on the western coast of t
Sistine Chapel Cieling
Sistine Chapel Cieling
Sistine Chapel Cieling The Sistine Chapel Ceiling The Sistine Chapel ceiling is perhaps the most amazing painting of all time. It was finished by Michealangelo Buonarroti in 1512.(he started it in 1508.) He worked on the painting every day in the four year period. It was grueling work. He would have to climb a scaffolding and lay flat on his back 65 feet above the floor with paint dripping down on him. All of the scenes were based on stories of The Bible. The centerpiece, ?The Creation Of Adam?
Hell And Heaven
Hell And Heaven
Hell And Heaven Matthew Jay Krachunis May 2000 Hell The idea of heaven entices and encourages believers and non-believers alike. It is enjoyable to envision a place of eternal rest and relaxation, in the presence of God and loved ones. Heaven does exist according to the Bible, and is the destination of the believer in Jesus Christ at the completion of life on this earth. What is not encouraging is the fact that there is a place for those whom God chooses will not inherit everlasting life. This p
Pauls Letter To The Galatians
Pauls Letter To The Galatians
Paul's Letter To The Galatians A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document PAUL'S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS: When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be Christians, became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want to be an
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus? A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document I felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to-earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon (a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before). Matthew 12:49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they are h
Acts And Theophilus
Acts And Theophilus
Acts And Theophilus 1. Theophilus Lover of God, a Christian, probably a Roman, to whom Luke dedicated both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. Nothing beyond this is known of him. From the fact that Luke applies to him the title most excellent, the same title Paul uses in addressing Felix and Festus, it has been concluded that Theophilus was a person of rank, perhaps a Roman officer (Henneke). 2. John the Baptist John was Jesus' cousin. He was to prepare a way for the messiah by baptizing
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad
Bible About Muhammad Chapter One : Christian Muslim Responses Debate on TV At the end of the debate - Christianity and Islam - which appeared on the SABC-TV program Cross Questions on Sunday 5th June 1983, the Chairman, Mr. Bill Chalmers commented: I think it can be said from this discussion that there is, at present, somewhat more accommodation on the Islamic side for the founder of Christianity than there is on the Christian side for the founder of Islam. What the significance of that is,
Judas Betrayer
Judas Betrayer
Judas Betrayer The Apostle who betrayed his Divine Master. The name Judas (Ioudas) is the Greek form of Judah (Hebrew praised), a proper name frequently found both in the Old and the New Testament. Even among the Twelve there were two that bore the name, and for this reason it is usually associated with the surname Iscariot [Heb. a man of Kerioth or Carioth, which is a city of Judah (cf. Joshua 15:25)]. There can be no doubt that this is the right interpretation of the name, though the true
Luke Gospel
Luke Gospel
Luke Gospel Physician and companion of Paul wrote this Gospel in the mid 60's A.D. Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and Acts making him the largest contributor to the New Testament. These writings both begin with dedications to Theophilus, perhaps a potential or recent convert or patron who sponsored the circulation of Luke and Acts. The third Gospel presents Jesus as the Son of Man. The first three chapters and the beginning of the fourth give us the entrance of the Lord into the race, begin
Stoning
Stoning
Stoning Of Stephen The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:54-60) With the stoning of Stephen we have the first martyr of the Christian church. The word martyr is defined as a person who dies rather than renounce a religion; a person who makes a great sacrifice for the sake of principle. Stephen was that and much more. Stephen was brought in front of the Sanhedrin on false charges by the high priest. The high priest were persecuting the apostles because they were spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Wh
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus? annon A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document I felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to- earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon (a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before). Matthew 12:49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they
Pauls Letter To The Galatians
Pauls Letter To The Galatians
Paul's Letter To The Galatians annon A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document PAUL'S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS: When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be Christians, became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want to
Jesus, The Son Of God
Jesus, The Son Of God
Jesus, The Son Of God 1. Matthew 8:28-30 Jesus came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarene people. There were graves in that place. Two men came from among the graves to meet him. They had bad spirits in them. They were so bad and strong that people feared to pass that way. They shouted, `Jesus, Son of God, what do you want to do to us? Have you come here to punish us before it is our time?' Jesus went to the other side of the sea, which is the country of the Gadarene peopl
Urban Evangelism
Urban Evangelism
Urban Evangelism Go Ye Into All the World &and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 This commandment, given by Christ to his apostles, was one of action. First they were to go into their homes, or Jerusalem, then to their community, or Samaria, and then finally to the ends of the earth. The Christian church of today, however has lost sight of that directive. For too many years now we have sent thousands of missionaries abroad
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus? The influence of Jesus of Nazareth, the man, was enormous in his lifetime two millenniums ago, but even more incredible is how his influence has increased today as a member of Christianitys Holy Trinity. Nearly two billion of the worlds people worship Jesus as the Son of God today, and even more participate in the mission he began of giving oneself through service to others. Jesus was born between B.C. 8 and B.C. 4. It was originally believed that he was born in the year 1 A.D.,
Galatians
Galatians
Galatians Galatians was probably written between 49-56 A.D., by Paul, as it is shown in the very first verse. Paul's letter to the Galatians is a vigorous attack against the gospel of works and a defense of the gospel of faith.When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be C
Exegesis Of James
Exegesis Of James
Exegesis Of James I. Background The exegete of Holy Scripture in order to properly understand the full meaning of the passage must have a thorough knowledge of the background of the passage. It is important to know the author, intended readers and hearers, date, place of writing, occasion and purpose, and the literary genre of the passage. This paper will do all of these in a way that will give the reader a clear understanding of all that is necessary and important to know and understand about t
The Five Gospels And The Conspiracies
The Five Gospels And The Conspiracies
The Five Gospels And The Conspiracies The Five Gospels: Theories & Conspiracies In the beginning stood four men. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Synoptics of the Bible. Men with a vision, to conceive a living testimony of their Lord and Savior Jesus. But today many followers of Christ as well as scholars are skeptical about the origins of the Gospels and the true authors of the Bible. These witnesses all depict their own version of Christ. In each of the Gospels Christ acquires a new persona,
Mosaics Of San Vitale
Mosaics Of San Vitale
Mosaics Of San Vitale Mosaics of San Vitale ERIK BUNGO The church of San Vitale in Ravenna was dedicated to St. Vitalis. After the discovery of the bones of the reputed martyrs Agricola and his slave Vitalis at Bologna in the fourth century, Vitalis was widely venerated in the west. The church of which he is the patron saint in Ravenna was begun by Bishop Ecclesius in the second quarter of the sixth century, when the Goths still ruled there. Funds for its construction were supplied by Julianus A
{Judus} General Essay
{Judus} General Essay
{Judus} General Essay The Apostle who betrayed his Divine Master. The name Judas (Ioudas) is the Greek form of Judah (Hebrew praised), a proper name frequently found both in the Old and the New Testament. Even among the Twelve there were two that bore the name, and for this reason it is usually associated with the surname Iscariot [Heb. a man of Kerioth or Carioth, which is a city of Judah (cf. Joshua 15:25)]. There can be no doubt that this is the right interpretation of the name, though the tr
Personal Relations W/ God
Personal Relations W/ God
Personal Relations W/ God The Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:54-60) With the stoning of Stephen we have the first martyr of the Christian church. The word martyr is defined as a person who dies rather than renounce a religion; a person who makes a great sacrifice for the sake of principle. Stephen was that and much more. Stephen was brought in front of the Sanhedrin on false charges by the high priest. The high priest were persecuting the apostles because they were spreading the gospel of Jesus Chri
The Promise and the Plan
The Promise and the Plan
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ACTS 1:8: THE PROMISE AND THE PLAN A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. TIMOTHY SWINSON IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIBL 364 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ONLINE BY MACK MARSH MULLINS, SOUTH CAROLINA DECEMBER 16, 2011 OUTLINE Thesis Statement: In Acts 1:8, Jesus reveals His promise of the Holy Spirit and His plan to reach the world with the Gospel to His disciples and to Christ followers today. I. Introduction II. The Promise of the Holy Spirit A. The promise to never lea
Eschatology Of The End
Eschatology Of The End
Eschatology Of The End What happens to us all when we die or when the universe comes to an end? Is it all just over? Does history proceed with a purpose? If so what is the culmination of that purpose? Everyone from scientist to theologians agree that the world as we know it will eventually end? The question I want to address is does that eschatological moment, or end mean the destruction of the earth with fire and brimstone or is does a more glorious end await us? Is there a possibility of an a
An Artists Life
An Artists Life
An Artist's Life An Artist's Life Much of the art of the Renaissance was extremely religious in its nature. The paintings from this time are almost entirely scenes from the Bible including: the enunciation of the Virgin Mary, depictions of the infant Jesus Christ, the crucifixion of Christ, and numerous other examples of Christian iconography. One would imagine that virtuous, upstanding artists would have created such angelic works of art. The stunning displays of morality, as seen in the works
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Influenced Of Ancient A
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Influenced Of Ancient A
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Influenced Of Ancient Art : A 6 page paper that compares the Biblical descriptions of some of its major patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, etc;) with the archaeological findings of the time, to support their descriptions. The writer attempts to show that archaeological findings, including art and sculpture, deny some of the representations in the Bible, including the advanced age of many of the patriarchs in Genesis, and the racial hereditary basis for cha
A Comparison Of Judaism, Islam, & Christianity
A Comparison Of Judaism, Islam, & Christianity
A Comparison Of Judaism, Islam, & Christianity Religion is one of the driving forces behind many of the events and attitudes that have shaped our world. Throughout the centuries, laws have been enacted; cities and countries have been created and destroyed; and wars have been fought, all to promulgate or protect one religion or another. This paper will examine aspects of the three major Western religions of the world: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Topics covered will include the origin of all
Eschatology Of The End: According To Revelations
Eschatology Of The End: According To Revelations
Eschatology Of The End: According To Revelations Eschatology of the End: According to Revelations What happens to us all when we die or when the universe comes to an end? Is it all just over? Does history proceed with a purpose? If so what is the culmination of that purpose? Everyone from scientist to theologians agree that the world as we know it will eventually end? The question I want to address is does that eschatological moment, or end mean the destruction of the earth with fire and brimsto
Caravaggio, Death Of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, Death Of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, Death Of St. Matthew Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew Michelangelo de Caravaggio is one of the most renowned and popular artists of the Baroque Period. In fact, many paintings from this period, as well as after have been described as ?Caravagesque.? Caravaggio's works are some of the most popular in Italy, as well as around the world, and have been put into there own stylistic group. In his painting, the Martyrdom of St. Matthew, there contains certain characteristics that make the p
Exegesis Of Rev. 1:1-20
Exegesis Of Rev. 1:1-20
Exegesis Of Rev. 1:1-20 Revelation as a whole is often viewed as a very hard book to understand. However, if taken in small sections and really studied closely, the meaning of the text can come through. The first step to understand the book is to understand when it was written and the occasion and purpose for which it was written. Revelation was written at a point when Christians were under great persecution by Rome. Most scholars believe it was written somewhere around A.D. 95 by the apostle Jo
Borrowed Ethics
Borrowed Ethics
Borrowed Ethics Borrowed Ethics The past three decades have witnessed a remarkable growth in private Christian education, both in Christian day schools and in homeschooling. The effort has not been in vain. Standardized test scores repeatedly show that students in private Christian education far outpace their counterparts in public schools. It is reported that all homeschool students applying at Harvard last year were accepted.[1] On the other hand, public schools continue to deteriorate- academ