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by Gerald Bray

Author: Gerald Bray
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Mentor; Revised edition edition (May 20, 2009)
Pages: 224 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.5
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Modern Christians need to learn about their heritage and understand its importance, as well as its relevance to today's debate.

Modern Christians need to learn about their heritage and understand its importance, as well as its relevance to today's debate. Bray's insights contribute to that understanding, and are written in the same spirit and with the same missionary purpose as that which guided the Fathers of the Church whose work forms the subject of its pages.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The question: 'Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus?' has dominated modern theological discussion to such an extent that the history and development of the Church is widely regarded as a corruption of the original gospel message. The doctrines and practices of the first Christian communities have come under suspicion.

Creeds, Councils And Christ book. The purpose of this book is to explain in simple terms what the Early Church believed, and why it developed its theology in the way that it did. It is a defense of the classical orthodox beliefs contained in the major creeds and the statements of the General Councils of the first five centuries. Far from being innovations, these documents are re-statements of the teaching of scripture, which were worked out in the mission field of the Roman Empire.

Creeds, Councils and Christ: Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus? .

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On the contrary, the early Christian communities were engaged in witness . The so-called Apostles’ Creed is one such later form

On the contrary, the early Christian communities were engaged in witness and worship from the very beginning. To comprehend the faith of the early church regarding Christ, we must turn to the writings of the New Testament, where that faith found embodiment. It was also embodied in brief confessions or creeds, but those have not been preserved for us complete in their original form. The so-called Apostles’ Creed is one such later form. It did not achieve its present form until quite late; just how late is a matter of controversy. Neglected, elical Christianity needs a clear voice, to speak with conviction and love, to state its true position and its relevance to the world crisis

Creeds, Councils and Christ: Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus? (2009). Neglected, elical Christianity needs a clear voice, to speak with conviction and love, to state its true position and its relevance to the world crisis. A generation has grown up unaware of the basic truths of the Christian faith taught in the Scriptures and expressed in the creeds of the historic evangelical churches.

Did Christianity exist before Jesus Christ and if so how did it get started? . Still, it’s understood that Jesus refers to the man Yeshua who originated in the north of Israel, had a following in the early first century, and then came to Jerusalem, where he was tried by the Romans. He was also called Messiah or Messiach, because of the belief of his followers that he was the Jewish Messiah, or Chosen One.

Answer: The participle ‘hovering’ does not adequately describe the blowing of a wind. An instructive work is Creeds, Councils and Christ: Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus? (updated 2009) by Gerald Bray, professor at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He explains that Tertullian, a lawyer and Christian apologist, realized that the Bible taught that God made a covenant with Israel. And on God’s side, there were actually three signatories: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The question: 'Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus?' has dominated modern theological discussion to such an extent that the history and development of the Church is widely regarded as a corruption of the original gospel message. The doctrines and practices of the first Christian communities have come under suspicion, and in some quarters they have been quite openly rejected by those who want a fundamentally different kind of Christianity.

The purpose of this book is to explain in simple terms what the Early Church believed, and why it developed its theology in the way that it did. It is a defense of the classical orthodox beliefs contained in the major creeds and the statements of the General Councils of the first five centuries.


Far from being innovations, these documents are re-statements of the teaching of scripture, which were worked out in the mission field of the Roman Empire. As such they have always commanded the allegiance of the vast majority of Christians, and they must still be the basis for any future reunion of the churches

Modern Christians need to learn about their heritage and understand its importance, as well as its relevance to today's debate. This book is a contribution to that understanding, and it is written in the same spirit and with the same missionary purpose as that which guided the Fathers of the Church whose work forms the subject of its pages.