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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Springtime of the Church

This is a long, but very interesting article on very early Christianity.

The Springtime of the Church
William J. Bow
http://www.bruderhof.com/articles/First-Christians.htm?source=DailyDig

For nearly two millennia theologians and philosophers have asked, "What does it mean to be a Christian?" Today we might ask, "What is the unchanging essence of Christianity?"
The answer can be found in its origins and the amazing things that happened in the infant church as it responded to the soaring promise of the New Testament.

The early Christians felt that God had revealed himself in Christ. They felt that God had been met and engaged and they strove to let his spirit rule their lives.

Their beliefs were simple. Prior to the development of theological Christianity, they focused on the message of the Gospels and the one commandment, "Love God and neighbor."

Read it all at the link above.

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