What we consider as the church today started a long time ago. It all began with one man, whose name is Jesus that flipped the world upside its head with one simple message, love. Jesus was born into a poor family, mother whose name is Mary and father, Joseph, the towns carpenter. Jesus was on this Earth thirty years before his ministry started. When he preached he challenged the ideas of that which were held constant for years and through him emanated a physical manifestation of a presence so strong that it drew men unto him. The lives of the men and women around him were transformed and through this renewal and the dispersal, spread of Christianity had begun. The spread of Christianity is attributed to the Holy Spirit, perseverance in following the message that Christ taught and sharing that message no matter the cost/consequences.
Jesus’s message is responsible solely for the initiation and spread of the church. When he was preaching in Nazareth, he told the people his aim as recorded in Luke 4:18 and he said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” This aim of Christ was rejected by the righteous men and they were outraged by this and thought of this as blasphemy but never the less he went about sharing the good news, exhibiting signs and wonders, and radiated love that influenced men. This is the very reason why the church started. He impacted thousands of people and they saw ...
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...herhood. The love of Christ was glowing in the hearts of men and “People” was the early church’s ministry. They inward love of Christ showed a physical manifestation of Gal 4 22:23 which says, “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” They were self-denying”. They showed interest in the broken, sick, widowed, poor and hopeless. They were Christ like. This indeed was what drew men unto people believing and confessing Jesus as lord and Savior.
The early church attract all men because it not only accepted the Jews but also the gentiles which is a completely different from Judaism.
The church after this is said to have settled in Jerusalem which is something that Jesus told them to not to do. Then came the persecution. The Rome
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