First-Century Christians to the End of the Earth

At Pentecost 33 C.E.,* there were 120 disciples in the upper room that received Holy Spirit. Within 100 years, the apostles, especially the apostle Paul and those early Christians grew Christianity from 120 disciples to over one million Christians, * B.C.E. means “before the Common Era,” which is more accurate than B.C. (“before Christ”). C.E. denotes... Continue Reading →

The Disciples Were First Called Christians

Acts 11:26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the congregation[1] and taught quite a crowd;[2] and in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. The Latinized Greek term Christianos (Christian) appears only in Acts 11:26; 26:28, and 1... Continue Reading →

Translating Things that Get in the Way of Understanding

The languages of the Bible as we know are Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek of thousands of years in the past. Their culture is far removed from ours and is varied because the 66 books of the Bible were written throughout the 1,600-year period, as well as being written to different audiences, in different times, situations, and under different covenants.

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