Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (Philippians 2:2)
The Bible is the inspired, fully inerrant, authoritative "Word of God." The Bible is referred to as the Word of God, meaning it can be considered a direct line of communication from the Almighty God, penned by the authors of the respective books. The meaning is what the authors meant by the words that they used.
Logos. The most usual Greek term for “word” in the NT: occasionally with other meanings (e.g., account, reason, motive); specifically in the prologue to the fourth Gospel (John 1:1, 14) and perhaps in other Johannine writings (1 John 1:1; Rev. 19:13) it is used of the Second Person of the Trinity. In ordinary Greek parlance it also means reason.
Christian was the term used to designate Christ’s early followers, as groups or as individuals. In the earliest years of the Christian era, when the church was unified, no denominational names (such as Baptist or Roman Catholic) existed. Local churches did not have names but were known by their locations (such as “the church at Ephesus”). Nor was there a single official name for the new Christian movement. Many designations were used for the followers of Christ, and these changed as the historical situation changed.
If there is therefore any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion. (Philippians 2:1)
INTRODUCTION: In the second chapter of Philippians, we will discover what the pattern of our life should be. Paul has helped us understand what the center of our life should be – Christ. Philippians chapter 2 is filled mainly with urging to carry out different Christian responsibilities and the public display of Christian integrity.
Strictly speaking, there was no fundamentalism before 1915. Informal reaction to modernism began in the 19th century, but the true polarization did not harden into more or less fixed positions until about 1915.
The city of Pergamum was the capital city of Asia Minor. It was renowned for its political power, its intellectual achievement and its pagan worship. It was a wealthy city given over to luxury and fashion. There are two special features that caused Pergamum to stand out in its time.