Approaches Of Early Christianity And The Concepts Of Christianity

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Concepts of Christianity

Early Christianity is an important part of History, it allows us to get an inside look at ways they determined what was right within their religion, heresy they had to review and dispute, and their overall concern with the doctrine, which together, made up Christianity at that time. Religion today is much more refined, Christians participate in church, reading scripture in their spare time, as well as teaching to non-believers. It is easy to be a Christian in todays time as we do not have the same time of issues as those during the time of early Christianity when there were so many contradictory sources.

Many Christians had difficulty determining which beliefs and scriptures were "right" because some things written
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"Since then it is granted to the Hebrews and to them that are called from the Gentiles to believe the teachers of truth, while it is left to the personal decision of each individual of whether he will perform good deeds, the reward rightly falls on those who do well." (Homilies of Clement) The passage from Homilies of Clement gives a clear knowledge that it is up to the individual to perform good deeds, but never goes on to state what would be considered a good deed according to early Christianity and their beliefs. It has to be pointed out that during the time of Early Christianity there were followers who had experienced different things with Jesus and at different times, they had to come together to write their experiences into Scripture so that could have caused confusion within the Christian community. When it comes to determining the "right belief" there is …show more content…
"Marcion of Pontus said that Jesus came from the Father, who is above the law of God who made the world, into Judea in the time of Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Tiberius Caesar, and was manifested in the form of a man to those who were in Judea, destroying the prophets and the law, and all the works of the God who made the world. In addition to this, he mutilated the Gospel which is according to Luke, and removed all that refers to the generation of the Lord, removing also many things from the teaching in the Lord 's discourses, in which the Lord is recorded very plainly confessing that the founder of the universe is his Father; and thus Marcion persuaded his disciples that he himself is truer than the Apostles who delivered the Gospel." (Irenaeus, Against Heresies) This passage by Marcion initially divided the Christian communities of Rome. Christianity believed and what they knew to be true according to the works of the Lord, which was recorded in Scripture. Marcion 's statements went against what the Scriptures proved to be true which caused issues within the Christian

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