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Christian church, early. See also Christianity; Roman Catholic Church
3 paramount factors in rapid spread; reasons for triumph 132:0.5(1456;1), 195:0.5-18(2070;1), 195:1.2-4(2071;2)
Abner represented Babylonian view 166:5.2,4(1831;5), 171:1.6(1869;2)
Abnerian church was centered at Philadelphia; lost in Islamic movement 171:1.6(1869;2), 195:1.11(2072;4)
after Pentecost Paper 195 (2069;1)
baptized in name of Father, Son, and Spirit 194:4.9(2067;4)
believers known as Christians at Antioch 121:2.5(1333;7), 194:4.13(2068;3)
collection for believers in Jerusalem 194:4.7(2067;2)
early converts were gentile Jewish proselytes 121:2.5(1333;7)
failings
almost wholly lost valiant human Jesus 196:2.4-5(2092;2)
changed gospel 192:4.7(2051;4), 194:0.3-7(2059;3), 194:4.4-6(2066;4)
Christ became head of church rather than believer's elder brother 170:5.17-18(1865;7), 194:4.4-6(2066;4)
Christian church was built around
concept of glorified Christ 5:4.9(67;7)
fact of Christ's death 143:5.11(1614;5), 143:6.3(1615;4)
miraculous concepts of Jesus' divine-human personality 98:7.2,8(1084;1), 166:0.2(1825;2), 170:2.10(1860;5), 196:2.1,4,6(2091;3)
did not employ Jesus' simple spiritual appeal 195:0.3(2069;3)
doctrine of sanctification by suffering; mortification of the flesh 89:3.3(976;5), 89:4.1(977;3)
great mistakes were incorporation of Persian and Greek thought, connection to Judaism, atonement, overemphasis on person of Jesus 149:2.2-5(1670;3)
issues of eternal life partly transferred to C.c. 170:5.17-18(1865;7)
Jesus believed to be Eternal Son 161:1.6(1784;3)
lacked moral courage to follow Jesus' example toward women 149:2.9(1671;4), 167:6.4(1840;3)
possessions held in common; led to disaster 194:4.2,7(2066;2)
substitute for kingdom of heaven 170:2.8-10(1860;3), 170:5.7-15(1864;7)
uncompromising at Lake Urmia 134:6.14-15(1491;8)
first Roman church had been chief Mithraic temple 132:0.5(1456;1)
Greek writings caused movement to turn west 121:6.2(1338;5)
Greeks, middle class provided moral backbone 121:3.4(1335;3), 195:3.6(2074;1)
influenced by
30 Jesus-taught Roman religious leaders 132:0.4-5(1455;4)
Babylonian and Persian ideas of good and evil 146:1.3(1637;5)
beginnings 98:7.3-10(1084;2), 194:4sec(2066;1)
continence cult 89:3.6(977;1)
Cynics 98:0.2(1077;2)
erroneous philosophy 94:12.1(1040;5)
Hebraic prejudice against Trinity concept 104:1.10(1144;7)
Jesus' teaching of God as loving Father 5:4.10-11(67;8)
Jews 5:4.10(67;8), 92:6.7(1011;5), 97:10.6(1076;3), 98:2.8(1079;5), 98:7.5(1084;4), 121:7.6-8(1340;4), 194:1.5(2060;5), 195:3.6(2074;1)
Mithraics 98:5.2,4(1082;3), 98:6sec(1083;1), 98:7.7(1084;6), 121:7.8(1340;6), 149:2.2(1670;3), 195:1.9(2072;2), 195:3.6(2074;1)
pagan ritual 195:0.11-18(2070;7), 195:3.6(2074;1), 195:9.11(2083;7)
Paul 5:4.11(68;1), 92:6.7(1011;5), 98:7.9(1084;8), 121:5.13-16(1337;9), 170:5.3-6(1864;3), 196:2.1(2091;3)
Philo 5:4.11(68;1), 92:6.7(1011;5), 170:5.3(1864;3)
Phrygian Great Mother cult 98:7.7(1084;6)
Plato, Greeks 5:4.10(67;8), 92:6.7(1011;5), 98:0.1(1077;1), 98:2.8(1079;5), 98:7.10(1084;9), 121:7.6-8(1340;4), 146:1.3(1637;5), 149:2.2(1670;3), 170:5.2(1864;2), 195:0-1secs 195:3.6(2074;1)
Romans 121:7.6(1340;4), 195:2sec(2072;5)
Salem teachings 98:0.1(1077;1), 98:7.4(1084;3)
Simon Peter 92:6.7(1011;5)
Zoroastrians 92:6.7(1011;5), 95:6.7(1050;3), 98:5.2(1082;3), 98:7.6(1084;5), 170:5.3(1864;3)
Jerusalem was cradle of 176:1.3(1913;2)
Jesus' contribution at Corinth 133:3.10-12(1473;3)
largely composed of lower classes and slaves 121:3.7(1335;6)
Mithraism competitor of 121:5.8(1337;4)
organized under Peter; James brother of Jesus was titular head; Matadormus treasurer 92:6.7(1011;5), 163:2.7(1802;3), 194:4.12(2068;2)
Pauline church headquartered at Antioch 171:1.6(1869;2), 196:2.6(2092;4)
persecution in Jerusalem scattered believers 141:6.6(2092;4)
persecution resulted from term "kingdom" 170:2.20-21(1861;4)
preached God as Father of Lord Jesus Christ, believer-fellowship with risen Christ 5:4.8(67;6), 194:0.4(2059;4)
Remembrance Supper originated in Passover ceremony 89:9.2(984;1)
second coming deemed near at hand 170:2.1,10(1859;4), 170:5.14-15(1865;4), 194:4.5,7(2066;5), 196:2.5(2092;3),. See also Jesus: second coming
sect within Judaism at beginning 194:1.5(2060;5), 194:4.10(2067;5)
similar to Mithraism in 3rd century A.D. 98:6.3(1083;3)
strengths
conquered Roman Empire, almost all great minds Christian in 300 years 195:2.5(2072;9), 195:3.10(2074;5), 195:10.18(2086;4)
faith in resurrection was cardinal feature of 190:0.4(2029;4)
first to proclaim the poor could survive 69:9.4(780;7)
free from civil entanglements, economic alliances 99:3.1(1088;2)
imposed more stringent sex obligations upon men 84:5.6(937;3)
in no sense an economic movement 121:3.9(1335;8)
most appealing and enduring cult ever conceived 87:7.4(965;8)
one of most progressive societies ever 170:5.16(1865;6), 195:0.3(2069;3)
power in unique lives, the way believers lived and died 194:4.6(2067;1), 195:3.4(2073;8)
vastly superior to existing religions 121:5.6(1337;2)
women admitted into full fellowship 98:6.4(1083;4), 150:1.3(1679;2)
Trinity concept 104:1.11-13(1144;8), 161:1.6(1784;3), 194:4.9(2067;4)
ultra-pacific 98:6.4(1083;4)
under Roman Empire 195:3sec(2073;5)
church hibernated in European dark ages 195:4sec(2074;7)
church is larval stage of thwarted spiritual kingdom 170:5.21(1866;4)
futile to talk about revival of primitive C. 195:10.1(2084;1)
influence on Buddhism, Hinduism 94:9.3(1038;1), 94:4.1(1031;2)
living Jesus is only hope of unification 195:10.11,16(2085;3)
missionaries of. See missionaries
nominal acceptance by New Zealand tribe 92:2.5(1005;1)
Pauline version of life, teachings of Jesus 149:2.2(1670;3), 195:0.18(2070;14)
problem of C. 195:9sec(2082;6)
promises salvation from sin 5:4.5-8(67;3)
Reformation disrupted unity of 92:5.12(1010;3)
strengths
church is inevitable and useful social result of Jesus' life 170:5.7,10(1864;7)
founded upon fact of Michael's bestowal 121:5.16(1338;1)
gospel will emerge from C. to transform world 194:2.8(2061;6)
greatest religion ever known 92:6.2,5(1010;6), 194:4.6(2067;1), 195:9.8(2083;4)
Jesus has fostered C. as best exponent of his work 195:10.9(2085;1)
one of greatest powers for good on earth 195:10.12(2085;4)
recent relative rehabilitation 195:4.3-4(2075;1)
religion of faith, hope, and charity 196:3.16(2095;3)
river of truth running through the centuries 195:9.1(2082;6)
willingly goes the first mile 195:10.5(2084;5)
the future 195:10sec(2084;1)
weaknesses
church is institutionalized to spiritual barrenness 195:3.9(2074;4)
church is unconscious obstacle to real gospel 195:10.8(2084;8)
ecclesiasticism incompatible with living faith 195:10.8(2084;8)
emphasis upon struggle between soul and body 157:6.4(1749;3)
error to regard marriage as a sacrament 83:8.1-4(929;4)
extemporized religion; operates in low gear 195:10.18(2086;4)
fears exposure of unconsecrated fellowship? 196:1.2(2090;3)
gospel of ransom to purchase man from devil 194:2.8(2061;6)
has overlooked Joshua the human hero 92:7.8(1013;3)
involvement in commerce and politics 195:10.13(2085;5)
languishes for lack of new vision of Master's life 195:9.2(2082;7)
long since ceased to be religion of Jesus 98:7.11(1084;10), 149:2.2(1670;3)
ministry to the unfortunate from false sentiment 99:3.5(1088;6)
miraculous interpretation of history 97:8.5-6(1071;3)
mystic C. bordered on unreality; akin to pantheism 195:4.1(2074;7)
neglects spiritual mission for social problems 195:9.4(2082;9)
Occidentalized; non-Europeans look upon as strange 92:6.7(1011;5), 94:4.1,10(1031;2)
Old Testament incorporated into 74:8.12(838;4)
perpetuated myth of fiat creation 74:8.13(838;5)
prejudice against Jews inexcusable 175:2sec(1909;1)
Remembrance Supper reduced to set formula 179:5.5(1942;4)
sects are pitiful subdivision of believers, a weakness to Oriental peoples 170:5.20(1866;3), 195:4.3(2075;1), 195:10.7,15(2084;7)
secular materialism 195:4.4-5(2075;2), 195:8.3(2081;3), 195:9.9-11(2083;5)
should not require God-conscious men to reject their historic leadership 99:5.11(1091;10)
sponsors Western social systems 99:3.1(1088;2), 195:10.20-21(2086;6)
teachings about women 149:2.9(1671;4), 167:6.4(1840;3)
well adapted to mores of white races 94:4.1,10(1031;2), 98:7.11(1084;10)
Christmas
Christians celebrate on festival day of Mithras 98:5.4(1082;5)
people revel in Christmas gifts 69:5.13(777;1)
tree perpetuates ancient custom of tree worship 85:2.5(946;1)
chromosomes. See also life: biological
24 pattern units; 48 human trait determiners 36:2.4,9(397;4)
of Prince's staff reorganized by life circuits 77:2.2,5(856;5)
frandalanks who also measure time 29:4.30(328;6)
in Uversa personality register 30:2.17(337;1)
system time broadcast by 46:1.2(519;3)
type of Master Physical Controller 29:4.4(324;6)
authority derived from invocation of sacred books 88:2.10(970;1)
avoid union of church and state 70:1.14(784;10), 70:12.6(798;5), 71:8.4(806;10), 72:3.6(811;6), 178:1.9(1930;6)
church buildings
open air arenas of worship in light and life 55:5.5(630;2)
should be houses of beauty, appealing simplicity 55:5.5(630;2), 167:6.5-6(1840;4)
function in shaping cultural progress 98:2.7(1079;4)
primitive man's response to illusory ghost environment 86:6.1(955;6)
secret societies evolved into 70:7.15(792;4)
true church is Jesus brotherhood; invisible, spiritual, characterized by unity, not uniformity 195:10.11(2085;3)
Chuza
steward of Herod Antipas, husband of Joanna 150:1.1(1678;5), 154:0.2(1717;2)
Cicero 195:2.6(2073;1)

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