The early days of Christianity by Frederick Clifton Grant

The early days of Christianity

byFrederick Clifton Grant

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV FOES WITHIN THE FOLD Not everyone in the church rejoiced at the "open door of faith" proclaimed to the Gentiles by Paul and Barnabas. There were some, like those who protested when Peter accepted the hospitality of the centurion Cornelius, who felt that there was a grave danger in this open welcoming of Gentiles into the church. They thought that heathen should become Jews first, and then advance to the perfect form of Judaism taught in the gospel. THE "jCDAIZERS" It is hard for us to understand such narrowness and bigotry, as it seems to us. But we must remember that for hundreds of years the preservation of the Jewish faith required the most strict exclusion of foreigners with their idolatry and heathen customs, often grossly immoral. Moreover, for twenty generations the Jews had been persecuted by foreign nations, either on account of their religion (as in the days of Antiochus Epiphanes), or on account of their wealth and the strategic importance of Palestine as a frontier state. Jews and Gentiles.--In the first century of our era, there were great numbers of Jews who bitterly resented the Roman control of Palestine, and hated every mark of the "bondage" which it was felt their nation suffered. Although the Romans gave Palestine as good a government as any in the world at that time, and made an honest effort (at least under the early procurators) to deal justly with their subjects; although Jewish life and property were never more secure, this antagonism on the part of vast masses of the Jews only deepened from year to year. At last war broke out, and the Jewish nation endeavored to regain its freedom. After four years of unsuccessful revolution, 66-70 A. D., ending in a terrible siege of the capital city, Jerusalem was taken, the Temple...

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Title:The early days of ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021762703X

ISBN - 13:9780217627030

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