October 31 is not only Halloween, it’s also Protestant Reformation Day – a pivotal point in Christian History. It started with Jesus and the Resurrection when he defeated death. Then Pentecost when God gave us the Holy Spirit. The Paul’s missionary journeys to spread the Gospel. Emperor Constantine converted from Paganism to Christianity declaring that [...]
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchWhat is religion? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing. ~The Reason for God, Timothy Keller Man [...]
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchChristianity came first. In the 300s Emperor Constantine called together Bishops of all the Christian Churches in the Roman Empire and they established the Nicene Creed — known today as the Apostles Creed. Later on the Pope came to [...]
In doing research for my novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, I had to study Roman Mythology. The Romans stole the gods from the Greeks. The objective of having so many gods was to explain natural phenomena. There was a god for everything and a festival for every god.