I’m tired of all the people denying that we are. No matter what your intentions are, you’re honestly not helping anyone by denying that it’s happening. Just go to Egypt. See for yourself how the Copts are treated. Ask them if they know someone who has been killed in the bombings, you will likely find someone who knows someone who was killed or injured by them or the mobs. Egypt has problems with the way it treats the Copts. That’s an observable fact. In some parts of Cairo and the rest of the country, I get stared at and harassed if I go without hijab. That shouldn’t happen. None of this should be happening frankly.
Mother Teresa “God does not call us all to great things, but calls us to do small things with great love.”
In the garden of our Savior no flower grows unseen His kindness rains like water on every humble seed No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye For there is One who loves me His hand is over mine
In the kingdom of the heavens no suffering is unknown Each tear that falls is holy, each breaking heart a throne There is a song of beauty in every weeping eye For there is One who loves me His heart, it breaks with mine
O the deeds forgotten, O the works unseen Every drink of water flowing graciously Every tender mercy You’re making glorious This You have asked of us: Do little things with great love Little things with great love
At the table of our Savior, no mouth will go unfed And His children in the shadows stream in and raise their heads O give us ears to hear them, and give us eyes that see For there is One who loves them. I am His hands and feet.
We celebrate Jesus! We celebrate His dying and why He died! We celebrate His resurrection from the tomb. We do this just like the earliest of Jesus followers. The following explains what they believed and celebrated almost from their very mouths.
A creed was developed by the early Christians and the Apostle Paul received it from other Apostles, Peter and James. Critics believe he received it when he first went up to Jerusalem, see Gal 1:18-19.
So what is this creed and how do we know it was a creed?
How do we know? Form criticism experts have done the research to determine that within these verses is the creed delivered to Paul.
What is the creed? I Corinthians 15: 3b-6a, and verse 7
…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures…
…and that he was buried…
…and that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…
…and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the Twelve…
…then he was seen by over five hundred people at once…
…then he was seen by James, then by all the apostles…
So, there it is. A statement of faith by the earliest Christians going back to just after Jesus rose from the dead.
What is a creed? It is generally a summary statement about an event or set of beliefs. In this case it is both, because events were involved and these events established facts related to beliefs.
Could this be legend? I think not. This is a news flash of what happened right after it happened. It was coded and stated by Christians to one another and to others around them.
Do you believe these statements about Jesus? Do you want to investigate the earliest writings about him? Here it is. Read 1 Corinthians 15 and then move to the next documentation: the Gospel of Mark or any of the other gospels.