- 1 What happened to John the Apostle?
- 2 What does it mean to suffer for God?
- 3 Why did Jesus have to suffer and die?
- 4 What is the difference between persecution and suffering?
- 5 Which disciple did Jesus loved the most?
- 6 Who Was Jesus half brother?
- 7 Does God bring pain?
- 8 What is spiritual suffering?
- 9 Why do we suffer?
- 10 What the death of Jesus has done for us?
- 11 What did Jesus say about persecution?
- 12 What is persecution in Christianity?
- 13 How do you respond to persecution?
What happened to John the Apostle?
The theologian Tertullian reported that John was plunged into boiling oil but miraculously escaped unscathed. In the original apocryphal Acts of John, the apostle dies; however, later traditions assume that he ascended to heaven. Officially, the apostle’s grave is at Ephesus.
What does it mean to suffer for God?
As Christians, we are called to suffer for Christ. Just as Jesus exchanged His life for our own, in the same way, we are to also abandon our lives to Jesus (Philippians 2:5-11). This means counting the cost and knowing that God is worth it.
Why did Jesus have to suffer and die?
In the New Testament, Jesus, God’s Son, came to earth to reunite us with God through the ultimate sacrifice: his own life. We could never a life worthy of God on our own. So Jesus lived a life without sin on our behalf. And then he died the painful death our sins deserve.
What is the difference between persecution and suffering?
The inflicting of suffering, harassment, imprisonment, internment, fear, or pain are all factors that may establish persecution, but not all suffering will necessarily establish persecution. The suffering experienced by the victim must be sufficiently severe.
Which disciple did Jesus loved the most?
In the Gospel of Mary, part of the New Testament apocrypha — specifically the Nag Hammadi library — a certain Mary who is commonly identified as Mary Magdalene is constantly referred to as being loved by Jesus more than the others.
Who Was Jesus half brother?
The New Testament describes James, Joseph (Joses), Judas (Jude), and Simon as brothers of Jesus (Greek: ἀδελφοί, romanized: adelphoi, lit.
Does God bring pain?
Since God is entirely good and is Love itself, this Science explains, pain does not come from God. Man, who is made in God’s likeness, must be completely spiritual, pure, and beloved of God. Certainly Christ Jesus’ ministry illustrates clearly that God does not want us to suffer.
What is spiritual suffering?
Spiritual distress, also known as spiritual suffering, may occur in situations where religious beliefs and practices fail to provide meaning or have a negative meaning, such as feelings of abandonment by God (Peteet & Balboni, 2013) or when a person’s illness experience contradicts his or her core beliefs (Bartel, 2004
Why do we suffer?
Our suffering comes from our denial of our divine nature, our lack of appreciation of our connection to all things, our resistance to impermanence and our addictions and attachments to things that only bring temporary relief.
What the death of Jesus has done for us?
Here’s a very brief summary of the six core things Christ accomplished in his death. Expiation means the removal of our sin and guilt. Christ’s death removes — expiates — our sin and guilt. The guilt of our sin was taken away from us and placed on Christ, who discharged it by his death.
What did Jesus say about persecution?
In Luke, Jesus speaks of “people [who] hate” and “defame you on account of the Son of Man ” and likens his followers’ suffering to that of earlier prophets (6:22-23 NRSV). Jesus later says to “not fear those who kill the body and after that can do nothing more” (12:4 NRSV).
What is persecution in Christianity?
Christian persecution refers to persistently cruel treatment, often due to religion or belief. Jesus told Christians to spread the word of Christianity, and acknowledged that this may put them in danger.
How do you respond to persecution?
Three alternative responses to persecution or the threat of persecution can be discerned in Scripture: Avoiding, resisting, and enduring for those affected, and mandatory solidarity for the rest of the body of Christ.