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If Jesus was a Jew, his dicisples were Catholic and Baptist- where did all the church of christ and pentacostle and other stuff come in?

Shouldnt we all be one of those original 3 if we believe in Christianity that is?


Asked by kellymsons at 11:23 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Yes Jesus was a Jew and with his death came the end of the old law. John the baptist should read "the baptizer". The church of christ is a name from the New Testament , "...the churches of Christ salute you." Jesus did not start the Jewish religion, he ended it. The temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and none of the things associated with it exsist today. Jesus taught the apostles to establish a new church, new testament Christianity. Read Acts chapter 2. Other denominations came about as man became dissatisfied with the teachings of the apostles. Historically not biblically the Catholic church is considered the first "christian" religion. As the Bible was printed for all people many began to challenge the Catholic teachings and Martin Luthern began what became known as the Protestant movement. This led to various denominations being created out of more dissatisfaction.

    Answer by jessa1091 at 11:18 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Christianity started as a Jewish movement (however briefly, lol), and the early Christians were various sects that have since been declared heretical, because once Rome got its hands on Christianity it established its Catholic Church as the one "right" church. And then was the Great Schism, that separated the Catholic church with the Orthodox, and later the Reformation, where various reformers broke away from the Catholic Church and started the various denominations like Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Methodism, etc, etc. Oh, and there was also during that time the whole situation with Henry wanting a divorce and breaking from the Catholic Church and starting the Church of England, lol. (although it was a little more complicated than just a divorce)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:51 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • John the Baptist got his name because he was known for baptising. Baptist didn't become a sect or whatever you want to call it until much later, but if you study the beliefs of groups throughout history their beliefs line up with what Baptists (at least what I beleive as a Baptist) believe now. And Baptists get their doctrines straight from the teachings of Jesus. We don't change it because a man says to, or because society changed.
    I got sidetracked, sorry. Jesus was a Jew but the Jews rejected Him so His gospel became for all men, Jew or gentile (not Jew). We were all made one under Christ. The important thing isn't what church you go to, but whether or not you have received Jesus as your Saviour.

    Answer by Laura2U at 11:49 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • uhhh where did you get the idea his disciples were catholic or baptist?
    There is no mention of either. The only mention is when they were at Antioch they were called Christians there.
    There were no denominations until much later. Those were created by man.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:29 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • John the Baptist - Baptized people, that does NOT make him a "Baptist". Think of it as a Job Title, like Tax Collector, Fisherman, Doctor

    The disciples did not "take communion". Communion is based on the Last Supper, and Jesus was simply encouraging them to come together at meal times in prayer and rememberance of Jesus. The Sacrament of Communion was created by the church many many many years later.

    The followers of Jesus were Gentiles.

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:42 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • His disciples were Jewish as well... Baptists didn't exist until the 17th century and Catholicism began approximately in the year 110 A.D.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 12:09 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • where did all the church of christ and pentacostle and other stuff come in?

    After they finished slaughtering each other over differing opinions on what scriptures meant, they all toddled off and formed their own churches and continued to branch off into new ones every time they disagreed, which, if they'd just done that in the first place, could've avoided thousands of deaths and 120 years of war.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Mankind brought it in.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:24 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Well, wasnt John the Baptist...a baptist? Didnt his disciples take holy communion? Im confused.

    Comment by kellymsons (original poster) at 11:33 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • omg

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:34 AM on Sep. 14, 2010