Rabbi’s (Teachers) carry the faith throughout the world
Jerusalem by Matisyahu [Chorus] Jerusalem, if I forget you, fire not gonna come from me tongue. Jerusalem, if I forget you, let my right hand forget what it's supposed to do. In the ancient days, we will return with no delay Picking up the bounty and the spoils on our way We've been traveling from state to state And them don't understand what they say 3,000 years with no place to be And they want me to give up my milk and honey Don't you see, it's not about the land or the sea Not the country but the dwelling of his majesty Chorus Rebuild the temple and the crown of glory Years gone by, about sixty Burn in the oven in this century And the gas tried to choke, but it couldn't choke me I will not lie down, I will not fall asleep They come overseas, yes they're trying to be free Erase the demons out of our memory Change your name and your identity Afraid of the truth and our dark history Why is everybody always chasing we Cut off the roots of your family tree Don't you know that's not the way to be Chorus Caught up in these ways, and the worlds gone craze Don't you know it's just a phase Case of the Simon says If I forget the truth then my words won't penetrate Babylon burning in the place, can't see through the haze Chop down all of them dirty ways, That's the price that you pay for selling lies to the youth No way, not ok, oh no way, not ok, hey Aint no one gonna break my stride Aint no one gonna pull me down Oh no, I got to keep on moving Stay alive http://youtu.be/H8ULIw0Zgaw
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.
Romans allowed Jewish people to worship their one god
Many Jews reluctantly lived under Roman rule, however, some wanted a revolt against Rome and believed a messiah would come to lead their people to freedom
Jesus -Born in 4 B.C. in Bethlehem -worshipped God and followed Jewish law -at 30 began preaching to villagers, used parables -short stories with simple moral lessons to communicate his ideas -Recruited 12 disciples to help him spread his ideas, called apostles , in Jerusalem -Some Jews in Jerusalem welcomed Jesus, many of the priests felt he threatened their leadership - Roman authorities felt Jesus would lead the Jews in a revolt against their rule
Christianity Spreads -Followers called Christians -Disciples preach the messages of Christianity throughout the Roman world - Peter established Christianity in Rome itself - Paul played the most influential role in spreading Christianity
Christianity Spreads He spread Christianity throughout the Mediterranean -His letters became part of the New Testament in the Bible
Christians Oppressed -Romans were not tolerant towards Christians because: -they refused to honor the emperor with sacrifices -they refused to worship Roman gods to protect the state -Christians were used as scapegoats , blamed for social and economic problems -Many Christians became martyrs - or people who suffer or die for their beliefs -However, Christianity continued to spread due to the fact that all people were welcome