Where is the spiritual legacy of the early churches and Christians?
Good morning everyone, I hope that everyone is filled with some wisdom through our discussion here, though it is filled with some fun and humour, I hope that none of you hold malice against each other. I remind everyone to respect one another and when you joke ,then please add a smiley suitable for that, when you are arguing friendly then add emoji to convey your arguments are not mean to offend
If you are feeling offended or insulted then add a smiley suitable to convey your messages. Mere words will not give correct message, wherever it is ,either in the scriptures or in the communication.
Only a good teacher can explain the scriptures correctly, and the teacher must be free from worldly affiliations (Church or Mosque committees and job position)
And must be guided in the spiritual way , through the unbroken spiritual legacy..
I acknowledge that Christianity or Judaism or other religions do not have unbroken spiritual lineage. The unbroken lineage of scholars saints and disciples .
Because the oldest churches that exist today are catholic and orthodox churches, they don’t show us the teachers before them ,or the teachers of the first Catholics or first orthodox churches.
All we have is first Catholic church,first orthodox church and then the new testament books attributed to Paul ,Luke, and the disciples.
But in every Field of Islamic knowledge and scriptures, there is an existing legacy of unbroken lineage, whether it is Qur’an studies, hadith studies, Theological or jurisprudence studies, there is a chain of scholars in each branch of knowledge that leads to the first generation of ok Muslims
Therefore Islamic scholarship is rich with resources and interpretations. Christians cannot find an interpretation of the new testament bible until 15th century.
Christendom could not express the biblical principles in its period . But in the Islamic world it was filled with literature and composition of major Theological, spiritual and legal explanation of the Qur’an and sunnah.
The protestant reformation movement tried to interpret bible and it broke Church into two groups, and centuries lasted wars and bloodshed between the two groups. Catholics didn’t interpret their bible. They built doctrines of church from outside the bible .
But in Islamic world, there were no wars due to different schools of Islamic law Theological and spiritual opinions .
Some may now say about the early wars like siffin , but there were not Theological or Sunni schools then understand the words correctly, before jumping to quote me something.
The Muslims who fought each other , they repented and forgive to each other in those days .
It is well known. We are talking about formation of schools of thoughts and it’s impact in Christian world and Muslim world .
Tomb of Christ is made up!?
So far there is no organic material in the tomb that could allow us to press further. Fredrik Hiebert, a National Geographic Archaeologist-in-Residence who represented Geographic at key moments throughout the excavation, told The Daily Beast that “There was no obvious blood or organic remains. The dust above the chiseled limestone burial bed was collected by the church for future analyses, and has yet to be studied.”
All of this gets us back to Constantine and to the construction of the original Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Rome around 325 CE. But does this get us closer to the death of Jesus nearly three hundred years earlier? The earlier the structure was built the more likely it is to be the authentic tomb so we have inched our way back several centuries, but the critical ground between Constantine and Jesus has yet to be broached. Despite the sensationalism of recent news reports, few have seriously doubted that the current structure sits atop Constantine’s shrine, they simply couldn’t prove that it did.
The real questions are: what happened in the three centuries between Jesus and Constantine; how accurate were Constantine’s sources; and how powerful was ancient collective memory when it came to recalling the location of a tomb Jesus spent only a brief period of time inhabiting? For centuries after the Easter event, followers of Jesus didn’t seem to visit or talk about visiting the (temporary) tomb of Jesus. Perhaps this is because there was a large pagan temple on the site, or perhaps it is because late first and second century Christians weren’t that interested in this kind of thing. As Princeton historian Peter Brown has written, the practice of visiting and venerating the graves of the deceased only began to take off among Christians in the third century and pilgrimage only became popular in the fourth.