The Ebionites - Chiesa Cristiana Jeshua
... group that might fit the description of the Ebionites appears in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho
(c. 140). Justin distinguishes between Jewish Christians who observe the Law of Moses but does
not require its observance upon others, and those who believe the Mosaic Law to be obligatory on
Standing up for Christ and his Church in our time
... upon by countries that were once regarded as Christian nations. Christians face persecution in
many Arab countries and in the Middle East. Christians are often persecuted in predominantly
Muslim countries. In Nigeria, many Christians in different parts of core Northern Nigeria
undergo varied degrees ...
Persecution of the Church
... you respond? In what ways are Christians
today pressured to compromise their faith?
Some Christians (for example, Clement of
Alexandria) fled persecution, while others
(such as Ignatius of Antioch) seemed to look
forward to martyrdom. What reasons might
people give for avoiding or embracing
Nicolaism (also Nicholaism, Nicolationism, or Nicolaitanism) is a Christian heresy, first mentioned (twice) in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament, whose adherents were called Nicolaitans, Nicolaitanes, or Nicolaites. According to Revelation 2, vv. 6 and 15, they were known in the cities of Ephesus and Pergamum. In this chapter, the church at Ephesus is commended for ""hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate"" and the church in Pergamos is blamed ""So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans"". Several of the early church fathers, including Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Epiphanius, and Theodoret mentioned this group, and stated that the deacon Nicolas was the author of the heresy and the sect.