The Church’s Early Development

We can safely conclude that most of the early recipients of the message of Christianity were Jewish, however, it was never meant to be restricted to only Jewish thought or culture. In fact, I believe one of the early mistakes of the church was trying to find a way to blend Christianity and Judaism together or replacing one for the other.  In reality, Jesus offered fulfillment in one and a future in the other (John 1:17). This issue of who can be included in the church divided the church up into several fractions in the first 50 years of its existence. John records Jesus words in John 1:11-13, as a qualifier for the true sons of God that would inhabit the reality of the church. ^DMG

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