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Mystery Religions and the New Testament

by Henry C. Sheldon

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • New Testament,
  • Religion: general,
  • Biblical Studies - Controversial Speculation,
  • History,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Bible - Controversial Speculation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8660671M
    ISBN 101564594602
    ISBN 109781564594600
    OCLC/WorldCa50249734

    PREFACE Thisbookhasbeenwritten,not forthesmallclassofexperts,but forthelargeclassofthosewhoare likelytoappreciateacompactexposi-tionofaprominentthemeinNew.   THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: Theophilus is a very important person in the New Testament, yet we know next to nothing about him. If, that is, he was an actual person at all rather than some sort of symbol. The only information 1st Century history has to offer comes in the introductions to two biblical books.

    The Mystery Religions and the New Testament by Henry C. Sheldon. CONTENTS: Preface--A Glance at the Characteristic Features of the Mystery Religions--Some Special Phases in the Content or History of the Mystery Religions--Distinctive Points in Which the Mystery Religions Show Agreement or Contrast with Christianity--The Question of Paul's Indebtedness to the Mystery Religions for. Over the years, Christianity has often been compared to the mystery religions of ancient Greece and Rome, both by Christians wishing to emphasize the esoteric nature of their religion and by opponents of Christianity who claim that the resemblance.

    3 Far from being dependent on mystery religions, Christianity can be correctly traced back to the life of a real flesh and bone person named Jesus 4 as well as to Old Testament Judaism. By way of. (The Mystery Religion) Better known as the religion of confusion. I will also point out many errors and outright lies which is found within the pages of the New Testament. The book which Protestant Christian Preachers claim is without errors. I had tried to point these things out discreetly in the past before I came on the internet.


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Mystery Religions and the New Testament by Henry C. Sheldon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mystery Religions and the New Testament by Henry C. Sheldon (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Author: Henry Clay Sheldon.

Mystery religions, as a rule, can be traced back to tribal origins, Christianity to a historical person. The holy stories of the mysteries were myths; the Gospels of the New Testament, however, relate historical events. The books that the mystery communities used in Roman times cannot possibly be compared to the New Testament.

These books can take me from 2 to 10 hours to create. I want to keep them free, but need some support to be able to do so. This book takes a look at the connections between the New Testament, and the mystery religions that were prevalent at the time of the birth of Christianity.

I. Primary Material. The following article is composed of possible parallels between the New Testament and the Mystery religions. The purpose for the paper is simply to demonstrate that the mystery religions help at times to elucidate background (i.e.

practices, beliefs and linguistic phenomena) for the understanding of certain N. texts. Homeric Hymn to Demeter and John. New Testament doctrine of salvation parallels themes commonly found in the mystery religions: a savior‐god dies violently for those he will eventually deliver, after which that god is restored to life.

Was the New Testament influenced by the pagan religions of the first century A.D. The most we can say is that some New Testament writers (especially Paul) make use of expressions and analogies derived from the mystery-religions; but, so far as our present evidence goes, we cannot agree that the pagan cults exercised a central or formative influence on them.

LITERATURE. There is a large and growing literature on this subject. In fact, archeological finds reveal no evidence of close proximity between the mystery religions and Christianity and they have found no materials indicating any kind of cross-pollination between them (see Merrill Unger’s book, Archeology and the New Testament, pp ).

We find religious similarities across the world that defy any realistic. the Greek mystery religions and the NT use of "mystery.,4 The mystery religions had their roots in the Babylonian story of Ishtar and Tammuz.5 They spread throughout the Roman empire and played a significant role in the Greek world from the seventh century B.C.

to the fourth century A.D.6 Though there were many differences among. Arthur Fairbanks, A Handbook of Greek Religion (New York: American Book Company, ), p. “Certainly the Greek Easter festival seems to preserve the spirit if not the forms of the old Eleusinian worship. In the spring, those who had shared Demeter’s grief for the loss of her daughter welcomed the return of Persephone with all the joy.

MYSTERY cults which flourished in the Hel. world several centuries before and after the time of Christ. mysteries appealed to a deep and growing sense of need, in the Hel. period, for a personal religious experience and future salvation. Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles.

The book, The Master Mason, quoted above challenges the Freemason to read the stories of these Old Mystery Religions to see how they teach the same "great truths" as Freemasonry. The truth is: the Mystery Religions were the enemies of the church in New Testament.

Even as Jesus was experiencing the pain and humiliation of the cross, He was the victor. The New Testament's mood of exultation contrasts sharply with that of the mystery religions, whose followers wept and mourned for the terrible fate that overtook their gods.[16] The.

Mystery religions, mystery cults, sacred mysteries or simply mysteries, were religious schools of the Greco-Roman world for which participation was reserved to initiates (mystai). The main characterization of this religion is the secrecy associated with the particulars of the initiation and the ritual practice, which may not be revealed to outsiders.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The mystery religions and the New Testament by Sheldon, Henry C.

(Henry Clay), Publication date Topics Mysteries, Religious, Christianity and other Pages: In New Testament times, the Roman government persecuted the Christians, and the Book of Revelation did for the Christians of that day what the Book of Daniel did for the Jews of an earlier date: assure those who were suffering for their faith that although the evil forces in the world were then in the ascendancy, the time was not far distant.

After all, it is advertised as a “classic study” of ancient religious cults. To say the least, I was greatly disappointed. The book is not a detailed exposition of the assortment of mystery religions, but rather a sociological study of the supposed historical and intellectual-historical effects of mystery religions in s: Mystery religions and the New Testament.

New York, Cincinnati, The Abingdon Press [©] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Henry C Sheldon.

This is the great mystery. It has already begun. And you are either a part of the new creation, or you are a part of the old; one or the other, but never both. You may live your life as a member of the new creation -- in the midst of the old, but not part of it any more -- "no.

The claim that the doctrines of Christianity had a strong dependency on the mystery religions stands on shaky ground and should be investigated thoroughly before one rejects the good news of the New Testament writers.

Notes. Ronald Nash, The Gospel And The Greeks, (Probe Books: Dallas, TX, ), Ibid, Ibid, Ibid, Ibid. Therefore, in my opinion, if there is “the great mystery” of the New Testament, I would say that it was not the dispensation of the mystery, but the mysteries concerning His death and resurrection, i.e.

the mystery of Christ. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on the mysteries of the New Testament. Please e-mail me at: [email protected]  Any hint of syncretism in the New Testament would have caused immediate controversy.

Mystery Religion Argument 6- Historicity. Unlike the mysteries, the religion of Paul was grounded on events that actually happened in history. The mysticism of the mystery. The New Testament presents a model of proclamation, belief and immediate baptism. What about the Lord’s Supper?

This was something for Christians but it was not a secret. Early Christians wrote about it (Matthew, Mark, Luke, 1 Corinthians), something that mystery religions did not do. But didn’t Paul use the word mystery in his writings?