Saturday, February 18, 2017

"I will make him an help meet for him" - Timeline for the Very Early Christianity


Timeline for the Very Early Christianity

The critical timeline for the very early Christianity:

33-48 AD Peter: Becomes the leader of the remaining disciples who had been with Jesus – Acts 1:16-26

34 Paul: Conversion on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-9)

34-36 Paul: Spends three years in Qumran to get a source document for future Gospels where the mission of Christ Jesus was recorded, since Christ Jesus had come out of Qumran to the River Jordan to see John the Baptist before his mission as the Son of God.

36 Paul:  Returns to and flees Damascus because of persecution; visits Jerusalem and meets with Peter, James and the apostles

49 Peter and Paul meet with each other again in Jerusalem

54 Peter: 'leading around a wife', presumably moving from place to place in missionary work (I Corinthians 9:5)

57 Paul: At Jerusalem (Acts 21:15-25), Paul gets arrested in the temple and causes a mob

60 Paul: Arrives in Rome (Acts 28:14-16) to stand his trial; however allowed to preach the gospel without hindrance for two whole years in his rented house (Acts 28:30-31) for nominal house arrest.

61 Luke writes the Acts as evidence for defending Paul in the coming trial, since if Paul should be judged to be guilty by the Roman authority, catastrophic influences would be caused among the very early Christians in Rome, etc. 

62 Peter arrives at Rome to save Paul; Luke and Mark write their Gospels based on the source document Paul had and words of Jesus Peter remembered as evidence for defending Paul in the trial

62 Paul: Released from Roman imprisonment

64 Fire of Rome.  Peter, Paul, and other Christians executed in Rome

65 Matthew writes his Gospel based on the source document, Mark and Luke to make Christians look like having a strong tie with Judaism as evidence for defending Christians from the Roman authority

66 Revolt in Judea begins

70 Destruction of Temple ends Judean revolt

72 John writes his Gospel based on the source document, Mark, Luke, and Mathew to establish Christianity separated from Judaism and make the Roman authority understand Christianity

79 Monte Vesuvio erupts

80 John writes the Book of Revelation getting inspiration from the volcanic disaster

So, the Gospels were all written in response to major incidents in that era: the trial of Paul, the execution of Paul, Peter, and other Christians by Nero, and the fall of Jerusalem; and even the Apocalypse by John was written in response to the volcanic disasters of Mt. Vesuvio regarded as punishment by the God.

Accordingly, these documents were different from the beginning from other various Christian documents written in that era due to their direct linkage to Paul and Peter.

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Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.