Showing posts with label 18th Century. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 18th Century. Show all posts

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

We just learned about the Camp Meetings.

Another part of early Christianity is the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

In America in the 1741 a preacher named Jonathan Edwards wrote this sermon that he told to his church followers.
This sermon talked about how everyone was making God angry by sinning, and warned people of the dangers of the devil.
It made a lot of people scared to do bad things, and a lot more people started going to church because they didn't want to make God angry.

This type of message was called a "fire and brimstone" sermon because it used the idea of burning up in fire to scare people to be good.

Sometimes these ideas have worked through the years, but we know the Bible teaches that Jesus loves the world and gave up his life.
So it might be good to remind people that they need to go to church or bad things could happen, but it's also very important to remind them that Jesus loves them.

(from: wikipedia - sinners in the hands of an angry god)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: The Crusades

Sunday, April 4, 2021

French Revolution

We just learned about the Methodism.

Another part of early Christianity was the French Revolution.

This was a war that was going on with different people inside of France.
The pope at the time named Pope Pius VI said he was against the revolution, and because of that a man named Napoleon who was in the military decided to go to Italy and take the Pope prisoner.

That pope died a little while later, and a new Pope was elected that Napoleon liked, and that made a lot of people in France like the Catholic church.

(from: wikipedia - french revolution)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Peace and Truce of God

Sunday, March 28, 2021


We just learned about the First Great Awakening.

Another part of early Christianity is Methodism.

In the 1700s a man named John Wesley was a priest in England and had some different ideas about how to worship God.
He believed that people had to go through a "new birth" in baptism, and that people should work very hard to help out people the world like sick or poor people.

He also felt that the church leaders should have church wherever they could to get people to come to church, even outside of a building or outside in a park.

The people that followed him started a church called the Methodist church, sometimes also called Wesleyan churches.

(from: wikipedia - methodism)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Leif Erikson - Christianity in Greenland

Sunday, March 21, 2021

First Great Awakening

We just learned about the Amish.

Another part of early Christianity is the First Great Awakening.

In the 1730s in America, there were a lot of different people with different beliefs, like Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians.
There were also a lot of people who didn't go to church, or even who didn't believe in God at all.

During this time many of the leaders of the church went out and worked extra hard to try and get people to join churches, live their lives by the rules of the Bible, and love their neighbors.
There were a lot of people that were slaves at the time that were not even allowed to learn about the Bible, and some people went and started teaching them about God and Jesus and they became Christian.

This was called the Great Awakening because many people who were not Christian or didn't go to church changed their lives and became very active in their churches.

It also was a time where all the types of protestant churches all were telling the same kind of message.
So as long as you were a Christian, it didn't matter as much if you were a Lutheran or a Methodist.
This helped bring people together in a larger group of Christians without being so divided.

One of the most famous writings of this time was called Sinners In the Hands of an Angry GOD", where a preacher wrote to warn people that if they did not become Christians they would not go to heaven.

(from: wikipedia - first great awakening)

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