did early christians believe jesus was god

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  • What did the earliest Christians believe about Jesus?

  • Probing Into What the Earliest Christians Really Believed One of the most common objections to Christianity is that the divinity of Jesus was “created” by later Christians long after the first century. No one in primitive Christianity believed Jesus was divine, we are told.

  • Is the divinity of Jesus created by later Christians?

  • One of the most common objections to Christianity is that the divinity of Jesus was “created” by later Christians long after the first century. No one in primitive Christianity believed Jesus was divine, we are told. He was just a man and it was later believers, at the council of Nicea, that declared him to be a God.

  • What did the Apostle Paul believe about Jesus?

  • Larry Hurtado explains it best: “Pauline Christianity is the earliest form of the Christian movement to which we have direct access from undisputed firsthand sources” ( Lord Jesus Christ, 85). As we shall see, Paul didn’t simply believe Jesus was God in some marginal, semi-divine sort of way.

  • Why did people start to call Jesus God?

  • And *that* is why thy started calling Jesus “God,” because in ancient thinking – as documented widely in both pagan and Jewish circles – it was believed that a mortal being who was taken up to heaven was made immortal, and was in fact, considered then to become a God.