Chief Exorcist Says Devil Is In The Vatican. 5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In the Bible. As a predominantly Christian people, Westerners think they know the Bible pretty well.
But not everybody realizes that many of the most iconic features of Christianity were never mentioned by the holy book or the church, but were actually pulled from the ass of some poet or artist years after God turned in his final draft of the Bible. We might be a bit late to the party here, but apparently The Bible is kinda controversial? Whether we're debating its scientific accuracy, figuring out how important the fine details are or just trying to remember what the hell happened in it, it seems like we're always finding something new to get mad about.
But those have never been the kind of arguments we're interested in. Tripartite (theology) The primary proof texts for this position are as follows: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 "And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
" Hesychasm. Hesychasm (Greek: ἡσυχασμός, hesychasmos, from ἡσυχία, hesychia, "stillness, rest, quiet, silence") is an eremitic tradition of prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of Byzantine Rite practised (Gk: ἡσυχάζω, hesychazo: "to keep stillness") by the Hesychast (Gr.
Ἡσυχαστής, hesychastes). Based on Christ's injunction in the Gospel of Matthew to "when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray", hesychasm in tradition has been the process of retiring inward by ceasing to register the senses, in order to achieve an experiential knowledge of God (see theoria). The Case Against Christ.