Heroes of the Christian Faith

Saint Nicolas aka “Santa Claus”: Nicolas (15 March 270 – 6 December 343) was born st-nicolasat Patara, Lycia in Asia Minor (now Turkey). In his youth he made a pilgrimage to Egypt and the Palestine area. Shortly after his return he became Bishop of Myra and was later cast into prison during the persecution of Diocletian. He was released after the accession of Constantine and was present at the Council of Nicaea where it is reported that he passionately, and perhaps physically vigorously defended the Biblical teaching of the divinity of Jesus against the claims of Arius. Read more about Saint Nicolas.Watch this short video: The REAL St. Nicolas 


William Tyndale- First Translation of English Bible: The Tyndale Bible generally refers tyndale-statueto the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536). Tyndale’s Bible is credited with being the first English translation to work directly from Hebrew and Greek texts. Furthermore, it was the first English biblical translation that was mass-produced as a result of new advances in the art of printing. Read more about this vital figure in Christian history!


justinThe Apologists: It is important to understand that intellectual criticism of the Christian faith and doctrine was not uncommon in the second century. Christianity has always had critics. What we see and hear leveled against the faith is not new – believers before us had to find answers against critics and so does the contemporary church. This consistent criticism of the faith gave rise to another special group of Christian writers. Click to read more about The Apologists.


 

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