The Catholic Church made dogmatic definition upon its Biblical canon in 382 at the Council of Rome By the early 3rd century, Origen may have been using the same twenty-seven books as in the present New Testament canon, though there were still disputes over the acceptance of the Letter to the Hebrews, James, II Peter, II John, III John, Jude and Revelation, known as the Antilegomena.Likewise, the Muratorian fragment is evidence that, perhaps as early as 200, there existed a set of Christian writings somewhat similar to the twenty-seven-book NT canon, which included four gospels and argued against objections to them.makes occasional reference to certain words of Jesus; though they are authoritative for him, he does not appear to enquire how their authenticity is ensured.In two of the three instances that he speaks of remembering 'the words' of Christ or of the Lord Jesus, it seems that he has a written record in mind, but he does not call it a 'gospel'. In a recent study, Boston was ranked one of the most “Post-Christian” cities in the U. Kathryn Hamilton, an EGC communications intern from West Texas, weighs in about her experience with Boston’s spiritual climate and Christian vitality.From just two Chinese churches in greater Boston 50 years ago, the number has grown to more than 25 congregations serving an expanding Chinese population.Other Protestant denominations include United Pentecostal, Full Gosp-Mulu Wengel, Heywet Birhane, Seventh-day Adventist, Meserete Kristos, Sefer Genet, Churches of Christ, Birhane Wengel and Emmanuel Baptist churches.The Protestant minority is growing by about 6.7% per year.
Its strength and integrity, and the quality of its network—unified for prayer, for youth and college ministry, and for international missions—stand as a model for other immigrant and indigenous church systems.In mid 19th century, some clergy suspected to have a link with Lutheran evangelicals had an intra church dispute in Northern Ethiopia Gonder and Simada areas.A prominent church leader named Nibure Id Eshete was called upon to resolve the conflict.The canon of the New Testament is the set of books Christians regard as divinely inspired and constituting the New Testament of the Christian Bible.For most, it is an agreed-upon list of twenty-seven books For the Orthodox, the recognition of these writings as authoritative was formalized in the Second Council of Trullan of 692.A brief summary of the acts was read at and accepted by the Councils of Carthage in 397 and 419. 405, Pope Innocent I sent a list of the sacred books to a Gallic bishop, Exsuperius of Toulouse.Christian scholars assert that, when these bishops and councils spoke on the matter, however, they were not defining something new but instead "were ratifying what had already become the mind of the Church." In the one-hundred-year period extending roughly from 50 to 150, a number of documents began to circulate among the churches, including epistles, gospels, memoirs, apocalypses, homilies, and collections of teachings.The total number of Protestants in Ethiopia is believed to be about 20% of the population (according to the magazine Christianity Today, September, 2011, edition, p. Established Protestant denominations are relatively abundant in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. Other big Protestant churches in Ethiopia include Meserete Kristos (Mennonite), Gubae Egziabehare (Assembly of God), Mulu Wongel, and Misgana church. In Gambela, Mekane Yesus followers are about 60% of the population.In regions with an Islamic majority, Christians face opposition from local authorities and radical Muslims.Anglicanism is represented in Ethiopia by the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East; Ethiopia is part of the Diocese of Egypt, which also includes other countries on the Horn of Africa and in North Africa.There is one Episcopal church in Addis Ababa and one in Gambela.