Well written posting. I especially like these parts:
The profession of faith historically—from Apostolic times—led to initiation into a supportive faith community of like believers.
This supportive faith community of believers was known and is known by many labels: the Way, Church, Christian, etc.
Well documented scripture passages as well.
I was impressed with it too. Glad you liked it.
Not many people realize that the Chruch really started in these little home churches when attendees would attend the temple on Saturday and then have their own little home church to celebrate the Resurrection on a Sunday.
Gotta love their determination and faith at that time. If I put myself back into that time, I’m not too sure what my reachtion to Jesus would have been. Very fascinated with what was happening as many of the people were, but probably not understanding it all.
But where would my faith have been?