Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


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Is Christianity The Only Way?




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Do all people go to heaven? Why wouldn't someone go to heaven? How does someone get to heaven? Are there many paths to heaven?
If God became man, what would you suspect about His entrance to, life upon, and exit from this planet?


Christianity is...Primarily the conversion of all the ancient moral and mystic efforts of humanity into a higher  religion, which in fulfilling their aspirations,  transcends them.  -Eugene Masure
Does not remove you from the world and its  problems; it makes you fit to live in it,  triumphantly and usefully.  Templeton
A man becomes a Christian; he is not born one.  -Tertullian  AD 200
In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died  on the cross.  Friedrich W. Nietzsche

(Christians are) Unhappy (unfortunate) men who are persuaded that they will  survive death and live forever... they despise death and are willing to sacrifice their lives to their faith.  -Lucian AD 150

Nero fastened the guilt... on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of...Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous  superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome...  -Tacitus AD 64

They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of food--but food of an ordinary and innocent kind -Pliny to Trajan AD 112 re: legal action cx the great multitude of Christians

About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he... wrought surprising feats...He was the Christ. When Pilate...condemned him to be crucified, those who had....come to love him did not give up their affection for him. On the third day he appeared...restored to life...And the tribe of Christians...has...not disappeared  -Josephus  AD 75 Testimonium Flavianum

Christianity is unique in that:

...it is God's attempt to reach man, rather than man's attempt to reach God
...it's chief spokesman is not a prophet, but God Himself
...it provides a just solution for the cause of the separation between God and man (Rom 3:21-26)
...it is rooted in historical facts rather than religious fancy
...it has survived more attempts at its extermination than any other religion
...it is not so much a religion as a relationship
...it has produced more charitable acts, missionaries, and individual martyrs than any other religion
...it's first ten biggest martyrs were a bunch of cowards
...it grows in every culture to which it is introduced

Jesus is unique in that:

...He is acknowledged as a great teacher by almost every religious tradition
...His words have made a profound impact upon civilization
...His works have not been duplicated (authenticated revelation)
...He lived a sinless, exemplary life, which none have duplicated
...He fulfilled dozens of messianic prophecies (only 8 => 1x1028) bereanpublishers.com/the-odds-of-eight-messianic-prophecies-coming-true/
...He claimed to have the power to forgive sins
...He claimed that He would be crucified, rise from the dead, and raise all men from the dead
...He claimed that He would return again to earth to judge it and rule it
...He claimed to be the exclusive way to salvation
...He claimed to be God
...He is either a legend, a lunatic, a liar, or the Lord

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
Colossians 1:14 in whom (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Why did Jesus have to die?

Those who haven't heard...are judged on the basis of what they do with the knowledge they do have.