Growing up, we were always presented with an image of Jesus as an all-knowing and active being who was always in the room watching our every move. Friends would thank him profusely when they scored a touchdown in football, and claim that he guided them personally to the finish line. People would talk about how he had the ability to redirect bullets away from hitting soldiers in Iraq, helping doctors subconsciously when they're doing surgery, etc.
Is any of this supported by ancient Christian beliefs, including the gospels or early Christian writers or theologians? Would an early Christian be surprised by how American Protestants view Jesus?
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england, hungary, bohimia, even recently swizerland all have events to change religion during reformation, but two most essential Protestant states have no similar event at all? why?
I’m an agnostic but I was baptized Lutheran, went to Catholic school for 10 years, and retain a deep academic interest in issues of faith. I don’t currently identify as a Christian so my question is based solely on academic/ecumenical curiosity.
I realize this question may seem a bit...pedantic, and that there are likely (vague) official Church positions on the matter, but I am posting my question here because I am interested in hearing insights directly from the Church clergy.