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There are many beliefs in Christian Theology that evolved hundreds or thousands of years after the Bible was written. Christian apologists can find find Bible passages to justify these beliefs, but they were not part of the early church.

Some are:
The Trinity 300 CE
We are saved by faith alone 1,500 CE
Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins 1,000 CE
The Bible is inerrant 19th century
Only Christians can be saved
Christmas 400 CE
See: “Christian Beliefs” that the Bible Doesn’t Teach | Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life

Christmas -
Pope Julius I chose December 25. It is commonly believed that the church chose this date in an effort to adopt and absorb the traditions of the pagan Saturnalia festival. First called the Feast of the Nativity, the custom spread to Egypt by 432 and to England by the end of the sixth century.
East And West: Two Approaches To Church Theology As early as the second century, East and West developed distinct approaches to theology.
Under the influence of Augustine’s interpretation of the apostle Paul, the West developed its theology on the legal relationship between God and humankind.

the Protestant Reformation emphasized the legal (forensic) aspect of humanity’s relationship with God in its doctrines of the Fall and sin (transgression of God’s law) and salvation (Christ’s fulfilling the law in place of sinners and taking upon Himself

the East developed a mystical approach to theology: God cannot be known intellectually but only experientially.

See: Church Theology: The East and West Approaches to Church Theology - Christian Research Institute

“Christian Beliefs” that the Bible Doesn’t Teach | Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life

last updated 2 April 2017