Constantine wanted unity in his realm, and his call in 325 C.E. for a council of his bishops at Nicaea, located in the Eastern, Greek-speaking domain of his empire, across the Bosporus from the new city of Constantinople was in a certain way his goal to achieve some agreement by which many could live. Constantine … Continue reading Religion and believers #14 Church and state
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Religion and believers #13 Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred leading up to the Nicene Creed
Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred caused the Christians trouble for many generations, and governmental repression they had to suffer occasionally, as a result of popular disturbances. No systematic effort was made by the imperial authorities to put an end to the movement until the reign of the Roman emperor (249–251) who fought the Gothic invasion of … Continue reading Religion and believers #13 Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred leading up to the Nicene Creed
Religion and believers #11 Prospect of a life without end in a peaceful kingdom
A New Judaic movement The followers of Christ brought some new movement in action which spread quite naturally beyond the confines of Palestine. Their group found adherents among the Jews of the dispersion, and at an early day also among the Gentiles as well. Many of the latter had already come under the influence of … Continue reading Religion and believers #11 Prospect of a life without end in a peaceful kingdom
Religion and believers #9 Old and new cults
By the passing of years it happened that some pupils came to take over teachings from other cultures and religions and as such became considered to be antichrists.
Religion and believers #8 Groups following one or another apostle
As the disciples of Christ spread and made new disciples different opinions made new groups with new leaders.
Evangelizing in the “Time of the End”
All Christians are commissioned and obligated to be evangelizers wherever they are, in that they preach the good news to all sorts of men.