Early Christianity in the Roman Empire

After Jesus’s death, his followers, dubbed disciples, were then called apostles. They became the leaders of the church after Jesus’s death and resurrection, Simon Paul being the leader of them all.

James and John were known as the sons of thunder for their ill tempers. But, James was beheaded by Herod the Great, and John outlived the rest of the apostles and died of old age. Both of the men were known for their love of spreading the gospel.

All of the other apostles were martyred for having faith in their religion. However, these 12 men actually did so well, Christianity was spread across the known world. It thrived across the known world, and many new believers were starting to come through.

One conversion to Christianity was an important one, and it was by the man named Saul. Saul persecuted the apostles and the church until his conversion. Once he converted, his name became Paul. He was one of the most prolific writers of the New Testaments.

Christianity started to spread around the Roman Empire. The Christians did not want to take over Rome, but was rather teachers telling people the could escape Roman debauchery if they saw around it.

 

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