Where did Christians bury their dead during the persecutions?
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Most Christian dead were buried in church cemeteries. Some were buried in family cemeteries. Jews and Muslims tended to have their own cemeteries.
A: It is part of Christian lore that Christians are persecuted andalways have been, with numerous martyrs put to death during earlyRoman times, but this is far from the truth. There was occasionaland local, unofficial persecution of the early Christians of theRoman Empire, but it is estimated tha…t widespread officialpersecution of Christian totalled no more than about twelve years,chiefly around 250 CE and at the end of that century. Origen, who,from his experience as well as reading, was intimately acquaintedwith the history of the Christians, declared that the number ofmartyrs was not great. Edward Gibbon ( TheDecline and Fall of the Roman Empire ), in explaining thetradition of early Roman persecution, says the ecclesiasticalwriters of the fourth or fifth centuries ascribed to themagistrates of Rome the same degree of implacable and unrelentingzeal which filled their own breasts against the heretics or theidolaters of their own times. Christians of this period needed tojustify their own actions in persecuting others, by claiming thatpersecution of Christians had been far more common in the past. Today, any Christians in North Korea could expect to be persecutedby this oppressive Communist regime, but the risks for Buddhistswould be far greater. Some persecution of Christians occursoccasionally in Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East, butthe official position of Islam is that Christians, as people of theBook, should be free to worship as they please. ( Full Answer )
Another answer from our community: They were persecuted by a small amount of Jewish people at thestart. Jewish people are not like that anymore, and even back thenit was only some Jews, not all. The country of England started thechurch of England when Henry the 8th wanted a divorce and couldn'tget… one through the catholic church. England has never run all ofProtentantism. They are only the head of the church of England(that is called Anglican). England and Germany persecutedfundamental Christians in the past. Some came to America on ships.The ones from Germany went to South Africa. Muslims have persecutedboth Jews and Christians, and Muslims still persecute both. Therehas been some persecution of Christians in India and Nepal as well.Although Hitler's main target was Jews; he also killed Christians,journalists, handicapped people, and gay people. So the nazispersecuted some Christians. China persecuted Christians a lot whenit was a communist country. Some have been killed in Vietnam aswell. ( Full Answer )
Control of religion is a goal of the atheistic Communist government. Any who will not join the government- regulated Three Self Patriotic Movement or the Catholic Patriotic Association risk paying heavily in an attempt to eliminate the spread of religion.
Nero was the first to persecute the chritians in the first century because there was a fire in rome and he blamed the christians for starting it because he did not want to be blamed for the fire when he did do it
How does the persecution of Christians by non-Christians compare with the persecution of non-Christians by Christians during the Dark ages?
By far, most of those persecuted or killed by Christians were . . .Christians! Most people asking and answering this question areignorant that there are distinctions among people who callthemselves Christians. To answer this question properly one mustunderstand that there are Catholics and there are… Protestants, andboth call themselves Christian. Most of those killed by Catholicsafter the Reformation were Protestant Christians. And a few numberof people--a handful, really, in total history--have been killed orpersecuted by Protestants--the fewest number compared to any group.So the very common rebuttal to the statement that Islamicterrorists are killing people in a religious fervor, or that manymillions were killed by communists, "Christians killed a lot, too,in the Dark Ages!" is a non-sequator. ( Full Answer )
The specific answer would depend on the socio-political situation in any given place where persecution is taking place. The more general answer, however, is given by Christ himself. The disciple is not greater than the master, if Jesus Christ was crucified, Christians cannot expect to be treated any… better. In fact, they are expected to unite their sufferings with those of Christ and give testimony to their faith at all times, and particularly in times of difficulty. The specific answer would depend on the socio-political situation in any given place where persecution is taking place. The more general answer, however, is given by Christ himself. The disciple is not greater than the master, if Jesus Christ was crucified, Christians cannot expect to be treated any better. In fact, they are expected to unite their sufferings with those of Christ and give testimony to their faith at all times, and particularly in times of difficulty. ( Full Answer )
Usually in a coffin. There is no special way that a christian should be buried, the importance is in respecting the grief of their family and friends.
they were persecuted in a number of ways. crucifixion, eaten alive by wild animals, used as human torches, and many other terrible things. they were hunted down by the government to be killed.
Because of this persecution, the Christians were forced to meet in the catacombs, which were long, dark galleries under the city of Rome. There they continued their meetings, baptisms, and even burials for their dead. As a result of the persecution, many of the early Christians were scattered throug…hout the Roman Empire, expediting the cause of evangelism and fulfilling the Lord's commands to make disciples of all nations ( Acts 8:1 , 4-40 , 11:19-26 , Matthew 28:18-20 ). . Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/early-Christianity.html ( Full Answer )
it when people are killed or put into prison for expressing their belief in God.
Christians are persecuted because of their faith. They are often especially targeted by Satan when they are doing things he disapproves of, so persecution on account of your faith is recognition from your enemy.
Basic reasons: Dead body doesn't have any immunity. So it generates bacteria and other germs which are harmful. Hence, for hygiene purpose, it needs some attention. Options are (a) Use body parts as we do when human kills animals and let the unusable part for scavengers (b) cannibalism - which most… animals in nature also don't do (c) bury them so it gets decomposed without air. Bacteria and other forces in earth will decompose body (d) throw body in water- sea/ river etc.. so it can be used up by water creators (e) cremate the body . Option (a) and (b) are not civilized options.. . (c) Burial is most widely used by Christian, Muslims and Jews.. (e) Cremation is used by Hindus and Buddhist.. ( Full Answer )
Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II adopted a policy of religioustoleration. It protected Catholics, Protestants, OrthodoxChristians, and Jews from being persecuted on account of theirreligion.
Well Christians can get persecuted a number of ways. 1-by their peers 2-by society 3-by freinds and everyone and thing inbetween.
Answer The early Christians seem to have followed local practice in the burial of their dead. It is generally accepted that first century Christians in Egypt and the Near East placed their dead in ossuaries. By the middle of the third century, Christians began to appropriate the catacombs from the… followers of Mithraism. They then used these catacombs as Christian burial places, some say as a sign of disrespect for the god Mithras. ( Full Answer )
In an exchange of letters between Pliny the Younger and the Emperor Trajan in about 112, Trajan said that Christians were not to be sought out for punishment, and if they came up in court they were to be given the opportunity of clearing themselves by formal denial, no matter how compromising their …previous conduct may have been - so long as they also offerred up the required prayers to the Roman Gods. Trajan directed the magistrates to punish such persons as are legally convicted, but prohibited them from making any inquiries concerning the supposed criminals. The magistrates were not allowed to proceed on anonymous charges against Christians, but only the positive evidence of a fair and open accuser. The advantage for Christians was that even if the accusers succeeded in their prosecution, they were exposed to the resentment of a considerable and active party, to the censure of the more liberal portion of mankind, and to the ignominy which, in every age and country, has attended the character of an informer. If the accusers failed in their proofs, they incurred the severe penalties applying to false accusation. Trajan's successor, Hadrian, prescribed the capital penalty for those who falsely attributed to their fellows the crime of Christianity. Everything possible, within the constraints of ancient laws, was done to protect Christians innocent of other crimes. ( Full Answer )
The Christians were become so eager to proclaim Jesus because through persecution,Christians would prove himself faithful to God. . \n
Christians who were persecuted were Saint Paul,Peter and all the apostles excluding John.The time of the Roman Empire, they are some great saints like Lawrence,Ignatius of Antioch,Most of the pope of the first,second, third century.In the modern times,Christians were persecuted in China,Vietnam,Myan…mar and the North Korea.During world war 2,Saint Maiximilian Kolbe is one of them. . \n ( Full Answer )
From the time of the Edict of Toleration issued by Galerius, there was no further persecution of Christians by the pagan empire. In fact, from the time of Constantine there was to be only one further pagan emperor -Julian the Apostate. Although Julian sought to re-establish paganism, he was also imp…ressed by Christianity and did nothing to persecute the faith, although he censured the Christians for the savage warfare which raged within their own ranks. After Galerius, the only persecution of Christians was to be from other Christians. ( Full Answer )
Christian tradition holds that Emperor Nero (54-68 CE) began the official Roman persecution of Christians, even having the two greatest apostles, Peter and Paul, executed. However historians say that, apart from blaming the Christian residents of Rome for the Great Fire, he seems not to have persecu…ted the Christians at all. And there is no real evidence that either Peter or Paul was executed on his authority. The correspondence between Pliny and Emperor Trajan (98-117) indicates that there were no general laws or decrees of the senate in force against the Christians and that neither Trajan nor any of his predecessors had publicly declared their intentions concerning the new sect. It is generally agreed that there was no organised, general, centrally directed persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire before the edict of Emperor Decius in 249. This remained in effect until 251 CE. While there were localised and isolated instances of persecution of Christians prior to Decius, he was the first emperor to seriously persecute the new faith. Even so, the learned Origen, who from his experience as well as reading was intimately acquainted with the history of the Christians, declared that the number of martyrs was not great. ( Full Answer )
Christians generally bury their dead in a sleep-like position to symbolize their belief that the deceased is merely sleeping while waiting for resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15: 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of… an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Answer: There is a certain natural sentimentality connected with our dead loved ones, which dictates that we honor them with respect and in peaceful burial if possible. Yet, a fair share of Christians were burned at the stake, and a whole varitety of imaginative ways, which left precious little to "lay out" in a coffin. Even Abraham went to certain involved extremes to bury his beloved Sarah (Gen.23). But the main reason to bury the dead is the same for Christians or anyone else. It's to prevent the spread of disease... the fear of which was one of the concerns with the bloated bodies left by the tsunami in Indonesia. The same fear was extant in New Orleans. The same goes for the decomposing bodies in the wake of war. Disease is one of the natural results of war... which are two of the "four horsemen of the Apocalypse," which are ongoing and integral components of sinning man's life on earth. Burial of the dead isn't a sentimental religious exercise... it's practical and necessary. ( Full Answer )
Usually according to local custom. There is no specific way to treat the dead according to Christian rules, apart from the acknowledgement that a deceased Christian will be seen again at the end of all things.
The early Christians believed in the Resurrection of the Body and a Last Judgement. Since the burial custom at the time of the early Christians was cremation, the Christians' belief was that if the body were destroyed it could not be resurrected in its perfect state at the Last Judgement. .
Edward Gibbon ( The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ) says that in the time of Emperor Decius it was the opinion of the magistrates that the Christian Church of Rome possessed very considerable wealth, that vessels of gold and silver were used in their religious worship, and that many among the…ir proselytes had sold their lands and houses to increase the public riches of the sect, at the expense of their unfortunate children who found themselves beggars because their parents had been 'saints'. Decius himself condemned Christianity as a recent and criminal superstition. ( Full Answer )
In the first centuries after Jesus' death, conditions in the Roman Empire made it easy for new ideas to spread. The Pax Romana made it safe to travel from one region to another, and the empire's well-defined network of roads and waterways further facilitated travel. The government had encouraged inh…abitants, especially those in urban areas, to learn Greek, and the common language meant ideas could be more easily expressed and understood. Christianity spread very quickly throughout Italy, establishing nearly one hundred episcopal sees by the middle of the 3rd century. The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great personaly converted to Christianity following his victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Constantine's endorsement of the tradition was a turning point for Early Christianity. In 313, Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, legalizing Christian worship, and the emperor would be a great patron of the Church and set a precedent for the position of the Christian Emperor within the Church and the notion of orthodoxy that would be followed for centuries. ( Full Answer )
Unfortunately, yes, Christians are persecuted in the modern world. Of course they are not thrown to the lions or crucified, but in many countries that have a state religion or are atheistic, they are persecuted economically, educationally, and their civil and religious rights are restricted.
Emperor Diocletian began the Great Persecution of Christians in 303 CE. After his abdication in the year 305, there was no interest on the part of the two Western emperors in persecuting Christians, so persecution simply ceased in that part of the empire. However, Galerius, the senior emperor of …the Eastern part of the empire was zealous to continue their persecution. This continued until Galerius realised that the persecution was not having any effect and was actually bringing the Christians together against his rule. He signed the Edict of Toleration in 311 CE, ending the last pagan persecution of Christians. From this time on, the only persecutions that Christians had to fear were from other Christians. ( Full Answer )
Emperor Nero has traditionally been accused of being the firstemperor to persecute the Christian Church, but there is no reasonto believe this to be the case, and this tradition only arose morethan a hundred years after his death. He did, probably unfairly,accuse the Roman Christians of being respon…sible for the Great Fireof Rome. To throw further doubt on the claim that Nero had instituted ageneral persecution of Christians, the third-century Church Father,Origen, writing of the total of Christian martyrs up to his owntime, in Rome and elsewhere, states that there were not many - andthat it was easy to count them (Origen, Contra Celsum, 3.8 - quotedby G. Walter in Nero ). Answer: Secular writers of the first two centuries alsoacknowledged the presence and influence of early Christians intheir pagan world. For example, Tacitus, a Roman historian bornabout 55 C.E., tells of the rumor charging that Nero was the oneresponsible for burning Rome (64 C.E.), and then says: "Therefore,to scotch the rumour, Nero substituted as culprits, and punishedwith the utmost refinements of cruelty, a class of men, loathed fortheir vices [as the Romans viewed matters], whom the crowd styledChristians. . . . First, then, the confessed members of the sectwere arrested; next, on their disclosures, vast numbers wereconvicted, not so much on the count of arson as for hatred of thehuman race. And derision accompanied their end: they were coveredwith wild beasts' skins and torn to death by dogs; or they werefastened on crosses, and, when daylight failed were burned to serveas lamps by night." (The Annals, XV, XLIV) Suetonius, another Romanhistorian, born toward the end of the first century C.E., relatesevents that occurred during Nero's reign, saying: "Punishment wasinflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new andmischievous superstition."-The Lives of the Caesars (Nero, XVI, 2). ( Full Answer )
A great many Christian saints persecuted Christians who held beliefs other than their own. It was a characteristic of the early Church that dissent was labelled heresy, and heretics deserved nothing less than torture and execution. Those who succeeded in furthering the objectives of the dominant Chu…rch were rewarded with the nomenclature of 'Saint'. Roman Catholic Answer I believe you may be asking about St. Paul, who before his conversion to the faith persecuted the Christians unmercifully. His Jewish name was Saul, and his persecution of the Christians is outlined in the Acts of the Apostles. ( Full Answer )
They were persecuted by a small amount of Jewish people at thestart. Jewish people are not like that anymore, and even back thenit was only some Jews, not all. The country of England started thechurch of England when Henry the 8th wanted a divorce and couldn'tget one through the catholic church. Eng…land has never run all ofProtentantism. They are only the head of the church of England(that is called Anglican). England and Germany persecutedfundamental Christians in the past. Some came to America on ships.The ones from Germany went to South Africa. Muslims have persecutedboth Jews and Christians, and Muslims still persecute both. Therehas been some persecution of Christians in India and Nepal as well.Although Hitler's main target was Jews; he also killed Christians,journalists, handicapped people, and gay people. So the nazispersecuted some Christians. China persecuted Christians a lot whenit was a communist country. Some have been killed in Vietnam aswell. ( Full Answer )
Most of the time, in civilized countries at least, Christians aren't persecuted for their religion.
Did the early Christians of Rome bury their dead unlike the Romans who cremated the rich out of spite?
It is very likely that many of the early Christians followed the first-century Jewish practice of placing the bones of their dead in ossuaries, or bone boxes. Certainly, by the third century, we find a widespread Christian practice of using the catacombs for storage of the dead, a practice not unlik…e the use of ossuaries. Romans could bury or burn their dead, but at different times one practice was preferred over another, and family preferences were the deciding factor. The pagan Romans were deeply religious and would have treated their dead with due respect. ( Full Answer )
Answer In spite of occasional insurrections by the Jews, their religion was treated with respect and tolerance by the Roman authorities until the fourth century, when Emperor Constantine began the Christian persecution of the Jews. This was likely because of the ancient Christian belief that the Je…ws were personally responsible for the death of Jesus. Edward Gibbon ( The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ), along with most other historians, believes that Christian traditions about persecution are overblown. He says that a considerable time elapsed before they even considered the new sectaries as deserving of the attention of government, and that they then proceeded with caution in dealing with the Christians for any offences against Roman law. The Christian persecution of the pagans would ultimately be more severe and more thorough than anything the Christian writers of the fourth or fifth centuries ascribed to the pagan magistrates of Rome. The comparatively short periods of officially sanctioned persecution of Christians, in the middle of the third century and at the start of the fourth century, seem to have been reactions against perceived treachery by some Christians, who were beginning to act as if their communities were independent of the Roman authorities. ( Full Answer )
Roman Catholics--- taking in account of the persecutions of Rome- the Protestant reformation (wars that followed) persecution during England's reformation. The persecution in early America- cristero war in Mexico- the holocaust of Germany - (second to the Jewish people-
A: Decius, emperor of Rome 249-251, considered Christianity to be a recent and criminal superstition. It was also noted that the Church hierarchy seemed to enrich itself at the expense of poor Christians. Decius largely ignored the Christians themselves, but bishops of the most considerable cities …were removed from office by exile or death. The clergy of Rome were prevented for sixteen months from electing a new bishop of Rome. Dionysius reckoned only ten men and seven women in the immense city of Alexandria suffered for the profession of Christianity during the persecution of Decius. B: When an emperor first took office, it was usual for sacrifices to be made by the officials in the cities throughout the Empire in recognition of new emperor's authority and to confirm that they supported his regime. It was a particularly important event, and a dangerous one when there were rival claimants for the throne. Previously the rites of sacrifice were required to be undertaken only by the civic leadership of the cities. The difference in Decius' case was that he required all citizens of the Empire to obtain a certificate in which each person asserted that he or she had always sacrificed, and that, in demonstration of this fact, had offered the required sacrifice before the appointed commissioners. This was a one-time obligation: after the requirement had been met it was not necessary to do it again. The certificates recovered from Egypt show that this process involved a double humiliation for Christians who decided to submit to the requirement. Not only were they required to offer sacrifice and pour a libation, but also to declare that they had "always and without interruption" sacrificed to the gods. Eusebius included in his Ecclesiastical History an excerpt from a letter of Dionysius of Alexandria to Fabius of Antioch, written soon after the troubles had ended. Dionysius' letter shows that those who held state posts were immediately exposed to danger by their very position. Other persons were named and had to decide on the spot whether to sacrifice or face death; most appear to have chosen sacrifice. Despite the ferocity of the attack, it appears that it was possible for many to avoid the demand to sacrifice. Flight would have given immediate relief, and this must have been the choice made by most of those Christians who did not want to be forced to choose between death and making the required sacrifice. Others were saved by friends and neighbours who did not give them up to the authorities. However, many Christians succumbed to the pressure and sacrificed; others allowed their friends or relatives to sacrifice on their behalf; many fled and avoided the requirement; only a few stood firm, and became martyrs. The overwhelming majority of citizens complied with the order. Naturally, Decius appreciated the respectful response of the provinces, and acknowledged this in an inscription found in Aphrodisias, dated October or November 250. Christians throughout the empire were subjected to these ferocious attacks, but by early 251 we have no more notices about the persecution. This suggests that most governors did not actively pursue the recalcitrants. Meanwhile the Goths were again active in the Danube region, even invading Thrace. Decius had some successes against the Goths and some losses, but eventually he was killed in the fighting. If punishment for refusal to obtain a certificate on Decius' accession still had force of law, this requirement was rendered null and void by his death. Gallus became emperor in 251, and he did not repeat Decius' extraordinary demand that everyone participate in the ritual of sacrifice on his accession. ( Full Answer )
Jesus said that if he was persecuted his followers would be to. Soif your being persecuted for righteousness sake it means your doingsomething good. Psalms 37: 10,11 tells us that soon the wicked willbe no more and the meek ones will be able to live in peace. It'ssomething to look forward to! Look… to the writings of the apostle Paul regarding suffering.Essentially he says that suffering builds you as a person, and yourcharacter is what God is most interested in as that is the onlything which will last forever. If you are under attack by theenemy, it means that Satan sees you as a threat, which is greatnews! Answer: WHEN Jesus first sent out his apostles to preach theKingdom, he warned them that they would encounter opposition. Hetold them: "You will be objects of hatred by all people on accountof my name." (Matthew 10:5-18, 22) Earlier, however, in his Sermonon the Mount, he gave his apostles and others the assurance thatsuch opposition would not necessarily endanger their deep-felthappiness. In fact, Jesus even linked being happy with beingpersecuted as Christians. The eighth happiness that Jesus statedis: "Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness'sake, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them." (Matthew5:10) Suffering in itself is not meritorious. The apostle Peterwrote: "What merit is there in it if, when you are sinning andbeing slapped, you endure it? But if, when you are doing good andyou suffer, you endure it, this is a thing agreeable with God." Hefurther stated: "However, let none of you suffer as a murderer or athief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people's matters.But if he suffers as a Christian, let him not feel shame, but lethim keep on glorifying God in this name." (1 Peter 2:20; 4:15, 16)According to Jesus' words, suffering brings happiness when it isendured for righteousness' sake.True righteousness is measured byconformity to God's will and his commands. Suffering forrighteousness' sake, therefore, means suffering because one resistspressure to violate God's standards or requirements. The apostleswere persecuted by the Jewish leaders because of refusing to stoppreaching in the name of Jesus. (Acts 4:18-20; 5:27-29, 40)Thispersecution brought them joy and renewed their zeal in thepreaching work. Later, the early Christians were persecuted by theRomans because of refusing to practice emperor worship. ( Full Answer )
Muslim are taught to respect Muslim & non-Muslim, treat all mankind equally regardless their religion. Those Muslim who persecuted Christians or other religion does not understand this teaching or simple ignoring them for the sake of their own human ego
Yes, Catholics bury their dead during Lent except during Holy Week after Holy Thursday until after Easter Sunday.
Though there are some countries who have different dominant belief systems such as Islam, and Buddhism in those areas a lot of Christians are persecuted like China, and India. According to the bible all Christians suffer persecution everywhere in some form of way from those around them both believer… and nonbelievers. ( Full Answer )
A: It is part of Christian lore that Christians are persecuted andalways have been, with numerous martyrs put to death during earlyRoman times, but this is far from the truth. Any Christians in North Korea could expect to be persecuted by thisoppressive Communist regime, but the risks for Buddhist…s would befar greater. Some persecution of Christians occurs occasionally inMuslim-majority countries of the Middle East, but the officialposition of Islam is that Christians, as people of the Book, shouldbe free to worship as they please. Certainly, there was occasional and local, unofficial persecutionof the early Christians of the Roman Empire, but it is estimatedthat widespread official persecution of Christian totalled no morethan about twelve years, over the course of approximately threecenturies. Origen, who, from his experience as well as reading, wasintimately acquainted with the history of the Christians, declaredthat the number of martyrs was not great. Edward Gibbon ( TheDecline and Fall of the Roman Empire ), in explaining thetradition of early Roman persecution, says the ecclesiasticalwriters of the fourth or fifth centuries ascribed to themagistrates of Rome the same degree of implacable and unrelentingzeal which filled their own breasts against the heretics or theidolaters of their own times. Christians of this period needed tojustify their own actions in persecuting others, by claiming thatpersecution of Christians had been far more common in the past. ( Full Answer )
Christians are buried so their bodies remain on earth but their souls can go to heaven.
The first of the 10 commandments is "do not make ur own GOD" and if anybody does that the punishment was to kill that person and his followers. When Jesus Christ being who HE is started proclaiming HE is the son of GOD it was considered blasphemy by the law keepers (as they were ignorant of the inte…rpretation of prophecies concerning messiah) so Jesus was crucified and HIS disciples were totured or killed. Galatians 1:13,14 indicates that it was his ancestors' tradition to persecute people who stray from the law. Philippians 3: 5,6 as a Pharisee his zeal was to persecute as to righteousness under the law. he thought he was doing right until he got saved by our Lord and stood for the spread of GOD's kingdom instead of against it :) ( Full Answer )
A: We could estimate how long Saul, or Paul, persecuted the Christians if we could know when Paul's conversion took place. For this, there is some information in Paul's epistles. Soon after his conversion to Christianity, Paul says he spent three years in Damascus, but escaped the city when the go…vernor under Aretas, king of the Nabateans from 9 BCE to 40 CE, had a garrison deployed to arrest him because of his Christian activities (2 Cor 11:32-33). There is no reason to assume that the escape should have occurred near the end of the king's reign, a somewhat improbable coincidence, but if it did then Paul's conversion was around the year 36. In fact, other material in the epistles suggest that Paul's conversion took place well before 36 CE. Paul must have been a chief antagonist for some years, since his infamy as a persecuter had spread before him into Syria and Cilicia. Based on the traditional dates for the death of Jesus, either 30 or 33 CE, Paul could have been persecuting the Christians for up to six years, although a much shorter period is likely. ( Full Answer )
The persecution of the Christians ended in 313 after the Edict of Milan, which made all religions, even Christianity, legal.
Christians have always been persecuted and still are today. The Bible explains why in the book of Revelations. Satan the Dragon wants to be god. Satan attempted to annihilate Jesus Christ since His birth, but God the Father always watched over Jesus and delivered Him from Satan's hand clear up to th…e point where Jesus went back to heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father on the throne and reign. Since this is a position Satan always longed for, he became extremely angry and took out his hostilities on Jews and Christians, focusing all his energy on annihilating them now. Satan works through world political and religious systems. Persecution will come from any place where Christians recognize Jesus Christ as the one and true God, and refuse to bow down to Satan or any of his empowered authorities. ( Full Answer )
They buried their dead in underground cemeteries called catacombs. The catacombs were also used for religious practice when the Christians had to hide their faith for fear of persecution.
There were several emperors who ruled during the persecution of the Christians. Such emperors' were as follows; Emperor Nero, Emperor Decius and Emperor Diocletian.
Which cities had the greatest increase in Christian presence during the period of the Diocletian persecution?
During the period of the Diocletianic persecution (which lasted 8years) there was no increase in Christian presence anywhere in theRoman Empire. If anything there was a decrease in Christianpresence in the areas where this persecution was pursued the mostdue to the killings of Christians. In the day…s of Diocletian therewere more Christians in the eastern part of the Roman Empire thanin the western part . Ephesus, Antioch and Alexandria had largeChristian populations. ( Full Answer )
According to the story, the Christians were used as scapegoatsbecause of accusations that Nero had started the great fire of Rome