Why did the Roman government fear the spread of Christianity?
The Roman government feared the spread of Christianity because the Romans thought that if people who became Christians would stop worshipping the Roman gods. Early Christians also refused to pay homage to the Roman Emperor as divine, which was seen as challenging the Roman government.
They blamed Christians for the fire that burned Rome.
There were lots of reasons! I think one of the biggest ones was that by following their own set of beliefs and laws, the Christians weren't following the Roman's beliefs and laws. Not only did this mean that in an already unstable empire (revolts and wars with other empires who were constantly trying to take pieces of their empire) more factions were being divided off, but the people whom they conquered were supposed to accept… Read More
Christianity seems to have been both ignored and tolerated until the third century, when there began to be concerns about the loyalty of Christians and the risk that Christianity posed to the good government of the empire.The real concern was that the Christian Church seemed to have become a powerful state within a state. It passed and enforced its own laws against Christians, kept its own treasury, and Christians appeared to owe allegiance to the… Read More
Saint Paul is credited with spreading the Christian faith among the Gentiles - the non-Jewish population of the Empire. Expansion of the Christian faith was slow at first, but Christianity often appealed to poor people who felt alienated by mainstream religions. By the beginning of the 4th century CE, Christianity is believed to have converted about ten percent of the population of the Roman Empire. Scholars believe that at this stage Christianity was evenly split… Read More
They heard of and/or saw Jesus and then the apostles do miracles by the Holy Spirit when Rome was occupying Israel, and they started to have a seeking heart towards God. As more people looked for God, more started to convert to Christianity.
Christians did not set out to threaten the Roman government, but the Roman leaders were worried that Christianity threatened the security of the state. This led to sporadic persecution of the Christians, undertaken in an attempt to force them to return to the traditional religion. The Romans believed that they were favoured by all the gods because they were so devoted to them. In line with this attitude, they encouraged all conquered peoples to continue… Read More
The Romans were ever alert to revolution within their empire. A usual sign of a plot was when people started taking secret oaths and binding themselves with activity which would incur the death penalty to stop participants turning state evidence. The sight of Christians having meetings in private houses instead of going up to the temple like honest folk, and taking oaths drinking blood and eating human flest alarmed the Romans that this presaged a… Read More
Romans wanted to stop the spread of Christianity because they feared that the followers of Christianity would revolt against the government.
For he is also a Roman. But many Romans did not accept his preaching. The Roman Empire lost it's empirical power but not it's ecclesiastical power which is catholicism, not Paul's preachings.
The Romans, being old-order, paganistic, and authoritative in their earlier years saw Christianity as a threat to their concurrent existence. It conflicted highly with their pagan state religion, and was a huge divide between progressive monotheism and the now ageing polytheism. As a result, the Romans persecuted the Christians and seeked to eliminate them from overtaking their Republican Conservative ideals.
The Roman Government began persecuting Christians under Emperor Nero. Nero began to execute large numbers of Christians following the Great Fire of Rome. According to the Roman historian Tacitus, the population searched for a scapegoat and rumors held Nero responsible. To deflect blame, Nero targeted Christians.
The Romans did not help spread Christianity. It was the other way round. Christianity was spread around the Roman Empire by the apostles, other missionaries and the clergy (when Christianity developed its churches). Christianity started in Judea, which was part of the Roman province of Syria; that is, it was part of the Roman Empire. It became widespread by the third century. It was persecuted several times. There were alternations of periods of toleration and… Read More
They used force
yes but that's all i knowNo. Christianity spread from the disciples of Jesus Christ beginning in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost.
Christianity, sprang up in the corner of the Roman Empire. At first, Christianity was just one of many religions practiced in the empire. but despite many obstacles, the new faith grew rapidly, and by A.D. 395, it had been declared the official religion of the tRoman Empire. It gained strength,when the roman empire fell, the christian church took over much of this role, becoming the central institution of western civilization for nearly 1000 years
it spread so fast because when the started to kill martyrs, or people willing to die for their beliefs, in the collesseum it just made more people belive in the life after death, chritianity. then in 313 A.D just before a war the emporor, condenstine saw the roman words "chi" and "rho" and under that it said "by this sign you will conquer" he had all his men write it on their sheilds and they… Read More
one emperor was baptized after seeing a cross in the sky and winning a battle thus allowing Christianity in Rome.
The Roman Emperor Constantine (c.274-337), edict of Milan in 313 made persecution of Christians illegal.
Cause the romen rulers tried to stamp out Christianity by killing its followers.
The rapid spread of Christianity coincided with the decline of the Roman Empire, and some historians believe that Christianity contributed to that decline.
because christian values undermined roman morals and because people liked Christianity it threatened roman rule so they had to eradicate it or else they would face destruction.
Parts of it, definitely.
The Roman Empire made Christianity the official religion of the Empire, and 'encouraged' the peoples it conquered to convert.
Constantine the Great did not spread Christianity. By the time of his reign, Christianity had already spread and had already become the religion of the masses in the Roman Empire, although there were still many pagans. Constantine supported the Christians. He arbitrated between different doctrines of Christianity, promoted Christians in the imperial administration and built Christian Churches. The most notable of these churches were the original Basilica of St Peter's in Rome, the St John… Read More
because the religion is legendary
No. Socrates lived around 300 years before Jesus Christ.
Slaughter and suppression of other religions, and it provided a religious hierarchy of bishops which was valuable for emperors to use as a control measure to supplement his secular power.
Christians were not really viewed as enemies, but they incurred the displeasure of the pagan Roman government because they did not seem entirely loyal. The emperors were concerned that Christians could not be relied upon to do what the government required, preferring to accept the authority of their own bishops instead, and thus fostering disunity in the empire. Nevertheless, the government generally preferred to ignore the Christians, and there were really only two brief periods… Read More
Originally, the Roman Empire persecuted the early Christian Church(that is what the Book of Revelation was all about), but, in the end, it became Christian, under Emperor Constantine.
It is thought that there were many isolated occasions of persecution of the Christians by the Roman authorities, but relatively few organized persecutions. In most cases, the Christians were severely knocked down by the persecutions, but they appear to have quickly recovered afterwards, with the Church adopting the practice of allowing those who fell to be restored to fellowship after showing due signs of penitence. After the first empire-wide persecution ended, that of Emperor Decius… Read More
In the apostolic era, Nero is said to have unfairly blamed the Christians of Rome for the Great Fire of Rome. This resulted in persecution of Roman Christians, but apparently Christians elsewhere in the Empire were ignored. Edward Gibbon (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) says that from the death of Christ to the Jewish War, he cannot discover any traces of Roman intolerance, other than the transient but cruel persecution which was… Read More
There were some persecutions of the Christians which h were undertaken by some of the Roman emperors. They were not about stopping the spread of Christianity. The most important persecutions were by Decius and Diocletian. Decius wanted the peoples of the empire to prove their loyalty to the Roman state by requiring them to perform sacrifices to the Roman gods (religion and the state were intertwined for the Romans). The Christians refused to do so… Read More
The Roman government tolerated Judaism but not Christianity because Jews respected old religious traditions and Jewish traditions forbaded worshipping more than one god. Thanx! !!!!!!!!
Because Jesus wanted it that way; and because his disciples complied with Jesus wishes. Jesus trained his disciples regarding how to spread it (Matthew chapter 10 & Luke Chapter 10)(also Matthew 28:19,20.) Answer: It was Jesus' command and commission to His disciples, throughout all the generations to come, to the end of the age of man's rule on earth: "...Jesus came to them and said, 'All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given… Read More
Several Roman emperors considered Christianity a problem. This lead to a number of persecutions. Christianity was at times (not always ) seen as a threat because it converted previously pagan Romans and it refused to perform sacrifices. Roman religion was seen as a fundamental part of the Roman state. This state was seen as requiring the blessing of Roman gods for its security and welfare. The Romans believed that natural disasters were the result of… Read More
Because almost everyone was Christian at one time, the government had an easier time controlling all the people. The people were united, which gave the Empire strength. It was a little easier to defend, because there were not as many quarrels going on inside the empire.
Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire in a series of steps. We can start with the Day of Pentecost, the very first day of the Church, when Peter declared to the thousands gathered in Jerusalem for that festival that salvation, leading to eternal life, was available to all who repented of their sins and were baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. He told them that this promise was available to everyone, whether they were… Read More
He spread the Gospel and wrote letters.
Answer In pre-Roman times, new religions could generally only be spread by conquest. It was simply too difficult for missionaries to go out into new territories to spread the words of their gods. The Roman roads made travel both easy and safe. For example, Paul could travel by road throughout Syria, Asia Minor and Greece quickly and with safety. Messengers could take his epistles to distant communities and return with the responses of those communities… Read More
They built the Vatican.
Why was Christianity able to spread so quickly throughout the roman empireand how did roman and christian values combine?
It spread through strong and passionate evangelization. Truly these people were ready to die for Jesus and that send a very powerful message. The Romans didn't change until Constantine came along.
Why was Christianity able spread so quickly throughout the Roman Empire and how did Roman and Christian values combine?
The older religions did not provide for an afterlife - some cults did, but were isolated in inaccessible areas, and only the rich could afford to go there and pay the joining fees. So various cults grew up which were prepared to travel to the customer - Mithras, Isis, Christianity etc etc, and they established centres throughout the empire. Constantine decided that he needed a religion to bolster his imperial power and reach. He followed… Read More
Well as we know Rome is near the Tiber River so it was difficult for people to cross it to spread Christianity.
People feared God because they thought he was extremely powerful. Many of the churches said that the wrath of God was unbelievable. It was said that on judgment day if you had sinned God would punish by having you die and sent to the underworld. But many people survived on judgment day therefore of the first crusade. -History Teacher at Dalton School AnswerThe fear of God came from the imagination that he was a very… Read More
By the beginning of the reign of Emperor Constantine, it is estimated that Christianity had around ten percent of the population of the Roman Empire. Constantine gave the Christian Church state patronage, but did not make it the state religion. He gave the Christians the right to distribute state food supplies to the poor, enabling them to proselytise to the recipients. Moreover, during his reign it became politically and socially desirable for some of the… Read More
Which Roman leader exactly? Whom are your referring to?
Without the Roman Empire, Christianity might never have spread to become the dominant religion of the West. The Roman Empire facilitated safe and efficient travel, thus allowing the apostles to spread out from Palestine into neighbouring countries and, eventually, throughout the entire Roman Empire.Early in the fourth century, Emperor Constantine gave Christianity state patronage, thus encouraging the rapid spread of the new religion. By the end of the fourth century, Christianity was the state religion… Read More
Islam, at the time, was the only major religion to be seen after Christianity had grown. During a time which would lead to The Crusades, this wide-spread 'other' religion was viewed as a direct threat by the whole of Christendom. The Islamic Caliphates were also a direct threat to the Christian Empires (like Byzantium, New Carthage, etc.) and conquered large swathes of formerly "Christian lands" in the Middle East and North Africa.
Christianity spread more than any other religion because it became the state religion of the Roman Empire. Because of this, Christianity was enforced throughout Europe, North Africa and much of the Middle East. Eventually, those who refused to be Christian were persecuted, tortured or killed.When Europeans spread out to found colonies in the New World, they took Christianity with them, often spreading it by military force.
The message spread through people and it spread because that is what Jesus told people to do: Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, On the day of Pentecost Peter preached the gospel message to people who were gathered in Jerusalem. (see Acts chapter 2 )These people were Jews and Jewish converts from all… Read More