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  1. 1. By Meredith Gummerson
  2. 2. Paul’s MissionsThe Beginning of It Paul travels the All Roman Empire performing miraclesChrist is thought to and bringing the word have died and resurrected of God to the Jews, Gentiles, and Pagans Around alike. 33 AD The Conversion of 47-57 Around 30 AD Saul AD Saul, who was originally part of the persecution against the church becomes Paul after an encounter with God on the way to
  3. 3. Christian s Blamed for Fires in Rome When accused of starting the 6-day fire that consumed ¾ of Rome, Nero blamed the Christians and used some of their bodies as human torches 48AD 68 AD 64ADCouncil of Jerusalem Paul’s Execution An early church After being held a council where it was prisoner in Rome fordecided that Gentile years, Paul is Christians didn’thave to follow Mosaic executed and becomes a martyr law
  4. 4. Destruction of Jerusalem Rome crushes the Jewish Luke and JohnRevolt and destroys both the temple and city causing The gospels of Luke and John are writtenChristians and Jews to further separate. 71 AD 70 AD 90 AD Coptic Church is Founded Mark brought Christianity to Egypt where he founds the Coptic Church.
  5. 5. Martyrdom of Polycarp Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna and author of the inspiring Letter to the Philippians is burned at the stake for refusing to worship the Emperor 107AD 156ADFirst recorded use of Introduction of the term Catholic Montanism St. Ignatius, bishop Montanus , a paganof Antioch, uses the priest who converted term “Catholic” to to Christ, beginsdescribe the church in Montanism which his Letter to the placed much emphasis Smyrnaeans on the Holy Spirit
  6. 6. 1st Organized Persecution Irenaeus writes Against Heresies of Christians by DeciusIranaeus, the Bishop All citizens were required to make sacrifices to the of Lyons wrote emperor in the presence ofAgainst Heresies tofight Gnosticism and an official and attain a certificate saying they hadfurther define Christ done so 230 AD 180 250 AD On First AD Principles It was written by Origen, a Christian scholar and theologian
  7. 7. Christian Population Makes Up ¼ of Roman Population Of the 60 million people making up the Roman empire, it is estimated that 15,000,000 were Christians. 270 301 AD AD Antony Leaves for 300 Armenia Declares AD Dessert Christianity the State Religion Antony converts to Christianity and goes Armenia was the first to live in the desert country to makeliving an ascetic life that Christianity the state marks the beginning of religion. Christian monasticism
  8. 8. The Great Persecution BeginsDiocletian and the other emperors issue edicts limiting the rights ofChristians and orders burning of Christian texts and buildings. 313 AD 303 Constantine’s Conversion AD and the Edict of Milan After Constantine has a vision of a cross, he converts to Christianity and ends the Great Persecution with the Edict of Milan.