Persecution In The Early Christian Church

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In the first three centuries of the early Christian church. The church was being martyred and treated badly by the Roman population. There were many reasons that the Romans persecuted Christians. Although many people thought the reason was because the Christians refused to worship the roman gods or take part in the sacrifices. But, that was only part the reason that the Romans actually persecuted Christians. The Romans just hated the Christians in general because of their teachings of the Lord. Since the fifth century we have been able to count ten of the major persecutions in the early Christian church which are:
“- Persecution under Nero (c. 64-68). Traditional martyrdoms of Peter and Paul.
- Persecution under Domitian (r. 81-96).
- Persecution
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Persecutions have been going on almost since the beginning, when Nero started a fire in 64 AD that severely damaged Rome. It is believed that Nero started the fires by himself to rebuild rome into a greek culture, but that is not true. Nero was not at Rome when the fire’s happened in Rome, so he started blaming the Christians for starting the fires in rome to create a distraction to draw attention from himself.
Nero was said to be one of the most cruel roman emperors of all time. Some of the ways he persecuted Christians was by nailing them to a cross to bleed to death, and had meat tied to them and releasing wild beast in the colosseum for amusement. The Romans also tied the Christians to wooden post and lit them on fire for the use of torches. Later on in 112 AD a Roman Governor called Pliny the Younger was sent to Rome by the emperor Trajan. While Pliny the Younger was visiting Rome he ran into some Christians and had a talk with them. After he talked to some of the Christians he sent a letter to Nero saying that he had ordered for several more Christians to be

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