The Romans thought that by persecuting the Christians, they would eventually abandon their faith and follow the Roman customs. However, contrary to their intentions, many more people converted as a result of the persecution. The martyrs who died for their faith impressed others because they believed in a cause so strong that they were willing to die for it. By the courage of the Christians, those who were inspired by them came to see the truth and eventually became Christians too. Although they persecuted the Christians, the Romans provided them a reason to stand up for their beliefs.
If someone was unable to come to the trial because they were sick or elderly, a form of transportation would be sent to them so that they could come. The Romans wanted everyone called upon to be able to come to the trial so that they could not be accused of being unfair. One thing the Romans did poorly when promoting the rule of law was treating everyone equally. There were specific laws for people like women and slaves who were restricted by the Twelve Tables. This was one weakness among the strengths of the Romans as they promoted the rule of law.
During the early Pax Romana, Christianity, emerged and it spread rapidly in the Roman Empire. The founder of Christianity was Jesus who used parables with moral lessons to communicate his ideas. Jesus emphasized mercy, sympathy for the poor and helpless, morality, forgiveness, and service to others. Christianity eventually became the official religion of Rome because of its unifying force and the fact that it appealed to all classes in society. The humble, poor and oppressed found comfort in his message of love, equality, human dignity, and promise for a better life.
This brought about the practice of a decentralized leader for mass services. Believing that everyone has an equal chance of getting into heaven qualifies anyone to be a priest. Something that both reformations have in common however is that they both supported using a vernacular bible. Prior to the emergence of the Protestant sect, the bible was only in Latin so that the lay people were dependent on the priest for interpretation. Nevertheless, Luther rejecting a venerated human leader, believed that everyone should be able to read the bible.
As a religion people work towards a goal of bettering themselves or bettering their environment. This idea can nearly be regarded as fact for some branches of religion have been around for thousands of years and have followers in every corner of the globe claiming that their ideology and faith of religion has helped them in the past and will continue to help them in the future. For cults, this goal is often illegal or immoral after all cults are almost always shrouded in mystery and details are often withheld from the public. Cults of some form or other have been around for as long as organized religion, during the first-century people of the Roman Empire began to reject Christianity because it was something new and instead valued Judaism as this had been around a long time. It was around this time that politicians began to spread vicious rumors that Christians were beginning to take part in “group sex acts” during what was called “love fests”, it was also thought that they took part in sacrificing infants to their god.
In the Roman Empire, Christianity started out being a very minuscule religion. However, as Christianity grew, it formed into a significant threat to Roman politics. Before Christianity, the Roman Empire was extremely diverse and they believed the emperor
Figures who people would look up to as “holy” would take advantage of their positions and their power. The Church began to conduct religious abuses such as selling church positions, selling indulgences, and supporting the luxurious lifestyle of the popes. Even corruption and immortality began to spur within the clergy. Churches charged their dedicated Catholic followers for the sins they committed in order to appease their own selfish greed. The Catholic Church was heavily corrupted, and once he realized it, what did he do?
They sought a simpler kind of Christian worship, with the emphasis on the individual’s own conscience and direct relationship with God, without the intervention of the Virgin Mary and all the saints, never mind about the control of priests, cardinals and the Pope, who were seen as being too powerful, too wealthy and too corrupt. Protesting against the doctrines of the Church of Rome, members of the new and very different religion became known as Protestants. (Possibly with the emphasis on the 2nd syllable originally, though we now stress the first syllable.) Meanwhile in England, there was an added historical ingredient to go into the mix. Most people know that 1.
This short essay will examine and discuss Christian interaction with non-Christians and the Christians who participated in enforcing Christian rules and order. There are reoccurring acts, statements that lead to prevalent themes in the chronicles and documents a few that stand out is “without having been summoned”, “in order to unburden his/her conscience” and “was charged to keep it a secret and he/she
There were Christians who are known for being martyrs who were intentionally portrayed as being like Socrates. From this chapter, we learn that the connection between Christian and pagan martyrs happen to be problematic. The inspiration for killing Christ by these executions of Greek idols became argument within this chapter. This is where the idea of all martyrs was accepted. However, the reason for them being accepted was they died for Christ and followed in his