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Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity
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Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity
What accounted for the appeal of Christianity to some people in the ancient
world? What do you think attracted Jesus’ first followers?
In the ancient world, Christianity was some sort of community that many wanted to join
because of various reasons. The message passed by Christianity was a factor that made
Christianity appealing to people in the ancient world. It promised spiritual gifts, a future life free
from sickness, disease, poverty and individual isolation. The promises made by Christianity, like
immortality, went beyond the people’s daily life experiences.
The news of the possibility of the existence of a human being who would be related to
something bearing powers beyond the powers of this world was another great attraction.
However, this would not have been enough to convince the Roman Empire citizens who lived in
a world so different, one filled with disease and poverty with only a few wealthy people. It was
through Constantine, a Roman emperor who supported Christianity that the religion was
embraced and supported by members who joined the church.
Jesus’ followers regarded him as the messiah, mainly because he did thing which the
messiah was expected to do. The fact that He met the expectations of many made Him attract
many followers. The gospel depicts him as a profound teacher with confidence in what he taught
and did. His lessons and actions made him someone worth following.
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Running head: ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity Student’s Name Institutional affiliation 1 ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY 2 Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity What accounted for the appeal of Christianity to some people in the ancient world? What do you think attracted Jesus’ first followers? In the ancient world, Christianity was some sort of community that many wanted to join because of various reasons. The message passed by Christianity was a factor that made Christianity appealing to people in the ancient world. It promised spiritual gifts, a future life free from sickness, disease, poverty and individual isolation. The promises made by Christianity, like immortality, went beyond the people’s daily life experiences. The news of the possibility of the existence of a human being who would be related to something bearing powers beyond the powers of this world was another great attraction. However, this would not have been enough to convince the Roman Empire citizens who lived in a world so different, one filled with disease and poverty with only a few wealthy people. It was through Constantine, a Roman emperor who supported Christianity that the religion was embraced and supported by members who joined the church. Jesus’ followers regarded him as the messiah, mainly because he did thing which the messiah was expected to do. The fact that He met the expectations of many made Him attract many followers. The gospel depicts him as a profound teacher with confidence in what he taught and did. His lessons and actions made him someone worth following. ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY References 3 Name: Description: ...
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