Do you believe in the early days churches were more hostile to non-believers?

Discussion in 'Church History' started by ChristianInspiration, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Do you believe in the early days churches were more hostile to non-believers? What's your thoughts?
     
  2. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    More hostile than when?

    The inquisition?

    The crusades?

    Now?
     
  3. BrianW

    BrianW Active Member

    In the early days everyone was hostile towards them including a whole lot of the Jews. Don't you know about Saul of Tarsus? Did you know that John was the only apostle who died of natural causes?

    Rome and the like did the rest of them in just as they did other Christians in often excruciating, barbaric ways.
    It wasn't until Constantine and the Edict of Milan in 313 that Roman persecution of Christians ended.
     
  4. Empire

    Empire New Member

    early days aren't like what they are now, allot are piece of work and what they did to young once. Well it's also hard times back then very very very hard times.
     
  5. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    What a silly question. Or maybe it isnt. The early churches were taught tobe friendly to all. Including heathen.
     
  6. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    And then the 4th ff century happened ;)
     
  7. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    Aha - the great harlot showed up on the scene.
     
  8. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    No, don't be silly.
     
  9. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    Then what?
     
  10. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Christians and non-Christians alike did their sinful 'thing', drew lines, created ideological divisions, etc. The Catholic Church, or Roman Catholic Church, didn't come onto an otherwise peaceful scene and suddenly star bloody wars for supremacy. The 'C'hurch was already doing that.
     

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