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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace Part 3

Last week, we learned about the edicts of Diocletian.  We also learned about the political chaos which racked the Roman Empire in the early 300s.  When we left off last week Galerius had just passed an edict ending the persecution … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace Part 2

If you need a recap you can find it here. So Diocletian’s edicts against the Christians were some of the harshest and restricting the Christians had seen.  His first edict was that all churches and Sciptures be burned.  The second … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace

Warning this will have some pretty heavy history talk in it (and it might go on for more than one week)! Early in the fourth century, the worst persecution of the early Church took place, but was also the last … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: How the Church Dealt with the Lapsed

Last week you will remember I discussed the persecution of the 3rd century (if you don’t remember or didn’t read that post you can find it here).  At the end of the persecution there were several people who had denied Christ and … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: Persecutions of the Third Century

Around the year 200 marks the start of the great persecutions of the Church.  Yes, there had been persecutions before 200, but they were mostly local persecutions, not Empire wide mandates.  Christian and Jewish persecution saw a greater increase at … Continue reading

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