Foundation: What do we know about Christ? What happened to his twelve apostles?
Spread: A word for all peoples. An impossible task! Yet they blanketed the whole Roman Empire.
Accusation: The Roman Empire had room for all kinds of religions, yet Christianity just didn’t fit. Many charges were leveled against the believers.
Persecution: The mightiest empire in history unleashed repeated waves of persecution against the early believers.
Testimony: Heroic figures emerged. Their effect on the young church was far-reaching. Here are two: Polycarp and Perpetua.
Transition: When the Emperor Constantine came to the throne, the church was granted legal standing.