The Response of Early Christians to Charges Against Them

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Below is a link to an article published on that depicts how early Christians were interpreted by the Greco-Roman culture. There are so many similarities to our modern culture and much wisdom to be derived from our first-century brothers and sisters.

This also shows why early church confessions and statements of faith were so important.  They were responding to misunderstandings, misinterpretations, without and heresies within.


Why Early Christians Were Despised

The Christian Church, in its earliest centuries after Jesus, endured wave after wave of persecution. All kinds of insults and charges were hurled at them. A document written in the late 2nd century A.D. called The Octavius of Minicius Felix describes a debate between a Christian and a pagan at the Roman port of Ostia.