Concordia Theological Monthly

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acts, roman, government

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


When the Christian Church began to spread, its field of expansion was practically prepared in the territorial extent of the Roman Empire. Beginning at Jerusalem, the Church rapidly extended its borders beyond this city; it embraced all Palestine and the neighboring lands of Syria, Asia minor, and Egypt and soon had crossed into Macedonia and Achaia. Jerusalem did not remain the geographical center of the Christian Church very long; this city very soon found itself on the eastern extremity of church territory, just u it was situated near the eastern extremity of the Roman Empire. A map of church territory of the second century A. D. superimposed on a map of the Roman Empire would show that these two were rapidly becoming coextensive.


History of Christianity

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Acts 10:1-2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars