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The Lost but Found Sheep

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Christianity. This word brings a lot of mixed thoughts in one’s head especially for those people who do not understand the concept of this religion, such as the people of Rome in early times. “ … And by a distinction between the seasons which is due to God’s arrangement, set aside some for festivals, others for times of sorrow- merely to suit their own inclinations! Who can consider this a proof of religion, and not, rather, of lack of understanding?” (The Epistle to Diognetus) Christianity was seen as an insignificant cult for the ignorant and uneducated types and also viewed to be as treason to Rome. They are thought to be lustful (love one another), sinful, immoral and vile creatures of society who follow a cult that practices inhumane and cruel acts for their god. They were thought to have drunk human blood, beaten up dogs cruelly for sacrifice, held secret meetings and ate babies to be saved, etc. Christianity is often misunderstood and is not given the chance to explain their belief and their opinion to others. In those times, when you were a Christian you will be sentenced to die without a chance to defend yourself. “There is full liberty given to answer the charge and to cross-question, since it is unlawful for men to be condemned without defense or without a hearing. Christians alone are permitted to say nothing that would clear their name, vindicate the truth, and aid the judge to come to a fair decision.” (A Christian Defense by Tertullian) They are also seen as a threat to the Roman Empire for refusing taking the “oath” and to worship their pagan gods that is why being a Christian is equivalent to treason. “ A stone of course, submits; for it has no feeling. Therefore, you really disprove its sensibility, do you not?”...

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There may be many questions and contradictions that may be asked upon Christianity, but there is always an explanation to it. There is a saying “The Bible can explain Science but Science cannot explain the Bible.” There are many things that serve as a contradiction to Christianity but knowing God, he has all of the answers that are even beyond philosophical comprehension and values and we should offer our lives to Him because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

“Christianity is a religion of sacrifice and duty, even more than the stoics teach. In the end, Christianity will help the Roman Empire because it is making people better on the inside, where it counts.” “Christianity is the only real friend that Rome has.”

- Junia

“Deo Omnis Gloria”

Giesler,M. (2002). Junia. United States of America: Scepter Publishers, Inc.
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