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...ship and allowed for a deeper exploration of faith. Polytheistic religions didn’t allow for a personal relationship between its followers and its gods, and religion wasn’t a lifestyle or faith, it was simply a belief. Another thing about Christianity that appealed greatly to people was that it embraced everyone, no matter their social status or class, and that it preached eternal life for all. While many people embraced this message; just as many people despised it. The Apostles that preached Jesus’ message were just about as well received as Jesus had been. Many Christians were martyred or imprisoned, including St. Peter, the first pope, and many of Jesus’ other disciples. In the Holy Land, the Romans killed many Jews and destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, leaving only the Western Wall. The Western Wall, or “wailing wall” is today Jerusalem’s holiest shrine.
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