The Imperial Church — From the Unconquered Sun to Jesus Christ, Part 1

The History of Christianity #83

Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Acts 3:19 which reads: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.”

Our History of Christianity quote today is from Billy Graham. He said: “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”

Last time, in the History of Christianity, we looked at “The Imperial Church – Constantine” (Part 3).

Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at “The Imperial Church – From the Unconquered Sun to Jesus Christ” (Part 1) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez’s fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).

“The nature of Constantine’s conversion has been the subject of many debates. Shortly after the events told in the previous broadcast, there were Christian authors who sought to show that the emperor’s conversion was the goal toward which the history of the church and of the empire had always been moving. Others have claimed that Constantine was simply a shrewd politician who became aware of the advantages to be drawn from a ‘conversion.’ Both interpretations are exaggerated.”

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