In the 300 years between the death of Jesus and the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, there were maybe 10 or 12 scattered years during which Christians were singled out for supression by Rome’s imperial authorities, and even then the enforcement of such initiatives was haphazard — lackadaisical in many regions, although harsh in others.
... "And then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32).
By Laura Miller
February 24, 2013 | Salon