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    The Church historian, Eusebius of Caesarea reports in his A.D. 340 Church history that of the 318 delegates attending the Church Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, that all 318 had been maimed through the Roman persecutions.


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    Originally posted by glen smith View Post
    The Church historian, Eusebius of Caesarea reports in his A.D. 340 Church history that of the 318 delegates attending the Church Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, that all 318 had been maimed through the Roman persecutions.
    Very interesting and very enlightening. Being persecuted is not unusual, but is normal, even promised:

    2 Timothy 3
    12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse,deceiving and being deceived

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      The Church (members of the body of Christ) benefit from persecution. Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, c. 155 c. 240 AD, wrote that for ever martyr murdered there were 12 new converts to take their place.

      These maimed 318 delegates attending the Church Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 were the shepherds of the churches.
      English translates the Greek word for shepherds as bishops. Historian Eusebius of Caesarea wrote in Greek.

      Before the economic revolution in China the underground Church was preparing missionaries to enter forbidden Islamic countries. When warned about persecution their reply was to question, "How is that different than being a Christian in China?"

      America and the world look with favor on the changes in China resulting from their economic revolution. Seems, their economic success might be the plot of Satan to reduce Christian persecution to make the Church in China comfortable.
      Last edited by glen smith; February 28, 2018, 11:41 AM.

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