An interesting perspective on why Christians in the first century were viewed as dangerous to society. Christians in the first century saw themselves as citizens of God’s heavenly Kingdom instead of the Roman Empire. Their hope in heaven made them dangerous. Does yours?
So, what did Christians do that caused such irritation in Celsus? In short, Celsus thought Christians were bad citizens. Job number one for any Roman citizen was to participate in the public, corporate worship of the Roman gods.
And it was precisely this that Christians refused to do. After all, they were monotheists. They worshiped Jesus and him alone.
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