May 15, 2017
Episode 94 features an in-depth look at some of the challenges the first generation of Christians faced while living under the rule of Nero. Under the Emperor Nero Rome prided it self on it’s multiculturalism. Early Christians faced many of the same cultural issues we face today. It might shock people to learn that under Rome, Christians had to stand against issues that we find ourselves wrestling with today. Because they would not compromise their faith, Nero branded them “the haters of the world”! Nero also blames the Great Fire of Rome on the Christians. This leads to the horrific persecution of the early church including the martyrdom of the apostles Peter and Paul. How did the earliest followers of Christ stand firm in their faith while living under the rule of a tyrant? Brian Godawa joins us this week to discuss his brand new book based on all of these events. Tyrant: Rise Of The Beast is an explosive tale of Church history, spiritual warfare, and the origin story of the most controversial book of the Bible: Revelation. So please check it out, this is truly one broadcast you won't want to miss!