Church History: AD 30-99
What happened in this century?
The Age of the Apostles: by the end of the First Century they were all gone but one.
New Testament books were written: plus other books purported to be from or about apostles but weren't.
Christianity moves from being centered in Jerusalem to scattered from Spain to India to Ethiopia.
Only the Jews persecuted the Christians at the beginning, by the end this switched to the Romans.
Demographic of Christianity: mainly Jews at the beginning, mainly Gentiles at the end.
The first Christian heresies appear: Gnosticism and Docetism.
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AD 30 The First Century in Church History began in the year AD 30, the year Jesus was crucified, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
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30 Right after the ascension of Jesus, Christianity consisted of approximately 1000 believers and was centered in Jerusalem. Within a year, Christianity had increased to approximately 10,000 believers. To find out how this number was developed, go here.
30-40s During this time, Peter was the leader of the early Christian movement.
More info: Peter's house may have been discovered. Go here.
c. 30 The stoning of Stephen causes the Christians to scatter. (The exact date is unknown.)
c. 32 Paul is converted. (The exact date is unkown.)
40 The term "Christian" was first used in...