After Jesus’ death a new religion called Christianity was formed. Nero the emperor at the time was a psychopath and persecuted the Christians. To be persecuted means to be killed or tortured for what you believe in. This is what happened to the Christians because they believed in something that wasn’t considered normal.
The Christians were horrifically tortured and killed by Nero. It all started when there was a massive fire in Rome in 64 A.D that killed many people and did lots of damage. They did not know who was responsible for the fire so Nero decided that he would blame the Christians as this gave a reason for him to persecute them. Already the people thought the Christians were cannibals and used human sacrifices, which was not true. Nero Used very cruel methods in which to torture and kill the Christians. He would dip the Christians in wax, then impale them on poles and light them on fire. Another way he would torture them is to wrap them in animal skins and throw them to the dogs or lions and let them tear them up and eat them. When he got bored he would light them on fire, but the worst thing was that people could come and watch them being killed and the people enjoyed this!
The Christians were persecuted because they did not believe in what everyone else believed in and what was thought to be normal. The people worshipped many gods as well as the emperor but the Christians only believed in one God. Christians were considered a threat because they didn’t believe in the emperor and did things differently to what the majority of everyone else did. They had different traditions and thought differently to the Romans.
The end result ended up in the Christians way and pushed Nero to suicide. After a while the Romans saw that even when they killed the Christians that they always stuck to their original story about seeing Jesus rise from the dead, even when they were about to be killed. The soon realised that they must be telling the truth and started to see...