Christians have traditionally believed that Roman persecution of the church began soon after Christ left this earth. However, another look
at the evidence suggests that Christians in the first century were relatively free from persecution by the Romans; it was the Jews who
treated them with contempt. In fact, the restraining influence of Stoicism may have caused the Romans to protect the infant Christian church.
Are you having trouble finding a printer who will print evangelistic handbills just the way you want them——and at a price you can afford? Are you tired of the same old two-color design you've been using since
college? Are you having problems obtaining lists of the residential occupants in your town? And have you given up trying to get your church members to hand-address 10,000 envelopes? If you answered Yes to any of the above, we have help for you. Russell Holt recently interviewed Tom Hall about the services available to ministers at Media, Incorporated.
We often forget that the word save means "to keep, " as well as "to rescue." The gospel is the good news about the grace of God in both its rescuing and keeping forms, for God is both Rescuer and Keeper.
Our church has become increasingly complex, compared with former years. This may be the inevitable result of growth in a complicated and modern
world, but somehow we must retain the clear goals of an earlier age.