Christian Origins Book 3: The Challenges Begin




The great Holy Spirit outpouring at Pentecost marked the beginning of the New Testament church. Many Jewish leaders were not very accepting of this new doctrine. Soon persecution dispersed the new believers, along with the Gospel message, throughout the then known world. The Apostle Paul was instrumental in establishing churches in Galatia, Corinth, Thessalonica, as well as other cities, but these churches were not without challenges.