Despite the open hostility, the early Christians (once there were empowered by God’s Holy Spirit) gave themselves zealously to the proclamation of the GoodNews of God’s love, power, salvation, and Kingdom . Since the world around them was not neutral, it was impossible for anyone joining them to be neutral toward the world (John 15:18-20). To embrace Christ and become part of His extended family was to take up a cross daily to follow Him (Math.16:24). The fact that the churches in the home were illicit communities and that it was a capital offense to be a Christian did not stop God’s people from multiplying and growing across the nations as the family of God
Can we re-trace back our steps to this?