Important Dates in Church History

JP: Here’s a short read on church history. Comment … excerpt is only the first of 10. I encourage you to read the entire article. Image above is from a very worthwhile site on church history: The Hall of Church History.

The 10 Most Important Dates in Church History


In Luke 21:20 Jesus predicted that Jerusalem would be surrounded and destroyed. This prediction was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when the Roman general Titus sacked Jerusalem and destroyed its Temple. The ramifications of this event were huge. It marked the end of the Jewish state until recent times and ended the sacrificial system of the Jews. The destruction also signaled a shift in the power structure of the church. The mostly Jewish church quickly became Gentile. Plus, many in the church also viewed this tragedy as God’s judgment upon the Jews and evidence that the church had become the “new Israel.”

Author Bio: Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theology at the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is also the Founder and President of, a cutting-edge website devoted to providing quality articles, news, and information related to Christian theology.

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