The Growth of Christianity

Several factors contributed to growth and expansion of Christianity, and eventually its success. The factors were a combination of political, economic, and social. In fact, the rise of Christianity has been a hot topic of historical analyses and debate. In this case, we look at some social factors, which contributed to its growth.

We would like to remind our visitors that this is merely an observation on our part and we do not want anyone to get confused. It is important that you do your own independent research and make your own conclusions. However, we would like you to know that our goal is to put things about Christianity into perspective so that you will have a clearer picture.

It is said that Christianity happened to come at right time. This was an age where life is uncertain, and the circumstances could not be controlled. The life in the Greco-Roman world was short and fragile. Life expectancy was about 30 years or even less. What appealed to pagans was that Christian doctrines and religion offered certainty and hope in the afterlife. New doctrines seemed attractive to pagans. Moreover, there was a lot of discontent with general spiritual unrest and pagan practices. Just like Roman religion, Christianity was for ordinary men. Also, it offered hope to a pessimistic society, which believed that their destinies were already fixed.