Home > Deeds of Christanity in india, Evanglical Church and Convert Hindu's Program > Christian ‘Emperor Constantine the Great’ Invitation to Pagan Emperor of Persia(Iran) to Embrace Christianity

Christian ‘Emperor Constantine the Great’ Invitation to Pagan Emperor of Persia(Iran) to Embrace Christianity


 

Constantine the Great, c.274-337

SHAHPUR II, the Great (CE 309-379)

Same thing Muhammad did to Iranian and Roman Emperor ? Right ?  So who is copying from Whom ? Just think

This Pagan Emperor is a Fire worshipper  just as Hindus are….and Zoroastrian religion has similarity to Hinduism

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhce/Ch1.htm Encounter on the Euphrates  with HINDU’s

Same Story being repeated again and again in India..The same Style and same Methods..

http://www.ccel.org/f/foxe/martyrs/fox103.htm

 

FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYRS

CHAPTER III

Persecutions of the Christians in Persia (Or the other way round )

The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people’s minds and properties. Hence they thought it expedient to complain to the emperor that the Christians were enemies to the state, and held a treasonable correspondence with the Romans, the great enemies of Persia.

The emperor Sapores,   SHAHPUR II, the Great (CE 309-379)   http://www.enotes.com/salem-history/sh-p-r-ii-reigns-over-s-s-nian-empire  being naturally averse to Christianity, easily believed what was said against the Christians, and gave orders to persecute them in all parts of his empire. On account of this mandate, many eminent persons in the church and state fell martyrs to the ignorance and ferocity of the pagans.

Constantine the Great being informed of the persecutions in Persia, wrote a long letter to the Persian monarch, in which he recounts the vengeance that had fallen on persecutors, and the great success that had attended those who had refrained from persecuting the Christians.

http://www.livius.org/sao-sd/sassanids/sassanids.htm

Speaking of his victories over rival emperors of his own time, he said, “I subdued these solely by faith in Christ; for which God was my helper, who gave me victory in battle, and made me triumph over my enemies. He hath likewise so enlarged to me the bounds of the Roman Empire, that it extends from the Western Ocean almost to the uttermost parts of the East: for this domain I neither offered sacrifices to the ancient deities, nor made use of charm or divination; but only offered up prayers to the Almighty God, and followed the cross of Christ. Rejoiced should I be if the throne of Persia found glory also, by embracing the Christians: that so you with me, and they with you, may enjoy all happiness.   (  you will find the Start of human right movement in Ancient times in these writings )

In consequence of this appeal, the persecution ended for the time, but it was renewed in later years when another king succeeded to the throne of Persia.

Now How Fraud Theory is created…Read it all

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/witch/persecute.html

think we’ll just move back over to India, where I will mention that after the Aryas invasion of the Indian subcontinent around 2000 – 1500 BCE, the Dasus, an ancient culture and its religion, vanished as the old urban society was supplanted by that of the invaders. In fairness, though, I must admit that the archaeological record remains unclear about what role the Aryas had in the collapse of the Dasus civilization. It is probable that they were just the last link in a long chain of events.

Now Read this..The Religious war of Christianity and Pagan Persia (IRAN )

http://www.livius.org/sao-sd/sassanids/sassanids.htm

The final struggle of the Roman Empire -now called Byzantine Empire– and Persia started under Khusrau II ‘the victorious’ (590-628). Again, the Sasanians were the aggressor. The Byzantines were weakened, because Italy had been invaded by the Langobards, the Slavs were taking hold of the Balkans, and Andalusia was lost to the Visigoths. It was the perfect moment to attack the Byzantine empire, and Khusrau acted accordingly. His armies ravaged the cities of Syria and sacked Jerusalem in 614. (The Jews welcomed the Persians, because the Christians had often persecuted them.) One of the objects the Persians took away was the relic of the True Cross.

Byzantine icon, showing emperor Heraclius defeating Khusrau II. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Byzantine icon of the emperor
Heraclius defeating Khusrau II (Louvre, Paris)

Khusrau’s armies went on to invade Egypt –Alexandria was captured in 619- and in 626, their advance-guards paused only a mile from Constantinople. The Persians even raided Cyprus and occupied Rhodes. It seemed as if the Achaemenid empire was restored, and Khusrau ordered the making of brilliant rock reliefs at Taq-e Bostan.

However, the Byzantine emperor Heraclius was to prove a match for Khusrau. He took some time to train an army, and in 627, he invaded Assyria and Mesopotamia. His campaign was extremely successful: he did not even return to his own empire during the winter, but stayed far behind the enemy lines. The Persian army mutinied and Khusrau was murdered (628). His successor Ardašir III made peace and the relic of the True Cross was restored to Jerusalem..

Now read this …Why Toleration Leads to hatred..What happens when Christian Population increases….They start calling people Pagans and Idolaters etc.….and No one likes it ..right

http://www.cultureofiran.com/christianity_history.html

Christianity in pre-Islamic Iran, the Parthian Era

Christianity

Christianity arrived in Iran during the Parthian (Ashkanian) period (247 BC to AD 228). In the book of ‘Acts of Apostles’ (chapter II, V.9) first century AD, it is mentioned that on “the Day of Pentecost (part of harvest festival observed by early Christians) at Jerusalem there were “Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia”. Early Christian records mention that Peter and Thomas preached the Gospel to the Parthians and men such as Thaddaeus, Bartholomew, and Addeus, evangelized the races of Mesopotamia and Persia, and that Mari, a noble Persian convert, succeeded Addeus in the government of the Persian Christian communities. The bishops, Abrês, Abraham, Jacob, Ahadabuhi, Tomarsa, Shahlufa, and finally Bishop Papa succeeded him at the end of the Third Century. Syriac documents also indicate that towards the beginning of the Third Century the Christians in the Persian territories had some three hundred and sixty churches, and many martyrs.

Arbela, fifty miles east of river Tigris (Dejleh) and the capital of Adiabene—a small Persian border kingdom—was the earliest center of Christianity in Iran (present day Iraq). There was a large concentration of Jews in Arbela and in Nisibis in eastern Mesopotamia and while some Jews were instrumental in spreading Christianity, others opposed the new faith. The First century Jewish historian Josephus, mentions that a king of Adiabene accepted Judaism about AD 36. Such a conversion made Arbela a natural center for Jewish Christian mission at an early date. Nisibis another major city of the area was also the seat of a Jewish Academy of learning.

Christianity spread in both villages and cities and by the end of the Parthian period (AD 225), Christian communities were settled all the way from Edessa, an important missionary center, to Afghanistan. The Chronicles of Arbela report that by this time there were already more than twenty bishops in Persia and Christians had already penetrated Arabia and Central Asia.

Parthian Kings were tolerant of other religions and Christianity kept slowly but steadily advancing in various parts of the empire. At the time of the persecution of Christians in Rome, many sought refuge in Iran and were given protection by the Iranian rulers. Though thousands of Persians embraced Christianity, Persia remained Zoroastrian with many adhering to the Cult of Mithra. However, there never arose an indigenous Persian Church, worshipping in the Persian language. The Persian Church was of Syrian origin, traditions and tendencies and for about three centuries, regarded Antioch (in Syria) as the center of its faith and the seat of authority.

Partition

Christianity and Christians in Iran, the Sasanian Era

With the Sasanians (AD 226-641), Christianity (and other religions)??????(what ) ? suffered resentment. Its chief opponents were the Zoroastrian Magi and priestly schools, as well as some Jews. When the Roman emperor Constantine made Christianity the state religion in Rome (AD 312) and himself the sovereign of all Christians, the new fate became associated with Iran’s archenemy. The conversion of Armenians into Christianity and the defection of some Armenian army units to Rome made matters worse. Religious and national feelings were united and paved the ground for future persecutions that continued in Persia for a century after they had ceased in Rome, where they started in the first place.

In general, the Sasanian kings championed Zoroastrianism, and though some did not mind Christianity, the national feeling always clung to the ancient creed. Nevertheless, Christianity kept steadily growing partly due to the deportation of several hundred thousand Christian inhabitants of Roman Syria, Cilicia and Cappadocia by Shapur I (240-270AD). The deportees were settled in Mesopotamia, Persis (Pars) and Parthia. The decision was based on economic and demographic reasons, but unintentionally promoted the spread of the new faith. New cities and settlements in fertile but sparsely populated regions such as Khuzistan and Meshan were built. Many Christians were employed in big construction projects and had a large number of skilled workers and craftsmen among them. The city soon became a significant cultural and educational center with the famous library and the University of Jundaishapour, home to scholars from all over including many Christian and Jewish scholars. It also became the center of silk production in Iran with many Christians involving in every aspect of silk production, management and marketing.

This period of peace and prosperity for the Christian community lasted until the reign of Bahram II (276-293AD). First persecutions included that of Bahram’s Christian concubine Candida, one of the first Persian Martyrs. The persecutions were supported and even promoted by the powerful high priest, Kirdir, who in one inscription declares how Ahriman and the idols suffered great blows and continues as follows: “and the Jews (Yahud), Buddhists (Shaman), Hindus (Brahman), Nazarenes (Nasara), Christians (Kristiyan), Baptists (Makdag) and Manicheans (Zandik) were smashed in the empire, their idols destroyed, and the habitations of the idols annihilated and turned into abodes and seats of the gods”.

Christianity

But, these persecutions remained exceptions compared to the Fourth Century when the systematic harassment of Christians began. Originally, Christianity had spread among the Jews and the Syrians. But, by the beginning of the fourth century, increasing numbers of Persians were attracted to Christianity. For such converts, even during peaceful times, membership in the church could mean loss of family, property, civil rights and even death. Some persecutions under Shapur II (309-379AD) were as horrid as those administered by the Roman Emperor Diocletian who used to burn or feed the Christians alive to wild beasts, or have them killed publicly at the games by the gladiators.

Towards the beginning of the fourth century, the head of the Persian Church selected the city of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, the capital of the Persian Empire, as his center of authority (Ctesiphon metropolitan). Under his jurisdiction were several bishops, one of them, Yohannan bar Maryam of Arebela was present at the very important Council of Nicaea (325 AD) in Rome. In 340 or 341 AD, the new metropolitan (Archbishop) of Ctesiphon, Shem’on (Simeon) bar Sabba’e, was urged by Shapur II to collect a special tax from the Christians to finance the costs of war against Rome. His refusal was the prelude to the systematic persecution of Christians. In the Martyrology of Simeon, Shapur is quoted as accusing the bishop of having political motives for his policies. The Persian sage, Aphrahat, at the time the most important intellectual representative of Christianity in Iran, in his Demonstrations compares Constantine with good and the proud Shapur with forces of evil.

Have you ever though why Christianity/Islam(Islam Learnt so much from Christianity )  soon become hated religion in areas where tolerance for all the other religion exists..

Read the books below to understand how Hindus are being prosecuted in India..You will get a idea..

Now Read the Prosecution of Hindus by Christians .. .The Hate of HINDU’s is well documented in the BOOKS

—->>>>>> Remember we need to dig the original sources and you will find that Christian’s persecuting other’s 

Encounter on the Euphrates  with HINDU’s

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhce/Ch1.htm Encounter on the Euphrates  with HINDU’s

Hindu temples were the most visible symbols of the Brahmana religion. They became targets of Christian attack like all other Pagan temples. “According to the Syrian writer Zenob,” writes Dr. R. C. Majumdar, “there was an Indian colony in the canton of Taron on the upper Euphrates, to the west of Lake Van, as early as the second century B.C. The Indians had built there two temples containing images of gods about 18 and 22 feet high. When, about AD 304, St. Gregory came to destroy these images, he was strongly opposed by the Hindus. But he defeated them and smashed the images, thus anticipating the iconoclastic zeal of Mahmud of Ghazni

These books are written by Evangelists

Letters on the state of Christianity in India: in which the conversion of …By Jean Antoine Dubois

http://books.google.com/books?id=kYVwAhIav80C&dq=Letters_on_the_state_of_Christianity_in&pg=PR1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Hindu manners, customs, and ceremonies  By Jean Antoine Duboi

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=0kNuAAAAMAAJ&dq=inauthor%3A%22Jean%20Antoine%20Dubois%22&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Christian conquest of India By James Mills Thoburn

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=riplAAAAMAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Christian conquest of Asia: studies and personal observations of …By John Henry Barrows

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=FE9IAAAAYAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA84#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false

India, its life and thought  By John Peter Jones

http://books.google.com/books?id=zTA8AAAAMAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA430#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false

The Christian work and the evangelist, Volume 75

  1. http://books.google.com/books?id=N4JPAAAAYAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA328#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false 

India and Christian opportunity   By Harlan Page Beach

http://books.google.com/books?id=-XoqAAAAYAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA272#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false

India’s problem Krishna or Christ By John Peter Jones

http://books.google.com/books?id=VpAcAAAAMAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA133#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false

The evangelisation of the world: a missionary band: a record of consecration … By Benjamin Broomhall

http://books.google.com/books?id=L4EXAAAAYAAJ&dq=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&pg=PA77#v=onepage&q=christian%20conquest%20of%20india&f=false

NOW MODERN INDIA

1 ) http://www.breakingindia.com/

had also been researching the US Church’s funding of activities in India, such as the popularly advertised campaigns to ‘save’ poor children by feeding, clothing and educating them. In fact, when I was in my twenties living in the US, I sponsored one such child in South India. However, during trips to India, I often felt that the funds collected were being used not so much for the purposes indicated to sponsors, but for indoctrination and conversion activities. Additionally, I have been involved in numerous debates in the US with think-tanks, independent scholars, human rights groups and academics, specifically on their treatment of Indian society as a sort of scourge that the west had to ‘civilize’. I coined the phrase ‘caste, cows and curry’ to represent the exotic and sensational portrayals of India’s social and economic problems and their interpretation these as ‘human rights’ issues.

2 ) http://www.invadingthesacred.com/

India, once a major civilizational and economic power that suffered centuries of decline, is now newly resurgent in business, geopolitics and culture. However, a powerful counterforce within the American Academy is systematically undermining core icons and ideals of Indic Culture and thought. For instance, scholars of this counterforce have disparaged the Bhagavad Gita as “a dishonest book”; declared Ganesha’s trunk a “limp phallus”; classified Devi as the “mother with a penis” and Shiva as “a notorious womanizer” who incites violence in India; pronounced Sri Ramakrishna a pedophile who sexually molested the young Swami Vivekananda; condemned Indian mothers as being less loving of their children than white women; and interpreted the bindi as a drop of menstrual fluid and the “ha” in sacred mantras as a woman’s sound during orgasm.

Are these isolated instances of ignorance or links in an institutionalized pattern of bias driven by certain civilizational worldviews?

Are these academic pronouncements based on evidence, and how carefully is this evidence cross-examined? How do these images of India and Indians created in the American Academy influence public perceptions through the media, the education system, policymakers and popular culture?

Adopting a politically impartial stance, this book, the product of an intensive multi-year research project, uncovers the invisible networks behind this Hinduphobia, narrates the Indian Diaspora’s challenges to such scholarship, and documents how those who dared to speak up have been branded as “dangerous”. The book hopes to provoke serious debate. For example:

  • how do Hinduphobic works resemble earlier American literature depicting non-whites as dangerous savages needing to be civilized by the West?
  • Are India’s internal social problems going to be managed by foreign interventions in the name of human rights?
  • How do power imbalances and systemic biases affect the objectivity and quality of scholarship?
  • What are the rights of practitioner-experts in “talking back” to academicians?
  • What is the role of India’s intellectuals, policymakers and universities in fashioning an authentic and enduring response?

3 ) The Niyogi Committee Report  On Christian Missionary Activities    http://voiceofdharma.org/books/ncr/

4)  HISTORY OF HINDU-CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS     http://voiceofdharma.org/books/hhce/

http://rajivmalhotra.sulekha.com/blog/post/2002/09/risa-lila-1-wendy-s-child-syndrome.htm

The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some Americans think…Throughout the Mahabharata … Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous and self-destructive behaviors such as war…. The Gita is a dishonest book …”

— Wendy Doniger, Professor of History of Religions, University of Chicago.
Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 November, 2000.[ i

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Wendy%27s_Child_Syndrome  …Even Wikipedia Editors cannot take the Truth

Delete a term of abuse for American academics invented by a right-wing commentator who himself holds no academic credentials or abilities (note that his essays are published on conservative religious websites rather than in academic journals or even a newspaper). Appropriately, the term has received no significant coverage apart from coverage of its erstwhile inventor. — goethean 21:28, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2011/02/decolonizing-my-mind.html   Decolonizing My Mind

http://freetruth.50webs.org/D4f.htm  Things They Don’t Tell You About Christianity

Now dear reader don’t blame me..I have not used one hateful word ..I am just using the cut and paste technology of Microsoft and showing you what is written by Christian Authors

Many More books exists and data exist you can take the time to find it..you will and Truth is Bitter as always .. ENJOY…

So blame the Evangelist’s who have hate for Hindus..

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: