AND THE LIONS ROAR

The year was 64 AD, and the Great Fire of Rome had left much of the city in ashes. Cero Nero was desperate to point an accuser finger at anyone else for the damage and the Christians quickly became the scapegoat for all blame. Without warning, the death of the Jesus-followers was not only accepted, but encouraged. Hundreds of believers were hunted down in a morbid blood-thirst so momentous that the act of it became a part of the Roman sports. The books of 1 & 2 Peter were written to these same terrified, confused, persecuted saints who were soon scattered all over the known world.