The Burning of Rome
In July of 64 AD during the reign of the Emperor Nero the
city of Rome suffered its famous fire.
Could the early Jewish-Christians have started the fire?
"Do not suppose that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace to the earth;
it is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword."
"I [Jesus] have come to bring fire to the earth,
and how I wish it were blazing already!"
If the Jewish-Christians hadn't started the fire, I suspect they wish they had.
The Roman Response
Whether true or not the Jewish-Christians were blamed for the fire.
The Romans must have seen this like we see The World Trade Center Attack of
September 11, 2001.
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