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A major church was established was in Syrian Antioch. In fact, it was in Antioch where the followers of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians". Today, Syrian Antioch is known as Antakya, with a population of about 250,000.
Acts 11:26, Galatians 1:21-2:1
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Pisidian Antioch was the capital city of Galatia Province, and an important stop on the first missionary journey.
Acts 13:14-50, Acts 13:15-16, Acts 13
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Saint Peter's Cave Church is the traditional location for where followers of Jesus were first called “Christians.” We don’t know for sure if this was the actual church established by Peter, Paul and the others, but scholars do agree that this is the site of one of the earliest Christian churches in the world.
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Paul and Barnabas had just fled Pisidian Antioch due to persecution, but soon experienced similar attacks in Iconium. Despite opposition, Paul’s courageous preaching was effective. Eventually, Christianity flourished in Iconium and the surrounding area.
Acts 13:51-52, Acts 14:1-7, Acts 13, Acts 14
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