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William Barclay lists 6 points on which early Christians were slandered.

The practice of the Lord’s Supper, with its language about the body and blood of the Lord, was distorted so that the Christians were depicted as vicious cannibals.

The great emphasis on love was turned into the slander that the Christians were given over to lust, immorality, and incest.

When a person became a Christian and had to make hard choices about existing family relationships where paganism held sway, Christians were repeatedly accused of breaking up homes.

With the emphasis on one God in a polytheistic culture, Christians were often slandered as atheists for refusing to accept the Roman gods.

Since Christians accept only Jesus as Lord, they could not call Caesar lord, and were therefore subject to allegations of political disloyalty.

And it was Nero Caesar who fabricated the slanderous lie that it was the Christians who had instigated the rioting that resulted in the burning of Rome.

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