The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Themes

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God's Triumph over Evil

Eusebius's History of the Church presumes the truth of Christian doctrine. As such, Eusebius believes that the hand of God is deeply involved in the sufferings and triumphs of the church. Christ was sent by God to die for the sins of all; he selected apostles, founded the Church and ascended into heaven. And his apostles then went out and founded the major Christian churches. If God's hand was in these events, then it stands to reason that God would continue to guide the Church through her trials and tribulations.

God's hand was presumed to be involved in the selection of Judas's replacement, Matthias. He was involved in all the miracles performed by the apostles - healings, exorcisms, and tongues, prophesy and so on - by means of the Holy Spirit. Eusebius believed that God actively punished and rewarded various groups of people on earth...

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