Puritan Board Freshman
I was in a discussion on another post about the fullness of the gentiles coming into the church. It was not the main thrust of his thesis, but he did take the position that the purported conversion of the later Roman Empire to Christianity was a great victory for the church as part of his thesis. I disagreed strongly with this position. I am of the opinion that the vast majority of the later Empire was Christian in name only and that the adoption of Christianity by the Emperor Constantine was a thinly disguised effort to prop up a decaying State by fusing it with the largest functioning organization in the Empire. I believe the historical record backs me up on this. I am curious how the opinions of the other board members here, most of whom are quite well educated in church history, fall out on this issue.