Early Church Christians response to a deadly pandemic
By Tim Angles | 5/7/2020

The early church Christians found themselves in the midst of a pandemic that lasted 20 years.  

The “Plague of Cyprian” was know for killing 5000 people per day in the city of Rome.

Historians described the effects of the infection like this:

  • “The intestines are shaken with a continual vomiting; the eyes are on fire with the infected blood; that in some cases the feet or some parts of the limbs are taken off by the contagion of diseased putrefaction. In many cases people became blind and deaf”

The common response was that people would abandon and distance themselves as far as possible away from the infected.

Christians would love and care for the infected rather than abandon them.

Christians were known for their boldness and confidence that God would protect them.

Christians followed the example in Acts 2:44-45

  • “All the believers were together and had everything in common.  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need."

As you go through the hours of this day, perhaps you can take some time and show someone your BOLD confidence that God is in control!