Christian History

Timeline

The events in red are either religious, political, or secular. 
The events in blue are unique to certain sects of Christianity
 
30 The crucifixion of Messiah Yeshua (Aka Jesus Christ)
31 Early Christian Church is born 
34 Steven is Killed by the Jews, the gospel goes to the Gentiles 
50-100 The New Testament of the Christian bible is written
52 Christianity arrives in Malabar (India) 
Early church experiences persecution 
64-68 Nero persecutes Christians
70 The Romans siege Jerusalem (The Romans hated the Jews)
81-96 Domitian Persecutions
98-138 Trajan and Hadrian Persecutions
115-140 Christians in Alexandria dissociate themselves from the Jews by abandoning the Sabbath and encouraging Sunday worship
130 Rome & Alexandria keep Sunday (Paganism begins to creep in)
135 Emperor Hadrian outlaws Sabbath keeping
144 Gnostic Marcion hates Jewish God, especially hates the Sabbath (See here)
150 Gnostic writings begin to appear
150s Syrian Peshitto and the Old Latin Vulgate 
161-180 Marcus Aurelius persecutes Christians
166-175 Pope Soter Introduces Easter (Ishtar), which eventually replaced the Jewish Passover
177 Athenagoras of Athens introduces the doctrine of inherent soul immortality 
190 Pope Victor I makes sets the official time to celebrate Easter
200s Tertullian promotes the immortality of the soul doctrine 
(Immortality of the soul isn't biblical, the doctrine originates from Greek Philosophy, see here)
200s Origen modifies the bible
Persecutions: 202-210 Septimus Severus; 235-238 Maximus and Thracian; 249-251 Decius; 257-260 Valerian; 270-275 Aurelian;
274  The Roman birthday of the sun ("Dies Natalis Solis Invicti" ) is December 25th
303-324 Diocletian and Galerius persecute Christians
Apostasy Begins: In Seeking Political Power, Church eventually becomes Persecutor 
312 Constantine allegedly converts to Christianity 
314-335 Pope Sylvester promotes anti-Jewish Sabbath fast (see here(Note: This Pope expressed antisemitism, see here)
321 Constantine's Sunday Law
325 Codex Vaticanus compiled (Learn about the battle of the bibles
330 Rome's capital moves to Constantinople (Byzantium) 
331 An ecumenical bible is written, prepared by Eusebius
350 Modern day Christmas can be linked to Saturnalia gift-giving
354-430 Augustine of Hippo promotes eternal hell torment
364 Council of Laodicea calls Sabbath-keeping "Judaizing" (see here)
375 Use of images, veneration of angels & the dead
380 Christianity becomes state religion, other Christian sects become illegal (Church Apostasy continues) 
380s Church begins persecuting "heretics" (the first heretic killed was a pagan named Priscillian in 385)
384 Siricius referred to as “Pope”
400s The Sabbath and Sunday were both still kept up to this point; especially in the Abyssinian (Ethiopian) church
400s St. Patrick brings Christianity to Ireland
431 Virgin Mary becomes “Theotokos”
440 Pope Leo I called Pontifex Maximus
492 Pope Gelasius I is called Vicar
508 King of France becomes Catholic
535–536 Extreme weather events occur during this time
538 Byzantine papacy; Justinian's general Belisarius captured Rome and defeated the Ostrogoths (at least temporarily). 
Pope Vigilius traveled to Constantinople and begged the the emperor to deliver Italy.
555 Final defeat of the Ostrogoths 
593 Doctrine of purgatory
600s Pope Gregory responds negatively to reports of Sabbath-keeping (see here)
606 Emperor Phocas declares that Pope Boniface III is the head of all the churches
610 Emperor Phocas dies; The rise of Islam
752 Papal States founded
756 The Frankish Papacy; Pepin III defeated the Lombards giving civil power to Pope Stephen II
800 Charlemagne, King of the Franks,  crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III
800s Claudius of Turin opposes use of images 
962 Otto I, King of Germany,  crowned Holy Roman Emperor 
1120 Waldenses persecuted for interpreting bible (They rejected the doctrine of purgatory, saying it comes from the anti-christ)
1050 The mass called the sacrifice of Christ
1054 East-West Schism 
1079 Priests required to be celibate  
1095-1272 The Crusades done by the Knights Templar (The Templars were secretly Gnostic
1190 Doctrine of Indulgences 
1229 Council of Valencia. The bible forbidden to be interpreted
1230s Papal Inquisition
1312 Pressured by the of the king of France, the Knights Templar is disbanded by the pope 
1318 Order of Christ (remnant of the Knights of Templar)
1378 Papal Scism 1378 to 1418 
1384 John Wycliffe translates the bible (Pre-reformation)
1402 Wycliffite John Seygno kept the Sabbath 
1407 Rosicrucian order
1420s The Hussites oppose Catholic practices
1457 Unity of the Brethren (Bohemian and Moravian Brethren) church founded 
1476 Indulgences for purgatory
1480 The Spanish Inquisition
1492 Christopher Columbus "discovers" America
1517 Luther emphasizes justification by faith
Protestant Reformation emphasized: Faith alone, Scripture alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, Glory to God alone
Luther rejected the immortality of the soul doctrine
(others protestants also reject it too)
1520s Zwingli opposes the use of images
1520s Anabaptists emphasize believer's baptism
1520s The Anabaptist Andreas Karlstadt promotes keeping of seventh-day Sabbath (Notice Luther's response
1525 Swiss Brethren Anabaptist church (Mennonites) is formed 
1530s Menno Simons, one of the more pacifist anabaptists
1534 The Anglican Church of England founded by King Henry VIII  
1534 William Tyndale translated the bible into English, he believed in soul sleep
1534 The Jesuit Order (The Counter-Reformation arises in response to the Protestant Reformation) 
1539 The Spaniards arrive at the south eastern part of America (aka Florida) 
1542 Calvin adapted the service book  La Forme des Prières et Chants Ecclésiastiques (The Form of Prayers and Church Hymns) 
1542 Pope authorizes Roman Inquisition 
1545 Catholic tradition declared to be infallible
1546 Oswald Glait, Sabbath-keeper 
1555 Roman Inquisition
1557 John Knox founded Presbyterian church, emphasizes church governance
1560s The Puritans emphasize a regulative principle of worship 
1560 The Goa Inquisition 
1562–1598 French Wars of Religion
1572 St. Bartholomew's Day massacre  (Apostasy at its climax)
1585 Counter Reformation: Francisco Ribera discredits Historicist view of bible prophecy concerning the Anti-Christ. 
This new view of bible prophecy is called futurism and becomes the basis for the pre-trib rapture theory
1588 Strong winds lead to the defeat of the Spanish Armada 
1595, Puritan Dr. Nicholas Bound, of Suffolk County, England claims Sunday is the Christian Sabbath (see here) (also copied here)
1600s Arminianism considers the role of free-will in salvation 
1600s John Smyth founds Baptist church; The Baptists emphasized baptism by immersion 
1607 First English settlement in America (Jamestown, Virginia) 
1610 First Sunday Law established in America (Virginia)
1617 John Traske, a Puritan that kept the seventh-day Sabbath
1620 The Pilgrims or "Separatists" on the ship called The Mayflower arrive at Plymouth Bay   (learn about the pilgrims) 
1628–1686 Massachusetts Bay Colony (They were Puritans, not to be confused with the Pilgrim Separatists)
1636 Roger Williams founds Rhode Island with religious liberty (First to develop the idea of separation of church and state)
(Interesting side note, Roger Williams said that the Pilgrims of Plymouth weren't really as "Separatist" as they claimed to be.
Williams also doubted the validity of the colonial charters. Being convicted of sedition and heresy, thus he fled to Rhode Island). 
1646 the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Puritains) passed a law compelling the people to attend church on Sunday 
1647 Religious Society of Friends ("The Quakers") founded by George Fox
1660s Pietists emphasize Christian living 
1665 Seventh-day Baptists arrive in Rhode Island 
1671 the Plymouth Colony (Pilgrim Separatists) passed a Sunday law in which death was the fate for dissenters 
1693 Amish movement (derived from The Swiss Brethren) 
1700s Luciferian Spirit Counselors plan their next moves (see here)
1717 Freemasonry's Grand Lodge
1719-1730 Louisiana Voodoo derived from Haitian slaves
1731–1755 Protestantism's First Great Awakening
1738 John Wesley's experience in Aldersgate Street , London. He heard a reading of Martin Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans
November 1, 1755 The Great Lisbon Earthquake 
1770s  Voltaire,  promoted skepticism
1774 Methodist church founded by John Wesley in England, Wesley adopts arminian soteriology (learn more about Wesley)
1770s Mesmer develops mesmerism from "animal magnetism"
1780 Swedenborg's Christian Mysticism
1780s Episcopal Church founded in America
1776 Illuminati founded by Jesuit-taught Adam Wieshaupt
1780s Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Romanticism
May 19, 1780 New England's Dark Day 
1785 - Grand Masonic Congress allegedly plotted the French Revolution
(The Illuminati was banned in Bavaria and went underground)
1790–1840 Protestantism's Second Great Awakening
1790s Haitian Vodou enters Christian worship (see here)
1790s Sade's Eroticism (Another form of pornography)
1791 Jesuit Manuel De Lacunza from Chile promotes Futurism
1794 Illuminist conspiracy to overthrow the Hapsburgs, monarchs of the Holy Roman Empire 
1793-99 The French Revolution (learn more here)
"The Church and the Bible had been slain in France from November 1793, till June 1797" 
1798 Pope Pius VI imprisoned (Papacy receives a deadly wound)
1800s Louisiana Voodoo, possible origin of modern day music
1803 Napoleon abolished the Holy Roman Empire
1815 Napoleon was defeated in 1815 at Waterloo 
1827  Edward Irving translates Lacunza's Futurist views
1830s The rise of Transcendentalism (plus belief in reincarnation) in America
1830 Margaret McDonald's vision of the "secret rapture"
1832 Chapter 332 of the Order (see this chart)
1832 Pope Gregory XVI in his encyclical on liberalism and indifferentism shows contempt for the liberty of conscience
1833 Catholic church claims to have changed Sabbath to Sunday (see here)
November 12 to 13, 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower (interestingly, became the birth of meteor astronomy)
1840s The Millerite movement teaches prophecy and the sanctuary (Also known as Adventists) 
Some Adventists accepted the Seventh-day Sabbath, which was introduced by Seventh-day Baptists
The Seventh-day Adventist church believes in soul sleep and an advancement of arminianism called "the investigative judgment"  
1841 (December) to 1842 Swedish "Preaching Epidemic"  (According to Outbreak!: The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior
Also known as "The Preaching Malady", "The Preaching Disease", the "Preaching Sickness" and "Preaching Mania"
1840s Spiritualism, Pantheism, & Glossolalia/ Xenoglossia ( false "speaking in tongues")
1840s James Braid develops Hypnosis
1840s Darwinian evolution (transformism)
1848 Mazzini attacks Rome and Pope Pius IX is exiled
1850s Auguste Comte's Religion of Humanity (Humanism)
1860 The Seventh-Day Adventist church is born 
mid 1800s John Harvey Kellogg 
1864 John Nelson Darb's pre-trib rapture (futurism) 
1866 Garibaldi begins overthrowing the the Papal States
1870 End of Papal states (another date for the papacy's deadly wound)
1872 Bohemian Club
1875 Theosophical Society
Note: the belief in "ascended masters" is based on star worship & astrology; which is also based on the belief in inherent immortality
1880s Marxism
1880s Bibles modified by Westcott and Hort
1888 National Sunday-Rest Bill (see here) (Also Notice this atheist commentary)
1888 Minneapolis General Conference 
1889 Religious Liberty Association organized 
1889 Nintendo is founded (see here)
1890s Past life regression is popularized in the Western world
1890s-1910 Ragtime, The Blues, & Jazz (Hoodoo connection; Decades later,  R&B, Rock, Reggae, and Hip-Hop are developed
1900s Ordo Templi Orientis
1902 Pilgrim Society 
1909 Scofield reference bible promotes futurism
1910 Hollywood's film industry is born (see here)
1910 Jekyll Island meeting 
1912 Titanic sinks 
1913 The Federal Reserve
1914-1918 WWI
1917 Communism begins
1920 Royal Institute of International Affairs (See this chart
1921 Council of Foreign Relations
1923 Disney is founded
1928 The Papal Nuncio in Germany, E. Pacelli, led the Catholic Centre Party to the extreme right and helped to skyrocket Hitler to power. 
1929 Wall Street crashes
1929 Pius IX disbands the Catholic party, to consolidate Mussolini’s regime.
Mussolini signs the the Lateran Treaty and Concordat, Vatican city becomes a sovereign state. 
In the same year the Pope was crowned “Sovereign Ruler of the World.” (Papacy's deadly wound is healed)
1932 In Yugoslavia the Utashi is founded and they assassinate King Alexander of Yugoslavia 
1938 – 1945 WWII
Catholic dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Monsignor Tiso slaughter approximately six million Jews in Europe.
1945 The United Nations formed
1941 Croatia declares its independence 
1948 State of Israel is created 
1950s Reports of entities claiming to come from nearby planets
(Two decades later, John Keels suggests they're ultraterrestrials)
1954 The Bilderberg Group 
1955 Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin promotes a form of evolution
1960s Charismatic movement, promotes Glossolalia
1961 Atlantic Council 
1963 JFK is assassinated 
1965 Pope Paul VI promotes contemplative spirituality, a form of mysticism originating from Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order.
1968 The Club of Rome (see the ten world regions)
1970s Dr. Raymond S. Moore, pioneer of the homeschooling movement 
1970s Out of Body Experiences commonly reported Hal Lindsey
1970 Hal Lindsey promotes futurism
1973 The Trilateral Comission 
1980s The rise of the "emerging church", the "new apostolic reformation" and dominionism. The dominionists of the religious right want to take over the U.S. government.
1989 Fall of communism
1992 Maastricht Treaty, The European Union is formally established in 1993 
1995 Tim LaHaye promotes futurism in the "left behind" series
2009 Bishops propose an EU law concerning Sunday rest  (see here)
2010 The EU wants a work-free Sunday (see here)
(The pope admits the church gave up Saturday "replacing it by the first day of the week" )

 
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