Rome Catches Fire

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake” (Luke 21:17 KJV). ON THIS DAY, July 19, in the year AD 64, the city of Rome caught fire. Rome, the citadel of military might and the epicenter of the great Roman Empire, soon became engulfed in flames. We are told this historic inferno began in shops close to Circus Maximus, the stadium where sporting events were held, and the scene where crowds were entertained by watching condemned Christians put to death. The fire raged for six days before it was finally brought under control; however, it quite soon burst … Continue reading “Rome Catches Fire”