History records that during the reign of Emperor Constantine, over three hundred years after the birth of Christ Jesus, the primitive Christian religion became very popular; so popular, in fact, that the emperor himself felt impelled for political reasons to forsake his chosen faith and become "a Christian. " Up to this time, so history records, the followers of Jesus, or the early Christians, had fulfilled the Master's prophetic words in John, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
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