‘Shadow Empire’ series starts April 28


Starting April 28, the Delaware Seventh-Day Adventist Church will explore the subject of religious freedom with a focus on Emperor Constantine with a video and local discussion.

The video series “Shadow Empire,” hosted by Voice of Prophecy director Shawn Boonstra, takes a documentary-style, Bible-based approach to the topic.

Topics will include “The Rise of the Early Church,” “The Persecution of the Church,” “A Marriage of Church and State” and “Constantine’s Christianity.”

This series will address questions such as:

• Was the marriage of Constantine’s government and Christianity a good thing for Christians?

• Why did the early Christians have so much trouble fitting in?

• Did Bible prophecy really predict that the government would persecute the church?

• Was it a good idea for the Roman emperor to step in and try to solve the internal disputes within the church?

• If Christians really are Jesus’ followers, then why do they still have disputes?

Pastor Dave Robinson will be the local moderator for the discussion.

The free event is open to the public, organizers say, and all attendees will receive a copy of Boonstra’s new book “Shadow Emperor.”

The series begins Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Delaware Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 104 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware.

It will continue April 29 at 7 p.m. and April 30 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

You may register to attend by calling 855-909-9113 or by visiting www.shadowempire.com.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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