John the Baptist began his ministry in the "15th year of Tiberius" (Luke 3:1-2)
Jesus began his ministry after his baptism by John (27 AD)
John beheaded by Herod in 28-29 AD
Yeshua/Jesus' human life on earth during which he fulfilled all Old Testament prophecies regarding the promised Messiah. Ministered approximately from 27-30 AD.
Last Supper at Passover, arrest of Jesus, his trial, and crucifixion on Good Friday...Resurrection on Sunday three days after crucifixion 30 AD
Begun at Pentecost 50 days after Christ's resurrection with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Peter's sermon, and the salvation of 3000 Jews from all over the world gathered in Jerusalem. The 12 original apostles spread the Gospel throughout the then Roman Empire starting in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. This period ended with the death of John, after completing the Revelation on the island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea.
47-57 c. Missionary travels of Paul
67 Paul Martyred in Rome by Nero
The Temple destroyed and Jerusalem sacked. After a long siege; 1.5 million Jews die.
Justin Martyr who was a contemporary of the Apostle John, Irenaeus Bishop of Lyon, Tertullian of Carthage, Clement, Ambrose, Augustine all ministered during this time as its chief apologists for the Christian Faith.
After the climactic defeat of pagan forces at the Milvian Bridge, aided by the action of Christian soldiers, Constantine recognizes the Christian Faith as the official religion of the Roman Empire. This ends a long era of persecution but begins a long period of compromise to the standards of this world.
Most Christian faith groups recognize this creed. It was originally written and adopted at the Council of Nicea in 325 CE. It was then modified at the second Council at Constantinople in 381 CE. where a description of the Holy Spirit was added. It is more properly called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan or Constantinopolitan Creed. 4
Saint Jerome completes the first translation of the Bible into Latin
This creed is attributed to Athanasius, the fourth century bishop of Alexandria who was the strongest defender of the doctrines of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ. It defines the doctrines of the Trinity and the nature of Christ in very concise language.