By John William Charles Wand
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Canon Streeter, realising this, has recently put forward the ingenious theory that local churches may have differed very considerably from each other in their method of administration. A foretaste of the later monarchical episcopate he would see in the position held by S. James at Jerusalem and by S. John at Ephesus. An example of a church governed by a college of presbyterbishops he would see in Rome, for even when that church wrote officially to its sister community at Corinth, it did not mention the name of a bishop.
This atmosphere of suspicion was adroitly used by Nero in the great disaster of 64. Fire had broken out in Rome, and disaffected citizens were beginning to say that the Emperor was himself responsible. In order to avoid losing the sympathy of the plebs, his last remaining supporters, Nero foisted the charge of arson on the Christians. Tacitus tells us that a ‘multitudo ingens’ perished in the consequent slaughter. Nero naturally showed himself forward in the work, slaying his victims with barbaric cruelty and even using some of them as human torches to illuminate a fête Page 17 in the imperial gardens.
It affected not only men’s hearts, but also their lives: it might come on the clouds of heaven, but for its fulfilment it demanded a new earth. After the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi Jesus appears to have believed that the Kingdom had already begun: henceforth people need no longer wait for it; they could be brought into it. Even those who are not willing to recognise any apocalypticism in Christ’s teaching and still cling to the view that He founded no society are constrained to admit that the socalled degeneration had already begun before the New Testament was complete.