Write 6 pages with APA style on Eusebius and the History of the Church. The eighth book in Eusebius’ Ecclesiastics Histories tells of the rise of the Christian faith and its fall, which he accounts for the events that he experienced in his own time. Initially, the Roman rulers and officers were very favorable about those of the Christian faith. Aside from letting the lesser of the people worship in accord to their own chosen faith, Christians were also able to hold offices, govern and rule, and mingle with the upper ranks of the Roman Empire. Moreover, the clergy and other church leaders were also treated with respect not just by their people but also by those Romans with noble birth.
However, with the arrival of peace and tolerance, internal discord starts to brew within the structure of the Christian church itself. Due to the gains the Christians had in freedom, fights among them became common. These fights not only included the worshippers but also their church leaders as well. Eusebius attributed the subsequent events to Divine intervention when persecutions to Christians in the government offices and the army started. While initially, there was not much thought given about it, as the governance changes kept sliding past the Christian groups bit by bit, the Christians were once again subject to the punishments that the early martyrs undertook after several generations. The different manners that the Roman Empire tortured its citizens of the Christian faith were described in detail by Eusebius. Among these forms of capital punishments are death by strangling. beheading. being burned while still alive. bodies were thrown into the depths of the sea. even digging up the corpses of some and being thrown in the sea as well, thinking that these bodies might become the subject of worship by those who remain. 
The destruction of churches and the burning of scriptures during the reign of Diocletian during his reign in 284-305 were also recorded in full detail. As the festival of the Savior’s passion (Easter) approached, aside from the demolition of churches and the eradication of Christian scriptures, those of the Christian faith holding ranks in offices were immediately removed, and those who continue to profess their faith were imprisoned. Christian soldiers in the army were forced to choose to conform to remain or to disobey and be removed from their rank. .