AS a matter of fact, in those first 400 years, the followers of of Christ, or, the way, as it was called, were only met with ridicule, censorship, persecution and brutal death. So Much for Power, Control, or Money.
Why do bad things happen to good people? As hard as it is to acknowledge, we must remember that there are no "good" people, in the absolute sense of the word.
The fact is, we were all made with a giant, bottomless, unlimited, never-ending, infinite sized hole inside us. And only something that is bottomless, unlimited, never-ending and infinite, can fill it.
"First, go out and help your neighbor. Those who suffer from an anxiety of life do so because they live only for themselves." Fulton Sheen
God knows you already. God knows everything about you. God knew you before there was time and space, when you were just an idea in his mind. And he has loved us, just the same ever since. But God wants us to know Him.