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James the son of Zebedee beheaded . . . and James the brother of the Lord thrown from the pinnacle of the Temple, stoned and beaten to death with a club.
Jewish Christianity survived here for a time, as did different kinds of Jewish sects which also, for various reasons, had taken refuge east of the Jordan, and Christian bishops of Pella are mentioned as late as the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. But the land east of the Jordan was apart from the main streams in which the history of the future was to flow. In the isolation of its lonely deserts Jewish Christianity sank quietly into oblivion.
The wider world was to be won by that true and universal Christianity which found no room for distinctions of Jew or Greek but saw all as one man in Christ Jesus . . . . It was Paul who recognized most clearly this universal character of Christianity and labored most effectively to put it into practice by launching a world-wide mission.