In Paul's day Rome was the dominant city in the world. Art, literature, science, philosophy, military, etc. all were at the pinnacle in Rome. Paul knew if he could give Christianity a foothold in Rome, it would spread from there. Fast-forward 2000 years and the United States seems to be following much in Rome's footsteps, but like Rome are we in a position to use our freedom as Christians or are we doomed to fail?