The Christian community was one of the several religious groups that existed in the Roman Empire

The Christian community was one of the several religious groups that existed in the Roman Empire. The Roman government always suspected something from and would prosecute them for refusing to conform. This went on for centuries until Roman emperor Constantine I became a Christian himself. When he became a Christian this changed for much for the entire world years to come.
When Constantine was born, the Christians had a well-organized, rich and influential community. Despite all of that the Christians were not trusted by the Roman Empire’s government. During that time the Christians listened to their bishops, chose not to participate in the pagan rituals, and at all costs avoid the military duties, they constantly disobeyed the imperial’s authority. Even though they had numerous persecutions they still chose not to conform. At the end of Roman emperor Diocletian’s reign made sure that are Christian’s to be forbidden to worship, and the demolish the church’s that were built, as well as denying all of the Christian’s rights.
In 312 Constantine had a dream before the Battle of Milvian Brifge, it is said that in this dream God told Constantine to use the labarum as his weapon against the enemies. The labarum was equivocal. The pagans also used this sign in their beliefs. When Constantine won the Battle of Milvian Bridge, he became Christian. Constantine believed that God had guided him to victory over the Maxentius, Constantine had a more reasons as to why he preferred Christianity. Constantine realized that all the prosecutions that were made, ended up failing against the Christians. There was only causing hostility which he disliked the most. Constantine admired the organization and the values the Christians had. He believed that the Christians had love and mercy that could bring the Roman Empire together as well as bring peace. The pagans have a lot of power and influence so Constantine was careful about Christianizing the empire.
Later on Constantine and the Eastern emperor Licinius had come to an agreement that improved the Christian community tremendously. Some improvements included the reclaiming of property, reimbursing the losses and legal rights. Constantine signed a few legislations that favored the Christians. The church lands became tax free, and the clergy would receive an allowance that they could focus their energy towards serving God. The Christians also was given permission to get help from the government to build new churches.
Constantine had to weaken the paganism’s power over the most of his empire. In the beginning he allowed the pagan practices to make sure there was harmony among the empire. Slowly but surely Constantine had weakened the pagan communities by his proclamations. He then went on to kill some of the important people of the pagans for false charges. He then forbidden the practice of pagan sacrifices and Constantine had seized the metals of the pagan temples for his treasury towards his building projects. Constantine also had temples demolished for exorcising demonic influences. In 337, the end of his reign Constantine had officially crumbled the practice of paganism. It wasn’t until a few years later that Christianity had become the official religion in the Roman Empire.