Posted: Oct 25, 2016 10:02 pm
by RealityRules
Two temples to the Egyptian god Serapis in Asia Minor were turned into churches. At least one, the one in Permagon, was listed as one of the 'Seven Churches of Asia' (the other in Ephesus could well have been on of those seven churches, too).

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapeum# ... _in_Turkey (one might have to scroll up from where this link lands)

It makes one wonder if the gentiles Paul was engaging with reflects some of these scenarios.