The early gnostic Christians were persecuted for being dualists. For purifying the cultures, traditions, and religions of the ancient world and preserving it.
They were labeled heretics by the Roman and Byzantine empires, their books burned and their Churches destroyed. The Churches of ancient Armenia were not built by the Orthodox-Armenian Christians.
They were built by the Armenian-Paulicians, Armenian-Bogomils, Cathars, and other early Christian sects that escaped to Europe, America, and Asia.
Armenian Churches have symbols and architectural designs on them that are found in ancient temples all over the ancient world. A world that the REAL heretic Christian empire conquered, and a history that they re-wrote during the Renaissance period.