Christianity spread throughout the region. We know Paul traveled through those areas multiple times. So it doesn't matter whether or not Christianity was established in those areas, it was definitely there in Asia Minor.
I know Christianity spread throughout the region. At around 81 CE, when Peter's Letters were written about the persecution going on at the time.
none of this stuff means anything at all.
These guys said they heard Jesus preach, and saw the things He did. I have good reason to believe what they saw truly happened. I look at the world today, and can see many of the things they talk about within ourselves. I also see the history of Israel, and how they were able to come back into the land after being exiled for so long. People might say the jewish people came back into the land because religious western countries helped them, well that is saying something if you ask me. That God's message spread so much, that it was actually His message that brought them back into the land of Israel. God used His word to bring about His promises.
Ultimately, everything lines up, and more evidence is being uncovered.