What was most educational and humbly to me as I read this work is that the early Christians did not attempt to pass laws that would make their society more comfortable for them, but gladly shared in the suffering of Christ, their only concern being to share His Gospel. Jesus did not command us to make life comfortable for ourselves, but to preach His Gospel in season and out of season. If you, as I have, find that difficult, this book, coupled with Scripture, will open your eyes to the need and give your heart courage and embolden your faith.
Amazing book. If this doesnt strengthen your faith in God, I dont know what will. I dont know how anybody could dismiss all the sacrifices that those people made: either they were all delusional, or there really is a God, and His eternal rewards are worth sacrificing everything in this life for, if necessary.
During an Evangelism trip at my church, one godly man starting reading excerpts from this book to the group. The accounts of the martyrs and their sufferings are truly inspiring to the Christian who wants to make his faith known. Now that I own this book myself, I believe that it is a great reminder of the sufferings for Christ that others have made and the importance in the spread of the Great Commission.
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