Believing in a different faith that the rest of the community disregards of, brings negative attention to those that stray from the pack. “We have never done wrong; we have lent ourselves to no injustice; we have never spoken ill of anyone; but when we have been ill-treated, we have given thanks, because we honor our emperor.” In this sense, the emperor that they are honoring is not the Roman emperor, but God. The five men, Speratus, Nartzalus, Cittinus, Donata, Secunda, and Vestia, take the mistreating’s they ge...
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...was going to improve life was worth dying for.
“Interrogations of Christians” was a reading that holds significance of the power of Christianity. It was so powerful that they Romans tried to find ways to get the followers to change their minds about their decisions. However, power influence cannot be easily sway. What the Romans where scared of was not having people following Christianity, they were scared of impact the followers were going to make after they were executed. There is nothing more admirable than dying for what you believe in. The deaths of these five men meant a start of a revolution of Christianity. This signified that change was definitely going to happen and the Roman Empire, their traditions, were not going to stop people from doing what they wanted to do because there was someone more powerful waiting for them in heaven rather than earth.
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