Thursday, September 1, 2016

51 How to Respond to Persecution Like Polycarp


Why did Rome bother to persecute the early Christians in the first place? We examined some of the Martyrdom of Polycarp (d. AD 150s or later), a second century Christian document, to see how the beloved bishop of Smyrna responded. Obviously there are applications for the Church today as she faces an increasingly hostile America.