Religion was an Integral Part of Just About Every Empire that Rose to Power in Ancient Times and in the First Century Since Jesus’ Resurrection Christianity wasn’t the Religion of Most Empires, Thus Christians Endured Martyrdom for Their Faith

Around 34 A.D., one year after the crucifixion of Jesus, Stephen was thrown out of Jerusalem and stoned to death. Approximately 2,000 Christians suffered martyrdom in Jerusalem during this period. About 10 years later, James, the son of Zebedee and the elder brother of John, was killed when Herod Agrippa arrived as governor of Judea. Agrippa detested the Christian sect of Jews, and many early disciples were martyred under his rule, including Timon and Parmenas.

Christians Who Have Died for Believing in Jesus and Suffered Martyrdom was a Fact and Not Fiction

  1. John Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Ed. by W. Grinton Berry, Reprinted by Fleming H. Revell, 1998.