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The early church was hated by the society and government of the Roman Empire for various reasons, such as the refusal of Christians to sacrifice to the gods. The Empire went through many phases of demanding that the Christians sacrifice — which meant denying their faith — or be killed. The earliest attacks claimed the lives of many of the apostles.

This text is the story, from around 160 AD, of the martyrdom of Polycarp, the Bishop of the church in Smyrna, a city in Asia Minor (modern Izmir in Turkey) devoted to Roman worship. The account is in the form of a letter from eye-witnesses to other churches in the area. It is the earliest chronicle of a martyrdom outside the New Testament.

Polycarp was an old man, at least 86,, and probably the last surviving person to have known an apostle, having been a disciple of the Apostle John. This was one reason he was greatly revered as a teacher and church leader. One interesting feature of this letter is that the writer is very conscious of how Polycarp’s death followed the pattern of Christ’s. As we read it, look for parallels between this story and the Easter story in the gospels.

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  1. Wow. Letting these sick people near our children. What's wrong with parents today. Children should not be exposed to these kinds of filth. Please YHWH help and protect our little ones. They should be children playing and be safe from the people evil sexual ways of groan ups. I never exposed my children to sexual things. I protected them from the perversions of this world. YHWH BLESS YOU ALL

  2. That is why i say that soon God will set the Holy Ghost loose to prepare the earth for the second coming of Christ but it will not be a sweet spirit but a knock you to your knees spirit .the wraph of God will soon be on this country and the people will wonder why this is happening to us things like this will cause it watch the eastern sky Christ will be back soon

  3. Christian Journal Media,
    This is… NOT NEW!!! Berean Study Bible: What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

    Unfit parents… have been delivering their children… to a cunningly devised fable; for Years!!! A LIE… called christ mass[catholic 'church' doctrine of man]; involving false dead st. nick & krampus… see this link:…

    Santa is an anagram[re arrange the letters]; for satan(intentionally lower case)… Claus is an anagram for lucas[means light]… as in 2 Cor 11:14 Berean Literal Bible
    : And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

    Dead Blind Men & Women in false religion celebrate false holi-days of the false pagan gregorian monk calender[catholic monks]… because JESUS; Our KING said they would through Daniel: Dan 7:25 Berean Study Bible: He will speak out against the Most High and oppress the saints of the Most High, 'INTENDING TO CHANGE THE SET TIMES[Calender of FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY EMMANUEL] AND LAWS', and the saints will be given into his hand for a time, and times, and half a time. WAKE UP & CHRIST SHALL GIVE THEE LIGHT: Eph 5:14. Expose Idolatry(Eph 5:11) & REPENT!!! Acts 17:29-31

    ANOTHER LIE put to REST: 'We don't know when JESUS was born'… see 'DVD The Christmas Lie' by Tiann Gildenhuys; link here:

    Open Eyes… that they may Seek JESUS. Open Ears… that they may Hear JESUS. Give them a Mind(1 Cor 2:16)… to contemplate JESUS. And a Heart(Eze 36:26) to receive the Engrafted WORD(Ja 1:21); WHOM IS… JESUS!!!
    FATHER, deal with my LOG(Mt 7:1-5; Gal 6:1-6); help with their Splinters… Sow this WORD, Water this WORD; but FATHER please Increase this WORD… that some one would hear & repent from Paganism! Bind the foul & befouled spirits… & Loose the FULL GOSPEL!!! Unto Thy Glory Honor & Praise… the Victory of the ONLY WISE & TRUE KING… JESUS; who shall be called ALMIGHTY EMMANUEL…
    Blessed Be… Blessed Be… Blessed Be… the Name of JESUS; Our King… who shall be called ALMIGHTY EMMANUEL/FATHER GOD with Us!!!
    Grace & Peace Be unto ALL, who follow MESSIAH… HE is Coming!!! MARANATHA; AMEN.