Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lest There Be Any Illusions. . .

This is what the Mediterranean Sea looked like in the aftermath of the 21 Coptic Martyrs.

"With their minds fixed on Christ, they despised the tortures of this world and purchased eternal life at the cost of one hour". . . (from The Martyrdom of Polycarp, 2nd century AD)

"Do not fear those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul.  Rather, fear Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell."  (The Gospel According to St. Matthew; chapter 10, verse 28)

Or, as Tertullian might have said, way back in the 3rd century - seed for the gospel, right there. . .

And I am still a Nazarene. . .


  1. The Matthew verse is a good one to read and re-read.

  2. We've got it so cushy over here as believers go, eh? How would we fare out in the 'real world' I sometimes wonder.

    1. Well, as the cost gets ratcheted up, we'll see how it plays, won't we? . . .