My purpose of this article is to depict the tragic experiences and struggles that
these Christian Martyrs suffered through, as well as every detail of the pain they under
went to let others realize the determination and effort that was put towards their Lord.
Also to describe in words, as far as possible, the deepest spiritual experiences of the most
famous Christians of all time.
A Christian martyr is one who chooses death rather than renounce Christ or His
finished work, who endures great suffering for the sake of Christ, or one who makes great
sacrifices for the advancement of the kingdom of Christ.
One thing is to listen to the frightful stories of these Christians in a story book, and
another thing is to be in their shoes and feeling their pain and anguish as well as making
a difficult decision that would determine life or death for them and possibly for their
families or relatives.
Would you be more than willing to die for your Savior the Lord Jesus
Christ, live on this earth with all the worldly things, or be up in Glory Land receiving crowns
among crowns for standing up for Jesus and not being ashamed of suffering for you?
Would you suffer persecution, poverty, and prison for Christ? Would you endure cruel
tortures that take your mind and body to the very brink of death and beyond? Would
you persevere? Would you "hold fast the profession of your faith without wavering"
(Hebrews 10:23)? Would you mind standing bodly and without shame, confess Christ as
your Lord, putting yours and possibly your families lives in jeopardy? Could we, with our
soft and self - serving modern Christianity, follow the early martyrs of such love and
courage for Christ that we would suffer being tortured, mutilated, and...