Rome Catches Fire

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake” (Luke 21:17 KJV). ON THIS DAY, July 19, in the year AD 64, the city of Rome caught fire. Rome, the citadel of military might and the epicenter of the great Roman Empire, soon became engulfed in flames. We are told this historic inferno began in shops close to Circus Maximus, the stadium where sporting events were held, and the scene where crowds were entertained by watching condemned Christians put to death. The fire raged for six days before it was finally brought under control; however, it quite soon burst … Continue reading “Rome Catches Fire”

Loving Our Enemies

The Word 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45  Voice from the Church “I have seen Christians in Communist prisons with fifty pounds of chains on their feet, tortured with red-hot iron pokers, in whose throats spoonsful of salt had … Continue reading “Loving Our Enemies”