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Dear Friends, thanks for joining us for a peek into a little of my research for the new futuristic novella series just released. There is a link between church history and The Steadfast Series. Did you ever think that burning at the stake would be a new trend in America? Drawing from specific events in the second century, The Steadfast Series touches upon the horrors of public execution and the courage of selfless martyrs.
Around AD 162, the Roman Marcus Aurelius Antoninus started fiery persecution against Christians. One of those Christians was named Polycarp, a man the Apostle John taught and discipled. By this year, Polycarp had become a church leader in the city of Smyrna. When he heard he was being hunted by the pagan emperor’s men, he tried to escape capture, but he was cornered and caught.