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Reading "Eusebus' Ecclesiastical History".
Written by Eusebus in the 300's.
Hard to follow, but I'm on the last 30 pages.
Did you know Christians were put on iron grills like the double sided grills you place hot dogs in between and cooked one section at a time. This way they could be tortured for days before they died.
In the first persecution they used the "iron chair" where the person was chained to the chair and cooked for a while in one position, then moved to another position the next day to cook.
They were "skinned" alive using sharpened seashells.
Their eyes were cut out and seared with a red hot sword tip.
They used horses to pull tree tops together, then after tying the victim to the ropes, cut them loose and tore their limbs off or tore them in half.
This is what happened before Christianity had an opportunity to permeate mankind. This is the type of barbarism still evident in countries where Christianity and/or the principles of Christianity has been repressed.
This is what we have to look forward to as our Christian heritage is removed from society.