If you lived during the time of Nero and you were a
Christian, how hard would it be to remain faithful
to the Lord until the end when your fellow brothers
and sisters in Christ were suffering the following
at the hand of Nero?
"The taking of their lives was accompanied with much
mockery; they were covered with the skins of wild
beasts, and then torn to pieces by dogs; or nailed
on crosses; or placed at stakes and burned; serving
also as torches for the spectators, when the day was
over." Source: Writings of Tacitus (Roman citizen)
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