Christian Living: Last Words of a Martyr

Eighty and six years I have served him. How then can I blaspheme my King and Saviour? Bring forth what thou wilt.

And with those words, Polycarp was burned at the stake for refusing to burn incense to the Roman Emperor. When the flames failed to reach him, Polycarp was then stabbed to death and martyred for his Lord. (Polycarp, 69-155 A.D., when asked to deny His Lord in order to spare his own life.)

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