Persecution of the early believers II

Christian Religious Studies JSS3 First Term

Sub-theme: Fellowship in the Church

Week 8

Persecution of the early believer's II

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

1. What is Martyrdom

2. Summarize Stephen’s defence


Meaning of Martyrdom and a Martyr

A Martyr is someone who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce religion.

Martyrdom is defined as voluntary death for a cause, often for a religious purpose or as the result of persecution.

Arrest and Martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:8-7; 1-60)

Stephen was a Jew of Greek descent. He was one of the seven deacons appointed by the apostles to help look after the poor and the needy in the Church. Stephen had.... View More

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