The apostle John brushed aside the incense. "I won't make your sacrifice," he introduced to the Roman tribune. "There is one God, and his identify isn't really Domitian." status subsequent to john on the stone altar of the emperor's temple have been different believers, together with Asia's so much prosperous citizen, Abraham of Ephesus, and his kinfolk. Will Abraham persist with John's instance? If he refuses to make the sacrifice, the transport magnate's huge fortune might be confiscated by way of Rome, and he'll both be achieved or exiled to Patmos-Devil's Island. This interesting historic novel follows Abraham and his relatives as they make their option to worship Ceasar or stick to Christ, and it brings to lifestyles the times whilst Christians confronted the lions in Rome's Coliseum-and while the exiled apostle acquired the nice visions of Revelation.
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Abraham, there’s anything that’s been consuming away at me for weeks. Ever considering the fact that Damian arrived. ” Abraham flinched on the identify, yet Quintus persisted. “I can’t get it out of my brain that i ended you from killing him that day within the woods. and perhaps if I hadn’t, none of this is able to have occurred. Oh, the emperor might have discovered another person to hold out his persecution, however it wouldn’t were Damian. And if it weren’t Damian, then Elizabeth might nonetheless be alive. ” either males begun weeping at that suggestion. “She was once like a sister to me,” Quintus acknowledged. “And it is going to continuously hang-out me that it’s my fault she was once killed. ” “I’ve notion an analogous factor over and over,” Abraham acknowledged hoarsely, “that I must have killed Damian whilst I had the opportunity. yet that will have made me no greater than he was—it could have made me a assassin. And Elizabeth might have despised me for it. ” He shook his head unfortunately, taking into consideration what Elizabeth had stated lately whilst she had stumbled on he used to be sporting a dagger: “I didn’t marry a assassin. ” No, he idea now. You married a traitor. “You helped me make the perfect selection then, Quintus. this day I made the inaccurate selection all alone. ” fed on by means of grief and guilt, Abraham knew that selection may hang-out him the remainder of his lifestyles. 15 THE LEG IRONS CHAFED AND PINCHED as Jacob stretched his lengthy legs. He desired to get up and circulation round, yet Rebecca had fallen asleep along with her head on his shoulder and he didn’t are looking to disturb her. The shipment sector was once too crowded for him in order to stroll a lot besides, and the warriors weren’t approximately to permit him to head as much as the deck for a few clean air; however he felt a stressed urge to velocity. Jacob informed himself it was once an urge he must stifle in the meanwhile. Patmos was once merely thirty miles from Ephesus. they might achieve the criminal camp quickly, and after a number of hours of operating within the quarries of Devil’s Island, he may most likely lengthy to be again within the bowels of this stinking send together with his aching again propped up opposed to a coarse wood barrel. final his eyes, Jacob attempted to doze. despite his exhaustion, and regardless of the monotony of the mild pitch and roll of the creaking outdated boat—it used to be as pungent because the stomach of Jonah’s nice fish, however it was once nonetheless seaworthy—he couldn't chill out sufficient to go to sleep, so he attempted to wish. yet he couldn't hold his brain centred. He was once nonetheless too dumbstruck over his mother’s homicide, nonetheless too offended at his father’s betrayal. How might he have performed it? Jacob questioned for the thousandth time. My father denied his religion to avoid wasting his fortune. my very own father! He knew his father were a real believer—of that he was once sure. whilst Jacob used to be a toddler, Abraham had taught him Scripture verses and the way to hope. His father had attempted to elevate his young children to honor God and had confirmed his hindrance for the physique of Christ by way of web hosting the church of their domestic. Jacob knew his father had regularly enjoyed and supported the Apostle—he had even financed the journey they'd simply taken, even though, Jacob now mirrored, which could were as a lot to get him clear of Ephesus and Damian because it was once to aid his ministry.