As Polycarp did

"But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye." Acts 4:19 One of the most inspiring stories in church history is the martyrdom of Polycarp.  Polycarp was a pupil of the Apostle John.  He lived between 70 and 155 A.D.  He served as head of the Church at Smyrna and was known as one of the earliest fighters of Christian heresy.  He was well respected by the Church and stood firm in the face of persecution. Read more [...]