things to do in rome
things to do in rome no longer calls Christians “heretics”, but rather, “separated brethren”. When Rome burned “separated brethren” at the stake and tortured those who loved Jesus and embraced the true gospel, she wasn’t obeying her “first pope”, Peter, who said that they were to add to godliness “brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” (2 Peter 1:7)
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye lo...ve one another with a pure heart fervently.” (1 Peter 1:22)
Again, I have to wonder how torturing and killing “separated brethren” can be “unfeigned love of the brethren” or love with a “pure heart”. The only fervent thing in Rome is her desire to hate the “separated brethren” and kill them or silence them. While killing those who disagree has never been genuine Christianity, Pagans almost immediately turn to the sword. Listen to Jesus admonish His disciples on this issue:
"... and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him ... And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." [Luke 9:52-56]
From Jesus' own lips we hear that He does not expect His followers to kill those who would not receive Him and His Gospel!