The One True God - Pack Of 50 Tracts The first Christians, like the Jews before them, were fiercely monotheistic, willing to die horrible martyrs’ deaths in the Coliseum—being slain by gladiators, devoured by wild animals, crucified, or tied to a stake and turned into human torches—rather than concede the existence of any other gods. The first Christians took God at his word and were willing to stake even their lives on the certainty that there is only one God.
"God pardon you and make a Paul of your Saul. I heartily forgive you."
~ Swithin Wells; Venerable, English Martyr; his last words pardoning his persecutor, Topcliffe, just before he was hanged at Gray's Inn Lane, London, opposite his own home.