a word that killed a man
The word became flesh; being invisible He became visible; being unbegotten He became born; being incomprehensible He allowed Himself to be understood.
people who had said that were accused of herecy , therefore they were bound to be persecutated by the Roman Church of Rome.
one author has said that it seems as if heretics usually escaped persecution. These were the first Christians to be put to death by the Roman Church.