Opening Scene of ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Shows Chilling Price Christians Paid in AD 67

When “Paul, Apostle of Christ” hit theaters in March, it was among the top 10 films at the Box Office during its opening weekend; and now leading up to the digital release June 12, The Christian Post was given exclusive footage of a sobering scene where Christians are seen suffering a terrible fate for their faith.

The biblical epic does not shy away from showing the gruesome fate many Christians had to face in Rome AD 67, and in this exclusive clip, the physician Luke is seen sneaking into Rome to visit his Christian brothers and sisters who are hiding out from Emperor Nero. While entering the city, he sees people burning like light posts in the night.

Historian Tacitus wrote of such Christian burnings in that time. “Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination, when daylight had expired,” he described.

“Paul, Apostle of Christ” brings to life the story of Saul of Tarsus, who was known for persecuting and murdering Christians but went on to become one of the most powerful and important figures of the Church after he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus.

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Source: Christian Post