Page 1 of 16

Perpetua and Felicity: Weighing the Cost of Choosing Between Fami...

Continues for 15 more pages »
Read full document

Perpetua and Felicity: Weighing the Cost of Choosing Between Family or Faith

Page 1 of 16
Perpetua and Felicity: Weighing the Cost of Choosing between Family or Faith

Church History
CHHI 520

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….3

What Did Jesus Mean in Matthew 10:37 and Luke 14:26? ………………………3-9

The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitias………………………………………… 9-16

Conclusion......………………………………………………………………………16-19

Bibliography……………………………………………………………………….….19

:

Introduction

This paper is written to explore the lives of Perpetua and Felecitas for a better understanding of what Jesus said in Matthew 10:37 and Luke 14:26. My purpose is to connect Perpetua and Felicitas life application of Scripture with the cost it required during the third century in Carthage Rome. The outcome of this paper is to explore the extent of their applied faithfulness.
What Did Jesus Mean?

Jesus said in Matthew 10:37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more

than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more
than me is not worthy of me.”

This Scripture baffles many, what is Jesus saying? We must love Jesus not only more than our families but more than our own lives. The moment we become Christ's followers, our own lives and wills become forfeit; we die with Christ to sin Rom 6:3-4 and choose a path that could lead any day to our execution for Christ's name (Mt 16:24). Although we today in the United States of America may speak convincingly of "our cross" as the need to put...