Paul knew from experience that it was much more difficult for those living under communism to apostatize
, yet some did, and he took particular notice of Hungarians.
In addition to medical consultations, healing and banishment of evil spirits, they mainly spread Christ's teaching and continuously watched for all converted Christians to take the right path according to the word of the Gospel and not apostatize
This crisis is only heightened as the film proceeds to its climactic scene in which Rodrigues is forced to apostatize
to save five Christians from torture.
After he meets Rodrigues for the first time to convince him to apostatize
, we see that the younger man is incredulous that Ferreira could have fallen so far from his own ideal of how a Jesuit priest should be and act.
In the history of cinema, there have been many great films about Christian faith: Carl Theodor Dreyer's "Ordet," Robert Bresson's "The Diary of a Country Priest," Jean-Pierre Melville's "Leon Morin, Priest." Now, add to that Martin Scorsese's "Silence," which marks the culmination of a nearly 30-year journey to adapt Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo's tale of a 17th-century Jesuit missionary faced with the dilemma of whether to apostatize
They gave him an opportunity to apostatize
and then tied him to a hedge and flogged him.
These guides planned to attack the Kingdom's scholars and apostatize
them in order to isolate the young people intellectually and influence their vision towards the scholars.
Never shall I apostatize
. You may kill me if that is what you want.
North and the South Sudan Conflict dimension changed in favor of the SPLA, by virtue, South was in favor of American because of its Christian Character, a blessing South Sudan's Government has decided to apostatize
after the independence.
Unlike Turkish sultans depicted in other Oriental plays, Solyman does not talk about the need for Isabella to convert to Islam in order to marry him and does not exert any pressure on her to apostatize
. In contrast, in Samuel Johnson's Irene, Sultan Mahomet puts Irene, his Greek captive, under tremendous pressure to abandon her faith in order to become his wife; Cali reports to Demetrius, "he bad the conqu'ring fair renounce her faith, and be the Queen of Turkey" (1, 123).
In fact, he believed that large portions of the church would apostatize
and that world conditions would only worsen before Christ's bodily return.
Despite the far-reaching effects of this, the first state-sanctioned, empire-wide persecution, it did not seriously dent the numbers of adherents to the new faith (except in Carthage, where many Christians chose to apostatize
), and seems to have elicited some sympathy among non-believers for the Christians' principled but passive defiance of the emperor.