Where to Go
Option A: In the event our presence is compromised and our lives threatened, retreat to the woods on the outskirts of town
Option B: However, should you be unable to reach the area, scatter to various homes of those yet to be identified by the Roman government as Christians or enemies of the state. To ensure this plan is a success, keep yourselves as thinned out as possible, the less number of "criminals" present, the more likely you're chances of survival.
How to Gain Followers
- Set An Example: Act in a way that best defines the Church; whether it be embodying it's teachings or its morales.
- Actively Preach: Priests or not, you are entitled to spread Jesus' word even under threat of death. However, you must have an escape plan, which will be addressed later.
- Have an Escape Plan: Retreat to a fellow Christian’s home, preferably one yet to be identified by the Roman government. Before such, ensure soldiers are unaware of your current location, as to not lead to more deaths or arrests.
- Give Hope: Remind them of Jesus’ promises upon death for one’s loyalty to the Trinity; the Beatitudes. The most specific; “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: What are the threat(s) facing the Church?
- A: The Romans. They believe that natural disasters are a result of us praying to the Lord, rather than the official deities.
- Q: What will happen if were captured?
- A: You will be captured, imprisoned, and given an opportunity to either convert from Christianity or die. If you choose to trust in the Lord, you will be put to death for your beliefs.
- Q: Are we allowed to leave the Chruch.
- A: Yes, you are, but you're in your own if you choose to leave. We can't guarantee your safety from authorities should you be discovered as a former Christian.
- Trust in fellow followers if God and his Son’s chosen leaders: the Apostles and their successors, and unwillingness to compromise the location of one’s brothers and sisters.
- Loyalty to not just the Church, but to its members, and generosity to hide fellow followers in the event they are on the run. For “whatsoever you do the the least of His people, that you do unto Him.”