Bolton - Houston-Packer Collection BX9339.B65 A2 1641

of Mr. Bolton. other miferies which they endure of the world, meerely for his fervice ? bee they o- therwife never fo wife,jutf, meeke ,peacea- ble, and unrebukeableamong men Wit- nefíe tholemany terribleperfecutions(men- tioned in Ecclefiaf`licall. Stories) againfc the ruf4 éH ifi. Chris?fans, thoughharmleffe and innocent, though they prayed for their Emperours, and G o D did miracles in their armies by their prayers; yer for this onelycaufe , that they honoured Cult'sr, and called them. felyes Chriflians, (foodiouswas that preci- ous name unto their adverfaries) theywere put to theextremeff tortures that the utmoff inventions ofcruelty and rage could devife againff them , as Iufin Martyr andYerrullian in their learned and eloquent Apologiesfor them doe amplydemonfirate : this caufed Adrian theEmperor toordaine,thatthence- Eureb. Lib; qÿ forth none of them fhould be appeached cap' 9. barely forthat name ,unleffe they tranfgref- fed the Lawes, According to thefe examples,and for the very fame caufes, [ have adventured to publith tothm orld , the lifeand death of this