I am listening to a Church History class from Reformed Theological Seminary on iTunes. I was impressed and moved by something I heard, then looked up today. Here is the testimony of Christians who did not rebel against their government despite some of the most incredible persecution and denial of human right ever exercised against any people ever. In 311 Galerius issued the Edict of Toleration ending official Roman persecution against Christians. At the end of the edict we find these words: 'Wherefore, for this our indulgence, they ought to pray to their God for our safety, for that of the republic, and for their own, that the republic may continue uninjured on every side, and that they may be able to live securely in their homes.' And a quote by Will Durant on the topic Are there lessons here for Christians of today who are so upset about possible 'loss of freedoms?'