Justin Martyr Answered The Romans Objection Of Christianity By Writing His Apologies Essay
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Justin Martyr answered the Romans objection to Christianity by writing his Apologies. Justin’s Apology 2 to the Romans shows how Christians make better citizens of Rome than do other Romans because of their reason and virtues. Justin gives a thorough discussion of Christian virtues of not being afraid to die and their truthful nature. And he also discusses their belief in the Logos as being Christ and that Christians are definitely not atheist he shows reasonable objections to the Roman’s beliefs concerning Christians.
Justin says that Christians are not afraid to die when faced with imminent death due to persecution. They are not afraid of death because they know where they will be going when they die. They will not fight or run or hide somewhere to avoid the hangman’s noose or the executioner’s axe. They know Christ and have a personal relationship with their Saviour. Justin even says in Chapter 11 of his Apology 2, “we give thanks when we pay this debt.” (Justin, p 81, ch. 11) He is saying that death is “a debt due each person who has been born.” (Justin, p81, Ch. 11) He says citizens that do not have this same belief as the Christians would want to continue living the way they were in debauchery and not die. (Justin, p. 82, ch 12) This is but one way that Christians make better citizens of Rome.
Justin, also, includes remarks about the truthfulness of Christians to show the Romans they make better citizens of Rome. Justin speaks about the Romans belief in honesty