I can't argue with that! I should have taken your words at literal value.
I only know about it because I am a history buff and read and write an awful lot, especially about the History of Christianity.
Awesome, I have a question for you. Did the earliest church know that they were called to die for the Messiah? When we become Christians, are we not supposed to take up the cross? Is that not a foundational principle of the true church?