This is a very popular old tale I recount here. Handed down from the European sector.
It goes something like this;
In the time of the early Church, when persecution was rife, there were forty Christians imprisoned because they would not recant the Christian religion.
This took place in old Armenia.
The prisoners were led to a frozen lake in the cold of Winter. On the shore were, tubs of water, metallic, heated and awaiting any who would recant. Also by the tubs were blankets and fresh new clothing.
They (The Christians) were made to strip down naked. Freezing at the point of swords and spears, ordered to march out in within sight to the middle of the frozen lake.
The soldiers stood guard, watching, waiting.
Singing hymns, it was a brief matter of time, and they began to drop one by one, though they tried to comfort one another in whatever way they could.
Dying frozen. Voices silenced on earth, but not in Heaven.
Then when but one remained, slipping, and in desperation, he made it to shore, went in the warm tub. Got out, dried himself in the blanket and got dressed, begun to walk away a free man on this earth, when…..
As the story goes, while the Soldiers waited, to ensure the death of those upon the ice, one of the Soldiers, lost his mind.
So it is said of him…
Beginning to frantically undress, and run towards the throng of dead Saints, he was heard to have yelled out; “I’m coming Angel, I’m coming.”
He joined the dead, even in death.
Trying to explain what occurred some said that; “He saw forty Angels come down from Heaven with forty Crowns in their hands, but one could not find a head to lay the Crown upon.”
In Revelations 3:11 reads;
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
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