"From this faith, no one can shake us, neither angels nor men;
neither sword, nor fire, nor water, nor any, nor all other horrid tortures.
All our goods and possessions are in your hands, our bodies are
before you; dispose of them, as you will.
If you leave us to our belief, we will, here on earth, choose
no other master in your place, and in heaven choose
no other God in place of Jesus Christ, for there is no other God.
But should you require anything beyond this great testimony,
here we are; our bodies are in your hands; do with them as
you please. Tortures from you, submission from us;
the sword is yours, the neck ours. We are no better than
our forefathers who, for the sake of this faith, surrendered
their goods, their possessions, and their bodies.
Were we even immortal, it would become us to die for the
love of Christ; for He Himself was immortal and so loved
us that He took death on Himself that we, by His death,
might be freed from eternal death. And since He did not spare
His immortality, we, who became mortal of our own will, will
die for His love willingly, so that He may make us participants
in His immortality. We shall die as mortals that He accepts our
death as that of immortals.