acts 6:8-15  may 30, 2014 http://www.ifequip.com/689 Just the subheading in my Bible for this section is ominous: Stephen the first Martyr.  mar·tyr   [mahr-ter]  noun 1. a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. 2. a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause: amartyr to the cause of social justice. 3. a person who undergoes severe or constant suffering: a martyr to severe headaches. 4. a person who seeks sympathy or attention by feigning or exaggerating pain, deprivation, etc. Here we see division among churches. Many churches, in fact. The Synagogue of the Freedmen were Jewish descendants of men freed from slavery from …