When should you debate what you believe?
“It was a dangerous choice, and in the following years Abo twice fled to areas not under Arab rule to escape persecution,” notes the Orthodox website. “But in 782, despite warnings about his safety, he went to the Arab-ruled capital city, Tblisi, to preach the Christian faith. He encouraged the Christians who were suffering under Arab rule, and worked to convert Arab Muslims. Denounced to authorities as a betrayer of Islam, he was beheaded in 786.