Peaceful attitude of martyrs a powerful witness

Scripture reference

Acts 6:15 (ASV 1901)

15And all that sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Stories

A Chinese scholar witnesses a massacre of Christians and is amazed at the fearlessness with which they faced brutal death. This leads him on a search of God's word and the ultimate realization that there is salvation in no other but Jesus Christ.
When Emperor Diocletian ordered the beheading of his soldier George for defying him, little did he know that George's courageous; yet peaceful disposition throughout the ordeal would inspire many more, including his own wife; Empress Alexandria to ignore the consequence and openly confess Christ as Saviour.
The Christians in "Sin pin pu" were persecuted on every side, they suffered unimaginable toture and cruel death. Yet, they did not cower - some joyfully, but all calmly, went to meet their death.