Quo Vadis is an epic film focusing on Rome during the early days of the Christian faith. The story centers around two fictional characters Markus Vinicius, a Roman commander (Robert Taylor) and Lygia a Christian girl who falls in love with him in spite of the fact that he is loyal to Nero and sees Christians as a threat to the Empire.
Over time, circumstances teach Marcus that Nero is mentally unstable. He hears the words of Apostle Peter who preaches love and forgiveness instead of war and hatred. Eventually, Marcus begins to understand Lygia’s beliefs and protects her and her fellow Christians at the risk of his own life.
All of this happens during the time Nero orders Rome to be burned. When the citizens rise up against him, he blames the Christians and arranges for them to be tortured by lions in the Roman Colosseum. /p> This movie is a clear demonstration of the early church and the challenges Believers faced.