Foxe pointed out two interesting parallels:
First, the Roman Senate rejected the deity of Jesus Christ when Tiberius Caesar brought information he'd received in letters from Pontius Pilate about Jesus' life, miracles, death, and resurrection. Jesus was rejected on the grounds that people were choosing to believe in his divinity without it having been first proclaimed by the Senate - a violation of Roman law. The divinity of the emperors was duly proclaimed by said Senate.
Second, the Jewish leaders rejected Christ's kingship, saying, "We have no king but Caesar."
In the first case, Tiberius, who'd been a moderate, temperate emperor, became later a tyrant, and was proceeded by tyrants even nastier, so that the list of decent emperors for the next 300 years prior to Constantine is short, and grows even shorter if you look for decent, competent men. (Make that man - Marcus Aurelius may be the only one, although Diocletian tried.)
In the second case, within 40 years, the Caesars chosen by Jewish leaders instead of the True King attacked their city, razed their temple, and killed thousands of their people....
Moral of the story: Reject Christ at your peril.