[lit-ideas] Re: The de-islamization of Europe

That's the period of the church that we know least about.  But it is
reasonable that Christians would be discouraged by the Church from joining
the Army during the reigns of Emperors bent upon wiping them out.  As soon
as Christianity was legitimized however, Christians were in the Roman Armies
in enormous numbers.

 

 

 

 

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Lawrence Helm wrote:

 

 

"Some Christians take certain passages to impose pacifism.  The bulk of

Christians throughout history do not."

 

Did you know that during the first three hundred years of the Christian

church, one could not be a soldier and a member of the church?  To join the

church, a soldier had to leave the army.  If a member became a soldier, he

was excommunicated.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Phil Enns

Glen Haven, NS

 

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