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Thursday, October 27, 2011

I can't believe Brad missed this!

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge, October 27, 312 AD:
"On October 27, the night before the battle, Constantine claimed to have had a vision which instructed him fight under the protection of the Christian God. In this vision a cross appeared in the sky and he heard in Latin, "in this sign, you will conquer."
 The author Lactantius states that following the vision's instructions, Constantine ordered his men to paint the Christians' symbol (either a Latin cross or the Labarum) upon their shields. Advancing over the Milvian Bridge, Maxentius ordered it destroyed so that it could not be used by the enemy. He then ordered a pontoon bridge constructed for his own army's use. On October 28, Constantine's forces arrived on the battlefield. Attacking, his troops slowly pushed back Maxentius' men until their backs were at the river."
The Roman Standard (labarum)
 In essence, this can be considered another BIRTHDAY of the Church! It's where we got the "Roman" in Roman Catholic. Happy Roman Empire Acceptance Birthday, Christianity! You're only 1699 years young!