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Lactantius, in his Divine Institutes, refers to a god named Hesus: The Gauls used to appease Hesus and Teutas with human blood. (Chapter XXI) In addition, Wikipedia has an article on a god named Esus or Hesus which appears to fit the bill. But the name does not appear anywhere in Eusebius; neither do Krishna, Mithra, Zeus, or Horus. Thus, the quote ...


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It appears that Emperor Constantine the Great is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, according to catholic.org: Constantine was the most dominating figure of his lifetime, towering over his contemporaries, including Pope Sylvester I. He presided over the Council of Nicaea, gave extensive grants of land and property to the Church, founded the ...


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There is so much stupidity in this article I don't know where to even start (I would just trash the whole thing). Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects. That alone should be enough to ignore this entire article. Nicea was set up in order ...


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The chief reason that people put off Baptism had to do with the Roman tendency to be almost magical in their thinking about religion. Even when they had converted in their hearts, people who had civic duties, which inevitably involved performing some pagan rites, were extremely reluctant to break with tradition. And Roman society in general didn't tolerate ...


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I do not think anyone knows as there is huge speculation on the subject. Basically some see it as his cowardice to confess his faith, others see it as a prudent measure to keep his influence of power until the risk of his own execution for becoming a Christian had passed. He himself does not seem to say. I do not even believe we can prove He was a ...


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I suggest you read Romans 14, excerpts of which I include as follows: Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. . . . One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord ...



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