This blog records my transition from the Churches of Christ to Eastern Orthodoxy.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Heathen Philosopher's Critique of Early Christians

"Celsus, a heathen philosopher, wrote an elaborate work against the Christians, about the middle of the second century. One of his grave allegations was in the following words: 'You will not bear arms in the service of the empire when your services are needed, and if all the nations should act upon this principle, the empire would be overrun by the barbarians.'"

--Taken From Adin Ballou's Christian Non-Resistance

(This argument made by an anti-Christian writer against the early church sounds very similar to arguments some modern Christians make against pacifism.)

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