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Subtle Irony

My wife and I were visiting the East Coast last week where we heard a priest talking about the scriptures.  He was discussing Christ’s statement, “I came not to bring peace but the sword,” and he was explaining that we need to read this passage in the context of the early church.  To be a Christian in Ancient Rome bore severe consequences that divided you from both your family and the culture of the day. He then went on to cite several historical examples.  People of the day were required to practice worship only in …

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