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"Take the \ 'whole armor of God"

Christians are sometimes compared to 'soldiers of Christ Jesus "(2 Timothy 2:3), engaged in a spiritual war" against the wicked spirit forces [...]. Therefore take the whole armor of God. " - Ephesians 6:12,13 (Lit 'the range', the whole armor of a hoplite).
Some elements of this armor are illustrated by the works of the 32 room, called the Bronzes of the Department of Greek and Roman antiquities.
\ "\"
Nearly a thousand bronzes
are now presented
in the former
"Upper Room"
the palace of the Louvre.
They illustrate the excellence of the jewelery and crafts
bronze over
which extends from the IX th century BC. JC
in the sixth AD. JC.
View of the renovated room
"Therefore take the whole armor of God *,
for that you can withstand the evil day [...].
Stand therefore, the loins girt about truth,
having on the breastplate of righteousness,
feet shod with the equipment
the good news of peace.
Especially take the large shield of faith
with which you can extinguish all the flaming missiles of the wicked.
Also accept the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the spirit,
this is the word of God.
- Ephesians 6 :13-17.
* Lit. "Panoply" Greek: Ten panoplian
the whole armor of a hoplite, Greek infantry soldier.
\ "\"
\ "\"
"Here [...]
farm kidneys
girded with truth "
The soldiers wore
leather belt
off 5 to 15 cm.
Paul shows how
the commitment to protect the Christian biblical truth.
Fragment belt italics Br 4639

While the action to undo his belt suggested relaxation (1 Kings 20: 11), gird his loins indicated we were ready to fight (1 Peter 1: 13, TMN, note).
The armor is primarily made up of two bronze plaques, one to the chest and abdomen, the other for the back, modeled on the anatomy of the wearer.
The breastplate protects the vital organs, heart and lungs. The love of God's righteous standards and protects the Christian.
\ "\"
"Clothed in the
of justice "
Before anatomical armor Br 1137
In Biblical times, the soldiers used darts reed with a container filled with naphtha ignited.
The aim of this unique combat its kind: "Fight for victory in the good fight of faith."
1 Timothy 6: 12, TMN, note
"Especially taking
the large shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming missiles of the wicked. "
The shield is used to ward off the blows;
it is concave or round shape
and provided on the inner face
a cuff and a handle
that can be worn on the left forearm.
The Greek word thuréos (thura of door) is a large shield, broad enough to cover most of the body (Psalm 5:12), as in this relief.
\ "\"
Relief called Domitius Ahenobarbus     
LL 399
Denon Room 22
This huge set of four plates, three of which are preserved in the Glyptothek in Munich, belonged to Cardinal Fesh, Napoleon's uncle.
It \ 's \' s one of the earliest known representation if specific historical examples in Roman art. This panel Louvre describes a scene census. Note the large shield of each soldier.
\ "\"\ "\"\ "\"
Corinthian helmet type Br 1096
Helmet type Chalcidian Br 1104
Corinthian helmet type Br 1100
The helmet is initially
Corinthian type
and with a nasal
Stationary cover cheeks,
and a neck guard.
"In addition accept the helmet
of salvation "
Christian hope is compared to a helmet because it protects the mind. "Let's keep our balance, [with] a helmet the hope of salvation. "(1 Thessalonians 5: 8)
\ "\"
"The sword of the spirit,
this is the word of God "
"The word of God is living and is sharper than any double-edged sword. "
- Hebrews 4: 12
Each offensive Devil, Jesus Christ replied: "It is written" (Matthew 4:1-11);
and Pharisees: "You canceled the word of God because of your tradition. "(Matthew 15:6).
The Bible is essential to spread the Christian traditions and teach the truth.
"Your word is truth"
John 17:17
"The sum of thy word is truth"
Psalm 119:160
Sword and scabbard Br 1472
The victories of the Roman army also depended on the obedience of soldiers to authority. The Bible describes Jesus' command for national communities "(Isaiah 55: 4) and advises us to" arm "of the same mind as Christ. - 1 Peter 4:1.
They called the first Christians refused to serve in the Roman army, as in the legions in the auxilia.
"A careful study of all the available information indicates that until the time of Marcus Aurelius [121-180 of NS] no Christian became a soldier;
and no soldier, after becoming a Christian,
remained in military service "
EW Barnes AA20
"The conduct of Christians
was very different
of the Romans.
Since Christ
had preached peace,
they refused
become soldiers. "AA21
"By instilling the maxims of passive obedience, [Christians] refused to take part in the military defense
of the empire [...]
Less than forego the exercise of
most sacred duty, they could not submit
the duties of soldiers. "
"They could not
submit to
soldiers. "

E. Gibbon AA22

In his "Dialogue with Tryphon" (110), Justin, the second century, says: "We who were filled with war, murder, all evil on earth we have transformed the instruments of war, swords into plowshare plow the fields spears tools. "AA23
The evidence drawn from secular history show that the early Christians remained neutral about political affairs and they did not participate in wars. The early Church believed that one could not be both Christian and the soldier.
It is only when the original Christianity was corrupt that Christians have become soldiers.

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