By Chuck BaldwinAugust 8, 2013NewsWithViews.com
Brothers are supposed to be allies; they are supposed to be friends. This is true for spiritual brothers as well as physical brothers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.
Sometimes, brothers become enemies.Think about it: in our War for Independence, brother fought against brother. How many Christians sided with the British Crown and raised voice and bayonet against their brothers in Christ who stood for American liberty and independence? More than we can possibly count. How many Christians were among the British troops that participated in the Boston Massacre?
How many Christians were among the British troops that participated in the raid on Lexington and Concord? How many Christians were among the British troops that participated in the assault against the colonists many of whom were Christians on Bunker Hill?The same thing happened in the War for Southern Independence. How many Christian men in the North took up arms against their spiritual brethren in the South for basically the same reason that Christian Tories took up arms against colonial patriots years before: to forbid them from declaring independence.
Too many to count. How many Christians were among the troops that invaded Virginia and assaulted the citizens of that State a sizeable percentage of whom were believers in the First Battle of Manassas? Again, too many to count.As an aside, I find it more than interesting that great spiritual revivals broke out among the Confederate Army throughout the War for Southern Independence in much the same way that they had erupted among the Colonial Army during our Revolutionary War. One could make the argument and I do that it is the thirst and fight for liberty and independence that…………….