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Was the Emperor Constantine Really a Christian?

Eusebius wrote about the conversion of the emperor Constantine. Was he really a Christian? Eusebius erred in the account of Constantine's conversion. Constantine had a vision in the day and a dream in the night where he saw "the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens" with the inscription "CONQUER BY THIS". This cross was a long spear, overlaid with gold and had a transverse bar at the top to make a cross. There was a wreath of gold and precious stones. It also had the Greek letters "Chi" (X) and "Rho" (P). These are the first two letters in "Christ". A banner or cloth was hung from the cross bar. Constantine fought the battle and was victorious but did he get saved? Painting a symbol on your armor will not save you. Having a vision will not save you. Nowhere in the account by Eusebius does he say that Constantine admitted he was a sinner or acknowledged that all had sinned. The word "sin" does not appear in the account. Neither does transgression or any similar word. The account of Jesus' death on the cross, his sacrifice or his resurrection from the grave three days later is not mentioned. Constantine was not said to have confessed Jesus as Lord or believed in his heart that God had raised him from the dead. Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Who did Constantine really call upon? The account says that he called upon his father's god. Who was that? The words repent, forgiveness, faith and belief are not mentioned. Constantine may have been saved but is certainly not demonstrated from what is mentioned the account by Eusebius or by his life after his "conversion". Basically, they painted crosses on their shields and that "made" them Christians. It sounds as though neither Constantine nor Eusebius were actually Christians.



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