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On This Day… A Vision That Changed The World

Written by: George Chittenden : 09 Jun 2019

It was on this day, 27th Oct, back in 312 AD when one of the most important events in history supposedly happened, but many historians have their doubts. The important event was the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great receiving his famous vision of the cross, an event that resulted in Rome converting to Christianity which hugely influenced the world we all live in, even today. The story of what happened was told by Eusebius of Caesarea, a Christian biblical scholar and historian who wrote the first biography of Constantine soon after the emperor’s death. He knew Constantine well and said he was told the story from the Emperor himself.

Constantine was a pagan monotheist, a devotee of the sun god Sol Invictus, the unconquered sun. However, before the Battle of Milvian Bridge he and his army saw a cross of light in the sky above the sun with words in Greek that are generally translated into Latin as - In hoc signo vinces (‘In this sign conquer’). That night Constantine had a dream in which Christ told him he should use the sign of the cross against his enemies. He was so impressed that he had the Christian symbol marked on his soldiers’ shields and when the Milvian Bridge battle ended with an overwhelming victory he attributed it to the god of the Christians.

A statue of Constantine

A statue of Constantine

But if Constantine did have such a vision, are we to suppose its author was Jesus Christ or God himself? Why would they instruct a sun worshiping emperor to make a military banner embodying the cross and to conquer and kill in that sign? Who really knows, but one thing history has taught us is that it’s written by the victors, and Constantine won the Battle of Milvian Bridge.

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