Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Virtues of the Christian Solider (Heinrich Bullinger)

Moreover, loiterers in camps are always reproved. Let the christian soldier, therefore, be idle at no time; let him ever be busy, and still doing something: let him be courageous, faithful to his country, ready to take pains, obedient to his captains, fit to take time when occasion is offered, and evermore occupied in warlike discipline; no effeminate milksop, but of manly stomach; not cruel and merciless, but severe and pitiful, as time requireth. What he may preserve, that let him not destroy. 

-- Heinrich Bullinger, Protestant Reformer (1504-1575). Read more here

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