Persecution of our Brethren

I read a great post today by Paul Burkhart ( on a piece by 16th century writer, Sebastian Castellio.  Castellio writes about the persecution and torture of Christians by Christians that was prevalent in his day and Burkhart relates that the way Christians today argue and snipe at each other over minor theological differences.  I was struck by the last paragraph of the post, re-posted below:

And you, Christians yet to be, beware of this outcome. Be warned by our example and do not so adhere to the interpretations of men as not to put them to the test of reason, sense, and Scripture. And you, scholars, avoid this course. Do not be so arrogant that you bring the souls and bodies of many into peril by your authority.

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