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soldier of Christ Line breaks: sol|dier of Christ

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Definition of soldier of Christ in English:


An active or proselytizing Christian.
Example sentences
  • St. Martin of Tours left the Roman army following his conversion to Christianity, claiming, ‘I am a soldier of Christ, and it is not lawful for me to fight.’
  • So the monks began to conceive of themselves as the ‘soldiers of Christ,’ striving to preserve the well-being of the clergy and faithful, the king and his kingdom.
  • He told me he was a young tough from the streets of Chicago who heard God's call to be a soldier of Christ.

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