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INDISPUTABLE PROOF THAT THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL FROM ONE OF ITS DESIGNERS

I found a real gem while doing some research today. The Confederate Battle Flag and Confederate Monuments have been under assault for years now but there can be no doubt the past year has seen these attacks increase in frequency. One of the reasons enemies of all things Southern give for wanting to eradicate historical symbols is the claim that they represent "white supremacy".

Today I stumbled upon "Confederate women of Arkansas in the Civil War , 1861-'65" . In this book an article from the May , 1900 issue Confederate Veteran entitled "Vivid History of Our Battle Flag", written by General W.L. Cabell , Quartermaster of the Confederate army of Virginia. 

Cabell describes the Confederate Battle Flag as a red flag with a blue St. Andrew's Cross with white stars.  This description confirms that the flag was not a secular symbol, nor was it a "white supremacists" symbol. 

According to Franciscan Media:

"Andrew was Saint Peter’s brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:18-20).

John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus walked by one day, John said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Andrew and another disciple followed Jesus. “Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day” (John 1:38-39a).

Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes. When the Gentiles went to see Jesus, they came to Philip, but Philip then had recourse to Andrew.

Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped cross."
Case closed. 

Below are screen shots of the article so that it may be read in its entirety.



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