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What Is The First Religious War

I am doing an assignment and wish to enquire what is documented in history as the first religious war.

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Mic, that could never have been a religious war. look for the word religion, then you will understand.
---Andy on 5/11/09

The FIRST religious war IMHE(estimation) was when The Angel of light LUCIFER,with The Arch angel Michael."And a great battle ensued in heaven between Michael and his angels against the Dragon andhis angels, as a result they were cast out of Heaven to earth and no more found there,. Apocalypse.12:7-9 He defied God sayig His boast. "I will be like the most high"
---MIC on 4/20/09

Genesis 4:3-8, Cain kills Abel. ...unless it is Luke 10:18, Jude 1:6, Satan's rebellion. Another early war is the Devil's war against man, Genesis 3:1-7, 2Corinthians 11:3.

p.s. Romans 13:12, Ephesians 6:11-13, 2Corinthians 6:7.
---Glenn on 4/19/09

"You will not kill", "Turn the other cheek", "Love your enemies", "Vengeance is God's". The first "religious" war would be when the 1st woman went against God and ate of the forbidden fruit. And Satan along with 1/3 of the heavenly host rebelled against God, and was thrown out of heaven down to the earth. And ever since then, man has come to fight with each other, just as Cain slew his own brother. Religious wars, the East against the West, is not of God.
---Eloy on 6/25/07

Israel fought against the nonIsraelites in order to gain possession of the the lands and to remain "pure" and unmixed with the heathen nations that they were conquering. These type of wars are recorded from Joshua in the Old testament, and the Old Testament is riddled with wars of the Israelites against the nonIsraelites.
---Eloy on 6/25/07

"Religious" War involves armies that fight for
a belief rather than a territory for resources.
The first "religious" wars began in
Persia over the "holiness" of Pharoas versus
other potentates, involving sun Gods etc.
They only bacame more specific after Christ.
---Robert on 6/24/07

That is hard to say. I am sure some early tribe went to war with another tribe over what the right worship of the sky god was. Each tribes shamen assured ot their own rightness. Around (650AD) the first religious war probabily was led by Charles Martel, whose Christian duty was to wage war on the awful islamic Saracens in Spain. They were bloody wars of extermination, all santioned as 'holy' by the Pope. Rivers wan with blood. What started then, to be honest is still going on.
---MikeM on 6/5/07

I also agree that the war we are engaged with is with satan and all the evil and unrighteousness associated with him,but also the main war within ourselves because of our sin nature.
---tom2 on 5/31/06

Jack, not to split hairs but that was the first holy war.
---tom2 on 5/31/06

I stand corrected. I have been informed that the first religious war was when Lucifer and his minions were cast out of heaven by St. Michael and the holy angels.
---Jack on 5/7/06

Mike; Those medeival wars were bloody and vile, battles of extermination on both sides, they were not called the dark ages for nothing. My historian is Edward Gibbon. Christianity during the reformation moved on, todays Islam is still medeival, as backward as medeival Christianity was back then. Besides Mike, you would have been burned as a heretic, thus your point is mute.
---mikeM on 5/6/06

MikeM, shame on Charles Martel, 749AD, for wanting to protect his home country, what would became France, from an Islamic invasion.

But than again, don't tame my word for it, Battle of Poitiers is where it happened.
---mike6553 on 5/6/06

In a very real sense, there is only one real religious war--between God and Satan. The Bible documents that this war began in heaven. Satan lost that battle, he continues his warfare on earth against God. Documented in history usually means secular rather than and apart from sacred writ. Most wars really were fought in the name of and for the honor of the respective gods of the tribes or nations--whether that god was wealth, power, honor, territory, etc. or some named deity.
---Wayne87 on 5/6/06

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