In Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
During the Civil War, and probably in most land wars, many battles were fought near churches. At Shiloh in southwestern Tennessee, a bloody battle took place at Shiloh church. Another battle swirled around a Dunker church at Antietam, Maryland. A church seminary was involved in the battle of Gettysburg.