About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Up An Historic Fallacy
- The Crusades
so-called Christian holy wars (the Crusades) of the eleventh and twelfth
century were defensive wars. After
Muslim sacked about two thirds of the culturally Christians world (not
Biblically Christian world) the culturally Christian armies began to
protect their interests by invading the
should understand that the concept of a holy war rose out of the fourth
century Christian teaching of a just war.
It was Augustine who developed and promoted the concept of a just
war. A just war morphed into a holy war within the context of a
paganized Christianity that began to take root in the fourth century and
was cemented into the culture within a couple of centuries.
the culturally, not Biblically, Christians took the symbol of the cross
and turned it into a sword, they were abusing the very essence of what the
cross meant. We must
understand this to be a desecration of a symbol that represents the love
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
short, the holy wars were not holy and were not Christian in the true
Biblical sense, but, neither were those wars offensive in nature.
They were defensive propagated by an unholy Catholicism.