NEWS ALERT! It appears that Christianity is getting slammed in the media once again for the horrific killings of Muslims during the crusades of the middle ages or approximately 1095 to 1270 or there about? But here is the kicker to the whole slam against Christians! It wasn’t Christians that were going around battling the Muslims and killing them and vice versa? It was actually Catholicism approved by the Pope(s) of each related era when each battle took place. So you see, what we have here is simply a misnomer that has portrayed Christians in an evil light? So now, since you all know that the crusades were actually between the Muslims and the Catholics, you, being a Christian can now refute those who say that Christians were killing Muslims and that Christians are no better than the Muslims or any other group of killers?
You see, Jesus said, in Matthew 5:39 “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Luke 6:29 “And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.”
Matthew 5:44,45 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
As you can see, the foundations for how a Christian should conduct themselves had already been in place and established for nearly a thousand years by the time of the first crusade. Christians were not to retaliate, kill or do anything that is contrary to Christian beliefs, Christian values, and going against the Word of God that Christians have given their lives to uphold! Ok, I wasn’t there during those times, and much of history doesn’t display what I have written here, but knowing the things that are expected from a true Christian in conduct, word and action, I believe wholeheartedly that any Christians that were involved were being slaughtered, and not the ones slaughtering! After all, it was the Pope giving the decree to go to war with the Muslims! And if people, like the media want to make the connection that Catholics and Christians are one and the same, the truth be told that we are not one and the same! If you are catholic, then you are not Christian! I should know firsthand, as I was initially raised catholic. I give all praise and glory to God our Father and to our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!
I don’t believe that this is too far-fetched or out of the realm to believe that this is actually true! Why shouldn’t this be true? We know that even during our lifetime that Christians have been murdered and slaughtered even up to this present day! I know of no Christians that have killed in the name of Jesus, or for any other reason, valid or not! Oh, but of course, the media has labeled some to be Christian, but we truly know that you can’t do such acts and still be a true Christian! It really is as simple as that!
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.