An eye opener on Inquisition and Crusades

In this article, Theodore Shoebat shows how prominent Evangelical leaders have misinterpreted the history.

This is how Theodore opens his article:

The window of lies always needs the hinges of truth to have people feel comfortable enough to open it. And indeed, it has been opened many a time within the American church.

Theodore tackles the ‘unnecessary blame on the crusaders as a whole’ and the evangelical slander of the real church history simply because they did not consult the document sources for their assertions!

Is it not a far better triumph for the Church to convince and convert the Jews than to put them all to the sword? Has that prayer which the Church offers for the Jews, from the rising up of the sun to the going down thereof, that the veil may be taken from their hearts so that they may be led from the darkness of error into the light of truth, been instituted in vain? If she did not hope that they would believe and be converted, it would seem useless and vain for her to pray for them. But with the eye of mercy she considers how the Lord regards with favour him who renders good for evil and love for hatred. …Who is this man [Raoul] that he should make out the Prophet to be a liar and render void the treasures of Christ’s love and pity? (Quoted by Warren H. Carroll, A History of Christendom, vol. iii, ch. ii, p. 62)

– St. Bernard preached against the dangers of the teachings of a Cistercian monk named Raoul who called for the slaughter of the Jews.

Here is how Theodore concludes his article:

Numerous Christians, rightfully, speak out against Islam, but without ever acknowledging that if it were up to the Crusaders, there would be no Islamic problem, and not only this, but no leftist trait would ever find itself on a superior level over orthodoxy in Christendom. With such great zeal, the Crescent would be brought low before the Holy Cross, and the window of lies would be shattered, and would never manage to hijack the hinges the truth.

Why are Christians so ashamed of their history?

Because they do not know true history.

Source: Click here for Theodore’s full article.

Disclaimer:  I am not a Catholic but simply acknowledging the Quest for Truth inquiry and ascribing credit where it is due.

 

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