“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?” From Matt.5
Papal Crusades and Jihad are the same thing. They are the very same spirit of war and killing Dominionism.
I saw this quote today:
“They are killing our people in the name of Allah and telling people that anyone who kills a Christian will go straight to heaven: that is their message.”
Here is a link where this quote is stated: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/isis-persecution-iraqi-christians-genocide-asylum
In both the Crusades and Jihad, the leaders promise their religious adherents who fight and kill, remission of sins and a ticket straight to heaven, as a reward.
Just as Jihadists kill Christians and Jews today, the Crusaders, who identified as Christians and were called “vassals of Christ” by the pope, killed many many Jews, Moslems (then called Turks), pagans AND also Christians who refused and rejected submitting to the Roman Catholic Church. Remember, Islam means “submit”. These popes charged their military army to kill men, women and little children without mercy; the sword-carnage was great and rivers of blood flowed high.
The spirit of war and killing, the spirit of “holy war”, and the lying spirit that says that anyone would be awarded with automatic remission of sins and heaven, (for killing people), is the same evil spirit. This evil spirit speaks though both the leaders of Islam and the leaders of Official (world accepted) Christianity.
Dominionism kills. Dominionism’s motivation is fear. Dominionism promotes a false way to God. Dominionism hates it’s enemies. Dominionism has no love or compassion. Dominionism wants everyone to SUBMIT or die.
Islam and Official Christianity both still say to “kill our enemies”.
Jesus Christ still says to us, to love our enemies. Let us continue to listen to what Christ says to us.