Would you literally fight a Holy War for the Catholic Church?
I hear all this talk about jihads these days and it made me think… they do it to spread their faith or defend their faith.
I think we can all agree true conversion of souls doesn’t happen with guns, I hope, but what about defending our faith?
I’ll use the first Crusades as a loose example…
Islamic nations were taking over Catholic regions and refusing to allow christians in those areas to practice their faith. The Byzantine Emperor sends an urgent messenger to the Pope pleading for help against invasion. So the Pope of the time decided it was neccessary for the Catholics to literally fight to defend and/or reclaim the faith for those overtaken and to prevent the further spread.
Let’s say the U.S. of A. were in a situation where Islam (or another religion) were to become a governing force - would we, should we, fight a Holy War to stop it or prevent it? Would you be willing to become a soldier for Christ?