(Exo 20:16 KJV) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
For many years I have heard preachers and bible teachers and seminary
professors refer to the Crusades as being of Christian origin. I have often
wondered if any of these who believe that the Crusades were of Christian
origin really know what true Christianity is all about. Do they know the
difference between true Christianity and religious Christianity? The reason
I placed the ninth commandment as a point of initiation is because when
people refer to the Crusades as being Christian in origin, they are bearing
false witness against the body of Christ and Christ Himself. True
Christianity would never assemble a blood brigade, it was solely the work of
the Vatican and its vassals.
Roman Catholicism is not Christian, nor has it ever been Christian. It
is a system of pagan rituals which date back to the time of ancient Babylon,
and since it was created about 300 A.D., has become more apostate as the
years went by. The sorry element in all this is that the ecumenical movement
has gripped hold on many Protestant churches and clergy, including many
radio ministers who think that Roman Catholicism is just another
denomination. Many Protestant churches are looking to partner with Rome. Men
like Billy Graham has led the charge in compromising with Rome. I find it
rather amazing that those who want to partner with Rome do not see that it
is they who have compromised and Rome has never added one Protestant thing
to their agenda. It is the Protestants who have surrendered to this pagan
system in Rome.
This article is about the origin of the Crusades and not about the
present sell out of the Protestant churches to Rome.
First Crusade - Pope Urban II (1095-1099)
Second Crusade - Pope Blessed Eugene III - King Louie VII enlisted by
Bernard of Clairvaux (1147-1149)
Third Crusade - Pope Gregory VIII (1188-1192)
Fourth Crusade - Pope Innocent III (1198-1216)
Fifth Crusade - Pope Honorius III (1217-1221)
Sixth Crusade - Pope Gregory IX (1228-29)
Seventh Crusade - Pope Innocent IV (1248-1250)
Eighth Crusade - Pope Blessed Gregory X (1270) ?
Ninth Crusade - Pope Blessed Gregory X (1271-1272)
So here you have the list of the Popes who were in power when the
Crusades were happening. The next time someone claims that the Crusades were
of Christian origin, show them this list of the Popes. The last time I
looked, it was only the Roman Catholic Institution who had Popes and not the
Protestant church. The body of Christ would never organize crusades where
people will be killed for political power. The Crusades were never of true
Christian origin and when preachers speak about it, they must speak about
who the real culprits were. The Roman Catholic Institution never represented
the body of Christ on earth since it is made of all unbelievers. Dressing in
religious regalia never made anyone holy, only the indwelling Holy Spirit
upon salvation makes a person holy.