Thursday, August 11, 2016

How Quickly We Forget

Though written 100 years ago, these words should serve as a reminder, and as a warning, to the Christians in America and throughout the world today.
Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa, in addition to being rent asunder among themselves by bitter sectarian animosities--and sectarian intolerance and animosity stand for most that is evil in Christianity--had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eight centuries, and on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over, the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan, and the Christian religion would be exterminated. Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor. 
-- Theodore Roosevelt in Fear God and Take Your Own Part, 1916

It may indeed be too late for the citizens of Europe, their surrender to the invaders has been willful and largely unrepentant. I pray that Christians in my own country will heed the warnings.

A major battle against this invasion will be fought in the U.S. on November 8.


  1. Yes. November will tell us much about whether we live or die. And about which we deserve.

    1. There are so many issues threatening our freedom today. Sadly, the vast majority of voters are woefully ignorant of the seriousness of the threat.


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