“The War to End War” recommended article from Cross Purposes blog

After reading my first article in my current WWI series, Steve, a fellow believer and friend pointed me to an article he wrote last year on his blog.

From “The War to End War”

In this centennial year, there is renewed attention to “the Great War.” I’ve read several excellent histories recently on different aspects of the war: on Gallipoli, on the cascading diplomatic miscalculations in the weeks after Franz Ferdinand’s assassination that inevitably led to war, on the flu epidemic, and on the Sarajevo assassin Gavrilo Princip. Currently I’m reading Philip Jenkins’ “The Great and Holy War,” on the war’s religious and spiritual currents.

Most pointedly, all the western nations involved framed the war as a Christian crusade: none moreso than Germany. The coded diplomatic message that gave the go-head for the Kaiser’s declaration of war was Isaiah’s prophecy of Christ, “Unto us a son is born.” German soldiers’ standard-issue belt-buckle bore the slogan “Gott mit Uns” (“God is with us”), scripture’s “Immanuel.” But every other western nation also promoted the slaughter as God’s Own purpose. Most European and American citizens of the time were quick, and PROUD, to buy into, and echo, their leaders’ religious rhetoric: as did almost-all of the participant nations’ church organizations.

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3 Responses to ““The War to End War” recommended article from Cross Purposes blog”

  1. June 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    The work of those led by the enemy of our souls. Jesus warned us that there would be wars and rumors of wars. God rules and will establish His final rule upon this earth. God bless us.


  2. 2 Unprofitable Servant
    June 5, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Thought you would be interested in this…..

    ISIS terror suspect was plotting to behead ‘Draw Muhammad’ activist suspect Pamela Geller before he was shot dead by cops


    Pamdora’s Box has been opened now….

  3. 3 Marleen
    June 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I saw the organizer in an interview shortly before the demonstration. He said he had to expose Islam even though the methods are ridiculous. He seemed surprised when asked how he justified fighting in Iraq to uphold an Islamic government. This isn’t the interview, it’s reporting on the event. Read on after it seems over.

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