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The Catholic Doctrine of War
PUBLISHED on the Internet: Feb. 15, 2003. Revised: May 15, 2004, Oct. 17, 2004; June 9, 2007.
Are war and Christianity compatible? Should Christians recourse to arms at all, or does Christianity totally and absolutely forbid recourse to arms?
The Anti-Catholic Church, founded and ruled by the Roman Modernist apostates, presently under Joseph Ratziner or the Antipope Benedict XVI, has famously and insistently taught that Christianity and war are incompatible, that the correct Christian attitude is 'Absolute Pacificism'
, termination of state capital punishment, etc., heresy that can best be described from the Catholic viewpoint as the Anthropolatrous heresy of Psuedo-Pacificism
This article is written in order to refute this intellectual and doctrinal garbage. I begin by setting the bases of Christian doctrine, its continuity with the Old Testament teachings.
See also: DeathQuest 6
Quotations From Magisterial Pronounements
- Profession of Faith prescribed by Pope Innocentus III for Durandus of Osca and companions, former Waldensians, upon their return to the Faith, A.D. 1208:
"We believe with our heart and confess, with our tongue that Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one God... creator, maker, ruler and provider of all things, corporeal and spiritual, visible and invisible. We believe that one and the same God is author of the Old and the New Testaments."
- The Holy & cumenical Council of Florence; Decree for the Jacobites (Mono- or Heno-physites):
"Furthermore, the Church condemns the error of the Manichæans who asserted two first principles, one of visible, the other of invisible things, and who said that the God of the New Testament is different from the God of the Old Testament."
Quotations From Holy Scriptures
- Solomon, King of Israel, in the Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verses 1-8 (Rheims-Challoner):
1. All things have their season: and in their times all things pass under heaven. 2. A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. 3. A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to destroy, and a time to build. 4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance. 5. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. 6. A time to get, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away. 7. A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. 8. A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.
- Genesis, Chapter 15:
12. And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram: and a great and darksome horror seized upon him. 13. And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them, four hundred years. 14. But I will judge the nation which they shall serve, and after this they shall come out with great substance. 15. And thou shalt go to they fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age. 16. But in the fourth generation, they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full, until this present time. 17. And when the sun was set, there arose a dark mist; and there appeared a smoking furnace, and a lamp of fire passing between those divisions. 18. That day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt, even to the great river Euphrates.
- Numbers, Chapter 31:
1.And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2. Revenge first the children of Israel on the Madianites.
- Numbers, Chapter 33:
50.Where the Lord said to Moses: 51.Command the children of Israel, and say to them: When you shall have passed over the Jordan, entering into the land of Chanaan, 52.Destroy all the inhabitants of that land. Beat down their pillars, and break in pieces their statues and waste all their high places, 53.Cleansing the land, and dwelling in it. For I have given it to you for a possession. 55.But if you will not kill the inhabitants of the land: they that remain shall be unto you as nails in your eyes, and spears in your sides. And they shall be your adversaries in the land of your habitation. 56.And whatsoever I had thought to do to them, I will do to you.
- Deuteronomy, Chapter 7:
2.And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee: thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor shew mercy to them.
- Deuteronomy, Chapter 21:
16.But of those cities that shall be given thee thou shalt suffer none at all to live: 17.But shalt kill them with the edge of the sword.
DeathQuest: Teaching Heresies
See also: DeathQuest 6
Recently, I found that one of my nephews was being taught the Anthropolatrous heresy of Psuedo-Pacificism
in the following texts by his Catechism
textbook, in a parochial school, operated by the Antichurch:
FaithQuest Series: Called to be Christians
. Textbooks of Christian Doctrine (or Religious Education for Parochial Schools of the Neo-Catholic diocese of Mumbai, Bombay). Aniceto Pereira & Cleophas Fernandes, for the Diocesan Catechetical Centre
, Bandra, Bombay. 1989. Imprimi potest
: Simon Pimenta, 'Archbishop' of Mumbai.
- Page 22. Lesson 9: Turning the other cheek.
Martin Luther King speaks to his people:
"If you have weapons, take them home. If you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem with violence."
"For, violence always begets violence; the surer way to peace is the path of non-violence; and the tremendous power of non-violence lies in the witness of love shown by the martyrs of non-violence.
- Page 30. Lesson 13: Christians live by their conscience. Part 2. Occupations forbidden to candidates for Baptism. 3rd Century. Hippolytus, 'Apostolic Tradition,' II, xvi, 16-19.
"If a man is a priest of idols or a keeper of idols, let him desist or let him be rejected.
"A soldier of the government must be told not to execute men; if he should be ordered to do it, he should not do it. If he will not agree, let him be rejected.
"A military governor or a magistrate of a city who wears the purple, either let him desist or let him be rejected.
"If a catechumen or a baptized Christian wishes to become a soldier, let him be cast out. For he has despised God."
- Page 62. Lesson 25. Armed Christianity. Part 2. The Capture of Jerusalem by the First Crusade. AD 1099. Anonymous story of the first Crusade, written by a knight who took part in it.
"On Friday (July 15) when the hour approached at which Jesus consented to suffer for us the torment of the cross, our knights posted on the siege-engine fought fiercely... When one of them reached the top of the city-wall, all the defenders fled... Our men... chased them, killing and smiting them with their swords as far as the Temple of Solomon, where there was such carnage that our men walked in blood up to their ankles... Then, happy and weeping for joy, our men went to adore the sepulchre of our Saviour and paid their debt to Him (their vow to go on the Crusade)."
- Page 62. Part 4. Jesus rebukes Peter. (Matthew 26:47-54)
- Page 62. Part 5. A Crusader and a Crusaders' ship. Pictures and the words in bold:
- Martin Luther King: What part has Martin Luther King with Catholicism? King was a follower of Gandhi, himself a follower of Romain Rolland, Leo Tolstoy, etc., men who departed from Christian truth into the deserts of heresy.
As for a Christian assessment of Gandhi, see The Anti-Gospel of the Sophaster Gandhi.
- Hippolytus: The pseudo-Catholics are big on Hippolytus. However, Hippolytus was a schismatic and antipope who set himself up against the Church of Christ and attempted to establish his own. These writings are part of that effort. It is another thing that later, he submitted to the true Church and even became a martyr for the faith.
The teachings of his Apostolic Tradition are not at all in keeping with Apostolic Traditions. The only people who were refused entry by the true Church, as against the heresy of Hippolytus, were thieves, robbers, prostitutes, occultists and magicians, etc., who would not repent of their evil. Certainly, never were soldiers forbidden entry or Christians forbidden soldiery as a profession.
The first Gentile convert, Cornelius, who was baptized by St. Peter, was a Roman military officer, a Centurion. Later on, the Bible witnesses that many other soldiers acceded to Christianity. Never is there any suggestion that they must cease to be soldiers.
In matter of fact, many saints and martyrs were soldiers thus St. Sebastian. Thus also St. Mauritius and his Companions of the Thebean Legion, also called the Thundering Legion. Which Christian is ignorant of these glorious champions of the faith? Were the Thundering Legionnaries ever repudiated as Christians because they were soldiers?
- The Crusades: The Great Victory of Lepanto against Islam was won largely by Pope St. Pius V, who led the alliance of Christian princes. See Pope St. Pius V & The Battle of Lepanto
The Crusades were inspired by God, through his Holy Pope, Urban II, who proclaimed that the Crusades were Willed By God or, as the faithful cried out at Clermont, Deo Vult! God Commands It! Anyone who denies this is a son of Satan!
But who will deny this? Is it the pseudo-Catholics, who pretend the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, going so far as to allege on 'this' authority, their 'New Revelations', for their impious blasphemies and heresies enshrined as 'Vatican II'? Is there no limits to hypocrisy?
When our Lord rebuked Peter, he rebuked him because he was resisting the known Will of God, that our Lord should sacrifice Himself for the salvation of all. It cannot be construed as a rejection of the legitimacy of warfare at anytime.
The God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament. To deny otherwise, even implicitly
, is a grave, very grave, sin. And it is a fact that God commanded the Israelites to wage war against the original inhabitants of the land and entirely exterminate them. In the Old Testament, He also teaches us that there is a A time of war, and a time of peace.
But it is precisely that the pseudo-Catholic or Roman Modernist Antichurch, by exaggerating the message of the New Testament and obscuring and thus denying the message of the Old Testament, when in fact they are integral implicitly
denies that the God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament, by denying the legitimacy of warfare and of the application of force, according to the needs of the times and according to the movement of God's Holy People by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, as with the Holy Crusades for the reclamation of the Holy Lands from the Infidels, the Relief of Vienna from the Depradations of that son of Belial, Suleiman, Lepanto, the Reconquests of Spain and Portugal, etc.
It is the Doctrine of Satan, Prince of Darkness, that Christians must not wage war at all, under any circumstances.
P U R P O S E
Written with the purpose of educating people in matters concerning the Catholic Resistance to the Modernist Apostasy, and based on the principles elucidated by the Church, that the truth is never afraid, and that the Church is never afraid of the Truth, and on the principles elucidated by Frs. Rumble & Carty and by Fulton Sheen in his essay, "The Art of Controversy"
. Benedicamus Deus
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