Then he said unto them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip. And he that hath not, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.*
-The Gospel According to Saint Luke, chapter 22: verses 35-36
There is no point in taking Christ's advice about swords if you do not know how to use one. The Lord clearly indicates here that the gospel is to be spread by mouth but defended by the sword.
Though we are not to live by the sword, we must have one at our disposal. Without it, Christianity would never have persisted. There were Christians among the soldiers who defended the Roman frontiers for centuries. Christian swords turned back the Islamic tide at the Battles of Tours and Lepanto and before the gates of Vienna. They may yet be put to use again.
The articles presented below are intended to help the knights of the Resurrection to learn more about bearing arms in the name of Christ the Lord.
Violence in the Name of the Lord