Martin Luther wrote that "the Turk is the rod of the wrath of the Lord our God", punishing Europeans for their polluted Christianity (sound familiar?).
Here's where you can read his full treatise, "On War Against the Turk".
So many fascinating lessons for our generation:
- Because of the great turmoil, he thought that the coming of Christ must be very near.
- Homosexual "marriages" were taking place in Italy (the homeland of the Roman church)
- He urges serious repentance among Christians as the first step in winning the war.
- Secondly, he gives advice on how military action should be undertaken against the Turks. He had a very balanced perspective which recognized the dual need for both prayer/repentance as well as military action--neither alone.
Bottom line: if we are going to avoid becoming Islamized we must be truly Christianized. We need another Reformation, starting with real repentance.