RELIGIOUS WAR : Because It Is War and Because It Is Religious

“Wilhem Arrow” : RELIGIOUS WAR : Because It Is War and Because It Is Religious

By the Past, Several Protestant Countries did came to help each other in order to survive and maintain their specific way of see Christianity, long wars..

Today those matter, doesn’t  matter, because to many, it is long past and are not of today concern.

But It Is.. Islam doesn’t see an Orthodox, a Catholic, or a Protestant, We Are All in the Same Box of :  INFIDELS

But old ties should come back.. What About The Lutherans Brothers and Sisters in Sweden in Norway in Denmark…


It is Time To Give A Hand, To Create A Line Of Support

The Thirty Years’ War

The 30 years war was a conflict that put most of Europe in ruins. It lasted from 1618 to 1648, and it mostly involved Germany, but the Holy Roman Empire, and many more countries in Europe were involved as well. It was also a conflict between Protestants and Catholics. IT began in 1617 when Emperor Mathias wanted his heir Ferdinand II to be his successor , in order to make sure that a Catholic would be the Emperor. He then continued to closed down protestant churches, and protestants in Bohemia were very unhappy, and they revolted. Hungarians and Austrians joined Bohemia in the revolt, while Ferdinand received the aid of Maximilian of Bavaria, who had the largest army in the empire.  With more help from Spain and Poland, Maximilian defeated the Bohemians at White Mountain, near Prague.
The period of 1625 to 1629 was called the Danish period. During this time the ruler of Denmark King Christian IV ironically supported Protestants against Ferdinand II. With the help of Albrecht von Wallenstein and 50,000 men, Ferdinand defeated Christian. Other Protestants elected Fedrick V the king because they didn’t believe that Ferdinand was their king. Frederick was German, Calvanist, and he headed the Protestant Union, which provided him Bohavian rebels.
Alarmed at all the Christian victories King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden became the new protestant leader. Sweden and France formed an alliance and fought against the Hapsburgs. The Swedes won many battles and defeated a notable imperial commander Tilly. They also defeated Ferdinand II and Wallenstein at the Battle of Lutzen, but their leader Gustavus was killed. Later It was discovered that Wallenstein had secret negotiations with Sweden and France, so he was assassinated.
The result of these two peoples deaths was the Treaty of Prague. This strengthened the power of the Hapsurgs and weakened the power of the German Princes. This treaty ended when the French intervened in the war. France had great success against Spain, which allowed the French to send more forces to fight against Germany, which helped Emperor Ferdinand II. Emperor Ferdinand eventually died in 1637, and he was succeeded by his son Ferdinand III. Peaceful negotiations began in 1642, but these negotiations were not successful until 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia. This treaty weakened the authority of the Holy Roman emperor. This also expanded the Peace of Augsburg to Calvinist, Catholics, and Lutherans. The end of these wars left Hapsburg Spain isolated.
Because of these wars, the Holy Roman empire was reduced to one nation. The emperor ruled Germany as a monarch, but could not rule over other European countries. Another outcome was that the pope became a minor voice in politics. He would speak out on political affairs, but his comments were ignored. The final outcome was that religious lines were sharply drawn in Europe. Lutherans were mostly located in Scandinavia, Prussia, and some parts in southern Germany. Calvinists lived in Switzerland, Holland, and Scotland.  England had its own unique church, and the rest of Europe was mostly Catholic. And because of this religion became less important than national identity.

The Church Through History Book

The Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648)


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  • jericho777  On February 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

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  • Brandon  On February 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Exactly, we are witnessing a Religious War right now in the Middle East. That is exactly what all of this is about. Bringing in the beast system of Revelation. We live in exciting times do we not?!

    • swissdefenceleague  On February 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Brandon, That War Is Also Back Here…And If No Troops To Rise And Stand Against.. Well Yes, I agree The Beast Time Will Be!

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