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“A Woman Rides The Beast”


Many are amazed to discover in the book of Revelation Chapter 17 that there is a mysterious character at the heart of prophecy - a woman who rides the beast. Who is the woman arrayed in scarlet and purple? Tradition says she is connected with the church of Rome. But isn't such a view outdated? After all, today's Vatican is eager to join hands with evangelicals and all religions worldwide. Ten remarkable clues in Revelation 17 and 18 prove the woman's identity beyond any reasonable doubt.

Hitler’s Pope


Roman catholic author and historian John Cornwell,  discusses his book “Hitlers Pope”. The book exposes the secret history of pope Pius  XII and the involvement of the Vatican during the darkest days of world war II and the Jewish holocaust. 

20th CENTURY ATROCITIES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

If you think the Catholic Inquisition was a thing of the far distant past, think again. Most people are shocked to learn of the gruesome history of the Roman Catholic church in the 20th century; a history that, for the most part, has been suppressed and or re-written. And as a result, most people in the 21st century know little or nothing of true Catholicism.

From the Reformation to Modern Time

1798-Present

Quiet, calculated, and premeditated legal agreements between civil authorities and Papal Rome have made the horrors of history possible.  In the past as well in these modern times the Roman Catholic Church has proclaimed that salvation is only by means of her sacramental system, and therefore of necessity.  She has always needed a legally engineered force to silence the true Gospel and those who proclaim it.  The Catholic Church’s apostasy from the Gospel has not changed in the 193 years since the Inquisition officially ended, as Vatican Council II (Oct. 11, 1962 to Dec. 8, 1965) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) clearly show. At this present time, in a calm and deliberate manner, the Roman Catholic Church has designed civil agreements between herself and most nations of our day. To keep current on these agreements please visit:

http://www.concordatwatch.eu


From all credible historians, it is clear, the pages of Roman Catholic Church history have been written in blood.  The Reformation allowed biblical Christianity to blossom and spread out and away from the Roman Catholic religious system.  However, the religious system of Roman Catholicism has not change, and its true nature needs to be exposed just as in the days of old.

The Benefits of the Great Reformation

The Bases of Law and limited Government

The Reformation brought about liberty and freedom. With its fruit being a civilized society with blossoming growth in the arts, humanities, sciences and the basis of Law and limited government. The Heritage of the Reformation is essential to our present time. If personally, and in your church, you return to the foundational authority of Scripture alone, deeply experience grace alone through faith alone, and comprehend all blessing in Jesus Christ alone, then indeed, you will live proclaiming all glory and praise to the Lord God alone! 

John Knox-The Scottish Reformer

1505-1572


John Knox is considered to be the greatest Reformer in the history of Scotland. John was educated at the University of Glasgow, and ordained as a catholic priest in 1530.  John had been serving as a priest for 10 years when he was converted to biblical Christianity through the study of the Bible and the writings of Augustine and Jerome. His witness to the killing of George Wishart, who was burned at the stake by catholic authorities had also left a deep impression on him.


John Knox spoke boldly in opposition of the roman church, continually confronting her grievous errors and anti-biblical teachings. John abhorred the mass as an abominable idolatry and viewed the office of the pope as the great anti-Christ apostasy and Babylonish harlot predicted in the Bible. One day, after preaching to the soldiers in the garrison of St. Andrew's, he was taken prisoner by the French fleet (1547), and made a galley-slave for nineteen months. When called upon to kiss an image of the Holy Virgin, he declared that it was 'no mother of God, but a painted piece of wood, fit for swimming rather than being worshiped;' and he flung the picture into the river Loire. Later when freed, he preached in England until the reign of the Roman Catholic Queen, Mary Tudor, know as Bloody Mary.

John Calvin-The French Reformer

July 10, 1509 - May 27, 1564


John Calvin, The French reformer, was one of the most influential men of the Reformation movement. John was born on July 10th, 1509 in Noyon, France. He was raised in a staunch Roman Catholic family and eventually ordained into the catholic priesthood in the town of his birth. In a 1533 He underwent a “sudden conversion” and dedicated the rest of his life to developing a deep and thorough explanation of Reformation beliefs and the biblical gospel.


In 1536, he published The Institutes of the Christian Religion which was then, and is still today, considered the most comprehensive single volume written on Reform theology. Calvin is credited with advancing the cause of the Reformation to such diverse locations as Geneva, America, Holland, Poland and Scotland. His teachings continue to strongly influence Protestant theology today.


"Woe to the Papists who have no other rule of faith than the tradition of the Church. As for us, let us remember that the Son of God, who alone can and ought to pronounce in this matter, approves of no other faith but that which comes from the doctrine of the Apostles, of which we find no certain testimony except in their writings." ......John Calvin

Ulrich Zwingli -The Swiss Reformer

Jan. 1, 1484 – Oct. 11, 1531


Ulrich Zwingli was born on New Year’s Day, 1484 in Wildhaus, Switzerland. Ulrich studied at the University of Vienna, Berne and at the University of Basel. He was highly educated in the classical studies of poetry, philosophy, music, astronomy and physics. He acquired his B.A. degree in 1504 and Master of Arts in 1506 at the University of Basel.  In the year 1506 he was ordained into the catholic priesthood. In 1515, he moved to Einsiedeln, where he saw, up close, the blatant evil inherent in many roman catholic practices such as the buying of indulgences.


In 1520, the plague had struck Zurich and destroyed nearly a third of its inhabitants. Zwingli himself who had been faithfully ministering to the needs of his people, had also been struck, however, he emerged from his near death experience as a changed man. After recovering from the plague he was fully  converted to biblical faith and  began preaching against the evils of the roman catholic church. Zwingli earnestly began fighting for strict obedience to the literal teachings of scripture.  What followed was a unstoppable reformation movement that resulted in the demise of Catholicism in Switzerland.


Zwingli’s beliefs were simple and straightforward: the Bible is truth; anything not in the Bible is not truth. It was the simplicity of this message that garnered him great public support from the people in Switzerland; and eventually outrage, and even war, from Roman Catholic officials.

Martin Luther -The German Reformer

November 10, 1483-February 18, 1546


Martin Luther was a German Roman Catholic monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority.  Luther proclaimed the Bibles message that salvation was a free gift of God, received only by true repentance and faith in Jesus, a faith and repentance given by God and unmediated by the church.


Luther's confrontation with Charles V at the Diet of Worms over freedom of conscience in 1521 and his refusal to submit to the authority of the Emperor resulted in his being declared an outlaw of the state as he was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. Because of the perceived unity of the medieval Church with the secular rulers of western Europe, the widespread acceptance of Luther's doctrines and popular vindication of his thinking on individual liberties were both phenomenal and unprecedented.

William Tyndale-The English Reformer

1494-1536


William Tyndale was born in approximately 1494, in a small village near Dursley, Gloucestershire England. William was admitted to Oxford University and obtained the degrees  of Bachelor and Master of Arts. In the year 1515, he was ordained into the Roman Catholic Priesthood. William was a gifted linguist, fluent in French, Greek, Hebrew, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.


William Tyndale eventually became one of the most wanted men in England. Pursued by the Cardinal Wolsey, the pope's personal legate, William darted across Europe to avoid capture. Tyndale was always pushing to complete the task of translating the Bible into English. Since the Bible was outlawed by the Roman Catholic Church, he had made it his goal to publish the scripture  for his fellow Englishmen. He is known today as "the Father of the English Bible". He was eventually jailed, tried for heresy and burned at the stake by his roman catholic persecutors.

John Huss 1369-1415


John Huss (Jan Hus) was born in Bohemia which is now part of the Czech Republic.  He was ordained  a priest in 1400 and began preaching at the Bethlehem Chapel in 1402.  John was a popular preacher and writer and his congregation was often more than 3,000 people. Having been influenced by the writings of Wycliff, he preached godliness and openly criticized the Catholic clergy for their drunkenness and immoral living.


On December 20, 1409 the Pope issued a bull forbidding John’s teachings and ordered all of his books to be burned. In November of 1414, John was betrayed, arrested and taken to a dank dungeon where he remained in chains for seventy-three days. In the spring of 1415 John was brought to trial with 30 false charges leveled against him. He was repeatedly asked to recant his beliefs which he refused unless convinced by scripture of his errors.


On July 6, 1415, John’s hands were tied behind his back and a chain was hung around his neck. Wood and straw were placed all around him and his writings were used as kindling for the fire. Before the fire was lit, Count Palatine gave him one last chance to recant, he responded, "God is my witness that the evidence against me is false, I have never thought nor preached except with the one intention of winning men, if possible, from their sins, today I will gladly die." As the flames began, he sang in Latin, "Christ, thou Son of the living God, have mercy upon me." His ashes were scattered in the Rhine river.

John Wycliffe 1320’s-1384


John Wycliff, the "Morning star of the Reformation", was born almost 200 years before the Reformation had been popularized. However, his beliefs and teachings closely match those of Martin Luther and John Calvin. John was born at Ipreswell (modern Hipswell), Yorkshire, England, between 1320 and 1330, he later died at Lutterworth on December 31, 1384.


The influence of the Christian, non Roman Catholic, people known as the  Waldensians or Vaudois had been having a dramatic impact upon John. Wycliff was a highly educated Roman Catholic priest and theologian who took to heart the lives and testimonies of these people who had a faith grounded in the word of God and not in a church.  John initiated the first English translation of the Bible. As he grew in his understanding of holy scripture, he openly began to criticize the abuses and false teachings in the Roman Church. His followers, known as the Lollards, were itinerant preachers that he sent throughout England, inspiring a spiritual revolution.

The Reformation

  

    The Reformation spanned many centuries and was led by a succession of men raised up from within the walls of the Roman Catholic religion.  They were Catholic priest who desired to offer the words and message of the Bible in the common language of the people. They were persecuted, men of sound minds, thoroughly trained in all things Catholic, priests and scholars who dared to exposit the Holy Scriptures.  Their message was not of a new brand of Protestant Christianity but a revival of what was taught in the  beginning.  They joined the ranks of those since the time of the apostles who proclaimed the free grace of salvation.  Long before catholicism had its start in the late 4th century and throughout its controlling dark ages stood many Christians who never partook in  her rituals and  sacraments. These early Christians were a pivotal influence on such early reformers as John Wycliff.  The Reformation eventually broke down the papal walls of tyrannical control  and laid the foundation for the spread of liberty and biblical faith that still exist today.

The Inquisition Museum


There are a few museum of the Catholic inquisition scattered about the world. This particular museum is located in downtown Lima in the original building where those suspected of heresy were tried and tortured by Roman Catholics. Since its opening in 1968, it has become one of the most visited museums in Peru. The Spanish Inquisition was established by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castile in 1478 with the approval of Pope Sixtus IV. It was carried out in several Spanish colonies.

Persecution by The Roman Church

“The Inquisition”


    Most people have some knowledge of the holocaust, the six years of torture, death, and atrocities that the Jews, Poles, Gypsies, and a number of other minority groups suffered under Hitler and the Nazis during the Second World War.  While in no way downplaying the terrible events of the holocaust, such a massacre does not compare to the severity of the torture and murder that took place under papal authority during the 605 years of the Roman Catholic Inquisition.


From the beginning of the papacy, until the present time, it is estimated by credible historians that more than fifty million men and women have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy charged against them by Papal Rome.  This is documented in John Dowling’s The History of Romanism, Book 8, Ch. 1, pp. 542, 543: “From the birth of Popery in 600, to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than FIFTY MILLION of the human family have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of Popery.”  The main credible historians on the Inquisition, besides Dowling himself are Lea, Vancandard, Maycock, Coulton, and Turberville.


Secondly, Scott’s Church History gives a few sets of numbers, with the qualification, “No computation can reach the numbers who have been put to death, in different ways, on account of their maintaining the profession of the Gospel, and opposing the corruption of the Church of Rome.  A MILLION of poor Waldenses perished in France; NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND orthodox Christians were slain in less than thirty years after the institution of the order of the Jesuits.  The Duke of Alva boasted of having put to death in the Netherlands, THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND by the hand of the common executioner during the space of a few years.  The Inquisition destroyed, by various tortures, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND within thirty years.  These are a few specimens, and but a few, of those which history has recorded; but the total amount will never be known till the earth shall disclose her blood, and no more cover her slain.”


The torture chambers of the Inquisition lasted 605 years and were found throughout the nations controlled by Rome.  They had their beginning under Pope Innocent III in 1203 until the Inquisition's final dissolution in Spain, Portugal and South America in 1808.

The Gradual Rise of Papal Rome and Roman Catholicism

Starting in the 4th Century


  The church at Rome in its early beginning was a community of people guided by a few of the local Christian men.  The men of this congregation referred to the letters of the apostles, which now compose the Bible as their authority in matters of proper teaching or doctrine.  At this time, there was no man within the church having a pompous title or position lording it over the others, in fact, it was forbidden in these letters. 1 Corinthians 4:6  states "And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another." The Bible warned that from the midst of the church would arise a power that would attempt to destroy the Gospel and the simple brotherhood of believers.  This was nowhere more graphically fulfilled than in the rise of the office of the papacy out of the church that had been established in Rome.


              The History of the Papacy                The Biblical Uncovering of the Papacy

“The Real Saint Patrick”


The world over celebrates St. Patrick day but you might be surprised to find out who St. Patrick really was. Patrick was a Christian Evangelist, who brought the true Gospel of Christ to the Irish. The heartbeat and the soul of Patrick was the Gospel and Patrick's message of God's grace and his legacy are all Scriptural and are a deep encouragement in our time.

“Identifying the Early Church”


A Catholic believes that the message of the early Church and the Catholic Church are the same. However, the salvation message proclaimed by the Apostles Peter, Paul and John as well as the early believers was that of grace through faith. It was not salvation in any church but in the person of in Jesus Christ the Lord.

Since the “concordat” between the Vatican and Slovakia in the year 2000, there have been serious problems for true Bible believers in Slovakia. This legal agreement guarantees the Roman Catholic Church civil rights regarding religion, defining of doctrine, establishing of education, negotiating of laws regarding property rights, and marriage. In this video Slovakians Jan Sichula and Ivan Hlavanda explain what has happened, the repercussions, and what true believers in different nations should do in similar circumstances.

Did you know over 200 French Calvinists were murdered in Florida in 1565 by the Roman Catholic Spanish? They were murdered because they were considered enemies to the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Vatican Control Though Civil Law


Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933. Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen sits at the left, Pacelli in the middle, and the Rudolf Buttmann sits at the right. The Concordat effectively legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to the eyes of Catholicism, Christianity, and the world.

The Advancing Papacy

Failure to recognize the historical facts of the brutal works of the Roman Catholic Church leaves a people and nation prey to the very political and religious system lead by the very AntiChrist of scripture.