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Can anyone link a few good sites that go through the history of the Catholic church persecuting the earlier Christians? Those that were called Anabaptists and before that? A website that has references would be preferred but not necessary per say.

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It's not an online resource, but one book in my library I have found helpful is "The Two Babylons" by Alexander Hislop. As with anything, you have to watch for the bones, but it traces catholic history way back.

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Henry Grattan Guinness wrote a book called "The City of the Seven Hills" a history of Rome in the form of a poem. If you can obtain it from a library you may find it useful. Or you can view it here:

http://ia311024.us.archive.org/0/items/cu31924013475896/cu31924013475896.pdf

See the Inquisition p132 scanned version, p114 original.

Author's visit to the Inquisition p290 scanned, p 271 original.


P272
The lines beginning, "Ye layers of ashes black," pp.
119-123, were written by me in the spring of 1870, after
visiting the Quemadero in Madrid. I published them at
the time, introducing them by the following sentences :
Most have heard of the discovery made close to Madrid, in the
commencement of the present Revolution, of the " Quemadero," where,
three hundred years ago, the Inquisition burned so-called "heretics."
Some workmen came upon it in the process of cutting a new road.
The amount of human remains subsequently excavated is appalling.
Among the other horrors were found two bony hands transfixed by a
large nail, and clasped in the attitude of prayer, and the ribs of some
victim with the spear still protruding by which they had been pierced.
On the attempt being made to separate them from surrounding substances
they crumbled into dust. The effect of the discovery was
immense. Rome was revealed more clearly than ever before the eyes
of Spain. A speaker in the Cortes said that, while there were strange
geological sections and strata, there were also strange theological sections
and theological strata, declaring the history of the past. There was a
public meeting held on the site, attended by multitudes ; some of our
brethren sold Bibles amid the crowd, advertising them as copies of the
book forbidden by the Inquisition.
The impulse thus given to religious liberty is still profoundly felt.
I have just visited the spot. The workmen have not yet finished
making the road alluded to. On one side there is a high bank^ half
way down which these long black strata are exposed to the full light
of day. , Their contents crumble beneath the touch, and are found on
examination to consist principally of the debris of fuel and human
bodies burned and buried together. "The earth shall disclose her
blood, and shall no more cover her slain."

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ian paisley's site has a lot of information:
http://www.ianpaisley.org/antichrist.asp



I have a book by Ian Paisly on the St Bathélemy masacre.

I also have a book entitled THE MASSACRE DE WASSY ET LES GUERRES DE RELIGION. (THE MASSACRE OF VASSY AND THE WARS OF RELIGION)
which I bought, either at the Calvin Museum in Noyon or at the Museum of the massacre in Wassy, old spelling and pronounced 'Vassy'. This massacre was on the first March 1562, ten years before the St Bathélemy masacre.
http://www.heritage-print.com/pictures_1228327/massacre-at-vassy-french-religious-wars-1-march-1562-1570.html Edited by Invicta

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Can anyone link a few good sites that go through the history of the Catholic church persecuting the earlier Christians? Those that were called Anabaptists and before that? A website that has references would be preferred but not necessary per say.

Oh you don't have to worry about Catholics persecuting anyone. We were too busy getting killed by the Romans and Muslims.

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Oh you don't have to worry about Catholics persecuting anyone. We were too busy getting killed by the Romans and Muslims.

Apparently you're not aware of the Catholic church's rich history in the persecution and murder of millions of Christians, Jews, and anyone else who dared not follow them, or criticized the pope, or disagreed with the eucharist? You really should read up on it.

 

As mentioned before, I also highly recommend Foxe's Book of Martyrs, written by John Foxe in the 16th century, so he was around seeing it happen. Keep tissues nearby, because its pretty horrifying and heartbreaking.

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Apparently you're not aware of the Catholic church's rich history in the persecution and murder of millions of Christians, Jews, and anyone else who dared not follow them, or criticized the pope, or disagreed with the eucharist? You really should read up on it.

 

As mentioned before, I also highly recommend Foxe's Book of Martyrs, written by John Foxe in the 16th century, so he was around seeing it happen. Keep tissues nearby, because its pretty horrifying and heartbreaking.

You're referring to the Reformation. Yes, I agree it was a bad time for all Christians. The word persecute is a bit harsh. We never persecuted anyone like the Romans persecuted us in the early centuries, if we did I'd be abliged to tell you. If you read it from our view, you'll see it was an all our war. Non-Catholic Christians were burning Rome and killing Catholics. I would say both are at fault during the Reformation.

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You're referring to the Reformation. Yes, I agree it was a bad time for all Christians. The word persecute is a bit harsh. We never persecuted anyone like the Romans persecuted us in the early centuries, if we did I'd be abliged to tell you. If you read it from our view, you'll see it was an all our war. Non-Catholic Christians were burning Rome and killing Catholics. I would say both are at fault during the Reformation.

Not aware or, or denying, the Inquisition? Persecution is actually a pretty light term-more like torture and murder. And before the reformation-it was a reason for the reformation. And yes, after the reformation, Protestants didn't often act much better toward Catholics and non-Reformation Christians who had always existed outside the Catholic church. They still followed their mother, I'm afraid, in these things. Calvin was little different than a pope himself, in how he ran things with an iron fist.

 

This is why I'm glad to be a true Baptist, because we were not part of the RCC, and are not protestants, but find our roots in the Anabaptists and such groups that always existed away from the Catholic institution.

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You're referring to the Reformation. Yes, I agree it was a bad time for all Christians. The word persecute is a bit harsh. We never persecuted anyone like the Romans persecuted us in the early centuries, if we did I'd be abliged to tell you. If you read it from our view, you'll see it was an all our war. Non-Catholic Christians were burning Rome and killing Catholics. I would say both are at fault during the Reformation.

 

The RCC tried to annihilate the true christian church for centuries before the reformation.  Have you heard of the massacre at Beziers, where every soul was killed.  A bishop was asked how could they tell a heretic from a catholic?  "Kill them all said the bishop, god knows his own."  

 

Have you heard of the Waldensians who were persecuted for hundreds of years both before and after the reformation.  The campaigns against those and people like the Albigenses were called 'crusades'.  

 

Have you heard about Ireland in 1641/1642 where the persecution was against all 'protestants' where the priests urged their flocks to exterminate their neighbours and the only safe place was Dublin and the only burial allowed was of those who were still alive.  

 

Have you heard of the Iron virgin, a terrible idol which when opened up had many spikes inside?  The victim was placed inside and pierced with the spikes, and when opened the victim was ejected into a river flowing below.  

 

Have you heard of the victims of the Romanist Mary, queen of England, under whose reign hundreds were burnt to death.  here is a memorial only about 9 miles from here which remembers some of her victims, some of the baptists.

 

http://www.machadoink.com/Martyrs%20Memorial.htm

 

 

These are only examples of the millions who were massacred by the Roman Church.

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The Trail of Blood is a book of suppositions.

It is a booklet that is a good starting place for a through study of baptist History. the bibliography at the back of the book is where you should start after reading it.

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No doubt, back in that day the Catholics tried to wipe out Jesus' New Testament Churches. They tried their best, but you cannot win when you fight against God.

 

IF, that is IF, they had succeed there would not be none of us Baptist around today. For that was the people they hated. Our forefathers would not accept their baptizing, would not accept infant baptizing, because of that along with the refusal to convert many faithful believers were drug out of their houses, & told they would die if they refused to convert. Those that refused were beaten, stoned, & burned at the stake. They also tried their best to destroy all records of us, & went so far as to try & rewrite history. They wanted to wipe us totally out of the history books wanting to become "The Church," trying to make it so that anyone wanting to know about God would have to come to them.

 

They did not know God in those days, & they still do not know God, they're a very evil bunch & if they thought they could get by with it they would go back to trying to kill us off the face of this earth. They would love nothing better than to rule the world. Their father is the devil, & they do the works of their father. If there are any saved people within the Roman Catholic Church God says to them, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

 

 

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

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The Trail of Blood is a book of suppositions.

 

Yes, I know what you think of the Trail of Blood, but when your interested in the real truth, read it. To be honest the majority of people stand against it, but that does not surprise me the least bit.

 

 

Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
 
The majority of people are gathered around the broad wide gate, that's where all the action is taking place. People just naturally feel safer when they're gatherer together with the majority of people, so they tend to make their way to where all the actions is taking place.
 
There's not many people gathered around the strait narrow gate, there's just not enough action taking place, that just ins't the least bit appealing to worldly people. So sad, the majority of people are headed to eternal destruction. But as long as they have breath they can repent, & be in that number that will go though that strait narrow gate which leadeth unto life.
 
And sadly, many saved people run with the world, the lost people, much as Lot did. And their witness is only as good as Lots was, who seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
 
Ge 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

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