This End Times Deceptions study will cover the killing of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11.
The Two Witnesses are not Moses and Elijah who many Pastors falsely teach will come back during an end-times tribulation period, only to be killed.
They are the Word of God and the Church of Christ, which have testified against the false Catholic Church, the Antichrist Beast of Daniel and Revelation
God overcame the Papal Church’s suppression of the Word of God with
the Little Book of Revelation 10.
God overcame the Papal Church’s extermination of Christ’s Church with
the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11.
The Roman Catholic Church sought to eliminate the Word of God, because it testifies to salvation through the blood of the Lamb, by faith in Christ Jesus.
They mislead many people with a message of salvation by works, and that
salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church
They sought to eliminate the Word of God because it describes them in detail as the Antichrist Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots, and the Pope, the Son of Perdition.
By banning people from reading the Word of God and killing people who know the Word of God, you control the message and hide the truth.
Reading this page will help you see the fulfillment of Revelation 17:6,
“I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”
Disclaimer: There are many good priests and people in the Catholic Church, but the Vatican (which means divining serpent) is empowered by Satan. Catholics need our prayers and our witness, as Jesus has called them to “Come out from within her my people, lest you share in her sins, that you would not receive from her plagues.” Revelation 18:4
This page documents many events where the Roman Catholic Church worked relentlessly to eliminate the Two Witnesses against them.
The early witnesses were people groups called the Albigenses and Waldenses (called Vaudois in French). God entrusted them with preserving His Holy Word, which is why the Papal Church persecuted them so relentlessly.
God had the Vaudois translate the Bible into Latin. The Old Latin Bible became known as the Vulgate (common) Bible, and it spread through the Roman empire and to England before 200 A.D. The Vaudois missionaries risked death to share the Gospel.
The Catholic Church responded by having Jerome translate the Bible into Latin, creating the Latin Vulgate Bible. Jerome used corrupt texts from Alexandria, Egypt, which are missing many words that confirm Jesus deity.
The Latin Vulgate Bible didn’t catch on during that time, because Christians knew it was a fake.
Just as Paul had foretold in 2 Thessalonians 2, the Roman Catholic Church rose to power after the Roman Empire fell and was taken out of the way.
The Son of Perdition is now seated in the Temple of God (in the midst of Christ’s Church) proclaiming to be God. Read Antichrist In The Temple Deception
In 538 A.D., the Roman Catholic Church gained religious and civil power when Emperor Justinian issued a decree making the Pope head of all churches.
It didn’t take them long to start persecuting people groups such as the Vaudois, the Waldenses and the Albigenses, who were used by God to preserve His Holy Word, preach the pure Gospel of Christ, and testify against the Antichrist Papal Church.
First, let’s define the word heretic:
According to Webster’s II New Riverside University Dictionary, this is a heretic: “One who holds or advocates controversial opinions, esp. one who publicly opposes the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.”
Or, as one author has put it, “Heresy, to a Catholic, is anti-Catholic truth found in the Bible.”
Early 7th century – Roman Catholic authorities in Great Britain – with their secular allies – persecute the Bible-believing Celtic Christians in Britain and on the European continent. On one occasion 1200 British Celtic Christians are slaughtered by a pagan army at the instigation of Roman Catholic clergy. (aa)
7th century – The Bishop of Rome urges secular and ecclesiastical authorities to persecute the Bible-believing Paulicians in various locations in Italy and other parts of Europe.
612-762 – The historical fulfillment of Trumpet 5 in Revelation 9 represented God’s judgment on Papal Rome, with the rise of the Mohammedan Arabians against the Western Roman Empire from 612-762 A.D.
1062 – 1453 – The historical fulfillment of Trumpet 6 represented God’s judgment on Papal Rome, with the Turks crossing the Euphrates to capture 1/3rd Rome, the Eastern Roman Empire including Constantinople from 1062-1453 A.D.
Note: Christians demonize the attacks by the Mohammedan Arabians and Turks, as they claim that they attacked Christians. The truth is that God sent them to pour out His wrath on the false Christians of the Papal Church.
The Papal Church should have heeded this as God’s warning to them to repent, but instead they fought against God and his people.
1095 – Pope Urban II proclaims the First Crusade, where they fought back against the Moslems.
1096 – Roman Catholic Crusaders slaughter half of the Jews in the city of Worms, Germany on their way through that city. (a)
1098 – Roman Catholic crusaders capture the city of Antioch and they slaughter the inhabitants of the city – men, women, and children – Muslims, Jews, and non-Roman Catholic Christians. (b)
1099 – On a “holy” mission by Pope Urban II, Roman Catholic Crusaders massacre 70,000 Muslims and Jews when they capture Jerusalem. They herd the Jews into the synagogue, and then set it on fire. These Roman Catholic Crusaders butcher almost all of the city’s inhabitants – men, women, and children – Jews, Moslems, and some Christians! (c)
At length, Peter Waldo, or Valdo, a native of Lyons, eminent for his piety and learning, became a strenuous opposer of popery; and from him the reformed, at that time, received the appellation of Waldenses or Waldoys.
Pope Alexander III being informed by the bishop of Lyons of these transactions, excommunicated Waldo and his adherents, and commanded the bishop to exterminate them, if possible, from the face of the earth; hence began the papal persecutions against the Waldenses. (d)
1140 – The number of the Waldenses was very great, and the probability of its increasing alarmed the pope, who wrote to several princes to banish them from their dominions, and employed many learned men to write against their doctrines.
1171 – In response to a papal bull, Roman Catholic King Henry II of England starts a war against the Celtic Church in Ireland. Once the Celtic Church is destroyed, Roman Catholicism becomes the dominant religion in England.
1198 – Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) was the “most powerful of all the Popes.”
He claimed to be “Vicar of Christ,” “Vicar of God,” and “Supreme Sovereign over the Church and the World.”
He claimed the right to depose Kings and Princes; and that “All things on earth and in Heaven and in Hell — are subject to the Vicar of Christ.”
He brought the Church into supreme control of the State. The Kings of Germany, France, England, and practically all the Monarchs of Europe, obeyed his will. He even brought the Byzantine Empire under his control. Never in history has any one man exerted more power! He . . .
- ordered two Crusades,
- decreed Transubstantiation,
- confirmed Confession to priests,
- declared Papal Infallibility,
- forbade the reading of the Bible in the vernacular,
- ordered the extermination of heretics,
- instituted the Inquisition, and
- ordered the Massacre of the Albigenses!
More blood was shed under his direction, and that of his immediate successors, than in any other period of Church history, except in the Papacy’s effort to crush the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Pope Innocent III issued a decree that all who read the Bible should be put to death. “We prohibit laymen possessing copies of the Old and New Testament. …We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular.” (meaning in their country’s native language, as the Papal Church only allowed their priests to read it in Latin).
1203-1808 – This is the “official” timeframe, according to some scholars, of the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Some historians estimate that up to 50 million lives are taken by this so-called “holy” Inquisition.
The Inquisition was purely and uniquely a Catholic institution; it was founded for the express purpose of exterminating every human being in Europe who differed from Roman Catholic beliefs and practices. It spread out from France, Milan, Geneva, Aragon, and Sardinia to Poland (14th century) and then to Bohemia and Rome (1543). It was not abolished in Spain until 1808.
The Inquisition was called the sanctum officium (Holy Office) because the church considered its work so praiseworthy.
1208-1226 – Pope Innocent III orders a crusade to be launched against the Albigensian Christians in southern France, and Roman Catholic armies are sent to exterminate them. (e)
The Albigensian Christians preached against the immoralities of the Roman Catholic priesthood, pilgrimages, worship of saints and idols…opposed the (pompous and pretentious) claims of the Church of Rome; made great use of the Scriptures. By 1167 they (the Albigensian Christians) were a majority of the population of South France.
The Cistercian order of Catholic monks were then commissioned to preach all over France, Flanders, and Germany for the purpose of raising an army sufficient to kill the Bible believers.
All who volunteered to take part in these mass murders were promised that they would receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
The Albigenses were referred to in Pope Innocent’s Sunday morning messages as “servants of the old serpent“. Innocent promised the killers a heavenly kingdom if they took up their swords against these unarmed populaces. (f)
1209 – On July 22, 1209, Roman Catholic “crusaders” butcher approximately 20,000 men, women, and children at the French city of Beziers. (f)
The whole city was sacked, and when someone complained that Catholics were being killed as well as “heretics”, the papal legates told them to go on killing and not to worry about it for “the Lord knows His own.”
1210 – At the Castle of Minerve, 180 Christians, forsaking the Roman antichrist, desired to adhere steadfastly to Jesus Christ and His divine truth, were publicly burnt. (g)
1211 – Roman Catholic authorities burn at the stake approximately 80 Bible-believing Waldensian Christian men and women at Strasburg in Alsace (in northeastern France). (g2)
1219 – The Roman Catholic “crusaders” slaughter all the inhabitants (approx. 7000) – men, women, and children – of the market center of Marmande in western Languedoc (in southern France). (h)
1229 – The Council of Toulouse forbids reading or owning a Vaudois (Waldensian) Bible. (Canon XIV)
“We prohibit laymen possessing copies of the Old and New Testament … We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular.” (In any language but Latin)
“The lords of the districts shall carefully seek out the ‘heretics’ in dwellings, hovels, and forests, and even their underground retreats shall be entirely wiped out.” – Council Tolosanum – Pope Gregory IX
1229 – The Roman Catholic Inquisition executes 32,000 Bible-believing Albigensian Christians at Toulouse, France – and confiscates all their property! (i)
By the time the Roman Catholic armies finish these “crusades”, almost the entire population of southern France (mostly Albigensian Christians) has been exterminated.
1231-33 – Roman Catholic authorities in Germany persecute Bible-believing Waldensian Christians.
1234 – The Council of Tarragona declared that no Bible is permitted in one’s native language. All of them must be burned. (j)
“No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language (such as French, Italian, Spanish, etc.), and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after the promulgation of this decree, so that they may be burned.” – Council of Tarragona, the Roman Catholic Church Council of 1234 (j2)
1236 – Roman Catholic Crusaders slaughter Jews in the Anjou and Poitou regions of western France. They bade all Jews be baptized; when the Jews refused, the Crusaders trampled 3000 of them to death under their horses’ hoofs. (k)
1243 – All Jews in Belitz, Germany (near Berlin) are burned alive by Roman Catholics. According to historian Will Durant, their alleged crime was that “some of them had defiled a consecrated host”. (l)
The most zealous of all the popish monks, and those who most implicitly obeyed the Church of Rome, were the Dominicans and Franciscans: these, therefore, the Pope thought proper to invest with an exclusive right of presiding over the different courts of Inquisition, and gave them the most unlimited powers, as judges delegated by him, and immediately representing his person. (m)
1244 – Their power was further increased by the emperor Frederic II, who declared himself the protector and friend of all the inquisitors, and published the cruel edicts, viz.,
1. That all heretics who continue obstinate, should be burnt.
2. That all heretics who repented, should be imprisoned for life. (m)
A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.
When the person is condemned, he is either severely whipped, violently tortured, sent to the galleys, or sentenced to death; and in either case the effects are confiscated, meaning their property is confiscated.
After judgment, a procession is performed to the place of execution, which ceremony is called an auto da fe, or act of faith. (m)
Amen to their act of faith! “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11
1254 – Pope Alexander IV established the Office of the Inquisition within Italy.
1298 – Roman Catholic mobs burn alive at the stake all Jews in Rottingen, Germany. According to historian Will Durant, their alleged crime was “desecrating a sacramental wafer”.
1302 – Pope Boniface VIII, 1302 AD in an ex cathedra in his Bull Unum Sanctum “…that it is altogether necessary to salvation for every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (n)
The Pope is declaring the He alone is the way to salvation, which removes Jesus as the way to salvation.
And he is declaring the anyone who professes Jesus as the only way to salvation is a heretic, who is worthy of death.
1348-49 – The Roman Catholic Church blames the Jews for the “Black Death” (probably the bubonic plague). From the time the popes ruled Rome, the Jews’ plight…was far more grievous than it had ever been at the hands of the pagan rulers. Pagans had blamed every disaster upon Christians. Now the Roman Catholic Church blamed all on the Jews. Accused of causing the ‘Black Death’, Jews were rounded up and hanged, burned, and drowned by the thousands in revenge. (o)
1350-1500 – Roman Catholic authorities in England and Scotland persecute the Bible-believing Lollards. Many are imprisoned; some are burned; many others are driven into exile! (o2)
1371 – God had Wycliffe write the Bible in English.
1389 – The Jewish community in Prague is accused of attacking a monk carrying a sacramental wafer (used in the Roman Catholic Mass). 3000 Jews in Prague are then surrounded by Roman Catholic mobs – and when the Jews refuse to be baptized (into Roman Catholicism), they are murdered! (p)
1408 – At the 3rd Synod of Oxford, the Papal Church declares that it is a heresy to have an ‘unauthorized’ (preserved) English Bible. (This is response to Wycliffe’s English Bible)
1415 – Jan Hus (English spelling: John Huss), a former Czech Roman Catholic priest (who was saved and was a Reformer), is first excommunicated, and then shortly thereafter is burned at the stake on orders from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.
He had vigorously opposed auricular confession, papal indulgences and corruption, masses for the dead, etc. He attended (under guaranteed “safe passage”) the Council of Constance in order to defend his beliefs; however, his safe passage was revoked and he was condemned and executed without getting a fair chance to present a defense of his beliefs.
1429 – When Pope Martin V ordered the King of Poland to exterminate the Christian Hussites (named after Czech martyr Jan Hus) in Bohemia, Roman Catholic soldiers responded by murdering nearly all of the Bohemian Christians. (q)
1477 – When Pope Sixtus IV commanded a crusade against the Waldensian Christians in southern France, Roman Catholic soldiers responded by murdering many thousands of these Bible-believing Christians – men, women, and children. (r)
1481 – Kickoff of the “Spanish Inquisition”. The Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy choreographs an orgy of torture and burning people alive – called the Inquisition. Though it is aimed initially and primarily at Jews and Moslems, the Inquisition also targets those Christians whose beliefs are not completely in line with the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrines and practices.
In Spain alone the number of condemned exceeded three million, with about 300,000 burned at the stake during the length of the Spanish Inquisition. (r2)
Yet, not all Romanists have been comfortable with the totalitarian nature of their “church”. Even Jean Antoine Llorente, secretary to the Spanish Inquisition from 1790-92, was to admit: “The horrid conduct of this Holy Office weakened the power and diminished the population of Spain by arresting the progress of arts, sciences, industry, and commerce, and by compelling multitudes of families to abandon the kingdom; by instigating the expulsion of the Jews and the Moors, and by immolating on its flaming shambles more than 300,000 victims.”
Pope Innocent VIII appointed the brutal Thomas of Torquemada as the Inquisitor General of Spain, and ordered all rulers to deliver up heretics to him.
In 1498, Tomas de Torquemada, as Inquisitor General of Spain, ordered more than 10,000 people to be burned at the stake because they didn’t agree with his religious views. He used the Inquisition for religious and political reasons, believing punishment of (so-called) ‘heretics’ and non-Christians – chiefly Jews and Muslims – was the only way to achieve political unity in Spain.
Greatly feared and hated by millions, he persuaded (Spanish King) Ferdinand and (Queen) Isabella to rid Spain of Jews. More than a million families were driven from Spain during that time. The country never recovered from the resulting decline.” (r3)
The Inquisition was not only used for “religious and political purposes” – it was also used to loot and plunder the lands and possessions of Jews, Muslims, Bible-believing Christians, and even some wealthy Roman Catholics.
Many Christians were accused of being “heretics” simply because they held the Holy Bible to be of higher authority than the Papacy, or because they would not submit to corrupt Papal authority.
1513 – 1521 Pope Leo X re-affirmed the Unam Sanctam, in which it is declared that “every human being must be subject to the Roman Pontiff for salvation.”
He issued indulgences for stipulated fees; and declared that the burning of heretics was a divine appointment.
1514 – The Satan-empowered Catholic Church had burned so many copies of scripture and killed so many Christians, that in 1514 A.D., at the Fifth Lateran Council, the Papal Church proclaimed Christ’s Church to be dead.
1517 – Exactly 3 1/2 years after being declared dead, the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 came alive, stood tall and were more powerful than ever.
Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the doors of the Wittenburg Church, and this marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, where millions of people came out of the Catholic Church and were saved by the pure Gospel of Christ.
Martin Luther declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.”
The Luther Bible is a German language Bible translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek by Martin Luther, of which the New Testament was published in 1522 and the complete Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments in 1534.
1526 – God had William Tyndale print the Bible in English. The first complete edition of his New Testament was published in 1526 After his death in 1536 Tyndale’s works were revised and reprinted numerous times.
1534 – King Henry VIII separated the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church, which was 1/10th of their influence.
This angered the Papal Church greatly, and you will see the drastic actions they took to bring them back under their power.
15XX – Pope Paul III (1534-1549) was a determined enemy of the Protestants; and offered Charles V an army to exterminate them!
1536 – October 6, 1536 Tyndale is strangled and his dead body burnt at the stake in the town of Filford, not far from Brussels. His crime: he had translated the New Testament into the English language.
Because powerful Roman Catholics in England (such as Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England) opposed publishing the New Testament in English, Tyndale traveled to the European continent where he was able to get English-language New Testaments published in Germany. Roman Catholic Sir Thomas More put a “hit” out on Tyndale, and he was eventually betrayed and imprisoned not far from Brussels. After 16 months in prison, he was executed as a “heretic”.
1540 – God responded by having King Henry VIII of England authorize the Great Bible, which was read aloud in church services of the Church of England. That may not seem like much now, but back then, it was unheard of.
1546 – Albigensian Peter Chapot brought a number of Bibles in the French tongue to France, and publicly sold them there; for which he was brought to trial, sentenced, and executed a few days afterward. (s)
1554 – Two Albigensian men with the son and daughter of one of them, were apprehended and committed to the castle of Niverne. On examination, they confessed their faith, and were ordered to execution; being smeared with grease, brimstone, and gunpowder, they cried, “Salt on, salt on this sinful and rotten flesh.”
Their tongues were then cut out, and they were afterward committed to the flames, which soon consumed them, by means of the combustible matter with which they were besmeared. (s)
1559 – At the Catholic Church Council of Trent: Preserved Bibles are placed the ‘Index of Forbidden Books’. (Rule III).”
“The Bible is not for the people; whosoever will be saved must renounce it. It is a forbidden book. Bible societies are satanic contrivances.” – Pope Pius IV
This is in response to Tyndale and Luther’s Bibles, which were being printed due to the advent of the printing press.
Also at the Council of Trent, the Jesuit Order – know as the Society of Jesus, an order that was founded by Ignatius Loyola, was empowered by the Pope on the principle of absolute and unconditional obedience to the Pope.
Their mission is the recovery of territory lost to Protestants and Mohammedans, and the conquest of the entire heathen world for the Roman Catholic Church.
Their supreme aim was the destruction of heresy — that is, thinking anything different from what the Pope said. For the accomplishment of which — anything was justifiable — deception, immorality, vice, even murder!
Their motto, “For the greater glory of God.”
Here’s a Vatican statue of Ignatius Loyola stepping on a Protestant who is holding the Bible, representing their mission of eliminating the Two Witnesses of Revelation, the true church of Christ and the Word of God.
1540-1570 – Papal Rome sent army after army of Roman Catholic soldiers into southern France and surrounding areas in an attempt to exterminate the Waldensian Bible-believing Christians.
These Roman Catholic armies butchered up to 900,000 Waldensian Christians – men, women, and children – during that thirty-year period. (t)
Think of Monks and Priests, in holy garments — directing, with heartless cruelty and inhuman brutality — the work of torturing and burning alive innocent men and women, and doing it in the Name of Christ — by the direct order of the “Vicar of Christ!”
The Inquisition was the most notorious and devilish thing in human history! It was devised by Popes, and used by them for 500 years, to maintain their power.
For its evil record — none of the subsequent line of “Holy” and “Infallible” Popes have ever apologized!
1555-1558 – Roman Catholic Queen Mary I of England (a.k.a. “Bloody Mary”) and Roman Catholic Cardinal Pole attempted to bring England back under the yoke of Papal tyranny.
In 1534, King Henry VIII separated the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church, so the Jesuits were taking drastic measures to bring them back under their control.
During the evil reign of Queen Mary I, approximately 300 Christians were burned at the stake, to include bishops, scholars, and the top leaders of the Protestants in England. She was following the advice of her Roman Catholic advisers in England, and the policies of the hierarchy of her Roman Catholic Church.
1555 – English scholar Nicholas Ridley and English preacher Hugh Latimer are burned at the stake on the orders of Roman Catholic English Queen Mary I (a.k.a. Bloody Mary). (u)
1550-1560 – Papal Rome directed Roman Catholic King of Spain Philip II to send 10,000 Spanish troops, led by the Duke of Alva, to the Netherlands, in accordance with the Edict of 1550, to stamp out Protestantism there. From 1550-1560, these Roman Catholic troops butchered up to 250,000 Dutch Protestants. (v)
1559 – Albert Close writes of the Jesuit mission to Indonesia that “conversion was wonderfully shortened by the cooperation of the colonial governors whose militia offered’ the natives the choice of the musket ball or of baptism.”
They either converted to become Catholic or were killed by the musket.
1560 – The Geneva Bible started to be printed, which was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism.
This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public.Written in Roman type, it was available in smaller sizes, fulfilling the prophecy of the Little Book. Read The Little Book of Revelation 10
1571, 1573, and 1586 – Failed assassination attempts by “Papal assassins” occur on the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England. (The Papacy had been working overtime to return England to “Roman Catholic rule”.)
Queen Elizabeth I had expelled the Jesuits from her kingdom in 1570, and fortunately for Elizabeth the Jesuits’ many attempts at “payback” failed.
1572 – Roman Catholic soldiers butchered upwards of 100,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) during the St. Bartholomew massacre that started in Paris. Butchery of Protestants then spread to the countryside. (w)
The (Roman Catholic) king of France had cleverly arranged a marriage between his sister and Admiral Coligny, the chief Protestant leader. There was a great feast with much celebrating. After four days of feasting, the soldiers were given a signal.
At twelve o’clock midnight, all the houses of the Protestants in the city were forced open at once. The admiral was killed, his body thrown out of a window into the street where his head was cut off and sent (first to the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Lorraine, and then on) to the pope.
They also slaughtered many other well-known Protestants. In the first three days, over ten thousand were killed. The bodies were thrown into the river and blood ran through the streets into the river until it appeared like a stream of blood. From Paris, the destruction spread to all parts of the country. Very few Protestants escaped the fury of the Roman Catholic persecutors.
At Orleans, a thousand were slain of men, women, and children, and six thousand at Rouen.
At Meldith, two hundred were put into prison, and later brought out by units, and cruelly murdered.
At Lyons, eight hundred were massacred. Here children hanging about their parents, and parents affectionately embracing their children, were pleasant food for the swords and bloodthirsty minds of those who call themselves the Catholic Church. Here three hundred were slain in the bishop’s house; and the impious monks would suffer none to be buried.
At Augustobona, on the people hearing of the massacre at Paris, they shut their gates that no Protestants might escape, and searching diligently for every individual of the reformed Church, imprisoned and then barbarously murdered them.
Upon hearing of the bloodshed in Paris, Pope Gregory XIII celebrated by declaring a jubilee day of public thanksgiving.
Guns were fired in salute and the Pope ordered the striking of a commemorative medallion.
Subsequently, Gregory XIII also commissioned a mural by Giorgio Vasari to hang in the Vatican depicting the wondrous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. The king also commanded the day to be kept with every demonstration of joy, concluding now that the whole race of Huguenots was extinct. (w)
1588 – With promises of funding and support from Pope Sixtus V – the leaders of Spain sent the Spanish Armada to bring England back under the temporal power of Papal Rome, and to destroy Protestantism in England.
Author James Heron tells us this in his book “A Short History of Puritanism”: “The mighty fleet was manned by 9000 sailors…a force of 21,855 soldiers…and an immense company of Jesuits, friars, and priests to stimulate the soldiers, and to convert the English…with many officers of the Inquisition armed with instruments of torture…”
Almighty GOD alone knows how many men and women were spared cruel burnings at the stake, being racked, and being tortured in a myriad of ways because of the bravery and skill of the English seamen – and because of the storm that destroyed so many Spanish ships! (Might GOD have sent that storm?)
1589 – King Henry III of France is assassinated (stabbed to death) by a “Papal assassin” named Jacques Clement.
1598 – Henry the Great of France declared the Edict of Nantes, which secured to the Protestants an equal right in every respect, whether civil or religious, with the other subjects of the realm. (x2)
1604 – King James commissioned a team of scholars to create the King James Version (KJV), commonly known as the Authorized Version (AV) for the Church of England, which was completed in 1611.
1605 – November 5, 1605 – The Jesuit-led “Gunpowder Plot” is thwarted in England. 36 barrels of gunpowder had been placed under the British Parliament building in an attempt to murder King James I and members of Parliament. (x)
The Jesuits’ goal was to eliminate the leadership of the country so that England could be brought back under Papal authority!
And to prevent the King from completing the King James Bible.
1610 – May 14, 1610 – King Henry IV of France is assassinated (stabbed to death) by a “Papal assassin” (a monk named Ravaillac).
This is Jesuit “payback” to (i.e., retaliation against) King Henry IV for having the “audacity” to grant “religious liberty” to all his subjects – both Protestant and Roman Catholic – in his 1598 “Edit of Nantes”. fbom-en
1618-1648 – The Thirty Years’ War takes place. This bloody religious war was planned, instigated, and orchestrated by the Roman Catholic Jesuit Order and its surrogates in an attempt to exterminate all Protestants from off the face of the European continent. In many parts of central Europe, up to half the population dies! (y)
1641 – Roman Catholic clerics in Ireland directed the massacre and slaughter of up to 150,000 Protestants – men, women, and children. (z)
They picked October 23rd, the feast of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, to execute their evil plan.
The Catholics of Ireland were told by their fanatical priestly leaders, that no Protestant should be suffered to live any longer among them, adding that it was no more sin to kill a Protestant than to kill a dog, and that the relieving or protecting them was a crime of the most unpardonable nature.
To throw the Protestants off guard while the plan was being made, extra acts of kindness were shown to them.
Early in the morning (of October 23, 1641) the conspirators were armed and every Protestant they could find was immediately murdered. They showed no mercy. From children to the aged, they were killed. Even invalids were not spared. They were caught by complete surprise. The Protestants had lived in peace and safety for years and now found no place to run. They were massacred by neighbors, friends, and even relatives.
1685 – Roman Catholic French King Louis XIV, at the urging of his father-confessor, Jesuit priest Pere La Chaise, revokes the “Edict of Nantes” that had granted religious liberty to all Frenchmen. (z2)
King Louis XIV then orders his murderous dragoons to persecute the French Protestant Huguenots which resulted in 500,000 innocent Protestants (men, women, and children) being butchered!
The Popish French governors in each parish declared that the king would no longer suffer any Huguenots (French Protestants) in his kingdom, that they had to change their religion and become Catholic, either freely or by force.
The Protestants replied that they ‘were ready to sacrifice their lives and estates to the king, but their consciences being God’s they could not so dispose of them.’
Instantly the troops seized the gates and avenues of the cities, and placing guards in all the passages, entered with sword in hand, crying, “Die, or be Catholics!” And they practiced every wickedness and horror they could devise to force them to change their religion. (z2)
You can read the gruesome details as recorded in Fox’s Book of Martyrs.
1769 – Pope Clement XIII is assassinated (poisoned to death) by the Jesuits the day before he was to sign a papal document banning the Jesuit Order.
Even Roman Catholics have been murdered by their own hierarchical system and the secret societies, like the Jesuit Order and its P2 Masonry, that control the top levels of the Roman Catholic Church!
1774 – Pope Clement XIV is assassinated (poisoned to death) by the Jesuits about 14 months after he had signed a papal document in 1773 banning the Jesuit Order forever.
Note: Since the official recognition of the Jesuits as a Roman Catholic religious order in 1540, the Jesuits have controlled the Papacy from behind the scenes. The relatively few popes who tried to curb their power met with the same fate (i.e., assassination) as did Pope Clement XIII and Pope Clement XIV.
1793-94 – The 1st Bowl of Revelation 16 is fulfilled as God poured His wrath on the people of France who had killed so many Christians. Many Catholic priests were killed.
The French Revolution details, priests, leaders.
1793-1805 – The 2nd Bowl of Revelation 16 is fulfilled as God poured His wrath on the French and Spanish who had killed so many Christians. Their navies were destroyed, leaving the water bloody.
1800 – Because Bible Societies (beginning in the 1800’s) won the war and have spread God’s Word around the world, Rome has backed off of its previously public position. Why get blamed for trying to eliminate the Word of God, when you have no chance of winning that battle?
1808 – The year 1808 marked the end of the “official” time-frame of the Roman (Catholic)] Inquisition, which ran for 605 years, starting in 1203.
Several reputable historians have placed the total number of Bible-believing Christians murdered by Papal Rome during that period at approximately 50 MILLION! (2a2)
1820 – Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) denounced the Bible Society and expressed shock at the circulation of the Scriptures.
Pius VII said, “It is evidence from experience, that the holy Scriptures, when circulated in the vulgar tongue (any language other than Latin), have, through the temerity of men, produced more harm than benefit.” (2a)
1824 – Pope Leo XII called the Protestant Bible the “Gospel of the Devil” in an encyclical letter. (2b)
He declared that “Everyone separated from the Roman Catholic Church, however unblamable in other respects — has no part in eternal life.”
1825 – Tsar Alexander I of Russia is assassinated (poisoned to death) by the Jesuits. This Jesuit “payback” was carried out because Tsar Alexander I had expelled the Jesuit Order from all of Russia in 1820.
Abraham Lincoln said this about the Jesuits who were largely responsible for the American Civil War,
“This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the JESUITS. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons.
Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis (President of the Confederate States of America) nor anyone of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the JESUITS, that under the mask of Democracy, the money and arms of the Roman Catholic, even the arms of France, were at their disposal if they would attack us.
I pity the priests, the bishops and monks of (Papal) Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war. I conceal what I know on that subject from the knowledge of the nation, for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would at once take a tenfold more savage and bloody character. It would become merciless as all religious wars are. It would become a war of extermination on both sides.
The Protestants of both the North and the South would surely unite to exterminate the priests and the JESUITS, if they could hear what Professor (Samuel F.B.) Morse (U.S. inventor of the telegraph) has said to me of the plots made in the very city of Rome (by the Papacy and the Jesuits) to destroy this Republic, and if they could learn how the (Roman Catholic) priests, the nuns, and the monks, which daily land on our shores, under the pretext of preaching their religion, instructing the people in their schools, taking care of the sick in the hospitals, are nothing else but the emissaries of the Pope, of Napoleon, and the other despots of Europe, to undermine our institutions, alienate the hearts of our people from our Constitution, and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here (in the USA) as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free.”
President Abraham Lincoln said this about the Jesuits attempts to kill him,
“So many plots have already been made against my life, that it is a real miracle that they have all failed, when we consider that the great majority of them were in the hands of skillful Roman Catholic murderers, evidently trained by JESUITS.
…The JESUITS are so expert in those deeds of blood, that Henry IV (King of France, who was assassinated by the JESUITS on May 14, 1610) said that it was impossible to escape them, and he became their victim, though he did all that could be done to protect himself.
My escape from their ( the JESUITS’) hands, since the letter of Pope Pius IX to (Confederate States of America President) Jeff Davis has sharpened a million of daggers to pierce my breast, would be more than a miracle.”
Note: The Jesuits completed their mission in 1865, when Lincoln was assassinated.
1844 – Pope Gregory XVI condemned Bible societies and ordered priests to tear up all they could lay their hands on. (2b)
He railed “against the publication, distribution, reading, and possession of books of the holy Scriptures translated into the vulgar tongue.” (any language other than Latin)
Is it any wonder that in the 1880s, Dr. H. Grattan Guinness preached the following:
“I see the great Apostasy, I see the desolation of Christendom, I see the smoking ruins, I see the reign of monsters; I see those vice-gods, that Gregory VII, that Innocent III, that Boniface Vlll, that Alexander Vl, that Gregory XIII, that Pius IX; I see their long succession, I hear their insufferable blasphemies, I see their abominable lives;
I see them worshipped by blinded generations, bestowing hollow benedictions, bartering away worthless promises of heaven; I see their liveried slaves, their shaven priests, their celibate confessors; I see the infamous confessional, the ruined women, the murdered innocents; I hear the lying absolutions, the dying groans; I hear the cries of the victims; I hear the anathemas, the curses, the thunders of the interdicts; I see the racks, the dungeons, the stakes; I see that inhuman Inquisition, those fires of Smithfield, those butcheries of St. Bartholomew, that Spanish Armada, those unspeakable dragonnades, that endless train of wars, that dreadful multitude of massacres.
I see it all, and in the name of the ruin it has brought in the Church and in the world, in the name of the truth it has denied, the temple it has defiled, the God it has blasphemed, the souls it has destroyed; in the name of the millions it has deluded, the millions it has slaughtered, the millions it has damned; with holy confessors, with noble reformers, with innumerable martyrs, with the saints of ages, I denounce it as the masterpiece of Satan, as the body and soul and essence of antichrist.”
1846 – Pope Pius IX decreed Papal Infallibility; proclaimed the right to suppress heresy by force; condemned separation of Church and State; and commanded Catholics to obey the Pope, rather than Civil Rulers!
He condemned Bible Societies; declared that Protestantism is “No form of the Christian Religion”; and that “Every dogma of the Roman Catholic Church has been dictated by Christ, through His Vice-regents the Popes.”
1850 – Pope Leo XIII, in January 1850, condemned the Bible Societies and admitted the fact that the distribution of Scripture has “long been condemned by the holy chair.” (2b)
1897– Pope Leo XIII declared, “As it has been clearly shown by experience that, if the holy Bible in the vernacular is generally permitted without any distinction, more harm than utility is thereby caused…” (2d)
He claimed that he was appointed to be Head of All Rulers, and that he holds the place of Almighty God on this earth and emphasized Papal Infallibility.
He pronounced Protestants “enemies of the Christian Name,” claimed complete submission to the Roman Pontiff, and denounced Americanism. (2e)
1881 – The Jesuits are unable to rid the world of the King James Bibles, so they cause heretics named Westcott and Hort to create a Greek New Testament. It is based on the corrupt Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, which removed many words that validate Jesus’ deity.
1885 – Westcott and Hort helped complete the English Revised Version Bible, that is based on their corrupted Greek New Testament.
The NIV, ESV and other modern Bibles are built on this corrupt foundation, which is why they’re missing many words that validate Jesus’ deity.. Check your Bible with this Modern Bible Deception Verse Study
1917 – The Russian Revolution takes place. The Bolsheviks (Communists) seize power in Russia – funded by wealthy Knights of Malta in the United States.
Later, two Jesuit-trained thugs, Joseph Stalin and Roman Catholic Cardinal Gregory Agagianian, oversee the Soviet Gulag system. Stalin and Agagianian had been trained by Jesuits who taught at the seminary in Tiflis, Soviet Georgia.
50 Million Russian Orthodox Christians are butchered at the hands of a vicious, totalitarian Police State.
The Papacy has long hated Orthodox Christians, and has slaughtered them whenever and wherever it could.
Orthodox Christians have believe many of the same things as the Catholics, they pray to saints, worship Mary, believe in salvation by works, etc., but they separated from the Catholic Church, which makes the Papal Church hate them.
1928 – Pope Pius Xl (1922-1939) re-affirmed the Roman Catholic church to be the Only Church of Christ; and the re-union of Christendom impossible except by submission to Rome.
1938 to 1945 – Roman Catholic prelates, Jesuits, and Jesuit-controlled Knights of Malta helped put Hitler, Mussolini, and other Fascist dictators into power in Europe prior to the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
These Vatican-supported Fascist regimes, with Vatican-supported Nazi Germany in the lead, conducted a genocide that killed many Jews – a modern-day papal Inquisition! (Many Protestants and Orthodox Christians were also murdered!)
Roman Catholic German Knight of Malta Franz von Papen is one of the top players involved in putting Adolf Hitler into power.
The German Roman Catholic Center Party’s endorsement of, and unanimous vote for, the Enabling Act of March 1933 is crucial, giving Adolf Hitler the 2/3rd majority he needs to assume dictatorial powers in Germany.
Adolf Hitler modeled his Nazi SS after the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church.
“I have learnt most of all from the Jesuit Order. …So far, there has been nothing more imposing on earth than the hierarchical organization of the (Roman) Catholic Church. A good part of that organization I have transported direct to my own (Nazi) party. …The (Roman)Catholic Church must be held up as an example. …I will tell you a secret. I am founding an order (the Nazi SS). …In (Heinrich) Himmler (who would become head of the Nazi SS) I see our Ignatius de Loyola (the founder of the Jesuit Order).” – Adolf Hitler
1941-1945 – The Roman Catholic Ustashi in the Fascist state of Croatia butcher up to one MILLION Serb Orthodox Christians. (2f)
This monstrous, barbaric, and savage religious genocide is planned, orchestrated, and conducted by Roman Catholic clergymen – mainly Franciscan monks, friars, and priests, along with several high-ranking Jesuits.
Roman Catholic Croatian Fuehrer Ante Pavelic teams up with high-ranking Roman Catholic prelates, such as Jesuit Monsignor Aloysius Stepinac (Archbishop of Zagreb) and Jesuit Monsignor Ivan Saric (Archbishop of Sarajevo), to use Roman Catholic Ustashi military units to torture and butcher from 600,000 to 1 million innocent Serb Orthodox Christian men, women, elderly, and children.
This religious genocide includes the most brutal forms of torture, forced conversions, burning people alive, raping and murdering girls and women, impaling young children alive on stakes, gouging out the eyes of victims to make necklaces, starving children to death, burying victims alive, crucifying Orthodox priests to wooden doors, and some other atrocities too horrible to mention.
The Roman Catholic Church has not apologized for killing over 50 millions heretics.
They said they’re sorry about a few killings, but never to the level of killing 50 million.
They should not be killing anyone, let alone true Christians of Christ’s Church.
Their fruits expose them, they are the false Church of Satan, who is drunk with the blood of the saints.
And their sorceries deceive the world, including most Christians.
The Roman Catholic Church is Church and State, so one cannot pass off blame from the Popes onto the state, as the Pope controls the state.
It is important here to emphasize Rome’s role in the brutality of the Inquisition. Roman Catholic apologists are quick to point out that it was the state that put heretics to death. This is an alibi meant to excuse the Vatican’s role in the atrocities. However, Dollinger, the leading 19th century Catholic historian, stated: “The binding force of the laws against heretics lay not in the authority of secular princes, but in the sovereign dominion of life and death over all Christians claimed by the Popes as God’s representatives on earth, as [Pope] Innocent III expressly states it.”
In other words, the secular arm of the state acted only as it was pressured to do so by the popes. Even kings who hesitated to commit genocide on their own populaces were spurred into action by their fear of papal excommunication or subversive Catholic activities within their kingdoms.
Dollinger continues: “It was the Popes who compelled bishops and priests to condemn the heterodox to torture, confiscation of their goods, imprisonment, and death, and to enforce the execution of this sentence on the civil authorities, under pain of excommunication,”
Will Durant informs us that in 1521 Leo X issued the bull Honestis which “ordered the excommunication of any officials, and the suspension of religious services in any community, that refused to execute, without examination or revision, the sentences of the inquisitors.” Consider Clement V’s rebuke of King Edward II: “We hear that you forbid torture as contrary to the laws of your land. But no state law can override canon law, our law. Therefore I command you at once to submit those men to torture.
Look at the brilliance of Satan’s strategy in creating the false Christian Church.
They have killed tens of millions of Christians in the name of God.
Countless other people in the world reject Christianity, because they believe that the Christian Church is responsible for them, and don’t know that it is Satan who has empowered the Catholic Church to perform these atrocities.
1.3 Billion Catholics in the world today believe in them for salvation, through works. That is not the pure Gospel of Christ, therefore those who believe it are lost.
They can deceived Christians about the end times, so that Christians don’t even realize that they are the Antichrist Beast of Revelation.
The Catholic Church may use their power in the future to kill Christians.
The “Holy Office” of the Inquisition still exists within the Vatican as the “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”
Founded in 1542 by Pope Paul III with the Constitution “Licet ab initio,” it was originally called the Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition as its duty was to defend the Church from heresy.
In other words, to kill Christians whom they deemed heretics.
The Inquisition proved how Catholicism will react when it has possession of absolute power.
Both of the murderous assaults by the Vatican against the Protestant Christians, in France in 1572 where 100,000 Christians were killed, and in Ireland in 1641 where 150,000 Christians were killed, followed a similar pattern.
Before the attacks, there was a time of healing when the Roman Catholics became friendly and warm, and in both cases the Protestant Christians were so relieved that they let their guard down and assumed the Vatican had changed. This was their fatal mistake and it cost them their lives.
Now look the current Pope Francis, who is extended open arms to Muslims, to Jews, to gays, even to atheists, saying that they can go to heaven if they’re good enough.
You’ve read how the Pope promised forgiveness of sins and eternal life, to Catholics who execute the ‘heretics’.
Should he offer 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide to be forgiven for their sins and the promise of heaven, many would be willing to kill Christian heretics, their neighbors, family members and people in their city.
He has told atheists that if they’re good enough, they can go to heaven.
Should he offer atheists, who may already dislike Christians anyway, a free pass to kill Christians and potentially go to heaven, that’s win-win for them!
Should he tell Muslims (who number over 1 billion) who believe that all infidels must be killed before their messiah will return, that they can expedite that day by killing Christian infidels with his blessing.
Are you starting to see how the Beast of Revelation could cause the world to attack the Church of Christ?
People claim that the modern Catholic Church has changed its position in allowing people to read the Bible. As you will see, they banned people from reading it until God caused the Little Bible, the printed Bible, to be spread all around the world.
Since the Papal Church could not stop the printing of the Bible, they changed their stance.
Instead, they sought other ways to corrupt the Word of God by removing key words that validate the deity of Jesus. To compare your NIV, ESV and RSV to see how many words are missing, click on Modern Bible Deception Verse Study
aa – The Viking Age And Christianity In Norway http://www.burzum.org/eng/library/the_viking_age_and_christianity_in_norway.shtml
a – Wikipedia – Worms massacre (1096) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worms_massacre_%281096%29
b – Wikipedia – Siege of Antioch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Antioch
c -Wikipedia – Siege of Jerusalem (1099) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_%281099%29
d – BibleStudyTools.com Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Persecution of the Waldenses in France
e – Wikipedia – Albigensian Crusade https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albigensian_Crusade
f – THE INQUISITION: A Study in Absolute Catholic Power http://www.mtc.org/inquis.html
g – Peter S. Ruckman, Ph.D.; The History of the New Testament Church (Bible Believers Bookstore; Pensacola, Florida; 1989)
g2 – Wikipedia – Waldensians https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldensians
h – http://www.catharcastles.info/marmande.php?key=marmande
i – Wikipedia – Albigensian Crusade SAME AS E https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albigensian_Crusade
j – DID ROME FORBID VERNACULAR VERSIONS? http://www.wayoflife.org/database/did_rome_forbic_vernacular_versions.html
j2 – D. Lortsch, Histoire de la Bible en France, 1910, p. 14.
k – Jewish History http://www.jewishhistory.org.il/history.php?startyear=1230&endyear=1239
l – Jewish History http://www.jewishhistory.org.il/history.php?startyear=1240&endyear=1249
m – BibleStudyTools.com Book of Martyrs – An Account of the Inquisition
n – The Roman Catholic Church – A World Religious Force http://bibleone.net/print_tbs26.html
o – Wikipedia – Black Death Jewish persecutions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death_Jewish_persecutions
o2 – Wikipedia – John Wycliffe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wycliffe
p – Jewish Encyclopedia http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12329-prague
q – Wikipedia – Hussite Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussite_Wars
r – Christianism.com http://www.christianism.com/additions/33.html
r2 – (Page 79; Hunt quoting from R. W. Thompson’s book The Papacy and the Civil Power) (Page 259 of an updated version of “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”; 2001; Publisher: Bridge-Logos.)
r3 – (A Daily Joy; Page 272)
s – BibleStudyTools.com Book of Martyrs -Persecutions of the Albigenses
t – Grace Gems – Evil Popes http://gracegems.org/D/evil_popes.htm
u – Christianity.com – Bishops Ridley and Latimer Burned http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1501-1600/bishops-ridley-and-latimer-burned-11629990.html
v – King Phillip II: rule over the Netherlands http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Outline_of_Great_Books_Volume_I/kingphill_hj.html
w – BibleStudyTools.com Book of Martyrs -The Bartholomew Massacre at Paris, etc.
x – Wikipedia – Gunpowder Plot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot
x2 – BibleStudyTools.com Book of Martyrs – From the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, to the French Revolution, in 1789
y – Wikipedia – Thirty Years’ War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years%27_War
z – Wikipedia – Irish Rebellion of 1641 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Rebellion_of_1641
z2 – THE ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S DAY MASSACRE http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Religion/sbart.htm
2a – Papal Rome against the Bible http://www.whitehorsemedia.com/articles/?d=99#.UqDDT-I4z_c
2a2 – The Bloody History of Papal Rome http://www.toughissues.org/handoutsnew/Bloody%20History.htm
2b – Catholic Religion Prohibited Bible Reading http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/nobible.htm
2d – Great Encyclical Letters of Leo XIII, pp. 412-413.
2e – Grace Gems – Wicked Popes http://gracegems.org/D/evil_popes.htm
2f – The Bloody History of Papal Rome—A Timeline http://amazingdiscoveries.org/R-Reformation_Rome_crusade_slaughter