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QuotePersecution 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.

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.

QuoteSince 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.