THE WOMAN DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS--
A LOOK AT THE INQUISITION, AN INSTITUTION INSTIGATED
AND SUSTAINED BY THE POPES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC "CHURCH".
THE WOMAN DRUNKEN
WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication [our note: look up pictures of the popes with world rulers], and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6And I SAW THE WOMAN DRUNKEN WITH the BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, AND WITH THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
A CRUEL AND MURDEROUS INSTITUTION
INSTIGATED AND SUSTAINED BY THE POPES
OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC "CHURCH".
It is said that the Roman Catholic Inquisition was responsible for the BLOODSHED OF FIFTY MILLION CHRISTIANS*.
*Former Roman Catholic priest Bernard Fresenborg in his book Thirty Years in Hell puts it at a higher number--Authentic history, and history that cannot be denied nor disputed, nor even questioned, gives the appalling record of 70,500,000 Protestants who were slain by the greatest curse the world has ever known--Roman Catholicism.
(We are mis-educated and under-educated and have not learned basic history--and our children know even less. Let this be changed.)
"And at this day in France, before any one is burnt, a little before the execution, they cut out his tongue, that they might not speak. . .
"God hath forbidden murder, and killing any person ; and it is a matter of great compassion and sorrow to see how cruelly the Pope persecutes Christians."--King Edward VI of England
A Small Treatise Against the Primacy of the Pope (1549)
Systematic Murder of Believers The Untold History of the Inquisition (written by a former Roman Catholic priest, includes historical information and pictures of some of the horrible devices used by the Roman Catholic "church" to torture people. From the article--
"Few. . .are aware of the atrocities of systematized torture and murder of Bible-believing Christians and Jews that took place during the 605 years of the Inquisition." "In 1203, Pope Innocent III published a decree in France that began the extermination of what the Pope called heresy. This marked the start of the Inquisition as a distinctive Papal institution. It was to endure until its final dissolution in Spain and Portugal in 1808. Pope Innocent III began by commanding armies of the Crusade [our note: Roman Catholics were given incentive to join killing Crusades, e.g. by promises of forgiveness of sins.] to attack the Albigenses [our note: a group of peaceful Christians] in France." "...as Lord Acton observed, it was 'the Popes in particular that caused and instigated the sufferings and persecutions, involving themselves in detail even in the minute ways that believers were to be tortured.'" "...in 1487, Pope Innocent VIII planned and ordered the persecution of the Vaudois believers who had remained faithful to biblical faith since apostolic times." "Charles VIII of France agreed to raise an army for the destruction of the Vaudois. The Pope promised forgiveness of sins and a share in the goods to those who participated. [our note: when studying the inquisition, one comes across two big drawing cards used to get Roman Catholics to fight as "crusaders"--(1) forgiveness of sins (Roman Catholics are not taught to simply believe on the the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. They are taught about sacraments and all kinds of blasphemies and heresies. They are basically told that they cannot know for sure if or when they are going to heaven--but when they enlisted in the crusading killing force all of a sudden they can get some certain forgivenesses if they fight for the Romish "church") and (2) some spoils/loot/wealth from the victims of their gangster activities] The army was joined by thousands of gangsters urged on by the promise of forgiveness of sins and the expectation of obtaining spoil from the Vaudois possessions. This army attacked the Vaudois mountain valleys in northern Italy. Thousands of Bible-believing Christians perished along with their homes while their crops were destroyed. Entire villages were demolished. Their women were raped and then viciously murdered." "The Roman Catholic scholar Lord Acton wrote, 'Rome taught for four centuries that no Catholic could be saved who denied that heretics ought to be put to death.'", Corpus Juris Canonici, Part II. of the Decretals, Cause 24 (Chapter 15) as taken from The American Textbook of Popery, page 373
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. THE seven heads are SEVEN MOUNTAINS, ON WHICH THE WOMAN SITTETH. 18 And THE WOMAN which thou sawest IS THAT GREAT CITY, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
- "He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman hierarchy teaches. --A heretic merits the pains of fire.--By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned."--148, 169 Directory for the Inquisitors (As quoted in The American Textbook of Popery, page 379)
- "It is permitted NEITHER to think NOR to teach otherwise than the court of Rome directs"; Pope Marcellus
"From the beginning of the Papacy, it was the ancient custom to promulgate laws against heretics. . . ." --Pope Clement IV 131, 132 (Directory for the Inquisitors as quoted in The American Text-Book of Popery, page 379) "ALL sects of HERETICS are CONDEMNED AND various PUNISHMENTS ARE APPOINTED FOR THEM AND THEIR ACCOMPLICES." --Pope Alexander IV, --p. 135 (Directory for the Inquisitors as quoted in The American Text-Book of Popery, page 379) "Every individual may kill a heretic." ----Directory for the Inquisitors, page 175 (As quoted in The American Textbook of Popery page 380) A WHOLE CITY MUST BE BURNT ON ACCOUNT OF THE HERETICS WHO LIVE IN IT.--WHOEVER PLEASES MAY SEIZE AND KILL ANY HERETICS.--Directory for the Inquisitors, page 199 (As quoted in The American Textbook of Popery page 380) "The Roman faith destroys all heresy, and tolerates none" --Pope Sixtus II., Corpus Juris Canonici, Part II. of the Decretals, Cause 24 (Chapters 10, 15) (As quoted in The American Textbook of Popery, page 373) "Those convicted of heresy. . .shall be taken in shackles to the head of state or ruler or his special representative, instantly, or at least within fire days, and the latter shall APPLY THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED AGAINST SUCH PERSONS [our note: prisoners, after having been tortured, were often turned over to the state/"secular arm" and burned to death]. Pope Innocent IV, Ad Extirpanda, Law 24 "Inquisitors must discard all fear, and intrepidly proceed against heretical pravity." --Pope Clement IV., 136 (Directory for the Inquisitors as quoted in The American Text-Book of Popery, page 379) "Pope Innocent VIII.--'Authority is given to all Inquisitors to proceed against heresy; and especially in upper Germany.' Year 1484.--To that bull was principally owing the indescribable massacres of several hundreds of thousands of the Waldenses, Bohemian brethren, the Lollards, and others; who under various names rejected, in different degrees, the abominations of the Papacy." (As quoted in The American Text-Book of Popery, pages 390-391)
Bibliographic information concerning The American Text-Book of Popery quoted above and the Directory for the Inquisitors from which it quotes:
- The American Text-Book of Popery: Being an Authentic Compend of the Bulls, Canons and Decretals of the Roman Hierarchy. New York: Published by S.W. Benedict & Co, 1844.
- Information for the Directory for the Inquisitors as noted on page 377 of The American Text-Book of Popery--"Directorium Inquisitorium F.N. Eymerici Ordinis Praedicatorum. Cum Commentariis Franc. Pegnae, Sac. Palat. Auditoris." ...It commences with Pegna's dedication to Pope Gregory XIII. Then follows that Pontiffs approbation of the work; to which is subjoined Pegna's address to the Cardinals Inquisitors; and the volume is closed with these words; that the volume was finished and published at Rome in October 1584, "Jussu Rev. Dom. Cardinalium Inquisitorium General in univers. Rep. Christiana; by the command of the Cardinals Inquisitors General."
Also from page 377 of The American Text-Book of Popery--A few sentences which have already been cited from the "Corpus Juris Canonici" are repeated expressly to demonstrate that the Papal dogmas, however revolting, are not a dead letter, and propositions in books only; but that they are permanent rules of action, and a code of laws ever in operation, where those dreadful enactments can be enforced.
The volume [speaking of the Directory for the Inquisitors] is divided into two distinct collections. One is the Directory of the duties appertaining to the Inquisitors in three parts. The second treatise contains the bulls, or letters of twenty different Pontiffs concerning the office of the Inquisition.
Were the Roman Catholic "Church's" murderous aggressions left in the past?
LOOK AT CROATIA DURING THE TIME
OF ADOLF HITLER.
EVEN ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY WERE GETTING INVOLVED IN MURDERING AND RUNNING CONCENTRATION CAMPS.
(SOME PICTURES BELOW)
History has been covered up
but it is still available to see, for now.
We are mis-educated and under-educated.
For saved people, there is not that much to know--
Focus your life on what the Bible focuses on, e.g.,
working, doing good, and understanding what is going to happen before the Lord's return (The Lord's return is drawing nigh, but first, the beast and the great tribulation is coming.
We will be hated of all nations for the Lord's name's sake
(reference Matthew 24:9)).
Upon being apprised of the various deceptions, those who are obedient to God's word, should be able to quickly and clearly see many things--
including that a mob of sinners is being assembled right now in front of our very eyes.
Of those few that know something of the Inquisition, they may think that those aggressions are limited to and relegated to the past; however, in "Systematic Murder of Believers The Untold History of the Inquisition" we see a section entitled, "Twentieth Century Inquisition in Croatia". When we turn our attention to Croatia, we learn that it was carved out of Yugoslavia during the times of Adolf Hitler as a "Nazi puppet state." We keep looking at that time period and we start seeing things like--
- Pope Pius XII (who reigned over the Roman Catholic institution during the time of Adolf Hitler) being called, "Hitler's Pope."
- Croatia was to become a Roman Catholic state/country and that extermination (as in murder) and forced conversions, etc. were used to effect this goal. According to "Genocide in Croatia," 750,000 Serbs were slaughtered by Ustashi murder squads between 1941-1945. Also slaughtered during that period were approximately 60,000 Jewish people plus Romas (gypsies), and perhaps unknown others.
- We start seeing Roman Catholic clerics putting on Ustashi (murder squad) uniforms in Croatia and murdering people in horrendous ways. From "Systematic Murder of Believers The Untold History of the Inquisition",This appalling persecution carried out by the Ustashis included many of the worst atrocities of history. The mutilations were horrific, the tortures vicious, and the savagery terrible. The Catholic Church did not leave the execution of a religious war to the secular arm. She was there herself, openly ignoring precautions and bolder than she had been for a very long time. Wielding the hatchet or dagger, pulling the trigger, organizing the massacre, the Roman Catholic priests became their own instruments of the Inquisition.
- Pictures of the Ustache holding severed heads, torturing people, etc.
- Mass-murdering Roman Catholic Franciscan Monk, Father Miroslav Filipovic (one reads of him being called, "Father Satan," "Brother Satan," "Friar Satan") see picture below in his guises as a monk and a Ustashi--
The Franciscan Monk, Father Miroslav Filipovic. Left as a priest, wearing his cassock. Right in Ustashi uniform. Father Filipovic was the Commandant of the terrible concentration camp at Jasenovac. (excerpted from page 72 of The Vatican's Holocaust by Avro Manhattan)
- Murders. The following excerpted from The Vatican's Holocaust page 46 (emphases ours)--
Ustashi cutting the throat of one of their Serbian Orthodox victims. Notice how a Ustashi is holding a vessel to collect the first spurt of blood and thus prevent their uniforms from being blood stained. The brutal crime--one of man--took place near Cajnice in 1943.
This type of execution was not exceptional. Some Ustashi specilized [sic] in dispatching their Orthodox prisoners in this manner.
Catholic priests, friars, and, indeed, even some of their pupils, followed their example. The case of Peter Brzica is undoubtedly one of the most incredible in this category. Brzica was a law student and an ardent member of THE FOREMOST CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION CALLED THE CATHOLIC CRUSADERS. During the day and night of 29th August 1942, Brzica cut the throats of 1,300 prisoners in the Concentration Camp of Jasenovac. He was rewarded with a gold watch and proclaimed King of the Cutthroats. Dr. Nikola Kilolic, a Croat and a Catholic, was an eye witness to the deed.
- We see the machine is let loose. We see the Roman Catholic hierarchy working right along with the Pavelic (the leader of the newly carved out Croatia) and the Ustashe. We read about the activities of the prominent Archbishop Stepinac--
Archbishop Stepinac, Head of the Croatian Hierarchy, welcomes Ante Pavelic at the opening of the Ustachi Government in Zagreb, February 23, 1942."Stepinac was a steady, zealous and efficient partner of Pavelic's Dictatorship. He supported the Ustachi Government from the beginning until the end. Indeed, even after Ustashi Croatia collapsed following the disintegration of Nazi Germany. Stepinac was not only the Head of the Council of Croatian Bishops and of the Committee which carried out a policy of forcible conversions, he was none other than the Supreme Military Apostolic Vicar of the Ustashi Army. When Ustashi Croatia fell in 1945 as a result of the defeat of Nazi Germany and Pavelic had to run for his life, Archbishop Stepinac, in a vain effort to save the Regime, succeeded him as Head of Ustashi Croatia." (excerpted from Vatican's Holocaust, page 21)
Did Rome rebuke Archbishop Stepinac for this? Not from what the casual observer can see. From the honors afforded him, it looks like they agreed/agree with what he was doing. He is openly owned as one of their own. An excerpt from Jesus-is-Lord.com/croatia.htm--According to spirituallysmart.com/croatia2.html, Roman Catholic Archbishop STEPINAC was found guilty of (1) collaborating with the Croatian Ustachi government and (2) complicity in allowing the forced conversion of the Orthodox Serbs to Catholicism. The term "Ustachi" is often associated with terms like "murder squads", "terrorists", etc. of PAVELIC's Croatian Ustachi government. Spirituallysmart.com/croatia2.html called Pavelic's new independent state of Croatia, a "puppet state of Nazi Germany during World War II".
According to spirituallysmart.com/croatia2.html, "[STEPINAC] was sentenced to 16 years in prison, but after five years was released and confined to his home parish....he WAS APPOINTED A CARDINAL [our note: a promotion] IN 1952 BY POPE PIUS XII." (POPE PIUS XII IS ALSO KNOWN AS "HITLER'S POPE"--THERE IS ACTUALLY A BOOK BY THIS NAME).
According to spirituallysmart.com/croatia2.html, in 1998, POPE JOHN PAUL II DECLARED STEPINAC A MARTYR AND BEATIFIED HIM. [WHAT?] According to the same article (with pictures), there are memorials of STEPINAC and a High School named after him in White Plains New York--"ArchBishop Stepinac High School". Their website is at www.stepinac.org--I went and viewed it for myself. Its page entitled, "History" reads: "Archbishop Stepinac High School opened in 1948. It was named after Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac who was one of the most famous Croatian patriots of the 20th century...".
- We come across books like, "The Vatican's Holocaust" by Avro Manhattan; "Convert...or Die" by Edmond Paris; and "Genocide in Croatia 1941-1945 750,000 Serbs 60,000 Jews" published by Serbian National Defense Council of Canada, Serbian National Defense Council of America.
- Chapter 8 of Vatican's Holocaust by Avro Manhattan is entitled, "The True Inspirer, Promoter and Executor of the Religious Massacres: The Vatican"
- The synopsis of the book Convert...or Die by Edmond Paris (as found at openlibrary.org)-- During World War II, unnoticed by much of the world, a new nation was carved out of Yugoslavia. The "Independent State of Croatia" was to be entirely Roman Catholic. Its leaders promised to either convert or execute the non-Catholic Serbs. Over 700,000 were tortured beheaded, even buried alive, all in the name of Christ. In this well-documented book, historian Edmond Paris proves that the Roman Catholic Church must bear responsibility for this bloodbath...
- Over 700,000 Serbs were killed in Croatia. Serbs have historically tended to belong to the Orthodox Church. Their religious beliefs do not appear to be much different from those of Roman Catholics--BUT THE ORTHODOX CHURCH, historically, DOES NOT SUBMIT TO THE POPE OF ROME--a "touchy" situation that goes back for hundreds of years when the Eastern church broke off from Rome. To establish that this "touchy" situation was still remembered during the time of the Croatian massacres, we can look briefly at a book entitled, Hitler's Pope The Secret History of Pius XII (ISBN 0-670-88693-9) written by Roman Catholic author John Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell makes important notes about this Roman Catholic-Serbian history as it related to the situation in Croatia (this information is found along with excuses as to why the Vatican remained silent about the murderous situation in Croatia). The following quotes come from page 265 of Hitler's Pope (emphases ours):"...The potential for enticing mass conversions of the "SCHISMATIC" ORTHODOX, through their close proximity to the Catholic Eastern rite, explains Pacelli's [Pope Pius XII's] indulgent policy toward Pavelic [leader of the new state of Croatia] and his murderous regime."
"For Pacelli ecumenism had only one meaning: that the SEPARATED Christian brethren would see the error of their ways and RETURN TO full UNION WITH THE POPE and Rome."
"In 1940 Archbishop Stepinac had told the Regent Prince Paul of Yugoslavia: 'The most ideal thing would be for the SERBS TO RETURN to the faith of their fathers, that is, TO BOW THE HEAD BEFORE Christ's representative, the Holy Father [this is a title which ONLY belongs to God (John 17:11) but Catholics use it in referring to THE POPE]....'
"...in his encyclical "Rome and the Eastern Churches"... Pacelli prayed for the removal of "the age-old obstacles" between the Eastern and the Roman Churches, as the "day dawns at last when there shall be one flock in one fold, ALL OBEDIENT with one mind to Jesus Christ and TO HIS VICAR [THE POPE claims to be the vicar/substitute of Christ] on earth."
The last chapter of The Vatican's Holocaust, by Avro Manhattan, has a very interesting title,
CHAPTER 24 - WHERE WILL BE THE NEXT HOLOCAUST?
Notes and Quotes Index
Deception Series and Email Archives