To many, Roman Catholicism appears to be just another Christian denomination. Different maybe in outward rituals and dress than the less ritualistic evangelicals, but at heart a true Christian church. To these same persons Rome appears to be a beautiful spectacle to gaze their eyes upon with her clergy adorned in all manner of purple and scarlet, her pope having his crown laden with precious stones, and her golden cup filled up with the supposed blood of Jesus after she has sacrificed him afresh on her hallowed alter.

Yet the truth is far from what Rome appears to be for Satan does not come as an angel of darkness, but rather as an angel of light (II Cor 11:13-15). He comes speaking not division as Jesus did but rather peace and unity (Mat 10:34-37, I Thes 5:3). He comes not to preach against religion but he comes to be an advocate for religion; that is false religion (Rev 13:4). False religion which looks so much like what people expect the true to look like that countless masses do not give Catholicism a second look per what the Bible says and not tradition.

One reason for this is that most persons, which includes the majority of the evangelical church, are ignorant of church history. They have never read or looked into these matters as most deem such things as boring or a waste of time which could be better spent watching TV or listening to their newest CCM CD. To help in tearing down this ignorance, which I myself am a product of, I am posting a video to help educate you to the truth of Rome and her blood stained history. Something I pray will profit the Catholic (of which I was) as well as the evangelical believer and even any unbelievers.

One thing I will add is that revisionists abound who have attempted to deny this history even as they seek to dismiss the global flood or Jonah’s getting swallowed by the great fish. The authors of this DVD, Berean Beacon, speak directly to this on their website where I post their words below.

We have had constant questions regarding the numbers of those who suffered under the Inquisition so we give some historical sources. First from John Dowling’s The History of Romanism Book 8 Ch. 1, p 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, Turberville and Scott’s Church History. 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 and Portugal in 1808. The DVD documents as well twentieth century atrocities of the Vatican working with Roman Catholic dictators such as Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler; Francisco Franco in Spain, and Antonio Salazar in Portugal. The most brutal and bloodthirsty of all was Anton Pavelic in Croatia four-year reign of terror. 1

The video can be found here. I pray that your eyes might be opened to see Rome for all that she is, so that you will more clearly see the true Jesus. And that you will understand that those who speak for Rome today like Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Christianity Today and countless others are pied pipers leading you not to the truth but rather to the counterfeit.

Footnotes:

1 – Berean Beacon home page. 01/30/2009 http://www.bereanbeacon.org

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