SIGNS OF THE TIMES – The Forbidden Book

Today’s protestant church is protestant in name only.  They are no longer protesting the anti-christian teachings of Rome.  Things were different in the past.  Very different …

Forbidden Book

We have the Bible in English today because of a man named William Tyndale.  His translation of the Bible into English was greatly resisted by the Roman Catholic Church. They burned some of Tyndale’s Bibles, and in the end they burned William Tyndale.

“… one man who worked alone, exiled from his beloved England, separated from friends and family, enduring bitter cold and discomfort, living in poverty and finally imprisoned and murdered for daring to obey God rather than man.”

“Tyndale’s Bible released these people from serving a system of ignorance.”

The Forbidden Book

That “system of ignorance” was and still is the Roman Catholic Church.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Mark of the Beast, That No Man Might Buy Or Sell

There’s much speculation in our modern day church about the mark of the beast and not being able to buy or sell, but we don’t hear anything about Rome’s history of prohibiting true Christians from buying and selling.  The reason for Rome’s actions?  Because the true Christians rejected Rome’s perverted gospel. If we born again Christians had lived in times past, we too would have been restricted from buying and selling.  Many in days gone by stood firm in their faith and suffered the dire consequences, … persecution and martyrdom. Will history repeat itself?

Some interesting history …

Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


In a civil sense, as to trade, and exercise merchandise, and this was forbidden by several Popish councils and synods; the Lateran council, under Pope Alexander, decreed against the Waldenses and Albigenses, that no one should presume to retain or encourage them in their houses or countries, or “trade” with them; and the synod of Tours in France forbid any reception of heretics, or protection, and that any communion should be had with them “in buying and selling”, as Mr. Mede has observed; and it was ordered by a bull of Pope Martin the Fifth, that no contract should be made with such, and that they should not follow any business and merchandise:


The manifest aim of the papacy, in all its history, has been to control the world, and to get dominion over its wealth, in order that it might accomplish its own purposes. But, besides this, there have been numerous specified acts more particularly designed to control the business of “buying and selling.” It has been common in Rome to prohibit, by express law, all traffic with heretics.

Thus a canon of the Lateran council, under Pope Alexander III., commanded that no man should entertain or cherish them in his house or land, or traffic with them (Hard. vi., 2:1684).

The synod of Tours, under the same Pope Alexander, passed the law that no man should presume to receive or assist the heretics, no, not so much as to exercise commerce with them in selling or buying. And so, too, the Constance council as expressed in Pope Martin’s bull (Elliott, vol. 3, pp. 220, 221).

Matthew Poole:

And that no man might buy or sell: this the popish church effects by its excommunications; it was begun in the council of Lateran, anathematizing all who entertained any of the Waldenses, or traded with them; and the late learned bishop of Armagh, in his book Deu Successione Ecclesiae, hath given us an account of such a canon of a synod in France, which in express terms forbade any commerce with heretics in buying or selling. Paraeus tells us Pope Martin the Fifth hath best interpreted this prophecy, in his bull added to the council of Constance, where he prohibits Roman Catholics to suffer (allow) any heretics to have any dwellings in their countries, or to make any bargains, or use any trades, or to perform to them any civil offices.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Ignorance Of Church History

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rome has a murderous history that is pretty much covered up today. We know about the evils of slavery, and we know about the horror of the holocaust, but we are ignorant about Rome’s murderous persecuting history of true Christians. Will history repeat itself?



Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

False prophets unite with Roman Catholics and call them brethren instead of evangelizing them. False prophets are very popular and highly exalted.

I know who is telling the truth about Catholic doctrine, and I know who is lying, because “I lived Catholic doctrine” until the Lord brought me out  blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psalm 72:19)