by WF White
“A New York Times article dated April 9, 2019 tells us about the actual physical heart of a French priest who died in 1859 being venerated (worshiped) by the Roman Catholic people.
As a former Roman Catholic I know that all of this stuff is first of all nothing more than the inventions of men, and thus it is nothing more than man-made tradition. I must also say when a person allows themselves to become in this sort of thing they open themselves up to the occult and you can call it sorcery, you can call it spiritism, you can call it witchcraft and it would all apply. That would certainly offend many people but in the case of this human heart of that former priest which the church of Rome say is incorruptible it is truly bizarre to say the least. The rest of that mans body is lying in a glass encased tomb back in France with a wax mask over his face while the heart is being venerated at this time on a tour around the USA.
Cardinal Dolan was set to lead a procession in New York City venerating that heart. We are living in a day where Christian unity is being pushed and obviously the church of Rome is smack in the middle of all of that type of talk. Keep in mind that the true Christians who stood against Rome stood against the traditions and ritualism and things such as the worship of relics that still takes place in our own day. I want you to know ladies and gentlemen that the church of Rome has NEVER changed her ways, and the church of Rome will NEVER change her ways. They still make the claim that they are the only TRUE church in the world with the Pope as the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth. Protestants were killed by the millions for refusing to bend their knee toward Rome and they stood upon the scriptures. The same Roman Catholic Cardinal Dolan boasts about the Council of Trent on his podcast radio program, but few people realize that the Council of Trent instituted over 100 curses (anathemas) against people who do not agree with her teachings.
The same Roman Catholic Cardinal Dolan who led that procession with the heart from a dead man also spoke very favorably about that same Council of Trent on his radio podcast.
Those curses were upheld by Vatican II so do not let anyone tell you otherwise. They are still on the books. I would be one of those people who would be UNDER those Roman Catholic curses, and I thank God that I am. Why. Because the curses of Rome mean absolutely nothing to me, because they mean absolutely NOTHING to the God of truth who saved my soul out of that wretched system. Glory to God. Do you see the absolute INSANITY of joining together with the Roman Catholic system who openly pronounce over 100 curses against those people who do not believe their counterfeit teachings?”
Note: The same Cardinal Dolan, referred to above, was praised by a Protestant Pastor for praying “an amazing prayer”. What kind of message did that give to all that heard him say that, when we know that Dolan is a Roman Catholic Cardinal with all that goes along with that, including praying to Mary! … Cathy
I found the following Lighthouse Trails post about the Navigators at Apostacy Watch…
For those who do not know much about the Jesuits (and their being the founders and igniters of the counter-reformation movement to stop the Reformation), read Roger Oakland’s booklet titled The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church. It may send shivers up your spine when you realize just what the Jesuit Order is all about (basically, to end the resistance against the Catholic Church and to bring the “lost brethren” back into the fold of the “Mother Church.”
Note that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pope Francis) is a Jesuit, and the first Jesuit pope in history.
“The Christian martyrs are blood witnesses, who suffered violent deaths for the sake of their Christian faith. This concept of martyrdom presupposes that the penalty was not applied for insurrection or any other crime, but was based on the victim’s religious faith.”
“When the Catholic Church, with the aid of the government, developed into a strong organization, martyrdom did not cease, as one might suppose. Instead, the large church, having won recognition, now applied the very methods of suppression which it had formerly suffered, to all extra-ecclesiastical groups that refused to recognize its creed, its power politics, and its lax moral standards. There were therefore martyrs at once among the heretics, or those who in general opposed the prevailing church doctrine.”
“There was no religious movement that was so radically suppressed at that time as the Anabaptist movement. Catholic and Protestant government and clergy with few exceptions attempted to exterminate it by the same methods.”
“In order to combat Anabaptism, Charles created a new form of the Inquisition for the Netherlands. Whereas previously the bishops were responsible to keep heresy out of their territory, Charles appointed imperial inquisitors who were authorized to appoint regional inquisitors. By this act Charles made the conflict with heresy a matter of state,…“
Excerpts from … Global Anabaptist Encyclopedia Online
When the reformed religion began to diffuse the Gospel light throughout Europe, Pope Innocent III entertained great fear for the Romish Church. He accordingly instituted a number of inquisitors, or persons who were to make inquiry after, apprehend, and punish, heretics, as the reformed were called by the papists.
At the head of these inquisitors was one Dominic, who had been canonized by the pope, in order to render his authority the more respectable. Dominic, and the other inquisitors, spread themselves into various Roman Catholic countries, and treated the Protestants with the utmost severity. In process of time, the pope, not finding these roving inquisitors so useful as he had imagined, resolved upon the establishment of fixed and regular courts of Inquisition. After the order for these regular courts, the first office of Inquisition was established in the city of Toulouse, and Dominic became the first regular inquisitor, as he had before been the first roving inquisitor.
Courts of Inquisition were now erected in several countries; but the Spanish Inquisition became the most powerful, and the most dreaded of any. Even the kings of Spain themselves, though arbitrary in all other respects, were taught to dread the power of the lords of the Inquisition; and the horrid cruelties they exercised compelled multitudes, who differed in opinion from the Roman Catholics, carefully to conceal their sentiments.
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: they were permitted to excommunicate, or sentence to death whom they thought proper, upon the most slight information of heresy. They were allowed to publish crusades against all whom they deemed heretics, and enter into leagues with sovereign princes, to join their crusades with their forces.
In 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.
This zeal in the emperor, for the inquisitors of the Roman Catholic persuasion, arose from a report which had been propagated throughout Europe, that he intended to renounce Christianity, and turn Mahometan; the emperor therefore, attempted, by the height of bigotry, to contradict the report, and to show his attachment to popery by cruelty.
The officers of the Inquisition are three inquisitors, or judges, a fiscal proctor, two secretaries, a magistrate, a messenger, a receiver, a jailer, an agent of confiscated possessions; several assessors, counsellors, executioners, physicians, surgeons, doorkeepers, familiars, and visitors, who are sworn to secrecy.
The principal accusation against those who are subject to this tribunal is heresy, which comprises all that is spoken, or written, against any of the articles of the creed, or the traditions of the Roman Church. The inquisition likewise takes cognizance of such as are accused of being magicians, and of such who read the Bible in the common language, the Talmud of the Jews, or the Alcoran of the Mahometans.
Upon all occasions the inquisitors carry on their processes with the utmost severity, and punish those who offend them with the most unparalleled cruelty. A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.
A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger. The principal part of the inquisitors’ cruelties is owing to their rapacity: they destroy the life to possess the property; and, under the pretence of zeal, plunder each obnoxious individual.
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. If the jurisdiction of the Inquisition is not fully allowed, vengeance is denounced against such as call it in question for if any of its officers are opposed, those who oppose them are almost certain to be sufferers for the temerity; the maxim of the Inquisition being to strike terror, and awe those who are the objects of its power into obedience. High birth, distinguished rank, great dignity, or eminent employments, are no protection from its severities; and the lowest officers of the Inquisition can make the highest characters tremble.
When the person impeached 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. After judgment, a procession is performed to the place of execution, which ceremony is called an auto da fe, or act of faith.”