REMEMBERING THE MARTYRS – THE WALDENSES

Excerpts from the book… MARTYRS MIRROR

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“AN ACCOUNT OF THOSE WHO SUFFERED IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY:”

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“The times in this century are distressing. The places of the world, though very large, are nevertheless very small and narrow for the pious. The holy confessors of Jesus, who seek to live according to the Gospel, find no rest anywhere. It seems that the earth, which ought properly to be a dwelling place for the good, is possessed only by the wicked.”

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It is time that we begin to give some account of this matter, lest some should doubt what we have said.

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THE WALDENSES

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“A GREAT NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS CALLED WALDENSES, BURNT FOR THE FAITH, IN FLANDERS, A.D. 1421”

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“Now, when the children of light, who confessed the doctrine of the Waldenses, in the midst of the darkness of popery, began to lift up their hands more and more, in the Flemish countries, and to combat with the power of the Word of God the errors of the Roman church, and to reject principally papal authority, the mass, transubstantiation, pilgrimages, the invocation of saints, purgatory, infant baptism, the swearing of oaths, revenge towards enemies, etc., as we stated concerning the belief of the Waldenses, in the account for the eleventh century; the prince and king of darkness, through the instrumentality of his satellites, laid his hands on them, and ultimately brought the matter so far that very many who would in no wise, neither for life nor for death, apostatize, were condemned to be burnt alive, which was also done with them; and thus they endured the trial of their faith with great steadfastness, in the fire, at Donau, in Flanders, in the year 1421. Wherefore the captain of the faith, Jesus Christ, shall hereafter eternally crown them, as pious champions, with the unfading crown of honor, according to His promise, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).”

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The information found at the link below was brought to my attention by Tom at https://excatholic4christ.wordpress.com. Pope Francis speaks of “ecumenical advancements” between Rome and the current Waldensian community. How things have changed and surely not for the better. 😢

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/pope-francis-asks-forgiveness-of-christian-group-over-historical-persecution-43232

SALVATION ARMY WORLD LEADER MEETS WITH POPE

The Salvation Army uniting with Rome, another unholy alliance! Do you feel the call for unbiblical unity is escalating? Do you ever get the feeling that there’s going to be greater persecution of truly born again Christians in the U.S. in the not too distant future? Persecution coming not only from the world, but also from within the professing Protestant/Evangelical church. All we need to do for this to happen is continue standing on Biblical truth while the “church” and world race towards unity. Are we ready to continue standing for the truth of God’s Word?

YouTube… SALVATION ARMY WORLD LEADER MEETS WITH POPE

Article… SALVATION ARMY WORLD LEADER MEETS WITH POPE

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

MY BIRTHDAY POEM

Just to be clear, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with singing Happy Birthday on any day of the week. But recently it was my birthday on the Lord’s day, and the Lord blessed me with this poem, a reflection of how I was feeling.

 

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MY BIRTHDAY POEM

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I’ld rather sing to Jesus,

Than you sing a song to me.

Back in ninteen eighty eight,

My Lord Jesus set me free.

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It’s Him I want to honor,

Because He created me,

And blessed me with salvation,

I’ve been born again you see.

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Three score and ten a milestone,

Many years upon this earth,

But my true celebration,

Is the day of my new birth.

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So let us sing to Jesus,

Singing praises to His name,

Who saved me from damnation,

And a life of sin and shame.

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Let’s praise Him all together,

Tell the world what He has done.

He shed His blood for sinners,

Tell them all about God’s Son.

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I’ld rather sing to Jesus,

Than you sing a song to me.

Back in ninteen eighty eight,

My Lord Jesus set me free.

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Cathy White 2019

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Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

COUNTERFEIT

I was picking out new eyeglass frames recently when one of the workers noticed my Jesus hat and said she liked it. When I went back to pick up my glasses a few days later she was the one who took care of me. Remembering this woman’s positive comment about my hat I handed her a Bible tract. I usually give the little Bible tract to everyone. If they already know the Lord they can pass it on.

When these situations happen, if possible, I like to give a mini testimony of my coming out of the Roman Catholic Church. If it appears that the person is a born again Christian I will say that many/most Protestant churches accept the Roman Catholic Church as a valid Christian denomination. Not true I say. I tell them I was a Roman Catholic and an idolator who prayed to Mary etc.

I like to tell other Christians the truth about Rome, truth they may not know, so that they would be encouraged to evangelize the lost Roman Catholic people. As I spoke to this woman, who gladly listened, I said Rome preaches “another Jesus” and “another gospel”. I don’t think she understood. She did not seem to be familiar with those words. Then I finally said Roman Catholicism is a counterfeit gospel that will not save anyone, Roman Catholics need to be evangelized. She got it!

We need to be so very very clear about what Roman Catholicism really is.

Roman Catholicism preaches a counterfeit soul damning gospel.

How many have tried to pass off counterfeit money as the real thing?

How about a counterfeit diamond or other gem someone may have bought thinking it was genuine.

How many counterfeit products are there on the market deceiving people and robbing them of their hard earned money?

BUT we are not speaking of temporal evils such as counterfeit money or counterfeit gems.

We are speaking about eternal souls being robbed of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are speaking about a counterfeit Christianity and a counterfeit Jesus impersonating the real Jesus.

The consequences are eternal for those who have been deceived by Rome.

Let us pray for grace to clearly and boldly speak the truth in love, whenever and wherever the Lord gives the opportunity.

1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?