THE NEW SOUL REFUGE PODCAST

Hello and welcome to the SOUL REFUGE podcast. You can listen to the audio version of the different messages that I have recorded and shared over the years on YouTube If you do not know already, I am a former Roman Catholic who was saved out of that deceptive system all the way back in 1989. You can listen to the messages here on this site THE SOUL REFUGE PODCAST or you can click on the Apple, Google, or Spotify apps and listen on your mobile device also. Be Blessed in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

REMEMBERING THE MARTYRS – WILLIAM HUNTER

It’s important to remember those who suffered and died cruel deaths defending the truth of the Gospel we believe. Could Rome’s past atrocities be repeated? It’s been said Rome never changes.

“Martyrdom of William Hunter

William Hunter had been trained to the doctrines of the Reformation from his earliest youth, being descended from religious parents, who carefully instructed him in the principles of true religion.

Hunter, then nineteen years of age, refusing to receive the communion at Mass, was threatened to be brought before the bishop; to whom this valiant young martyr was conducted by a constable.

Bonner caused William to be brought into a chamber, where he began to reason with him, proimising him security and pardon if he would recant. Nay, he would have been content if he would have gone only to receive and to confession, but William would not do so for all the world.

Upon this the bishop commanded his men to put William in the stocks in his gate house, where he sat two days and nights, with a crust of brown bread and a cup of water only, which he did not touch.

At the two days’ end, the bishop came to him, and finding him steadfast in the faith, sent him to the convict prison, and commanded the keeper to lay irons upon him as many as he could bear. He continued in prison three quarters of a year, during which time he had been before the bishop five times, besides the time when he was condemned in the consistory in St. Paul’s, February 9, at which time his brother, Robert Hunter, was present.

Then the bishop, calling William, asked him if he would recant, and finding he was unchangeable, pronounced sentence upon him, that he should go from that place to Newgate for a time, and thence to Brentwood, there to be burned.

About a month afterward, William was sent down to Brentwood, where he was to be executed. On coming to the stake, he knelt down and read the Fifty-first Psalm, until he came to these words, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.” Steadfast in refusing the queen’s pardon, if he would become an apostate, at length one Richard Ponde, a bailiff, came, and made the chain fast about him.

William now cast his psalter into his brother’s hand, who said, “William, think on the holy passion of Christ, and be not afraid of death.” “Behold,” answered William, “I am not afraid.” Then he lifted up his hands to heaven, and said, “Lord, Lord, Lord, receive my spirit;” and casting down he head again into the smothering smoke, he yielded up his life for the truth, sealing it with his blood to the praise of God.”

Source: Fox’s Book of Martyrs

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

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

A provoking title no doubt. Even so, as someone who did celebrate Christmas in the past, here are some thoughts I’ve been pondering today…

Have you ever felt that Christmas Eve “feeling” that’s not “felt” on any other night of the year? It’s hard to describe but you can definitely “feel” it. There’s a strong sensation that there is something extremely good and special about the night. Of course that’s not true, and it’s almost as if “another spirit” is manifesting, and it certainly is not the Holy Spirit.

Christmas is celebrated by people who adhere to other religions. It’s the great worldwide unifying factor. In wartime time fighting will cease for the day, only to resume the bloodshed on the following day. Mostly everything everywhere closes down on Christmas. And last night the Pope, who claims to be the Holy Father, tells the whole world that “Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters”.

The spirit of Christmas seems to be a great unifying factor. It’s religious, it’s worldly, and it’s loved by all. It’s subtle, or maybe not so subtle, and it’s taken over the Evangelical/Protestant churches.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Revelation 13:3 … and all the world wondered after the beast.

Bible Commentary:

The spirit of the wild beast is adored wherever worldliness prevails.

POPE JOINS WITH MUSLIMS AND BUDDHISTS FOR ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE ON OCTOBER 20, 2020

Do not let well known Evangelicals who validate Roman Catholicism as biblical Christianity deceive you. We can plainly see that it is not.

POPE JOINS WITH MUSLIMS AND BUDDHISTS FOR ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.