MARTYRS MIRROR: DIRK WILLEMS

I believe it would be beneficial for us as born again Christians to read the stories of those who’ve gone before us, those who suffered tremendously for their faith because they refused to compromise with Rome. They lost their goods and lost their lives standing for the truth of the Gospel. Things are very different today, with ecumenism rampant within the organized institutional church.

Read the story of Dirk Willems…

https://www.homecomers.org/mirror/dirk-willems.htm

Read more at…

FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYRS

MARTYRS MIRROR

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

PERSECUTED BY ROME… THE MARTYRS

Every born again believer should be familiar with these Christian classics. They can be read online.

FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYRS

MARTYRS MIRROR