The Protestant Church Blesses All

Luther, Melanchthon, Pomeranus and Crucicer Wellcome V0048412

Others may say that Protestants, too, have been intolerant, and guilty of many cruelties, in the propagation of their religion. This is freely admitted: but there is this wide difference between the two religions. The Popish creed inculcates persecution and utter extermination of all who do not believe in its doctrines; while on the contrary, the creed of the latter has never, and does not now, inculcate any other doctrine, than Jesus Christ, and him crucified. In plain English, the Romish church curses all who differ from her; while the Protestant church blesses all, though they may be in error, and sincerely prays for their conversion. The spirit of the latter breathes nothing but love, joy, peace, and good will to mankind; that of the former, malice, hatred, ill will, and persecution.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

Religious Liberty is Merely Endured

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14593174678)

While searching for an image for my last post, I came across this image and found the caption to be very illuminating.  Here is the caption [emphasis added]:

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Beast. No one will call Gladstone an enthusiast, or Bismarcka fool, or Thompson a knave. Yet these, and a host ofothers, are telling the world the danger there is from thissubtile, selfish, centralized power, which claims to be headof both Church and State. But I must close. I might detain you all the night, andthen only hint at the horrible outrages of the Papal Church,in which the life blood of 70,000,000 of human beings was PURGATORY, PENANCE AND PERSECUTION. 153 poured out. Is it any wonder her robes are scarlet\ Isit any wonder she is drunken with the blood of so manysaints ? Come out of her, O men and women of America,that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receivenot of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven,and God hath remembered her iniquities. Extract from Oath which each Bishop is required to take at his consecration: Heretics,schismatics, and rebels to our said lord, or his aforesaid successors, 1 will, to the utmost of mylower, oppose and persecute.
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Israel, Armageddon, and the Conversion of the Nations

Armageddon MegiddoArmageddon in Megiddo Israel

This past December, Israel took issue with U.S. involvement in a U.N. resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity.  It stated that it considered the resolution to be a declaration of war against it.  Vox Popoli lists the nations with which Israel would be at war were that the case.

This incident reminded me of a sermon series I heard long ago on Armageddon, the millennium, and the conversion of the Jews.  The series was by Greg Price of Still Waters Revival Books/Puritan Downloads (a ministry which I do not wholeheartedly endorse) and was called God’s Gracious Covenant With Israel.  In Part 11, Rev. Price summarizes the way he thinks Armageddon will go down.  I post that summary here for interest’s sake (see pages 10 and 11 of the pdf attached to the sermon).  It is interesting that this sermon was given before the rise of ISIS and the openly widespread slavery occurring throughout the Middle East.  Writes Rev. Price:

  1.  Certain nations of Islam are significantly diminished of power and might (perhaps due to an attack by Israel while yet in her unbelieving state). This minimizing of power in these Islamic nations PREPARES the way for the kings of the east (although the kings of the east do not immediately set out on their journey at that time).
  2. Israel in her unbelieving state as the enemy of God (Romans 11:28) is attacked by a worldwide confederation of nations who are seduced and misled by antichrist.
  3. The first stage of the battle of Armageddon issues forth in victory for the coalition forces of antichrist and the defeat of Israel. A greater portion of Israel is cut off, either by death or dispersion among the nations (especially the nations of the east).
  4. Those Jews left in Israel turn from their sin and cry out to Christ to save them (this is the first stage of their conversion and restoration). The Lord miraculously intervenes for them and destroys the coalition of antichrist (this is the second and final stage of Armageddon).
  5. From the ranks of those Gentiles that are not slain in the battle of Armageddon, the Lord saves them as they behold the covenant love of Christ for Israel through the Gospel and through His miraculous deliverance of Israel. The Lord sends these faithful witnesses as missionaries back to their own nations whose testimony bears national fruit in bringing the nations to Christ. These nations covenant with Christ on the basis of biblical and historical testimony of Christ’s covenant with Israel and Israel’s covenant with Christ.
  6. The nations now converted teach and preach the Gospel and covenant love of Christ to Israel that is dispersed (and Israel that is dispersed no doubt hears the Gospel and the testimony of God’s covenant love from Israel that is in the Land and that has already been converted to Christ). Israel that is dispersed is likewise converted to Christ and is brought upon the shoulders of the Gentile nations back to her own land (this is second and final stage of Israel’s conversion and restoration). All Israel is now saved subsequent to the fullness of the nations.
  7. The salvation of Israel is like a resurrection for the whole world. Christ reigns from heaven over the world in prospering His Church in uniformity of doctrine, worship, discipline and government.

Source and read/listen to more:

-Sermon 11: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9709113397

-Sermon 11 pdf: http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/9709113397.pdf

-Sermon series: http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?currsection=sermonstopic&keyword=god%27s+gracious+covenant+with+israel

Cursed Once Each Year

Royal Maundy 1867

There is not a Protestant Christian in the United States, nor in the world, who is not publicly and solemnly denounced, as an accursed being, by the Roman Catholic church, and by each and every one of its members; but in addition to those curses, which I have enumerated, there is another more solemn; one which is annually pronounced against them, by the Pope of Rome, and by every bishop and priest in this country. It is known by the title of Bulla in cena Domini. The curse contained in this bull, is pronounced annually at Rome, by the Pope, on Thursday before Good Friday. It includes every living being who is not a Roman Catholic. All our president, congress, governors, magistrates, municipal authorities, officers of our navy and army, all our Protestant clergymen, whether Unitarians, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Baptists, or Methodists; and upon all these, without distinction, the Pope of Rome, dressed in his royal robes, invokes the curse of Heaven, once at least every year. Every priest in the Roman church is bound to do the same. It was a part of my own duty, and one which I never failed to discharge, until I protested against the doctrines of the Romish church. The Popish priests never deemed it prudent to pronounce this curse publicly?-in the United States, but while I was among them, we never omitted to do so privately, on the morning of Thursday before Good Friday. It commences with the following words on the part of the Pope:!!!!!

“We, therefore, following the ancient custom of our predecessors, of holy memory, do firstly—excommunicate and curse, in the name of Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and by the authority of St. Peter and St. Paul, and by our own authority, all Heretics, Hussites, Wiekliffites, Lutherans. Calvinists, Huguenots, Anabaptists, Trinitarians, and all apostates from the faith, and all who read their books,” &c, &c. This curse includes every soul in the United States, who is not a Roman Catholic. Will you, Americans give these men and their doctrines footing among you? Will they longer dare to curse you and your children with impunity?

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

Rome in the News, February 2017

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Catholic Church is ‘full of s**t’ declares Philippines president Duterte in fresh tirade claiming priests are ‘corrupt’ and that one abused him while he was at university 

Catholic Church: New Priests Will be Expected to Preach Global Warming

Climate of fear in Vatican is very real.  Just one quote:

In his editorial in the upcoming December issue of LifeSite’s Faithful Insight magazine, John-Henry Westen relates more of what we discovered.

“… Catholic universities in Rome are watched and professors’ lectures screened to ensure they fall in line with a liberal interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. Clerics are reported to superiors if they are overheard expressing concerns about Pope Francis. Many are afraid to speak openly, even though in the past they were always very willing. Vatican reporters told us they were warned numerous times not to report on the dubia.”

Knights of Malta head has ‘agreed’ to resigns after dispute with Vatican

Pope Benedict reveals he ‘was unsure’ about Francis succeeding him until seeing ‘how he spoke with God’ 

Pope Francis expresses concern over ‘haemorrhage’ of priests and nuns from the Catholic church amid fears the loss of clergy is weakening the religion

Pope warns against populism and ‘saviours’ like Hitler

The Papal Wrecking Ball

TRUMP’S JESUIT/CATHOLIC TRANSITION TEAM …

Are Some Catholics Christians?

Shrine to the Virgin Mary

Are Some Roman Catholics Christians?

By Shaun Willcock

One often hears people within evangelical churches say, “Yes, Roman Catholicism is a false, antichristian religion, and most Roman Catholics are unregenerate; but there are some, at least, who are true Christians, and who remain within the institution, either out of ignorance, or from a desire to serve the Lord from within the system, instead of from the outside.”

Those who speak thus are in serious error. That there are some Roman Catholics who are true Christians is an utter impossibility. And professing Christians who make such statements as the one above, are either abysmally ignorant of Roman Catholicism, or they are abysmally ignorant of the Bible itself.

Either the Roman Catholic institution is Christian, or it is not. There are those within evangelical circles who claim that it is. That Romanism is Christian is manifestly absurd, and it is not the purpose of this article to address the matter. Instead, this is addressed to those who, while admitting that Romanism is not Christian, believe that some Romanists are Christians.

If Romanism is not Christian, then it follows, as certainly as day follows night, that no Roman Catholic is a true Christian. It is impossible.

A Roman Catholic believes that Mary has an important part to play in the salvation of sinners; a true Christian knows that she plays no part whatsoever. A Roman Catholic believes that to `receive Christ,’ one must actually eat him in the `mass’; a true Christian knows that Christ is received by faith. A Roman Catholic believes that the sacrifice of Christ on the cross was insufficient, and that the `sacrifice of the mass’ is necessary too; a true Christian knows that his Lord’s death on the cross was sufficient, and that no further sacrifice is needed. A Roman Catholic believes that, in baptism, one is regenerated and becomes a child of God; a true Christian knows that regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit alone, and that baptism does not regenerate. A Roman Catholic believes that praying to idols is both right and important; a true Christian knows this is idolatry. And so the list could go on. No Roman Catholic is a true Christian; for he denies the true Gospel by his doctrines and practices.

If a person says, “I’m a Roman Catholic, but I don’t believe those things,” he is not a true Roman Catholic; for these are vital doctrines of Roman Catholicism.

If a person says, “I’m a Roman Catholic; I believe in the teachings of Rome, and I’m a true Christian,” he is a Roman Catholic, but certainly not a Christian. For no Christian believes such vile heresy and blasphemy.

Hinduism is not Christian (and on this, both Hindus and Christians would be agreed). Can a Hindu, when he is enlightened by the Holy Spirit to see that he is a lost sinner, and that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of sinners, so that he repents of his sins, and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ for his everlasting salvation–can such a person, I ask, be both a Hindu and a Christian at the same time? Every Christian knows the answer: it is impossible! He who is “in Christ” (2 Cor.5:17), a new creature, having “put on Christ” (Gal.3:27), having been “joined unto the Lord” (1 Cor.6:17), is no longer a Hindu; he is a child of God!

And so it is with the Muslim who is converted to Christ, or the Buddhist, or the Mormon, or the Moonie. There is no such being on earth as a `Muslim Christian,’ or a `Buddhist Christian.’ For, “what concord hath Christ with Belial?” (2 Cor.6:15).

And just as a `Muslim Christian’ does not exist, and cannot exist, anywhere on earth, so a `Roman Catholic Christian’ does not, and cannot, exist. For the Papal religion is a false, antichristian religion. The difference between Romanism and, for example, Hinduism, is that Romanism employs Christian terminology, such as `Church,’ or `Bible,’ or even the word `Christian.’ But both are pagan; both are unscriptural. Just because Romanism speaks of God, and Christ, and sin, and salvation, and the Church, this does not make it Christian, any more than calling the Mormon religion the `Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ makes it Christian!

One is either a Roman Catholic, or a Christian. One cannot be both.

That a Roman Catholic can be a true Christian, is completely contrary to the Word of God. “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. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Rev.18:4,5). “Her,” in this portion of God’s Word, is the Great Whore, Babylon the Great–the Roman Catholic system. Note the words, “MY people.” This is addressed to God’s people; the redeemed. When the Lord draws a Roman Catholic unto himself, he calls him out of Romanism. For he who says, “Come unto me” (Matt.11:28), says also, “Come out of her.” He who comes unto Christ, being drawn by God the Father, cannot remain within that vile, antichristian religion of Popery. Billy Graham and other blind leaders of the blind are saying, “Come unto Christ, then go back to Roman Catholicism,” but that is not what the Lord says! COME UNTO CHRIST, COME OUT OF BABYLON–that is the language of Scripture. It is a command, not an option. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (Jn.14:15). Does the one who remains within Roman Catholicism, claiming that the Lord “told me to stay and witness from the inside,” truly love him? No; he reveals that he has never been drawn to Christ; he has never been savingly joined to him. The Lord has commanded, “COME OUT!” He who stays in, reveals the truth about his supposed `conversion.’

The Lord calls no-one to `stay and witness from the inside’! Anyone converted to Christ from a false religion is called out of it (2 Cor.6:14-18; Eph.5:11; Heb.13:13). The Lord would have to deny his own Word if he led someone to stay within a false religion; and that is impossible. Those who claim that he does such a thing, either do not know Roman Catholicism, or they do not know Christ and his Gospel.

And take note, too, of the words of Rev.18:5, where it says that “God hath remembered her iniquities.” To the TRUE child of God he says, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Heb.8:12). Since God remembers the iniquities of those within the Great Whore, it follows that those within her are NOT true Christians. Their sins are remembered!

The command to “come out,” to separate from the temple of idols, is also found in 2 Cor.6:17,18: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” The true sons and daughters of God are the separated ones. By this they give evidence that they are the children of God. No true Christian is under any obligation to receive, as a brother, one who professes to be a Christian while remaining within `Babylon.’

The Scripture says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Rom.8:14). Every believer has received the Holy Spirit. He does not lead the believer deeper into error! For anyone to believe that a true Christian can be a Roman Catholic, they would have to believe that the Holy Spirit failed to lead that person away from gross error! That is simply impossible.

I have said emphatically that no Romanist is a Christian. This, however, is not to deny what does at times happen: a Romanist is converted to Christ (and at that point ceases to be a Romanist); but, being a new “babe,” he may, if not properly instructed, attend the services of the Roman Catholic religion for a while, out of ignorance. For, as a new convert, knowing almost nothing as yet of the Word of God, a “newborn babe,” and knowing the Christian-sounding terminology of Romanism (and often misled by professing evangelicals who speak of Romanism as if it were part of the body of Christ), he may, in confusion, continue to attend for a time.

But the Holy Spirit will not leave him there! It will not be long before his eyes are opened to its errors and blasphemies, and he obeys the Lord’s command and comes out! To deny this, is to deny that the Holy Spirit is at work in sanctification and separation. This is a fact so certain, that, if a person is still attending the Roman Catholic institution long after his supposed `conversion,’ he was quite clearly NEVER converted to Jesus Christ. For the Lord he professes to serve is blasphemed at every mass, is mocked by every prayer addressed to Mary by the people there, is denied by every false doctrine that drops from the priest’s lips. The blasphemies of Romanism are so obvious in every service, that any child of God, being taught by the Holy Spirit, will spend very little time there before he separates from it.

I said that, from the time of his conversion, one who was previously a Papist, ceases to be a Papist. This is true, even if he subsequently attends the services of the Roman Catholic institution for a short while out of ignorance. That person, sitting in the pew beside all those Papists, listening to the priest, is not himself a Papist any more. He is a new babe in Christ, confused and uninstructed. Oh, what a tragedy that so many professing `believers,’ ignorant of the nature of Popery, and blinded by the ecumenical overtures of the Great Whore, cannot assist that new convert in any way! And what a responsibility rests upon TRUE believers to see to it that, when a Papist is converted, he is taught to observe all things, whatsoever Christ has commanded (Matt.28:20)!

Yes, if truly saved, the Holy Spirit will soon lead them out; but how much better if they never had to set foot in a Roman Catholic service again, because some faithful Christian showed them immediately, from the Word of God, that they must separate! I remember one woman, an ex-Romanist herself but, I fear, not savingly joined to Christ, writing to me and saying that we should not tell Roman Catholics who come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that they must leave the institution. Evidently she felt that this would alienate and upset them. Indeed it will upset those not given eyes to see–but those ordained to eternal life will receive it.

The Lord draws every Roman Catholic whom he saves, out of the institution. Any who remain within it, claiming all the while to be saved, are deceivers, and have themselves been deceived. The evil of the Romish religion is too obvious to an enlightened soul. And the glorious testimonies of the many who have been delivered from that bondage, attest to this fact. No true Christian could worship the wafer, or Mary, or idols; confess to a priest; believe that priests can forgive sins; etc. For when the Lord opened his heart to attend the Gospel (Acts 16:14), he “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thess.1:9); he was enabled by grace to see that Christ is the only Saviour and Mediator (Acts 4:12; 1 Tim.2:5); he was taught by God’s Spirit that the Lord alone can forgive sins (Matt.6:12; Acts 13:38). If never taught these truths by the Holy Spirit, he was never saved. No saved soul goes on in Roman Catholicism. To do so would be to deny Christ, and his Gospel.

And therefore I say to all professing believers who claim that some Roman Catholics are Christians: you either do not know Roman Catholicism, or you do not know Christ and his Gospel. If you do not know Romanism, that is bad: for then you will fail to proclaim the truth to those lost souls within that evil system. You need to become well-acquainted with this greatest of all false religions, or you will never effectively proclaim Christ to those in bondage to it. If, however, you know not Christ and his Gospel, that is even worse: you yourself are then deceived, even while claiming to be enlightened. If you, with a good knowledge of Romanism, can maintain that there are Romanists who are true Christians, I fear for your own soul; you clearly do not know Christ or his Gospel. I exhort you to “search the scriptures” (Jn.5:39); for the “Gospel” you have embraced is not the Gospel of Christ.

And to those Roman Catholics who claim to be “born again,” “saved,” etc., even though you remain in the Roman Catholic institution, I say this: you have been deceived. You are still dead in trespasses and sins (Eph.2:1). Repent! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ! And come out of Babylon!

Shaun Willcock is a minister of the Gospel. He lives in South Africa and runs Bible Based Ministries. For other pamphlets (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, tapes, news articles, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ electronic mailing list, please send your details.

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Smiles on their Faces and Curses in their Hearts

British painters; with eighty examples of their work engraved on wood (1881) (14597655229)

Former priest William Hogan on the treatment of Protestants in Catholic countries in the 1800s:

Our commercial transactions with Spain, Portugal, South America, Mexico, and the neighboring Island of Cuba, enables many of our people to judge for themselves, and say what is now the condition of Protestants in those countries where Popery predominates. Can a Protestant worship God in those countries, according to the dictates of his own conscience? He cannot. They are all told by their priests, that a Protestant is a thing too unclean to worship God until he is first baptised and then shrived or confessed by their priests. A Protestant cannot even carry his Bible with him, into these countries. Many of my fellow-citizens, who may see this statement, will bear testimony to its truth. When a Protestant arrives at any port in a purely Catholic country, his trunks and his person are examined; and if a bible is found in them, or about him, it is taken from him. The ministers of his religion dare not accompany him, or if he does, his lips are sealed, under pain of a lingering death. Should sickness lay its heavy hand upon him, there is no minister to attend him, no Bible allowed him, from which he may quench his thirst for the waters of life. Should death visit him, there is no one to close the eyes of the lonely Protestant stranger. A good Roman Catholic would not touch the accursed heretic, and when dead he is not allowed the rights of Christian interment; he must be cast by the wayside, as suitable food for the hog, the dog, and the buzzard. How many a worthy American have I seen myself, in Cuba, cast away when dead, as you would a carrion, not even a coffin to cover him; and why all this? Because he was a heretic; because he did not believe in the supremacy of the Pope, and the infallibility of the Romish church; and yet those inhuman wretches, those libels upon religion and humanity, come among us, ask you for lands on which to build churches and pulpits, from which they curse you and your children; become citizens of your republic, inmates in your families, with smiles on their faces and curses in their hearts for you. Let not this language be deemed exaggeration. I have heard it, I have witnessed it, I have seen it. And yet Americans, heedlessly fancying themselves and their institutions secure, refuse these, their sworn enemies, and foes of their religion, nothing they ask for. Such is the listlessness and apathy of our people upon this subject, that, as far as I am acquainted, no appeal has ever been made to our government, to ask even for a modification of those barbarities, with which our Protestant citizens are treated, in Roman Catholic countries; nor has there been any effort made to alter our free constitution, so as to enable us to retaliate upon those Popish monsters, and obtain from the bloodthirsty cowards, at the point of the bayonet, those common privileges, which are almost among the necessary appurtenances of humanity, and which even a Pagan would scarcely deny to a fellow-being.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Crypto-Catholics and Christolics

Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Le loup et l'agneau

An interesting distinction from The Still Man:

A Crypto-Catholic is a Roman Catholic who hides his Catholic identity from those non-Catholics with whom he lives, works, and associates in order that wherever he is, he may always work in the interests of the Catholic Church unsuspected by his family, friends, and associates. Roman Catholic doctrine permits and even encourages Catholics to be Crypto-Catholics. Former Roman Catholic priest, Charles Chiniquy wrote, “The theologians of Rome have assured us that we may, and even that we must, conceal our faith” (Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, p. 77).

A Christolic is a person who has been raised or greatly influenced by a Crypto-Catholic, masquerading as a Christian, to the extent that his theology is essentially Roman Catholic, even though he has never been baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, or received formal instruction in Roman Catholic doctrine. Examples would be the children of a Crypto-Catholic parent or grandparent, or the congregation of a Crypto-Catholic pastor, masquerading as a Protestant.

Source and read more: http://www.thestillman.com/stillmanfiles/2016/12/are-there-crypto-catholics-in-your-family/

“The Way, The Truth, And The Life”

Emperours Kissing the Popes feete. K. Iohns supplication to the PopeAn address made by the archbishops and bishops of Ireland to the pope in 1949:

We the Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland, prostrate at the feet of your Holiness, humbly offer you our warmest congratulations on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of your ordination to the priesthood… our thoughts go back to that great event fifty years ago by which your Holiness was taken from amongst men and appointed for men in the things that pertain to God, was made a minister of Christ and a dispenser of His mysteries, received power over the real and mystical body of our Saviour and became a mediator between God and man – another Christ. It is worth noting that these words are addressed to him as a Priest and not just as the pope. This is how Rome views every priest. Pope Pius IX said: I alone despite my unworthiness, am the successor of the Apostles, the Vicar of Jesus Christ; I alone have the mission to guide and direct the barque of Peter; I am the way, the Truth and the life.

Source: http://soundofanalarm.blogspot.ca/2016/12/no-pope-here-why.html

Death and Destruction of Heretics

Former priest William Hogan on the RCC’s approach to Protestant people and nations in the 1800s:

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14593171030)A true Papist will stop at nothing to advance the power of the Pope, or the interest of the holy church. Heretics, by which the reader will understand all who do not belong to the Roman Catholic church, are to be destroyed, cost what it will. Death, and the destruction of heretics, is the watchword of Popery. Down with Protestant governments, kings, presidents, governors, judges, and all other civil and religious authorities, is the war-cry in Popish countries. They desire neither to live nor die with us. They refuse to be laid down in the same common earth with us. Need this be proved to Americans? One would suppose not. Our intercourse with Roman Catholic countries is such, at present, that there can be no longer any doubt of this fact.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Lord. Having thus put to death the father and one son, thebigoted monsters next determined to sacrifice the motherand the other son ; but before doing this, all arts were em-ployed to induce them to quit the faith, and embrace theerrors of popery. The mother, at length, induced by theirthreats and promises, abandoned the truth ; and was thenexhorted by the monks to convert her son, which she prom-ised to do; but upon his being admitted to her for thatpurpose, he remonstrated so earnestly with her on the sin-fulness and folly of her conduct, that she was convinced,and turned again to the Lord, beseeching him, with tears,to grant her strength to maintain the right. And she con-tinued ever after firm in the faith ; which so incensed thebigoted monks, that they adjudged her, with her son, tothe flames, as obstinate lieretics. Soon after, they were bound and brought to the place oftheir martyrdom; his mother having ascended the scaffold,cried to Martin, Come up, come up, my son. And as he [rest missing in original]

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Younc: Wife Perishing- with her Husband. Page 491. Thus we have taught the two parties in the State to countthe Catholics as something. Cardinal Wiseman. If the United States ever lose their liberty, it will bethrough the Romish Priesthood. George Washington. The Catholics hold the balance of power and they /illnot permit the politicians to forget that fact. (489) Catholic Review. FARTHER PERSECUTIONS. # 489 ?as speaking to the people, she said, Speak out Martin,hat it may appear to all that we do not die heretics.vlartin would have made a confession of his faith, but waslot suffered. His mother being bound to the stake, spaken the hearing of the spectators, We are Christians, andhat which we now suffer is not for murder nor theft, but)ecause we will believe no more than that which the word)f God teacheth us, both rejoicing that they were countedvorthy to suffer for the same. The fire being kindled, theehemency thereof did nothing to abate the fervency ofheir zeal, but they continued [rest missing in original]

Life in Anticipation of the Seventh Vial

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