If They Admitted It, They Might Live!

J.C. Ryle on the Protestant Martyrs of the Reformation:

BentoXVI-51-11052007 (frag)“The principal reason why they were burned, was because they refused one of the peculiar doctrines of the Romish Church. On that doctrine, in almost every case, hinged their life or death.  If they admitted it — they might live; if they refused it — they must die! The doctrine in question was the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the consecrated elements of bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper.”

~Five English Martyrs by J.C. Ryle

Source: http://out-of-theordinary.blogspot.ca/2015/10/anne-askew-extraordinary-life-of.html

Related: https://theantipaschronicles.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/why-were-our-reformers-burned/