The Gospel Light and Truth Crusade:
Grace and peace, Saints.
Most of us in the household of faith know little of our Protestant heritage. We may know something of Martin Luther and the Reformation, and we may have heard of the martyrdom of William Tyndale for his valiant efforts to make the Word of God available to the common folk in the English language. But we are mostly ignorant of those faithful believers who, centuries before the Reformation, defied the Catholic Church by obeying the Great Commission and preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Waldenses, a group of Bible-believing Christians who lived in the valley of the Piedmont, in France, are one such example. Today, little is known of the Waldenses, and nothing remains of their culture and literature, as the Catholic Church mounted a terrible crusade against these peaceful people for the express purpose of not only destroying them, but erasing them from memory. I have learned something of the Waldenses and of their remarkable founder, Peter Waldo; and I would like to share it with you in order to:
- Preserve their memory
- Inspire personal research
- Remind the Body of Christ that the Roman Catholic Church is the sworn enemy of Jesus Christ, the Bible, and all Bible-believing Christians: that is, Protestants.