Identifying the Authentic Early Church

The early Church understood apostolic doctrine as the written Word of the Apostles as it was contained in the Scriptures.  “From the very beginning of the post-apostolic age with the writings of what are known as the Apostolic Fathers (Ignatius, Polycarp, Clement, the Didache, and Barnabas) there was an exclusive appeal to the Scriptures for the Read More

An Overview the History of the Catholic Church

The Papal Church, a magnificently rich splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations.  The differences are graphic.  The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word as received in Read More

The State of Europe Before the Reformation

Chapter 1 By J. H. Merle D’Aubigne The enfeebled world was tottering on its foundations when Christianity appeared. The national religions, which had satisfied the parents, no longer proved sufficient for their children. The new generations could not repose contented within the ancient forms. The gods of every nation lost their oracles when transported to Read More

The Vaudois

The Vaudois retreated to the valleys of the Italian Cottian Alps during the second, third, and fourth centuries.  The Noble Lesson was one of their documents and it shows conclusively that the language of the Vaudois had not changed substantially in all the centuries they had lived hidden away in their valleys. This confession of faith in poetic Read More

The Vaudois (Waldenses) and Their Valleys

From J. A. Wylie, The History of Protestantism , originally published in 1878 Beginning in Vol. I, Book I Ch 6 When Claude died, it can hardly be said that his mantle was taken up by anyone. The battle, although not altogether dropped, was henceforward languidly maintained. Before this time, not a few churches beyond Read More

John Huss the Reformer – 100 Years Before Luther

FROM “THE HISTORY OF PROTESTANTISM” VOL. 1 by J. A. Wylie BOOK 3 Chapter 1 IN spring time does the husbandman begin to prepare for the harvest. He turns field after field with the plough, and when all have been got ready for the processes that are to follow, he returns on his steps, scattering Read More

History of the Jesuits

by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D., Excerpted from the massive 2 vol. History of Protestantism Chapter 1 Contents Rome’s New Army—Ignatius Loyola—His Birth—His Wars—He is Wounded—Betakes him to the Legends of the Saints—His Fanaticism Kindled—The Knight-Errant of Mary—The Cave at Manressa— His Mortifications—Comparison between Luther and Ignatius Loyola—An Awakening of the Con- science in both—Luther Read More

The Legacy of the True Historical Patrick

Ireland has a very distinctive history.  It was an island untouched by the Roman legions, and Patrick, the Evangelist, brought to it the Gospel of grace.  Patrick was descended from a family that had placed their faith in Christ Jesus for at least two generations.  He tells us his father was “the deacon Calpurnius, son Read More

Persecutions in France – Massacre of St. Bartholomew – Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

Chapter 5:Persecutions in France, Massacre of St. Bartholomew, and Revocation of the Edict of Nantes 29.-We have already seen, in the massacres of the Waldenses of Beziers, Menerbe, Lavaur, and other places, that the emissaries of papal vengeance did not always wait for the slow process of inquisitorial examination and torture, to wreak their vengeance Read More

Inhumane Persecutions of the Waldenses

Chapter 4: Inhumane Persecutions of the Waldenses We have already given an account of the popish crusade against the Waldenses of the south of France , and the horrible cruelties and massacres inflicted on them by the bloody Montfort and the Pope’s legate, at the commencement of the thirteenth century. (Book v., chap. 7, 8.) Read More

The Inquisition – Seizure of the Victims – Modes of Torture – Celebration of the Auto Da Fe

Chapter 3: The Inquisition – Seizure of the Victims – Modes of Torture, and Celebration of the Auto Da Fe 16.- Of all the inventions of popish cruelty the Holy Inquisition is the masterpiece. We have already referred to its establishment by Saint Dominic, in the thirteenth century. For the history of this destructive engine Read More

Persecution Proved from Decrees of General Councils and Writings of Celebrated Divines to be an Essential Doctrine of Popery

Chapter 1: 1. According to the Scriptural marks of the predicted Roman Apostasy, the Babylonish Harlot of the Apocalypse, is the following:- “And I saw the woman DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, and WITH THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS” (Rev. 17:6). The whole history of Popery is a commentary upon the Read More

The Appalling History of Croatia in the 20 Century

By Richard Bennett and Michael De Semlyen   In 1929, Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty, along with Pope Pius XI, officially conceding Vatican Hill to the Pope.  The Papacy once again became a sovereign, civil state.  The legal agreement between Mussolini and the Vatican was just the beginning.  Following this, the Papacy formed alliances in Read More

The Heritage of the Reformation for the Present Time

The Reformation period was full with historical figures and an enormous amount of theological debate.  However, in the midst of all the doctrinal issues and Events, there were five biblical principles accepted among the Reformers.  In all matters of faith and morals, the final authority is the Bible alone.  Before the All Holy God, an individual is saved Read More

The Roman Catholic Perversion of the Early Authentic Church

How could anyone conceive that modern Roman Catholicism would supplant the church described in the New Testament? The Apostle Paul would never have recognized the institution that calls itself the Church of Rome nearly 2000 years after he had written his Epistle to the early true believers in Rome.  For instance, the Apostle Paul addressed Read More

The Bishops’ Oath Prior to Vatican Council II

This oath of allegiance to the Pope and to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church was mandatory for every Bishop who participated in the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). This document provides useful insights into the main doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.  The first part of the document – not included here – is Read More

Sufferings of the English Protestants Under Bloody Queen Mary – The Burning of Latimer, Ridley, Cranmer and Others

Chapter 2: 5.-It would be improper entirely to omit and yet it is not necessary minutely to describe the well known cruel burnings of the English protestants, during the reign of the bigoted and hardhearted woman, whose name has been appropriately handed down to posterity as bloody QUEEN MARY. And it seems proper to commerce Read More

Systematic Murder of Believers The Untold History of the Inquisition

Most people at the present time have some knowledge of the Holocaust, the six years of unspeakable horror and suffering to which the Jewish people were subjected under Hitler and the Nazis during the Second World War. Few, however, are aware of the atrocities of systematized torture and murder of Bible-believing Christians and Jews that Read More

Popedom: From Its Inception to the Demise of Pope John Paul II (Part I)

Because of the fascination of the world with the office of the Pope and his power, and because of current discussions regarding who will be the next Pope, it is important to study the topic historically and in the light of Biblical truth. Part I is an overview of the history of the Papacy from Read More

Popedom: From Its Inception to the Demise of Pope John Paul II (Part II)

Part 2: The Claim and Boast to have the Keys of the Apostle Peter The Papacy is the boast and foundation of the Church of Rome. The Papacy is the pride and joy of ordinary Catholics, giving them, it is stated, a direct link to Jesus Christ. The World loves the Papacy. The Papacy is Read More

Sola Scriptura and the Early Church

By William Webster The 16th century Reformation was responsible for restoring to the church the principle of sola Scriptura, a principle that had been operative within the church from the very beginning of the post apostolic age. Initially the apostles taught orally but with the close of the apostolic age, all special revelation that God Read More

Five Biblical Principles of Reformation

All true revival in both Old and New Testament times has been a return to the absolute authority of God’s written Word.  The absolute authority of God’s written Word was normative for the Old Testament saints.  Likewise, the absolute authority for Christ Jesus and for the apostles was God’s written Word and that alone. It is of Read More

Vatican Fake News: “The Reformation Is Over”

By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The Lord Jesus Christ condemned the Pharisees as they attempted to suppress the truth of the Gospel by equating their traditions with the Bible.  “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees!  For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer Read More

The Early Authentic Church and the Deception of Roman Catholicism

By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The Apostle Paul would never have recognized the institution that calls itself the Church of Rome nearly 2000 years after he had written his Epistle to the early true believers in Rome.  For instance, the Apostle Paul addressed all the believers in the early church in Rome as “…beloved Read More

The Pattern of Papal Persecutions: Then and Now

To recognize the dominant position to which the Roman Catholic Church aspires and which she has always desired, it is essential understand how she has acted in the past¾for the pattern is still the same.  Her aspirations must be codified in law before they can be enacted effectively.  Rome has always constructed the machinery of Read More

Papacy: An Overview of Its History and Nature

The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic. The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word of God Read More

Overview of the history of the Papal Church

The Papal Church, a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome, stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations.  The differences are graphic.  The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word of God as received in Read More

Pope Benedict’s Denunciation of True Churches Exposes His Own System

By Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen On July 10, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released a new decree.[1]  In it the Pope has restated his conviction that the Roman Catholic Church is the one Church founded by Jesus Christ and that other churches are either defective or not true Churches at all.  What is new Read More

Roman Catholic Endeavors to Overturn the Reformation

Just as the primary response of the Roman Catholic Church to the Biblical faith of the Reformers was the Counter-Reformation through the Jesuits, now Pope Francis a Jesuit leads the Roman Church’s endeavors to overturn the Reformation. Thus it is of vital importance that we understand want is involved in these endeavors so as not Read More

The Roots of Apostasy By Michael de Semlyen

The apostasy that we have witnessed in the twentieth century; the compromise on essentials and the attack on the fundamentals actually have their roots in the nineteenth century. That century provided Great Britain with unprecedented prosperity, political power and global influence as well as the ‘feel good factor.’ At the same time, prominent committed Christians Read More

The Roots of Apostasy By Michael de Semlyen

The apostasy that we have witnessed in the twentieth century; the compromise on essentials and the attack on the fundamentals actually have their roots in the nineteenth century. That century provided Great Britain with unprecedented prosperity, political power and global influence as well as the ‘feel good factor.’ At the same time, prominent committed Christians Read More

History of the Early Church Invalidates Papal Claim of Apostolic Succession

From April 15-20, 2008, Benedict XVI visited the United States and the United Nations as the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and first representative of the Holy See.  Thus, the President welcomed him with the words: “This is your first trip to the United States since you ascended to the Chair of Saint Peter.”[1]  Read More

An Overview of the History of the Papacy

The Papal Church, a magnificently rich splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations.  The differences are graphic.  The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word as received in Read More

The Claim to have the Keys of the Apostle Peter: The Papacy Part II

For most Catholics the authority of the Pope as derived from Peter is the main cornerstone of their faith. The others it is the lifesaver to fall back on, when all else fails. The Petrine primacy of the Pope is a historic holdover from the false decretals of Constantine and Isidore that we saw in Read More

The Papal Claim to Have the Keys of the Apostle Peter

For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope, as derived from Peter, is the main cornerstone of their faith.  For the others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails.  In my own life, it was a presupposition that I did not question until the very end of my years as Read More