"WAR WITH THE SAINTS"
"Under these bloody maxims, those persecutions were carried on, from the eleventh and twelfth centuries almost to the present day, (written in 1845), which stand out on the page of history. After the signal of open martyrdom had been given in the canons of Orleans, there followed the extirpation of the Albigenses under the form of a crusade, the establishment of the Inquisition, the cruel attempts to extinguish the Waldenses, the martyrdoms of the Lollards, the cruel wars to exterminate the Bohemians, the burning of Huss and Jerome, and multitudes of other confessors ... the extinction by fire and sword of the Reformation in Spain and Italy, by fraud and open persecution in Poland, and the massacre of Bartholomew, . . . besides the slow and secret murders of the holy tribunal of the Inquisition." T.R. Birks, M.A. The First Two Visions of Daniel, (London: 1845) pg. 248, 249.
"The number of the victims of the Inquisition in Spain, is given in 'The History of the Inquisition in Spain' by Llorente, (formerly secretary of the Inquisition), pgs. 206-208. This authority acknowledged that more than 300,000 suffered persecution in Spain alone, of whom 31,912 died in the flames. Millions more were slain for their faith throughout Europe." Printed in Bible Readings For the Home, (Washington: Review & Herald Pub. Assoc., 1942) p. 221,
"The church has persecuted. Only a tyro in church history will deny that ... one hundred and fifty years after Constantine, the Donatists were persecuted and sometimes put to death .... Protestants were persecuted in France and Spain with the full approval of the church authorities .... When she thinks it good to use physical force, she will use it." The Western Watchmen (Roman Catholic), of St. Louis.
[ appendix-4 ] [ index ] [ appendix-6 ]