What Saith the Scripture?


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An Earnest Appeal to Roman Catholics ---New Window

Or, Roman Catholicism Examined in Light of the Scriptures

by Tom Stewart

"We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her"
(Jeremiah 51:9).

If all would agree that Salvation comes only by the grace of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary--
"8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)-- then adherence to or rejection of the Church of Rome would simply be a test of Christian nobility, i.e., searching the Scriptures for proof to go out or stay in. "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11).

Further, if anyone resorts to the investigation of Scripture, then a cardinal rule must be observed. You must be willing to obey the Scriptures. Jesus said,
"If any man will do His [the Father's] will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself" (John 7:17). This cannot be an unreasonable rule, for Jesus Christ identifies Himself as the very Word that "was made flesh" (John 1:14), that we must obey. "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in Truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe" (1Thessalonians 2:13).

I propose to demonstrate from Scripture that Roman Catholicism is not a Christian religion, and that the Church of Rome is not a Christian Church. And, if so, then it would only be reasonable for all those who truly name the
"Name of Christ" (2Timothy 2:19) to separate themselves from this "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (Revelation 17:5). Thus, the warning of the Revelation would fall upon your ears to come out of Babylon the Great. "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (18:4).

The History of Protestantism

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Volume First - Book First ---New Window
Declension of the Early Christian Church, development of the Papacy,
the Waldenses, the Paulicians, the Albigenses,
the beginning of the Inquisition, and the rise of Modern Skepticism.

Volume First - Book Second ---New Window
Wycliffe- his battle with Rome, persecution by the Pope,
translation of the Scriptures into English, and his last days.

Volume First - Book Third
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Huss- his warfare with Rome,
martyrdom by Ecumenical Council of Constance,
martyrdom of Huss' friend Jerome, and Hussite Wars. Bohemian Reformation.

Volume First - Book Fourth ---New Window
Medievalism- the fall of Ancient Empire- Revived Empire. Picture of the Papacy.

Volume First - Book Fifth ---New Window
"He [Luther] had discarded the mighty fiction of the primacy; lifting his eyes above the throne that stood on the Seven Hills, with its triple-crowned occupant, he fixed them on that King whom God hath set upon the holy hill of Zion. In the living and risen Redeemer, to whom all power in heaven and in earth has been given, he recognized the one and only Head of the Church. This brought with it an expansion of view as regarded the Church herself. The Church in Luther's view was no longer that community over which the Pope stretches his scepter."

Volume First - Book Sixth ---New Window
"Unless with all your hearts you abandon the Papacy, you cannot save your souls. The reign of the Pope is so opposed to the law of Christ and the life of the Christian, that it will be safer to roam the desert and never see the face of man, than abide under the rule of Antichrist. I warn every man to look to his soul's welfare, lest by submitting to the Pope he deny Christ. The time is come when Christians must choose between death here and death hereafter. For my own part, I choose death here. I cannot lay such a burden upon my soul as to hold my peace in this matter: I must look to the great reckoning. I abominate the Babylonian pest. As long as I live I will proclaim the truth. If the wholesale destruction of souls throughout Christendom cannot be prevented, at least I shall labor to the utmost of my power to rescue my own countrymen from the bottomless pit of perdition." -Martin Luther

Volume First - Book Seventh ---New Window
The first Prostestant martyrs in England, growth of English Protestantism, Lollardism and the martyrdom of Lord Cobham,
and the Romish Church in England prior to King Henry VIII.

Volume First - Book Eighth
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The spread of Protestantism from England to Switzerland. Zwingli's early life and his admission to the authority of the Scriptures. Zwingli's first sermon, his life nearly given over to the plague, and his growth in Christ and his ministry. The Swiss printing press, Zwingli's theses, his challenge, and his public lectures. Zwingli demands the non-celebration of the mass. Protestantism prospers.

Volume First - Book Ninth
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The German New Testament, the Abolition of the Mass, Popes Adrian and Clement, Nuremberg, the Ratisbon League and Reformation, the Battle of Pavia and its influence on Protestantism, the sack of Rome, the Lutheran Church, the Marburg Confession, the Augsburg Diet, a Retrospect 1517-1530.

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Influences for or against Protestantism, the spread of Protestantism into Italy, Spain, Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.

Volume Second - Book Eleventh
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The battle swept with a roar like that of thunder through the wood... there is one death that affects us more than all the others. Zwingli, though present on the field, did not draw sword: he restricted himself to his duties as chaplain. When the murderous assault was made from the forest, and many were falling around him, he stooped down to breathe a few words into the ear of a dying man. While thus occupied he was struck with a stone upon the head, and fell to the earth. Recovering in a little he rose, but received two more blows. As he lay on the ground a hostile spear dealt him a fatal stab, and the blood began to trickle from the wound.

"What matters it?" said he; "they may kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul." These were the last words he uttered.

The darkness fell, the stars came out, the night was cold. Zwingli had fallen at the foot of a pear-tree, and lay extended on the earth. His hands were clasped, his eyes were turned to heaven, and his lips moved in prayer. The camp-followers were now prowling over the field of battle.

Two of them approached the place where the Reformer lay. "Do you wish for a priest to confess yourself?" said they. The dying man shook his head. "At least," said they, "call in your heart upon the Mother of God."

He signified his dissent by another shake of the head. Curious to know who this obstinate heretic was, one of them raised his head, and turned it toward one of the fires which had been kindled on the field. He suddenly let it fall, exclaiming, "Tis Zwingli!" It happened that Bockinger, an officer from Unterwalden, and one of those pensioners against whom Zwingli had so often thundered, was near. The name pronounced by the soldier fell upon his ear. "Zwingli!" exclaimed he; "is it that vile heretic and traitor Zwingli?" He had hardly uttered the words when he raised his sword and struck him on the throat. Yielding to this last blow, Zwingli died (October 11, 1531).

It was on the field of battle that the Reformer met death. But the cause for which he yielded up his life was that of the Reformation of the Church and the regeneration of his country. He was not less a martyr than if he had died at the stake.

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The Schmalkald League, The German Anabaptists, Its Four Great Rulers, The "Heavenly Kingdom", Accession Of Princes And States To Protestantism, Death And Burial Of Luther, The Schmalkald War, And Defeat Of The Protestants, The Emperor's League With Pope Paul Iii, The "Interim" — Re-establishment Of Protestantism, Reflections.

Volume Second - Book Thirteenth
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The Early Reformers Of France, The First Protestant Congregation Of France, Persecution And Martyrdom In France, Calvin's Life, Marriage Of Henry Of France To Catherine De Medici, Melancthon's Plan For Uniting Wittemberg And Rome, Plan Of Francis I. For Combining Lutheranism And Romanism, The Night Of The Placards, Martyrs And Exiles, Basle And The "Institutes", Calvin On Predestination And Election, Calvin's Appeal To Francis I.

Volume Second - Book Fourteenth
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Geneva: The City And Its History, Genevese Martyrs Of Liberty, Tumults — Successes — Toleration, Farel Enters Geneva, Brink Of Civil War, Heroism, Rome Falls And Geneva Rises, Protestantism In Geneva, Calvin Enters Geneva, Civil And Ecclesiastical Constitution, Calvin And Farel Banished, Calvin At Strasburg, Rome Draws Near To Geneva, Calvin Returns, The New Geneva, Calvin's Battles With The Libertines, Servetus Comes To Geneva And Is Arrested, Victory Over The Libertines, Trial And Death Of Servetus, Calvin's Correspondence With Martyrs- Reformers- Monarchs, Geneva's Influence In Europe, Calvin's Last Illness And Death, Calvin's Work.

Volume Second - Book Fifteenth ---New Window
Ignatius Loyola, Loyola's First Disciples, Organization And Training Of The Jesuits, Moral Code Of The Jesuits—Probabilism, Etc., The Jesuit Teaching On Regicide, Murder, Lying, Theft, Etc., The "Secret Instructions" Of The Jesuits, Jesuit Management Of Rich Widows And The Heirs Of Great Families, Diffusion Of The Jesuits Throughout Christendom, Commercial Enterprises And Banishments, Restoration Of The Inquisition, The Tortures Of The Inquisition.

Volume Second - Book Sixteenth
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First Persecutions Of The Waldenses, Cataneo's Expedition (1488), Synod In The Waldensian Valleys, Persecutions And Martyrdoms, Preparations For A War Of Extermination, The Great Campaign Of 1561, Waldensian Colonies In Calabria And Apulia, The Year Of The Plague, The Great Massacre, Exploits Of Gianavello – Massacre And Pillage Of Rora, The Exile, Return And Final Re-establishment To The Valleys, Condition Of The Waldenses From 1690.

Volume Second -
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Henry Ii And Parties In France, Henry Ii And His Persecutions, First National Synod Of The French Protestant Church, a Gallery Of Portraits, The Guises, And The Insurrection Of Amboise, Charles Ix–The Triumvirate–Colloquy At Poissy, Massacre At Vassy And Commencement Of The Civil Wars, Commencehent Of The Huguenot Wars, The First Huguenot War, And Death Of The Duke Of Guise, Catherine De Medici And Her Son, Charles Ix— Conference At Bayonne—The St. Bartholomew Massacre Plotted, Second And Third Huguenot Wars, Synod Of La Rochelle, The Promoters Of The St. Bartholomew Massacre, Negotiations Of The Court With The Huguenots, The Marriage, And Preparations For The Massacre, The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew, Resurrection Of Huguenotism–Death Of Charles Ix, New Persecutions–Reign And Death Of Henry Iii, Henry Iv And The Edict Of Nantes.

Volume Third - Book Eighteenth ---New Window
The Netherlands And Their Inhabitants, Introduction Of Protestantism Into The Netherlands, Antwerp: Its Confessors And Martyrs, Abdication Of Charles V. And Accession Of Philip Ii, Philip Arranges The Government Of The Netherlands, And Departs For Spain, Storms In The Council, And Martyrs At The Stake, Retirement Of Granvelle — Belgic Confession Of Faith, The Rising Storm, The Confederates Or "Beggars", The Field-preachings, The Image-breakings, Reaction — Submission Of The Southern Netherlands, The Council Of Blood, William Unfurls His Standard — Execution Of Egmont And Horn, Failure Of William's First Campaign, The "Beggars Of The Sea," And Second Campaign Of Orange, William's Second Campaign, And Submission Of Brabant And Flanders, The Siege Of Haarlem, Siege Of Alkmaar- And Recall Of Alva, Third Campaign Of William, And Death Of Count Louis Of Nassau, The Siege Of Leyden, March Of The Spanish Army Through The Sea — Sack Of Antwerp, The "Pacification Of Ghent"- And Toleration, Administration Of Don John- And First Synod Of Dort, Abjuration Of Philip, And Rise Of The Seven United Provinces, Assassination Of William The Silent, Order And Government Of The Netherland Church, Disorganisation Of The Provinces, The Synod Of Dort, Grandeur Of The United Provinces.

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Rise And Spread Of Protestantism In Poland, John Alasco, And Reformation Of East Friesland, Acme Of Protestantism In Poland, Organisation Of The Protestant Church Of Poland, Turning Of The Tide Of Protestantism In Poland, The Jesuits Enter Poland — Destruction Of Its Protestantism, Bohemia — Entrance Of Reformation, Overthrow Of Protestantism In Bohemia, An Army Of Martyrs, Suppression Of Protestantish In Bohehia.

Volume Third - Book Twentieth ---New Window
Planting Of Protestantism, Protestantism Flourishes In Hungary And Transylvania, Ferdinand Ii And The Era Of Persecution, Leopold I. And The Jesuits, Banishment Of Pastors And Desolation Of The Church Of Hungary.

Volume Third - Book Twenty-first ---New Window
Great Periods Of The Thirty Years' War, The Arhy And The Camp, The March And Its Devastations, Conquest Of North Germany By Ferdinand Ii And The "Catholic League", Edict Of Restitution, Arrival Of Gustavus Adolphus In Germany, Fall Of Magdeburg And Victory Of Leipsic, Conquest Of The Rhine And Bavaria — Battle Of Lutzen, Death Of Gustavus Adolphus, The Pacification Of Westphalia, The Fatherland After The War.

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Louis Xiii. And The Wars Of Religion, Fall Of La Rochelle, And End Of The Wars Of Religion, Industrial And Literary Ehinence Of The French Protestants, The Dragonnades, Revocation Of The Edict Of Nantes, The Prisons And The Galleys, The "Church Of The Desert".

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The King And The Scholars, Cardinal Wolsey And The New Testament Of Erasmus, William Tyndale And The English New Testament, Tyndale's New Testament Arrives In England, The Bible And The Cellar At Oxford — Anne Boleyn, The Divorce — Thomas Bilney, The Martyr, The Divorce, And Wolsey's Fall, Cranmer – Cromwell – The Papal Supremacy Abolished, The King Declared Head Of The Church Of England, Scaffolds–Death Of Henry Viii, The Church Of England As Reformed By Cranmer, Deaths Of Protector Somerset And Edward Vi, Restoration Of The Pope's Authority In England, The Burnings Under Mary, Elizabeth--Restoration Of The Protestant Church, Excommunication Of Elizabeth, And Plots Of The Jesuits, The Armada--Its Building, The Armada Arrives Off England, Destruction Of The Armada, Greatness Of Protestant England.

Volume Third - Book Twenty-fourth
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The Darkness And The Daybreak, Scotland's First Preacher And Martyr, Patrick Hamilton, Wishart Is Burned, And Knox Comes Forward, Knox's Call To The Ministry And First Sermon, Knox's Final Return To Scotland, Establishment Of The Reformation In Scotland, Constitution Of The "Kirk"--Arrival Of Mary Stuart, Knox's Interview With Queen Mary, Trial Of Knox For Treason, The Last Days Of Queen Mary And John Knox, Andrew Melville--The Tulchan Bishops, Battles For Presbyterianism And Liberty, James In England--The Gunpowder Plot, Death Of James Vi, And Spiritual Awakening In Scotland, Charles I And Archbishop Laud--Religious Innovations, The National Covenant And Assembly Of 1638, Civil War--Solemn League--Westminster Assembly, Parliament Triumphs, And The King Is Betrayed, Restoration Of Charles Ii, And St. Bartholomew Day, 1662, Scotland--Middleton's Tyranny--Act Recissory, Establishment Of Prelacy In Scotland, Four Hundred Ministers Ejected, Breach Of The "Triple League" And War With Holland, The Popish Plot, And Death Of Charles Ii, The First Rising Of The Scottish Presbyterians, The Field-preaching Or "Conventicle", Drumclog--Bothwell Bridge--The "Killing Times", James Ii -- Projects To Restore Popery, a Great Crisis In England And Christendom, Protestantism Mounts The Throne Of Great Britain.

Research Index ---New Window

A feature of our version of "The History of Protestantism" is an index to the entire 24 books of J. A. Wylie's prodigious account of Christianity's remonstrance against the errors of the Church of Rome. The index will assist you in finding the location of KEY words in the text, so that you may research Wylie's library without the time and difficulty of reading every single book. "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11).

Lest We Forget ---New Window

A WStS Prologue to J.A. Wylie's "The History of Protestantism"

by Tom and Katie Stewart

"Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men"
(1 Corinthians 7:23)

Martyrs have added their testimony to the foundation laid by our LORD.
"If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward" (1Corinthians 3:14). They have given us an heritage unto the LORD, a lineage of faith. They have given us their testimonies of a Love that the flames could not burn out. For example,

"These homilies [religious writings-- testimonies] were golden cups, filled with living waters, and when the people of England pressed them to their parched lips, it well became them to remember whose were the hands that had replenished these vessels from the Divine fountains. The authors of the homilies—Cranmer, Ridley, Latimer—though dead, were yet speaking. They had perished at the stake, but now they were preaching by a thousand tongues to the people of England. Tyrants had done to them as they listed; but, risen from the dead, these martyrs were marching before the nation in its glorious exit from its house of bondage" (excerpted from "The History of Protestantism", Volume 3, Book 23, Chapter 15 ---New Window by J. A. Wylie).

The word "protestant" is a reactionary word. It objects to the errors of the Church of Rome. "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2Corinthians 6:14). In 1755, Samuel Johnson's dictionary defined a Protestant as "one of those who adhere to them, who, at the beginning of the reformation, protested against the errours of the church of Rome." Error-- in the name of Christ-- is to be separated from and reproved. "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" (Ephesians 5:11). To passively abide in the darkness of Roman Catholicism is to take sides against the LORD Jesus Christ...

"It is that ignorance which paralyses the arm of the Church of Christ, and makes the glorious word "Protestant" senseless, almost a dead and ridiculous word. For who does really protest against Rome today? where are those who sound the trumpet of alarm?" (excerpted from "Fifty Years in the Church of Rome" ---New Window by Charles Chiniquy).

J. A. Wylie As I Knew Him ---New Window

by Rev. C. A. Salmond, M.A., Edinburgh, 1890

"It was a life of great simplicity both in purpose and in habit. Spent mostly at the desk, or rather at the desk and mantlepiece on which a great part of his writing was done, it was varied by two regular daily 'constitutionals,' at daybreak and in the afternoon, when he was at home, and by an occasional excursion to one or other of the historic lands of Europe, in the intervals of his class work. The day was ordinarily crowned by an hour or two of cheerful converse by the hearth. Those favoured with his intimate friendship will bear the writer out in saying, as he has already done elsewhere, that to be with Dr. Wylie at such times, and to listen to his rich and sparkling conversation, on whatever subject might come up, meant both education and enjoyment.

Men spoke of him sometimes as a 'fanatic;' but if his utterances on the Papacy were strong, his detestation of the system was equalled by his tenderness for its unhappy votaries. To virile strength he united a woman's sensibility. It was a profound mistake to fancy in him an acrid, self-assertive, one-idead controversialist. He was one of the best informed, most genial, and sympathic of men, and his deep unaffected humility was one of his greatest charms. You could not be long with him without perceiving in him a lover of Christ and of all good men, and his mellow unostentatious piety gave an unmistakable savour to all his life."

Spurgeon On Catholicism: Geese in Their Hoods ---New Window

by Charles H. Spurgeon

"Reader, do you believe that men like yourself have priestly power? Do you think that they can regenerate infants by sprinkling them, and turn bread and wine into the very body and blood of Jesus Christ? Do you think that a bishop can bestow the Holy Ghost, and that a parish clergyman can forgive sins ? If so, your head can be seen in the picture peeping out from the cowl of the fox. You are the victim of crafty deceivers. Your soul will be their prey in life and in death. They cajole you with soft words, fine vestments, loud pretensions, and cunning smiles, but they will conduct you down to the chambers of death, and lead you to the gates of hell. Silly goose, may grace make thee wise!"

"A Gift For You" ---New Window

by Pastor Charles Chiniquy

While still a priest, Chiniquy became unwilling to pray to Mary as a divine advocate for salvation. During this trying time, Charles Chiniquy discovered true salvation in The Gift of God.

The Plot to Murder Mr. Lincoln ---New Window

A Condensed Story

taken from "50 Years in the Church of Rome"

by Pastor Charles Chiniquy

"My dear President, I must repeat to you here what I said when at Urbana in 1856. My fear is that you will fall under the blows of a Jesuit assassin if you do not pay more attention than you have done, till now, to protect yourself...
"You are not the first to warn me against the dangers of assassination. My ambassadors in Italy, France, and England, as well as Professor Morse, have many times warned me against the plots of the murderers which they have detected in those different countries. But I see no other safeguard against those murderers but to be always ready to die, as Christ advises it."

Babylon the Great

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"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
(Revelation 17:5).

by Tom Stewart

(Part 1) The Purpose and History of Babylon the Great ---New Window
Any attempt to describe the final destruction of Babylon the Great-- "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH"-- demands an identification of that system, i.e., its purpose, history, as well as present and prophetic future... Understanding the true nature of Babylon the Great is as simple as knowing whether a child is good or bad. "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right" (Proverbs 20:11). It only remains for God's people to "judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24) concerning Babylon the Great. To act consistently with that understanding, will require coming out of her that "ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4).

(Part 2) The Reformation and the Church of Rome ---New Window
By Divine Authority, the Apostle John was directed to align Nimrod's Babylon with the finally destroyed Babylon of Daniel's 70th Week (Daniel 9:27), which indicates a clear line of succession for Babylon the Great.
Other servants of this Divine Authority Of The WORD Of God which follow this example are--
Charles Chiniquy (1809-1899): "Rome is... that Modern Babylon" -Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, (1886).
John Wycliffe (1324-1384): "the supreme authority of Scripture... Christ's law sufficeth by itself to rule Christ's Church." -On the Truth and Meaning of Scripture, (c.1380).
Martin Luther wrote, "I know that the Papacy is none other than the kingdom of Babylon, and the violence of Nimrod the mighty hunter" -The Babylonish Captivity of the Church, (October 6th 1520).
Alexander Hislop: "Rome as the Apocalyptic Babylon... Let every Christian henceforth and for ever treat it as an outcast from the pale of Christianity. Instead of speaking of it as a Christian Church, let it be recognised and regarded as the Mystery of Iniquity, yea, as the very Synagogue of Satan." -The Two Babylons: Or, The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife, (1853)
James A. Wylie (1808-1890): "From the fourth century... the Bible began to be hidden from the people... the clergy usurped authority over the members of the Church... While the, 'living oracles' [Scripture] were neglected, the zeal of the clergy began to spend itself upon rites and ceremonies borrowed from the pagans. These were multiplied to such a degree, that [even] Augustine complained that they were 'less tolerable than the yoke of the Jews under the law.'" -History of Protestantism, vol. 1, pgs. 16,18, (1878).
It has always been, is, and will always be right for those who name "the Name of Christ [to] depart from iniquity"
(2Timothy 2:19) by separating themselves from Babylon the Great. "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2Corinthians 6:17).

(Part 3) The Ecumenical Movement and the Church of Rome ---New Window
It has been an historic dogma of the Catholic Church that
"outside the [Catholic] Church there is no salvation". "They could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it" (from "The Catechism of the Catholic Church" [1992], paragraph 846). This was intended by the Papacy to place the world in universal need of coming to Rome to receive the benefits of their ecumenical salvation...

"An important affirmation made in the early phase of collaboration between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches was that the two share in 'one and the same ecumenical movement'... The oneness of the ecumenical movement refers fundamentally to its orientation towards a 'common calling'" (from the WCC's "Towards a Common Understanding and Vision of the World Council of Churches", paragraph 2.10)... The Harlot Church of Rome is an implacable enemy of Jehovah Jesus, for she is the Great Whore... and the World Council of Churches' "common calling" collaboration with the Church of Rome is spiritual adultery. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3). Rome's doctrine damns her faithful, and her history betrays her origin-- Babylon. "Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence" (Jeremiah 51:6)...
The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) is not a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC); and, it has never applied for membership. Rome saith, "I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow" (Revelation 18:7). "The RCC's self-understanding has been one reason why it has not joined" (from an FAQ at the WCC's website [1999], which asks if the Roman Catholic Church is a member of the World Council of Churches). Rome understands that the Road of Ecumenism does not lead to Geneva-- the WCC's headquarters-- but it leads back to Rome...

One of the
"principal concerns" of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was the "restoration of unity among all Christians" (from the Second Vatican Council, "Decree on Ecumenism- Unitatis Redintegratio", paragraph 1)... Commenting on the term "ecumenical movement", the "Decree on Ecumenism" stated that "when the obstacles to perfect ecclesiastical communion have been gradually overcome, all Christians will at last, in a common celebration of the Eucharist, be gathered into the one and only Church in that unity which Christ bestowed on His Church from the beginning. We believe that this unity subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time" (from the Second Vatican Council, "Decree on Ecumenism- Unitatis Redintegratio", paragraph 4). And indeed, the "leopard [has not changed] his spots" (Jeremiah 13:23)!

(Part 4) Come Out of Her, My People ---New Window
Or, Love Alone Will Cause Us to Obey the Command to Separate From Babylon the Great

"Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues"
(Revelation 18:4).
Discussions of End Time Events, i.e., the Pre-Tribulational Rapture, and Chronologies, i.e., an expectation of being Raptured before the Year 2000 ("Y2K"), are intensely interesting, but our conduct in the meantime is of the utmost importance... Thus, when the Word of God gives the command to separate from Babylon the Great, it remains only for the instructed Believer to make the personal application required for their situation-- and depart from Babylon. "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" (Revelation 18:4). Love will always obey, for "if ye love me, keep My Commandments" (John 14:15) is the cry and command of our LORD and Saviour.

If we were to
"speak with the tongues of men and of angels" (1Corinthians 13:1) without the obedience of Love, then we would be as empty and worthless "as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal" (13:1). If we possessed the "gift of prophecy", understood "all mysteries, and all knowledge", and had "all faith" to "remove mountains", but did not have loving obedience to the command to come out of Babylon the Great, then we would be as "nothing" in the sight of God (13:2). If we bestowed all our "goods to feed the poor" and gave our bodies "to be burned", it "profiteth" us "nothing" (13:3). Whatever we say, if we will not come out of Babylon the Great, we do not love God. "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" (James 4:17).


Love: Christ's Example
for Our Obedience

Coming Out of Babylon.

The Humanity of Christ.

Sanctified by Suffering.

A Faith Which Worketh by Love.

God Worketh in Us to Will and to Do.

Love is Perfected in Them That Obey Him.

Following the Example of Christ.

Obedience is a Test of Sonship.

The Secret to a Life of Obedience is to Abide in Christ.

The Inclination to Obey God.

Forgetting Our First Love.

Repentance Restores Obedience.

Separation: Christ's Example
for Our Holiness

To Be Separate From Sinners Describes Christ's Holiness.

The Son of Man Chose to Be Holy.

All Honor to the Son of Man for the Magnificent Work He Displayed in His Earthly Ministry!

Our LORD Jesus Christ Lived His Earthly Life by Faith.

Separation According to the Spirit and Not the Letter of the Law.

The Religion of the Pharisees Was a Hypocritical Contradiction.

True Scriptural Separation is Simply the Practice of Holiness.

If We Refuse to Separate From Sin, Then God Must Separate From Us.

Our Separation From Babylon the Great Will Place Us Outside the Camp Bearing the Reproach-- With Jesus.

Judgment: Christ's Example
for Our Righteousness

The Righteous Judge Demonstrated How We Ought to Righteously Judge.

Hypocritical Judgment is the Unrighteous Judgment That is Forbidden.

Ye Shall Do No Unrighteousness in Judgment.

Meekly Restoring a Fallen Brother is Judging Righteous Judgment.

Standing in Faith is Judging Righteous Judgment.

Opposing the Antichrist During the Tribulation Week is Judging Righteous Judgment.

Refusing the Mark of the Beast During Daniel's 70th Week is Judging Righteous Judgment.

For the Tribulation Saints, Blessing Will Come Upon Those Who Judged Righteous Judgment.

Separating From Babylon the Great is to Stand With Christ in the Judgment.

(Part 5) Billy Graham: Christianity's Modern Balaam ---New Window
"Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD"
(2Chronicles 19:2).
A thoughtful evaluation of the ministry of Billy Graham will reveal that Billy Graham has been mightily used of Satan to break down the walls of separation between the Godly and the ungodly. "And ye shall be holy unto Me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine" (Leviticus 20:26). It will also reveal that Billy Graham's most effective work for Babylon the Great has been that of masquerading as a Bible believing evangelist-- doing "the work of the LORD deceitfully" (Jeremiah 48:10)-- seducing unwary Pilgrims into laying aside the "Sword of the Spirit" (Ephesians 6:17) in the name of Christian Love and Unity. If the Pope had approached the Bible-Believing-Evangelical-Community with the need for Ecumenical Unity in previous generations, he would have been viewed with suspicion-- on account of the corruptions of the Medieval Catholic Church, the terrors of the Inquisition, the wicked absurdity of Papal infallibility, etc. "Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16).

(Part 6) The Final Judgment of the Great Whore ---New Window
"He hath judged the Great Whore, which did corrupt the Earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand"
(Revelation 19:1-2).
We have only focused on the most pervasive and conspicuous manifestation of the Great Whore in this present Church Age-- the institution of Roman Catholicism. "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth" (Revelation 17:9). Rather than viewing Catholicism as merely one of many manifestations of the LORD Jesus Christ's Church, the Church of Rome's history demonstrates it to be entirely transformed from the Primitive Church of the Apostles into the abominable Babylon the Great... As we approach the Tribulation Week, the pace is quickening as "evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived" (2Timothy 3:13). We need to remember that the Church of Rome has been "Satan's seat" (Revelation 2:13) for more than a millennium...
"when the obstacles to perfect ecclesiastical communion have been gradually overcome, all Christians will at last, in a common celebration of the Eucharist, be gathered into the one and only Church"
(from the Second Vatican Council, "Decree on Ecumenism- Unitatis Redintegratio", paragraph 4)... Rome's "patience" in achieving the universal domination that describes her name, i.e., catholic, ought to be observed by even the Godly... Pope John Paul II tenaciously stated his commitment to the global union awaiting the Church at the New Millennium, "I myself intend to promote every suitable initiative aimed at making the witness of the entire Catholic community understood in its full purity and consistency, especially considering the engagement which awaits the Church at the threshold of the new Millennium [WStS emphasis added]... Does the Roman Catholic Church-- Babylon the Great-- endorse or promote the United Religions Initiative (URI)? If "in her [Babylon the Great] was found the blood of prophets, and of Saints, and of all that were slain upon the Earth" (Revelation 18:24), then the UR must eventually become attached to the Pope and the Church of Rome for the UR to be identified as Babylon the Great... This writer is persuaded that Babylon the Great, which is essentially Roman Catholicism, must soon incorporate with the United Religions, if the Pope still desires the headship of the world's religions, i.e., to be the False Prophet... Accordingly, the Papal celebration of the "Jubilee of the Year 2000" includes:

  • (1) "An Interreligious Encounter": "As one millennium draws to a close and the next looms near, it has been thought appropriate to invite a certain number of people belonging to different religious traditions to come together for a few days reflection. This interreligious encounter, which is being organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will take place in Rome 24-29 October 1999" (from the Vatican website), and

  • (2) a "Day of Reflection on lnterreligious Dialogue": "An invitation to prayer and reflection addressed particularly to Catholics... fixed for Pentecost Sunday in the year 2000... Pentecost is a sign that Babel can be overcome, that harmony can be achieved, and this finally is the goal of interreligious dialogue... for Christians to remember that they are not Christians just for themselves alone, but that they are called to relate to other believers and indeed to all members of humanity" (from the Vatican website). But for those who look for their LORD and a soon Pre-Tribulational Rapture, "God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain Salvation by our LORD Jesus Christ" (1Thessalonians 5:9).

In the Book of Revelation, we find a description of Babylon the Great (17:1-18), her final destruction (18:1-24), and the rejoicing in Heaven at the judgment of the Great Whore (19:1-4)... Antichrist turns against Babylon the Great 8-9 days prior to the End of the Tribulation Week... "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4). This most important message of God to those who would be preserved from Divine Destruction is to COME OUT OF BABYLON NOW.

End of Series.

The whole world knows there was a Reformation.
They've just forgotten why.
They're going back to Babylon
and the LORD is ANGRY.

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"Rome is the great danger ahead for the Church of Christ, and you do not understand it enough."
A faithful account by a former Roman Catholic priest of his life in the darkness of Romanism.

"God knows that I am a faithful witness of what my eyes have seen and my ears have heard, when I say to the multitudes which the Church of Rome has bewitched with her enchantments: Wherever there are nuns, monks and priests who live in forced violation of the ways which God had appointed for man to walk in, there are torrents of tears, there are desolated hearts, there are cries of anguish and despair which say in the words of brother Mark:
'Oh! que je suis malheureux!'
Oh! how miserable and wretched I am!

...modern Protestants have not only forgotten what Rome was, what she is, and what she will for ever be; the most irreconcilable and powerful enemy of the Gospel of Christ; but they consider her almost as a branch of the church whose corner stone is Christ...

this book is also dedicated.
In the name of your immortal souls, I ask you, Roman Catholics, to read this book.
By the mercy of God, you will fine, in its pages, how you are cruelly deceived by your vain and lying traditions.
You will see that is not through your ceremonies, masses, confessions, purgatory, indulgences, fastings, ect., you are saved. You have nothing to do but to believe, repent, and love.
Salvation is a gift! Eternal life is a gift! Forgiveness of sin is a gift! Christ is a gift!"

"Read in Chiniquy's substantial work, 'Fifty Years in the Church of Rome', his firsthand insights into the workings of the Church of Rome, and see if indeed the
'leopard [has changed] his spots' (Jeremiah 13:23)."


  • NUMBER 1- from chapter 1- The priest attempts to remove the Bible from young Chiniquy's home.

  • NUMBER 2- from chapter 65- Chiniquy leads his vast congregation out of Rome.

The Conversion of Martin Luther ---New Window

by Tom Stewart

"The Kingdom of God that flowered from that Reformation in Germany 'is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it' (Luke 13:19)."

Hugh Latimer: Example of Christian Courage ---New Window

by Tom Stewart

"Hugh Latimer was the son of an English farmer, educated at Cambridge University, and ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1510. 'Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations' (Jeremiah 1:5). Though reputed as a preacher prior to his conversion to Christ in 1525, after contact with Thomas Bilney-- another Cambridge scholar who had come to accept the preeminence of the Scriptures over the preeminence of the Pope-- Hugh Latimer was transformed into a mouthpiece for the claims of Christ over the claims of Romanism."

A quote from "The Coming Prince"
by Sir Robert Anderson

"What is true of all Scripture is specially true of prophecy. It is ours to assign to it a meaning; but he who really believes it to be Divine, will hesitate to limit its meaning to the measure of his own apprehension of it.

The prophecies of Antichrist afford a signal and most apt illustration of this. Were it not for the prejudice created by extreme statements, prophetic students would probably agree that the great apostasy of Christendom displays in outline many of the main lineaments of the Man of Sin. There is, indeed, in our day a spurious liberality that would teach us to forego the indictment which history affords against the Church of Rome... the real question at issue relates to the character, not of individuals, but of a system.

It is the part, therefore, not of intolerant bigotry, but of true wisdom, to search the records of the past — terrible records, truly — for the means of judging of that system. The inquiry which concerns us is not whether good men are found within the pale of Rome — as though all the moral excellence of earth could avail to cover the annals of her hideous guilt! Our true inquiry is whether she has suffered any real change in these enlightened days. Is the Church of Rome reformed?... And if not, let but dark days come again, and some of the foulest scenes and blackest crimes in the history of Christendom may be re-enacted... They do good service, therefore, who keep before the public mind the real character of Rome as the present day development of the apostasy.

But when these writers go on to assert that the predictions of the Antichrist have their full and final realization in the Papacy, their position becomes a positive danger to the truth. It is maintained at the cost of rejecting some of the most definite of the prophecies, and of putting a lax or fanciful interpretation upon those very Scriptures to which they appeal."

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