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The Passion of Christ – Mel Gibson’s Vivid Deception

By Richard Bennett and J. Virgil Dunbar There seldom had been a movie that had created such favorable publicity and anticipation in the Evangelical community than The Passion of Christ.  A tidal wave of excitement swept the church and the movie world.  On Catholic Ash Wednesday, 2004, the film appeared in theaters across America.  Evangelical Read More

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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

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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 the Read More

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Catholic Persecution of Christian Saints in France

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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