Phi 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
This web site contains many facts that are not pleasant, if you do NOT like TRUTH, do not proceed further, YOU MAY BE OFFENDED!
Christianity as found in the Bible is NOT the same as practised in the denominations.
This web site will reveal a history hidden from most people, a history that is not politically correct nor revised to fit into peoples ideas - but the truth.
For many centuries the bible was banned, owning one was a serious offence, which resulted in being burnt alive. Simply, the church did not use the bible for it's doctrine but turned to the pagan institutions for doctrine and ceremony. The Arch-Drurid became in time the Arch-Bishop, of a hopelessly corrupt church! The now apostate church had more in common with the pagan Sun worshipers than the Christianity of the Bible.
When the bible did start to become more common, due at first by people copying by hand, and later through the printing press, the establishment across Europe was horrified, both church and state fought together to remove the bible from the common people and even the educated elite.
Heresbach, a friend of Erasmus, reported these words from Thomas Linacer, the respected Oxford professor, and the personal physician to both King Henry the 7th and 8th of England. On reading the New Testament for the first time (1524), Linacer said “Either this is not the gospel, or we are not Christians” having thrown the scriptures to one side.
Even the school of theology in Paris did not scruple to declare before the French parliament, “There is an end of religion if the study of Hebrew and Greek is permitted”.
History of the Great Reformation, Jean Henri Merle D’Aubigne, in 5 volumes, 1853 vol 1, page 43.
Andreas Ammonius, (Latin secretary to Henry VIII) under the date of November 8, 1531, wrote to Erasmus (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, who produced the printed Greek New Testament) of the great numbers of Christians in England, which he calls anabaptists. He says: "It is not astonishing that wood is so dear and scarce the heretics cause so many holocausts, and yet their numbers grow".
Erasmus replied that Ammonius "has reason to be angry with the heretics for increasing the price of fuel for the coming Winter" (Brewer, Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, I. p. 285/297). This was horrible jesting concerning the burning alive of brave Christians and shows the true state of the thinking of the Roman Catholic Church in that period towards those who desired to turn the the scriptures for authority.
In 1593 in England it was made a legal requirement for all people over eighteen to attend Church of England Worship, and later, baptismal records were to be kept to check that parents were having their children baptised as infants. Those parents that did not could be burned alive, such was the State religion and their desire to wreak hatred and revenge on any that dare disagree, who today make much of their "wonderful traditions", by not mentioning such inconvenient facts!
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Continuing the history of the Lord's Church in Europe and England, click below:
INDEX FOR TRACES OF THE KINGDOM to avoid going through each page, useful if you have been here before:
The Early Church (page one)
The Early Church continued (page two)
Oxford (page three)
Hill Cliffe (page four)
Cambridge (page five)
The Witch Trials (page six)
Persecution (page seven)
Lord Cobham, Christian gentleman (page eight)
Lud's Church (page nine)
Churches of Christ in Kent (page ten)
The Burnings (page eleven)
Maps of the spread of the Lollards and Waldensians (page twelve)
What's in a name (page thirteen)
Tewkesbury church of Christ (page fourteen)
William Tyndale (page fifteen)
Daniel Featley, enemy (page sixteen)
The Bow Lane Church of Christ meeting in the 1500s (page seventeen)
Iohn Smyth (page eighteen)
The Newgate Church of Christ in the 1600s (page nineteen)
The Bell alley Church of Christ in the 1600s (page twenty)
A letter written by a Christian dated 1622 (page twenty one)
Henry Denne - Gospel Preacher (page twenty two)
Letter to America (page twenty three)
The Bristol Church of Christ (page twenty four)
Sir Isaac Newton & William Whiston (page twenty five)
Tottlebank Church of Christ (page twenty six)
The Sunny Bank Church of Christ, founded 1678 (page twenty seven)
Other Churches of Christ in the Furness Fells (page twenty eight)
The 1650s onwards (page twenty nine)
Cox-Lane, meeting in 1809 (page thirty)
Criccieth Church of Christ and David Lloyd George , Prime Minister during WW1 (page thirty one)
David King, nineteenth century evangelist (page thirty two)
Final page (page thirty three)
Other Church of Christ meeting houses now classed as Baptist
Iohn Smyth's twenty articles
Calvinism enters the Lord's Church in the 1600s
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