Martyrs & Persecutions

The House of Yahweh details a history of violence (martyrs persecutions) and plans to resurrect the Roman Empire to achieve peace. Excerpt from free monthly newsletter…

Martyrs and Persecutions
The history of the church is filled with events of tragedy

The Death of the Disciples and Apostles of [Yahshua]
… all the disciples except John were martyred…he was exiled on the Isle of Patmos where he wrote the book of Revelation.

Roman Persecutions – Persecution by the State
• The First Persecution, Under Nero, A.D. 67. The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome. Peter and Paul were martyred under this persecution.
• The Second Persecution, Under Domitian, A.D. 81. The emperor Domitian…ordered that the Jews be put to death.
• The Third Persecution, Under Trajan, A.D. 108. This persecution was started by Trajan and then continued by his successor Adrian.
• The Fourth Persecution, Under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, A.D. 162.
• The Fifth Persecution, Commencing with Severus, A.D. 192.
• The Sixth Persecution, Under Maximus, A.D. 235.
• The Seventh Persecution, Under Decius, A.D. 249.
• The Eighth Persecution, Under Valerian, A.D. 257. Began under Valerian, in April 257, and continued for three years and six months.
• The Ninth Persecution Under Aurelian, A.D. 274.
• The Tenth Persecution, Under Diocletian, A.D. 303 – 313 A.D. This persecution, which lasted for 10 years, started with the destruction of all Christian churches and books and an order to declare Christians as outlaws.

Papal Persecutions – Persecution by the Church
It is estimated that between 50 – 100 million people died cruel deaths during the reign of the church. …this method of control will always be an option for the church.
• Pope Innocent III’s (1198-1216 AD) Deliberatio claimed the right to dispose kings. He ordered the extermination of heretics, the massacre of Albigensians, condemned the Magna Charta, and forbade Bible reading in the common language.
• The Inquisition of heretics established (1229) under Gregory IX. (1227-1241)
• Pope Innocent IV, in his instruction for the guidance of the Inquisition in Tuscany and Lombardy, ordered the civil magistrates to force a confession of guilt from all heretics by torture, and a betrayal of all their accomplices, in the Papal Bull Ad Extirpanda de Medio Populi Christiani Pravitatis Zizania, dated May 15, 1252.
• Pope Clement V (1305-1314) rebukes England’s King Edward II for not torturing heretics and orders him to do so.

Papal Persecutions – The Crusades
The crusades were a series of expeditions, sanctioned by the pope, against heathens and heretics. They were generally called by the church, headed by Holy Roman Emperors…
• The First Crusade (November 27, 1095). In 1095 Pope Urban II declared a holy war, a Crusade, against the Muslims to make the Holy Land Christian again. He also ordered all heretics to be tortured and killed. With Urban’s call and the Church’s support, thousands of towns people found a direction for their frustration and hate, and they raped and murdered their way to Jerusalem.
• The Second Crusade (1147-49). A Second Crusade was proclaimed by Pope Eugene III…
• The Third Crusade (1189-1192). The Third Crusade was called by Pope Gregory VIII…
• The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). Pope Innocent III launched the Fourth Crusade…
• The Children’s Crusade (1212). The Children’s Crusade, 1212 was led by a visionary French peasant boy…
• The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221). Soon afterward, Innocent III and his successor Honorius III, began to preach the Fifth Crusade.
• The Sixth Crusade (1228-29). The Sixth Crusade, was undertaken by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II…
• The Seventh Crusade (1248-1254). The Seventh Crusade was due to Louis IX of France.
• The Eighth Crusade (1270). The fall of Jaffa and Antioch to the Muslims in 1268 caused Louis IX to undertake the Eighth Crusade in 1270…
• The Ninth Crusade (1271 – 1272). The Ninth Crusade, was led by Prince Edward (later Edward 1 of England).

Papal Persecutions – Hussites
The Hussites in Bohemia and Moravia were followers of Jan Huss who was burned at the stake in 1415 for heresy. In Bohemia, a country with a population of four million by the year 1600, 3.2 million of which were Protestants, only the population of 800,000 Catholics were left alive by the time the Hapsburgs and Jesuits were through. 2,400,000 Protestants were cruelly murdered.

Papal Persecutions – Waldensians (1147-1658)
The Waldenses or Vaudois were French Protestants in the Piedmont Valley region of southern France and northern Italy. …separated themselves from the Roman church. Pope Alexander III … asked the Bishop of Lyons to exterminate them from the face of the earth. So the persecution of the Waldensians began.

By force and violence, they have taken their profaneness–sodomy and other kinds of God worship–into all nations on earth. Their plans now are to resurrect the Roman Empire and to force a one-world religion, as in days past. To them, this force means peace.

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