When Reading the Bible was a Criminal Offense

The House of Yahweh discloses the evil deeds of the Catholic Church and the Popes who made reading the bible a criminal offense.
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Their Evil Continued after Moving to Rome

After moving to Rome, using their roman army, they continued to force the people to accept their rebellious ways. By enforcing a penalty of death, they kept the Holy Scriptures–The Book of Yahweh, the Laws of Peace–away from the people for about 1,500 years.

Owning a Bible was a criminal offence

In 860, Pope Nicholas I, sitting high on a throne built specially for the occasion in the town square, pronounced against all people who expressed interest in reading the Bible, and reaffirmed its banned public use (Papal Decree).
In 1073, Pope Gregory supported and confirmed the ban, and in 1198, Pope Innocent III declared that anybody caught reading the Bible would be stoned to death by ‘soldiers of the Church military’ (Diderot’s Encyclopedia, 1759). In 1229, the Council of Toulouse, ‘to be spoken of with detestation’, passed another Decree ‘that strictly prohibits laics from having in their possession either the Old or New Testaments; or from translating them into the vulgar tongue’. By the 14th Century, possession of a Bible by the laity was a criminal offence and punishable by whipping, confiscation of real and personal property, and burning at the stake.
With the fabricated Christian texts safely hidden from public scrutiny by a series of Decrees, popes endorsed the public suppression of the Bible for twelve hundred and thirty years, right up until after the Reformation and the printing of the King James Bible in 1611.

A time when the bible was banned and burned – By The Apostate Christian Church

Many people are unaware of the fact that there was a long period of time, when the Church of Christendom –forbid the reading of the Bible. Not only did she forbid the reading of the Bible, but she also forbid having possession of a Bible in one’s own home.
These were called the “Dark Ages” for obvious reasons. The Apostate Church of Christendom was at the peak of her power, and was afraid that if her subjects owned and read Bibles, that they might question some of the Church’s actions and teachings.

“During the Dark Ages (A.D. 500-1500), Rome burned Bibles along with their owners.” -The Baptist Pillar CANADA’S ONLY TRUE BAPTIST PAPER Published by Bible Baptist Church
This was a time, when not only was the Bible banned, but literacy in general was prohibited and frowned upon. Very few people during this time knew how to read or write. Again, the Apostate Church was determined that the less knowledge that people had, the more easy it would be to rule them.
“Only ten percent of people in the Roman Empire could read…and those were generally in the wealthy upper classes.” -River of God, Gregory J. Riley, pp. 66

The Church admits this in her own Laws:

“Canon 14. We prohibit also that the laity should not be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament; we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books.” – The Church Council of Toulouse 1229 AD Source: Heresy and Authority in Medieval Europe, Scholar Press, London, England copyright 1980 by Edward Peters, ISBN 0-85967-621-8, pp. 194-195

The Council of Tarragona of 1234, in its second canon, ruled that: “No one may possess the books of the Old
and New Testaments, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days, so that they may be burned…” – The Church Council of Tarragona 1234 AD; 2nd Cannon – Source : D. Lortsch, Historie de la Bible en France, 1910, p.14.

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