The Last Great Inquisition!!

Last updated March 1, 2002.

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Inquisition torture chamber by Bernard Picart showing the 3 main tortures used: the pulley, the water torture and the fire.

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Ever heard of the Inquisition, from 1200 A.D. to 1800 A.D. . . ? It's never mentioned any longer. We hear a lot about the Jewish Holocaust when 6 million Jews perished under Hitler. But most people don't know that Hitler was a Roman Catholic and an instrument of the Holy Office. Hitler was never excommunicated for his crimes against humanity and causing the deaths of millions of people; whereas Martin Luther was excommunicated for translating the Bible into German!!

Meet the real Adolf Hitler.

In 1933 the Vatican signed a Concordat with Germany making Roman Catholicism the only recognized religion in that country. Hitler was financed by Wall St. and the corrupt U.S. Bank.

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Signing the Concordat is Cardinal Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII). By 1933, he was the Vatican Secretary of State. Seated second from his left is Franz von Papen who was the Papal Nuncio to Germany. Standing at the far right can be seen the little known Vatican prelate, Montini, later to become Pope Paul VI.

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Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII from 1939 to 1958) was a brilliant diplomat, a cunning politician and a religious crusader. He was appointed Papal Nuncio to Germany in 1920 the first since the Reformation!! He, more than anybody else outside Germany, helped Hitler to power. He was one of the paramount personalities of the 20th century. He transformed the Vatican into a global political instrument. His pet obsession was Communism, and he became the main instigator of the Cold War.

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Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo, papal nuncio to Germany, talks with Hitler at a formal reception in Berlin in Jan. 1936. Martin Luther would never have allowed this!!

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Hitler greets Msgr. Joseph Tiso, Slovakian Chief of State, Papal Chamberlain and Roman Catholic priest, at Hitler's field headquarters on the Eastern Front, October, 1941.

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Little Dollfuss (Dictator of Austria) with Cardinal Innitzer on the right, witnessing the proclamation of the new Clerical-Fascist Constitution in 1934.

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Dr. Schuschnigg, Price Staremberg and Cardinal Innitzer with Dollfuss.

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The Spanish Catholic Hierarchy giving the Fascist salute at Santiago de Compostela in 1937.

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Catholic "evangelization" during the Spanish Civil War.

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Hitler's mistress Ava Braun. Like LaPopessa in Rome, very few people knew of their relationship.

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Eva Braun as a young girl at Simbach Convent. Martin Luther emptied the convents in Germany. He called them "cesspools of iniquity." The Jesuits filled them up again.

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Hitler reading with his glasses. If only he had read Martin Luther's masterpiece translation of the Bible . . . and converted to Christ. He might have become a great 20th century Reformer instead!!

Prior to 1960, libraries in America were filled with books on the Inquisition. Today however, very few can be found. . . . Why has the Inquisition been covered up? Because the total number of victims of this atrocity reached about 68 million people. 

They were Bible-believing Christians, Jews and even Roman Catholics like Joan of Arc, Savanarola, Giordano Bruno and Galileo etc., who were destroyed by the Inquisition carried out by the "Holy Office." The victims were always found guilty. They never knew who accused them. They never had lawyers, and no one would dare lift a finger to help. . . . On August 28, 1558, Walter Mill (an 82 year old Scotsman and parish priest of Lunan near Montrose), was burned alive with several others for embracing the Reformed Faith!!

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The Inquisition was forcibly suppressed by Napoleon when he entered Madrid in 1808. When the Spanish Parliament in 1831 declared it incompatible with the Constitution, the Vatican protested. King Ferdinand VII restored it again in 1814. The Inquisition was finally suppressed by the Liberals in July, 1833. However, the Holy Office has never ceased to function. It is still alive and well and disguised under the specious name (sacred congregation for the doctrine of the faith) in the Vatican today! Its current head is a German named Ratzinger and Time magazine had this to say about him:

The Cardinal wields immense clout in the hierarchy - beginning at the top. The Pope and Ratzinger are, says one mid-ranking Vatican official, two pieces of a puzzle. Without one, the other is not complete. Others point out an obvious primacy. Asked whether the Cardinal in practice was the undisputed No. 2 under the Pontiff one insider in the Holy See responds, Intellectually and theologically, he's No 1.

Time, December 6, 1993

Throughout history, whenever the time came for God to do a great work, the devil has always put forth his utmost power to stop the work of God. Satan, acting through Pharaoh, king of Egypt, was not going to let the children of Israel go to the promised land without putting up a tremendous struggle.

Moses had to plague his kingdom with 10 plagues, and kill all the firstborn of Egypt, before Pharaoh would finally relent. Even then Pharaoh saw another opportunity at the Red Sea to annihilate the people of God:

"But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, Till another king arose which knew not Joseph. The same dealt subtilly (crafty, cunning, shrewd, deceptive) with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end that they might not live" (Acts 7:17-19, Exodus 1:22).

Before the coming of the Messiah, Satan had all his people in key positions, especially the religious leaders. He directed king Herod to murder all the babies in Bethlehem in hopes of killing the promised Redeemer. The land of Israel was filled with legions of devils and unclean spirits to oppose the work of the Messiah. Jesus began His preaching ministry in the town where He grew up. The local people's reaction to His first sermon - they tried to kill Him! And that was the reception He got from people He knew all His life!

The spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire was met with terrible opposition by the pagans. Innumerable were the martyrs that died for the Faith during the first 300 years. The lives of Christians during that time consisted of persecution above ground and prayer underground

Before the Emperor Constantine ended the persecutions, the pagans made one last desperate attempt to abolish the Christian name. This persecution, under the Emperor Diocletian, began on the 23rd of February (303 A.D.), that being the day the Roman Terminalia was celebrated, and the cruel pagans boasted that they would finally put a termination to Christianity. . . . Fire, racks, swords, wild beasts, crosses, poison and famine were made use of to kill the Christians. Invention was exhausted to devise tortures against those who would not deny Christ and acknowledge Caesar as "lord" and burn incense to his image.

Christian martyrs face death bravely for the Lord Jesus Christ

Christians faced death bravely in the Roman Coliseum for their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This persecution lasted 10 years and was ended by the victory of Constantine, and his Edict of Milan (313 A.D.), granting freedom of worship to the believers. It was a great victory of Christ over the Dragon and the pagan Roman superstition. The Emperor Constantine, says the Church historian Eusebius,

caused to be painted on a lofty tablet, and set up in the front of the portico of his palace, so as to be visible to all, a representation of the salutary sign placed above his head; and below it that hateful and savage adversary of mankind, who by means of the tyranny of the ungodly, had wasted the Church of God, falling headlong, under the form of a Dragon, to the abyss of destruction" (Eusebius, Life of Constantine).

From the Bible and history we see that Satan always stirs up all his wrath just before the hour of deliverance. It will be no different this time. The Bible plainly teaches that will be great tribulation for the true Church just before the Second Coming of Christ.

Satan hates all those who believe in the Reformation credo: salvation by faith in Christ alone, and he will do his utmost to massacre them. It will be another St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre - on a worldwide scale. . . . This is symbolized in Scripture by the Battle of Armageddon - Satan loosed out of his prison - the great tribulation - the Dragon making war with the saints etc.

The last Pope will be a ferocious persecutor of true Protestant Christians. As in the past, the Inquisition under the Jesuits will be the instrument that Satan will use to try and bring the entire world under the Papacy. Like the plague of frogs on Egypt, Roman Catholicism will be everywhere:

"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet . . . And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt " (Rev. 16:13, Exodus 8:6).

Jesus said: "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last" (Rev. 1:11). The last quarter of Christian history will end like the first quarter of Jewish history . . . with Pharaoh in hot pursuit of the spiritual children of Israel. . . . This modern Pharaoh will try and exterminate all who refuse to acknowledge him as the Vicar of Christ. However, the Lord Jesus Christ - the Prophet like unto Moses - will overthrow him in a victory greater than at the Red Sea:

"And it came to pass, that in the morning watch (the fourth watch) the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud and troubled the host of the Egyptians . . . And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them" (Exodus 14:24-28).

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Unlike the movie, Pharaoh was buried at sea. He never got to use the gigantic pyramid that his slaves had built for him. When Christ returns He will bury His enemies in a sea. . . a sea of fire!

St. Paul tell us that God will trouble the persecutors of His Church when He comes again:

"And to you that are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power" (II Thess. 1:7-8).

Death for the true believer is described as rest until that great Resurrection Morning comes. . . . Death for the unbeliever is not the end of existence, or Purgatory, but everlasting torment in the lake of fire and brimstone. Whom will you choose - Christ or the Pope? - one is everlasting joy in Heaven, the other is everlasting pain in Hell.

"And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are they ways, thou King of Saints Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee: for thy judgments are made manifest" (Exodus 15, Rev. 15:3-4).

"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 . . . and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book" (II Thess. 2:3, Daniel 12:1).

The Song of Moses

"Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and the rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power; thy right hand , O Lord hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sendest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them,
Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for them to dwell in, in the Sanctuary (Heaven), O Lord which thy hands have established.
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever."

For more information on the Exodus see the movie: The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston.

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