How was the little horn to treat God's people?
"And shall wear out the saints of the Most High!' Dan. 7: 25.
NOTES - 'Under these bloody maxims [previously mentioned], those persecutions were carried
on, from the eleventh and twelfth centuries almost to the present day, which stand out on the page of
history. After the signal of open martyrdom had been given in the canons of Orleans, there followed the
extirpation of the Albigenses under the form of a crusade, the establishment of the Inquisition, the cruel
attempts to extinguish the Waldenses, the martyrdoms of the Lollards, the cruel wars to exterminate the
Bohemians, the burning of Huss and Jerome, and multitudes of other confessors, before the Reformation;
and afterwards, the ferocious cruelties practised in the Netherlands, the martyrdoms of Queen Mary's reign,
the extinction by fire and sword of the Reformation in Spain and Italy, by fraud and open persecution in
Poland, the massacre of Bartholomew, the persecution of the Huguenots by the League, the extirpation of
the Vaudois, and all the cruelties and prejudices connected with the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
These are the more open and conspicuous facts which explain the prophecy, besides the slow and secret
murders of the holy tribunal of the Inquisition."-"The First Two Visions of Daniel," Rev. T. R. Birks,
M.A., London, 1845, pages 248, 249.
A detailed summary of the number of the victims of the Inquisition in Spain, under each
Inquisitor-General, is given in The History of the Inquisition in Spain," by Llorente, formerly secretary of
the Inquisition, pages 206-208. According to this authority the number who were condemned and perished
in the flames is 31,912.
"The church has persecuted. Only a tyro in church history will deny that. . . . One hundred and
fifty years after Constantine the Donatists were persecuted, and sometimes put to death. . . . Protestants
were persecuted in France and Spain with the full approval of the church authorities. We have always
defended the persecution of the Huguenots, and the Spanish Inquisition. Wherever and whenever there is
honest Catholicity, there will be a clear distinction drawn between truth and error, and Catholicity and all
forms of heresy. When she thinks it good to use physical force, she will use it."-The Western Watchman
(Roman Catholic), of St. Louis, December 24, 1908.
What is the gift of God?
What is the basis of faith?
Where is the law of God written under the new covenant?
When had God said this?
What was already at work in the church in Paul's day?
When did Christ say the end would come?
How are God's remnant people described?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle