The Influence of Demons upon the Apostate Church

THE INFLUENCE OF DEMONS UPON THE APOSTATE CHURCH 

The Influence of Demons
upon the Apostate Church 

“God’s Spirit clearly says 
that in the last days 
many people will turn from 
their faith. They will be fooled 
by evil spirits and by teachings 
that come from  DEMONS.”
(1Timothy 4:1)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“This wisdom is not that which comes 
down from above, but is earthly (pagan), 
natural, demonic.”
(James 3:15)(NASB)-BibleGateway

“The Spirit makes it clear 
that as time goes on, 
some are going to give up on the faith 
and chase after DEMONIC illusions 
put forth by professional liars. 
These liars have lied so well 
and for so long that they’ve lost 
their capacity for truth. 
They will tell you not to get married. 
(forced celibacy among priests and nuns)
They’ll tell you not to eat this 
or that food— (Fish only on Fridays)….”
(1Timothy 4:1-4)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“The Holy Spirit clearly says 
that in the last days 
some people will leave the faith. 
They will follow spirits that 
will fool them. They will believe 
things that demons will teach them. 
(1Timothy 4:1)(NIRV)-BibleGateway

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
(NASB)
” 3(A)Let no one in any way deceive you, 
for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first
and the (C)man of lawlessness is revealed, the (D)son of destruction, 
4who opposes and exalts himself above (E)every so-called god 
or object of worship (pope), so that he takes his seat
in the temple of God, (F)displaying himself as being God. 
 5Do you not remember that (G)while I was still with you, 
I was telling you these things? 
 6And you know (H)what restrains him now, 
so that in his time he will be revealed. 
 7For (I)the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; 
only (J)he who now restrains (the apostles)will do so 
until he is taken out of the way. 
 8Then that lawless one (K)will be revealed 
whom the Lord will slay (L)with the breath of His mouth 
and bring to an end by the (M)appearance of His coming; 
 9that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity 
of  Satan,
 with all power and signs and false wonders, 
 10and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, 
because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 
11For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence 
so that they will believe what is false, 
12in order that they all may be judged who 
(T)did not believe the truth, but (U)took pleasure
in wickedness. “
 
Savage Wolves

THE FORETOLD APOSTASY WHERE DEMONIC ACTIVITY WOULD FLOURISH 
“I know that after I leave, 
savage wolves will come in among you 
and will not spare the flock. 
Even from your own number 
men will arise and distort the truth 
in order to draw away disciples after them.”  
(Acts 20:29-31) (New International Version)
  -BibleGateway

“….addicted to lust, and allergic to God. 
They’ll make a show of religion, 
but behind the scenes they’re animals.” 
(2Timothy 3:4,5)(MSG)-BibleGateway

HISTORY  OF  THE  JESUITS
 
“Meanwhile we proceed to describe 
one of those few Inquisitions that 
remain to this day in almost the identical 
state in which they existed when the 
“Holy Office” was being vigorously worked. 
This will enable us to realize more vividly 
the terror of that weapon which Pope Paul III 
prepared for the hands of the Jesuits,”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 
 
 
“The eight years that elapsed between 1534 
and 1542 are notable ones in the annals of 
Protestant Christianity. That epoch witnessed 
the birth of three movements, Which were destined 
to stamp a character upon the future of Europe, 
and powerfully to modify the conflict then in 
progress in Christendom. In 1534 the Jesuits 
recorded their first vow in the Church of 
Montmartre, in Paris. In 1540 their society 
was regularly launched by the Papal edict. 
In 1542, Pope Paul III issued the bull for 
the re-establishment of the Inquisition; 
and in 1541 Calvin returned to Geneva, 
to prepare that spiritual army that was 
to wage battle with Jesuitism backed by 
the Inquisition.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 
 
“Jesuitism, the consummation of error — 
the Inquisition, the maximum of force, 
stand up and array themselves against 
a now fully developed Protestantism.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 
 
 
“Meanwhile we proceed to describe one of those 
few Inquisitions that remain to this day 
in almost the identical state in which 
they existed when the Holy Office was being 
vigorously worked. This will enable us to 
realize more vividly the terror of that 
weapon which Pope Paul III prepared for the 
hands of the Jesuits.” (repeated for emphasis)
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“The Inquisition of Nuremberg still remains—
an anomalous and horrible monument in the midst 
of a Great city.  We shall first describe the 
Chamber of Torture.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.
 
“It derives its name, the Torture-chamber, 
not only from the fact that the torture was 
here inflicted, but because into this one chamber 
has been collected a complete set of the instruments 
of torture gleaned from the various Inquisitions 
that formerly existed in Bavaria.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 

“A glance suffices to show the whole dreadful 
apparatus by which the adherents of Rome 
sought to maintain her dogmas…the genius that 
devised this system of coercion…The persecutor 
had calculated, doubtless, that the effect 
produced upon the mind of his victim by these 
dreaded apparitions…the unfortunate prisoner, 
on entering such a place…the infernal den…
where more dreadful sights meet our gaze. 
It is hung round and round with instruments 
of torture, so numerous that it would take 
a long while even to name them, and so diverse 
that it would take a much longer time to describe 
them.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  

“There were instruments for compressing the fingers 
till the bones should be squeezed to splinters. 
There were instruments for probing below the 
finger-nails till an exquisite pain, like a 
burning fire, would run along the nerves. 
There were instruments for tearing out the tongue, 
for scooping out the eyes, for grubbing-up the ears. 
There were bunches of iron cords, with a spiked 
circle at the end of every whip, for tearing the 
flesh from the back till bone and sinew were 
laid bare. There were iron cases for the legs, 
which were tightened upon the limb placed in 
them by means of a screw, till flesh and bone 
were reduced to a jelly.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
 
“There were cradles set full of sharp spikes, 
in which victims were laid and rolled from side 
to side, the wretched occupant being pierced 
at each movement of the machine with innumerable 
sharp points. There were iron ladles with long 
handles, for holding molten lead or boiling pitch, 
to be poured down the throat of the victim, 
and convert his body into a burning cauldron.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“There were frames with holes to admit the hands 
and feet, so contrived that the person put into 
them had his body bent into unnatural and painful 
positions, and the agony grew greater and greater 
by moments, and yet the man did not die.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 
 
“There were chestfuls of small but most ingeniously 
constructed instruments for pinching, probing, 
or tearing the more sensitive parts of the body, 
and continuing the pain up to the very verge 
where reason or life gives way.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
 
“On the floor and walls of the apartment were 
other and larger instruments for the same fearful 
end — lacerating, mangling, and agonizing living men; 
but these we shall meet in other dungeons we are 
yet to visit.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.
TORTURE CHAIR USED BY THE CHURCH TO QUESTION HERETICS
“The first impression on entering the chamber 
was one of bewildering horror; a confused procession 
of mangled, mutilated, agonising men, speechless 
in their great woe, the flesh peeled from off 
their livid sinews, the sockets where eyes had 
been, hollow and empty, seemed to pass before one.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
 
“The things we have been surveying are not 
the mere models of the instruments made use of 
in the Holy Office; but they are the veritable 
instruments themselves. We see before us the actual 
implements by which hundreds and thousands of men 
and women, were torn, and mangled, and slain. 
These terrible realities the men of the sixteenth 
century had to face and endure.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
 
“We leave the Torture-chamber to visit 
the Inquisition proper. We go eastward, 
about half a mile…till we come to an old 
tower,  The lantern is to show us our way, 
and the candles are for the purpose of 
being lighted and stuck up at the turnings 
in the dark underground passages which we 
are about to traverse. The cicerone, selecting 
the largest from the bunch of keys, inserts 
it in the lock of the massy portal before 
which we stand, bolt after bolt is turned, 
and the door, with hoarse heavy groan as it 
turns on its hinge, opens slowly to us. 
We begin to descend. We go down one flight 
of steps; we go down a second flight; 
we descend yet a third… a gleam thrown 
forward from the lantern showed us that we 
were arrived at the entrance of a horizontal, 
narrow passage…the corridor we were traversing 
was hewn out of the rock.  Every step was 
carrying us deeper into the heart of the rock,
and multiplying the barriers between us 
and the upper world. We were shut in with the
thick darkness and the awful silence. We began to realize 
what must have been the feelings of some unhappy 
disciple of the Gospel, surprised by the familiars 
of the Holy Office…No cry, however piercing, 
could reach the ear of man through these roofs 
of rock. He was entirely in the power of those 
who had brought him thither.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“We found ourselves in a rather roomy chamber, 
it might be about twelve feet square. 
This was the Chamber of Question. 
Along one side of the apartment ran 
a low platform. There sat of old the 
inquisitors, three in number.. The only 
thing that remained of that platform was 
the crucifix, or image of the cross, 
which still remained. The six candles that 
usually burned before the “holy Fathers” 
were, of course, extinguished, but our 
lantern supplied their place, and showed us 
the grim furnishings of the apartment. 
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“In the middle was the horizontal rack 
or bed of torture, on which the victim 
was stretched till bone separated from bone, 
and his dislocated frame became the seat 
of agony, which was suspended only when it 
had reached a pitch that threatened death.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“Leaning against the wall of the chamber 
was the upright rack, which is simpler, 
but as an instrument of torture not less 
effectual, than the horizontal one. 
There was the iron chain which wound over 
a pulley, and hauled up the victim to the 
vaulted roof; and there were the two great 
stone weights which, tied to his feet, 
and the iron cord let go, brought him down 
with a jerk that dislocated his limbs, 
while the spiky rollers, which he grazed 
in his descent, cut into and excoriated his back, 
leaving his body a bloody, dislocated mass.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“All round, ready to hand, were hung the 
minor instruments of torture. There were screws 
and thumbkins for the fingers, spiked collars 
for the neck, iron boots for the legs, gags 
for the mouth, cloths to cover the face, 
and permit the slow percolation of water, 
drop by drop, down the throat of the person 
undergoing this form of torture.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
 
“There were rollers set round with spikes, 
for bruising the arms and back; there were 
iron scourges, pincers, and tongs for tearing 
out the tongue, slitting the nose and ears, 
and otherwise disfiguring and mangling the body 
till it was horrible and horrifying to look 
upon it. There were other things of which an 
expert only could tell the name and the use. 
Had these instruments a tongue, and could the 
history of this chamber be written, how awful 
the tale!”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.  
“What further punishment has the Holy Office 
in reserve for those from whom its torments 
have failed to extort a recantation? 
These dreadful dungeons furnish us with the 
means of answering this question.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION. 
 
“A few steps are taken downwards…Here there 
is a vaulted chamber, entirely dug out of 
the living rock, except the roof, which is 
formed of hewn stone. It contains an iron image 
of the Virgin (Mary); and on the opposite wall, 
suspended by an iron hook, is a lamp, which 
when lighted shows the goodly proportions 
of “Our Lady.” On the instant of touching 
a spring the image flings open its arms, 
which resemble the doors of a cupboard, 
and which are seen to be stuck full on the 
inside with poignards (knives), each about a 
foot in length. Some of these knives are so 
placed as to enter the eyes of those whom 
the image enfolded in its embrace, 
others are set so as to penetrate the ears 
and brain, others to pierce the breast, 
and others again to gore the abdomen.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.
 
“The person who had passed through the terrible 
ordeal of the Question-chamber, but had made no 
recantation, would be led along the tortuous 
passage by which we had come, and ushered into 
this vault, where the first object that would 
greet his eye, the pale light of the lamp falling 
on it, would be the iron Virgin. He would be 
bidden to stand right in front of the image. 
The spring would be touched by the executioner 
— and the Virgin would fling open her arms, 
and the wretched victim would straightway 
be forced within them. Another spring was 
then touched — and the Virgin closed upon 
her victim.  At the touching of a third spring, 
the floor of the image would slide aside, 
and the body of the victim drop down the mouth 
of a perpendicular shaft in the rock. 
We look down this pit, and can see, 
at a great depth, the shimmer of water. 
A canal had been made to flow underneath the 
vault where stood the iron Virgin, and when 
she had done her work upon those who were 
delivered over to her tender mercies, 
she let them fall, with quick descent and 
sullen plunge, into the canal underneath, 
where they were floated to the Pegnitz, 
and from the Pegnitz to the Rhine, 
and by the Rhine to the ocean, there to 
sleep beside the dust of Huss and Jerome.”
-History of the Jesuits
by Dr. J. A. Wylie LL.D.,
Chapter 11 – 1878
THE TORTURES OF THE INQUISITION.
 
 
THE APOSTATE CHURCH USED THE INQUISITION TO TORTURE HER VICTIMS BOTH JESUITS AND DOMINCANS WERE INVO
Religious Inquisition tribunals practiced torture 
mercilessly – on supposed heretics in the name 
of Christianity .

 

Heresy (Greek hairesis) – “An opinion or doctrine 
not in line with the accepted teaching of the church; 
the opposite of orthodoxy” 
— (Holman Bible Dictionary)

 

The Jesuit Oath – Against Heresy
(The Society of Jesus)

The following is the text 
of the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction 
as recorded in the Journals 
of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, 
of the United States Congressional Record 
(House Calendar No. 397, Report No. 1523, 
15 February, 1913, pp. 3215-3216), 
from which it was subsequently torn out.

The Oath is also quoted by Charles Didier 
in his book Subterranean Rome (New York, 1843)

Dr. Alberto Rivera, who escaped 
from the Jesuit Order in 1967, 
confirms that the induction ceremony 
and the text of the Jesuit Oath 
which he took were identical 
to what we have cited below. 

The Jesuit Oath
“I now, in the presence of the Almighty God,
the blessed virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel,
the blessed St John the Baptist…and my ghostly father,
the superior general of the Society of Jesus,
founded by St Ignatius Loyola,
do, by the womb of the Virgin… swear that
His Holiness the Pope is Christ’s vice-regent,
and is the true and only Head of the Catholic
 or Universal Church… I do now renounce and
dis-own any allegiance is due to any heretical King,
Prince, or State, named Protestant or Liberal,
or obedience to any of their laws or magistrates, 
or officers.”(2)
 
“I do further declare the doctrine of the Church
of England, and Scotland, and of Calvinists,
Huguenots, and others of the name of Protestant
or Liberal, to be damnable, and themselves
 to be damned, who will not forsake the same.
I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding
I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical
for the propagation of Mother Church’s interest,
to keep secret and private all her agents, counsels,
 from time to time, as they interest me,
and not divulge directly or indirectly,
by word, writing, or circumstances whatever.”(2)
 
“I do furthermore promise and declare
that I will, when opportunity presents,
make and wage relentless war
secretly or openly, against all heretics,
 Protestants… as I am directed to;
extirpate them from the face of the earth;
and that I will spare neither age, sex, or
condition, and that I will Hang, Burn, waste,
boil, flay, Strangle and Bury Alive those
infamous heretics; Rip up the stomachs
and wombs of the women, and crush their
infant’s heads against the wall in order to
annihilate their execrable race. That when
the same cannot be done openly,
I will secretly use the poison cup,
the strangulating cords, the steels of
the poinard, or the leaden bullets,
regardless of the honour, rank, dignity,
or authority of the persons, whatever
may be their condition in life,
either public or private, as I at any time
may be directed to, by any agent of the Pope,
or the superior of the Holy Father
of the Society of Jesus.”(2)
 
“In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate
my life, my soul, and my corporeal powers;
and with this dagger, which I now receive,
I will subscribe my name written in blood
in testimony thereof; and should I prove false,
or weaken in my determination, may my
brethren and fellow-soldiers of the militia
of the Pope, cut off my hands and my feet,
and my throat from ear to ear, rip my belly open,
and sulphur burn therein, and all the punishments
that can be inflicted on me on earth,
and my soul be tortured by demons
in an eternal hell for ever.”(2)
 
“In testimony thereof I take this most holy
and blessed sacrament of the Eucharist,
and witness the same further with my name
written with the point of this dagger,
dipped in my own blood, and sealed
in the face of the holy covenant.”(2)
— (2) Source : 
(Source: ‘Divine Calendar’, Vol. 2,
     edited by Augusta Cook;
Published by Dank and sons, 1916)

 
Jesuits and Nazi Germany
“To what extent the Catholics were masters 
of Nazi Germany soon became apparent 
as also did the severity with which some of 
the “Papacy’s high principles” were applied. 
The liberals and Jews had plenty of spare time 
to find out that these principles were far from 
out-dated, as the most orthodox voices confirmed it. 
The right the Church arrogates herself to 
exterminate slowly or speedily those who are
in the way was “put into practice” at Auschwitz, 
Dachau, Belsen, Buchenwald and other death 
camps…”
–The Secret History of the Jesuits;
 by Edmond Paris 
Chino, California, U.S.A., 1975 

Hitler and The Popes

“as Secretary of State, Pope, Pius XII 
(Eugenio Pacelli) greeted Hitler as the 
Savior of Germany and the White Hope
of the Church.”
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941

“The second world war 
was a modern day Roman crusade.
Hitler was only a pawn raised up 
by the Vatican to serve her purpose, 
as was Mussolini.”
-The Counterfeit Kingdom 
  S. H. Venour; 1996

 
“The Third Reich is the first world power 
which not only acknowledges but also 
puts into practice the high principles 
of the papacy.” 
–The Pope’s Secret Chamberlain
   Franz Von Papen’s Statement
     During World War II
 
“Under its care the papal organisation 
and the swastika launched a deadly attack 
on the hated liberalism and tried to bring 
about the “new Middle-Ages” that Hitler
had promised to Europe.”
–The Secret History of the Jesuits;
 by Edmond Paris 
Chino, California, U.S.A., 1975 

 
“If Hitler had won the war, 
Rome would have had control 
of the world immediately, 
and we would have been back 
in the Middle Ages there and then.”
-The Counterfeit Kingdom 
  S. H. Venour; 1996
 
“If Rome gains complete control 
no person will be allowed to live 
unless they either are or become Roman Catholic. 
The murderous inquisitions of the Middle Ages 
will be upon us again.”
-The Counterfeit Kingdom 
  S. H. Venour; 1996

Cruelty and Opression
Under the Papacy

 
“Heretics may 
not only be excommunicated, 
but also justly put to death.” 
(Catholic Encyclopedia, 
    Vol. XIV, p. 768)
 
“We declare, say, define, 
and pronounce that every 
being should be subject 
to the Roman Pontiff.” 
-(Catholic Encyclopedia, 
    Vol. XV, p. 126)
 
“The pope issued orders
that the Protestants should be 
forced to recant or be killed. 
This led to terrible persecutions 
which killed millions of people 
throughout Europe, and which 
wiped out the Reformation on the 
Continent, which is why two thirds 
of mainland Europe is Roman Catholic 
today.”
-The Counterfeit Kingdom 
  S. H. Venour; 1996
 

The Papal Legacy

THE  PAPACY
 
“Most Catholics go through their entire 
lives without hearing a single condemnatory 
word against the papacy.  Many today still
profess great love for the pontiff. 
These true believers would be astonished 
to learn that historically, most of the popes 
have not been loved, but instead hated and feared,
and deservedly so, for the Vatican has been 
the home base for some of the most thoroughly 
evil and corrupt men in human history, 
all hiding behind the cloak of righteous 
respectability and today supported by 
unquestioning political and media elites.”
-The Popes: Saints or Madmen?
  by Jon Nelson

 
“The use of torture was authorized 
in 1252 by Pope Innocent IV. In Spain, 
it is estimated that torture was used 
in about 1/3 of all cases. (Hroch, p. 146) 
The purpose of torture was to exact confessions. 
Since some people questioned whether confessions 
received under torture were valid, the accused 
would be asked to verify what they had admitted 
under torture several hours later. If they 
refused to validate their confession, 
then they would be subject to more torture!”
–A Brief History of the Inquisition
    by Robert C. Jones
President of the Kennesaw Historical Society

“The chronicles of the popes 
makes for unbelievable reading. 
Nearly every conceivable human 
atrocity was encouraged by these 
men. Many practiced equally 
unbelievable vices.”
-The Popes: Saints or Madmen?
  by Jon Nelson

 
“The clergy owned brothels. 
The Papal authorities at Rome 
taxed the earnings of prostitutes.  
-A History of the Popes (1939)
 Joseph Mccabe
Watts & Co. London.

“Pope Marcellinus (296-304?)…
offered sacrifices to the pagan gods.”
-Saints and Sinners: 
A History of the Popes 
(New Haven and London: 
Yale University Press, 1997)
 

“the papacy became the possession 
of the great Roman families, 
a ticket to local dominance for which 
men were prepared to rape, murder and steal. 
Most of these men were manoeuvred into power
by a succession of powerful families.”
-Saints and Sinners: 
A History of the Popes 
(New Haven and London:
 Yale University Press, 1997)
 
“The popes themselves were deeply 
embroiled in the internecine dynastic 
warfare of the Roman nobility, 
and election to the chair of Peter, 
as we have seen, was frequently 
a commodity for sale or barter.”
-Saints and Sinners: 
A History of the Popes 
(New Haven and London: 
Yale University Press, 1997)
 
“the mounting cost of papal wars, 
and the lavish building programmes 
of successive popes, made the search 
for new sources of revenue unending. 
The most notorious of these was the 
sale of indulgences, especially the 
indulgence for the rebuilding of 
St Peter’s.  More significant still, 
however, was the growing dependence 
of the popes on the sale of office.”
-Saints and Sinners: 
A History of the Popes 
(New Haven and London: 
Yale University Press, 1997)
 
 “Increasingly the life of the church 
was corrupted by money.  No one believed 
in bribery; but everyone knew that many high
churchmen could be bribed.” 
– A History of the Modern World, 
 by R. R. Palmer and Joel Colton

“And of all plagues with which mankind are curst, 
ecclesiastic tyranny’s the worst.”
– Daniel Defoe 
The True-Born Englishman

“The writers of the middle ages
are full of accounts of nunneries 
that were like brothels, 
of the vast multitude of infanticides 
within their walls, and of that 
inveterate prevalence of incest 
among the clergy, which rendered 
it necessary again and again to 
issue the most stringent enactments 
that priests should not be permitted 
to live with their mothers or sisters” 
-(History of European Morals,
    Vol. II, p. 331).

“Once he became Pope Alexander VI, 
Vatican parties, already wild, grew wilder. 
They were costly, but he could afford the 
lifestyle of a Renaissance prince;
as vice chancellor of the Roman Church, 
he had amassed enormous wealth. 
As guests approached the papal palace,
they were excited by the spectacle of 
living statues: naked, gilded young men 
and women in erotic poses. Flags bore 
the Borgia arms, which, appropriately, 
portrayed a red bull rampant on a field 
of gold. Every fete had a theme. 
One, known to Romans as the Ballet of the 
Chestnuts, was held on October 30, 1501. 
The indefatigable Burchard describes it 
in his Diarium.  After the banquet dishes 
had been cleared away, the city’s fifty 
most beautiful whores danced with the guests, 
“first clothed, then naked. The dancing over, 
the “ballet” began, with the Pope and two of 
his children in the best seats.
– A World Lit Only by Fire- 
 The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance
  William Manchester
  Little, Brown & Company, 1992 

Pope Alexander VI (The Party Continues)
“Candelabras were set up on the floor, 
scattered among them were chestnuts, 
“which”, Burchard writes, “the courtesans 
had to pick up, crawling between the candles.” 
Then the serious sex started. Guests stripped 
and ran out onto the floor, where they mounted,
or were mounted by, the prostitutes. 
“The coupling took place,” according to Burchard,
“in front of everyone present.” Servants kept score
of each man’s orgasms, for the Pope greatly admired 
virility, and measured a man’s machismo by his 
ejaculative capacity. After eveyone was exhausted, 
His Holiness distributed prizes- cloaks, boots, caps, 
and fine silken tunics. “The winners”, the diarist 
wrote, “were those who made love with the courtesans 
the greatest number of times.” 
– A World Lit Only by Fire- 
 The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance
  William Manchester
  Little, Brown & Company, 1992 

“The vendettas, bribery, ecclesiastical feuds, 
political intrigue and bloodshed that are part 
of the story of how popes have been chosen 
down through the centuries, make for a 
colourful and highly entertaining account 
of the Conclave, the gathering of cardinals 
that follows the death of a pope to elect 
his successor.”
-The Conclave; by Michael Walsh
 Canterbury Press; ISBN:1853114979
 

“…for eight centuries the power of the Popes 
was based upon violence and bloodshed. 
A distinguished German historian has estimated 
that their victims numbered more than 10 million 
in just 500 years.”
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941
 
 
“these (Catholic) Holy Fathers shed more blood 
in defense of their wealth and power than all
the other historic religions put together…
the record of their vices is the worst in 
the whole history of religion.” 
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941
 
“even the best Popes were terrible 
shedders of blood.  The holiest of them all, 
Innocent III, was responsible for about 
500,000 victims in 18 years (1198-1216).” 
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941
 
“Catholic Rome was described by a devout 
French priest as “the most hideous sewer 
that was ever opened up to the eye of man” 
and this is approvingly quoted by a Catholic 
historian in the Cambridge Modern History 
(X, 164) in which all this is admitted.”
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941
 
“The horrors of the dead Papal Kingdom 
were told by hundreds of writers and orators 
in Europe and America.”
-How The Pope of Peace Traded in Blood;
 The Red Record of the Holy Fathers;
 by Joseph McCabe
 Haldeman-Julius; 1941
 

 
 The Dominicans
 
“The Dominican friars would do well, 
in modern times, to change their name. 
The fanaticism of their founder was more 
dangerous to others than to himself. 
He specialized on hatred of heretics, 
and his white-robed sons grimly stoked 
the fires of the Inquisition…many millions 
were punished with horrible death or
torture.”
– A History of the Popes (1939) 

 Joseph Mccabe
Watts & Co. London.

“In 1233, the Dominicans were given the task 
of running the courts of the Inquisition,
a task which they took to with great ferocity 
and effectiveness for the next several 
hundred years.”
–A Brief History of the Inquisition
    by Robert C. Jones
President of the Kennesaw Historical Society

Dominicans Became Dreaded Inquisitors

“It was Gregory IX who instituted 
the machinery of The Inquisition in 1227. 
Torture would be allowed, as it had been 
under Roman law.  On April 20, 1233, 
by papal bull, Pope Gregory placed 
the operation of the Inquisition into 
the hands of the Dominicans. The methods 
employed by his order included torture 
and execution, usually by burning. 
The good name of the Dominicans was 
forever stained by their participation 
in this cruel activity. Before long the 
order became popularly known as Domini canes, 
Latin for “God’s dogs.” 
— Christian History Institute
Glimpses of Christian History
“Dominicans Became Dreded Inquisitors”

““““““““““
The Inquisitions

THE INQUISITION IN THE HANDS OF THE APOSTATE CHURCH
The Inquisition – Trials and Tortures of Victims of the Church

“The accused had almost no rights – 
no right to a lawyer, no right to know 
who their accusers were, and no right to 
know the nature of the charges leveled 
against them. Torture was used in many 
cases to extract confessions. The families 
of heretics that were burned typically 
had their property confiscated. 
The methodologies and the ferocity of 
the Inquisition stood as unique in 
the history of Western civilization 
until the Nazis and Communists of 
the 20th century.”
–A Brief History of the Inquisition
    by Robert C. Jones
President of the Kennesaw Historical Society

 
“Catholic writers pretend that 
the Roman Inquisition at least did 
little of this slaughter. They know well 
that the figures have never been published. 
Until the time of Leo XIII a large proportion 
of the documents treasured at the Vatican 
were kept in the “Secret Archives.” 
-A History of the Popes (1939) 
 Joseph Mccabe
Watts & Co. London.
The Inquisition   
  
“(n´´kwzsh´n) (KEY) , tribunal of the 
Roman Catholic Church established for the 
investigation of heresy.” 
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
The Medieval Inquisition
“In the early Middle Ages 
investigation of heresy was a duty of 
the bishops.  The popes issued increasingly 
stringent instructions as to the methods 
for dealing with heretics. Finally, in 1233, 
Pope Gregory IX established the papal Inquisition, 
dispatching Dominican friars to S France to 
conduct inquests.”
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
“After 1254 the accused had no right 
to counsel…The trials were conducted 
secretly….Torture of the accused and his 
witnesses soon became customary and notorious.
Pope Innocent IV ultimately permitted torture 
in cases of heresy.”
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
“Most trials resulted in a guilty verdict.
Burning at the stake was thought to be the 
fitting punishment for heresy.  A verdict of 
guilty also meant the confiscation of property 
by the civil ruler, who might turn over part 
of it to the church. This practice led to graft, 
blackmail, and simony and also created suspicion 
of some of the inquests.” 
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
“Generally the inquisitors were eager 
to receive abjurations of heresy and to 
avoid trials. Secular rulers came to use 
the persecution of heresy as a weapon of state, 
as in the case of the suppression of the 
Knights Templars.”
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
“The Inquisition was employed mainly in 
S France, N Italy, and Germany. In 1542, 
Pope Paul III assigned the medieval 
Inquisition to the Congregation of 
the Inquisition, or Holy Office. 
This institution, which became known 
as the Roman Inquisition, was intended 
to combat Protestantism, but it is perhaps 
best known historically for its condemnation 
of Galileo. After the Second Vatican Conference, 
it was replaced (1965) by the Congregation 
for the Doctrine of the Faith, which governs 
vigilance in matters of faith.”
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
 
“The Spanish Inquisition was much harsher, 
more highly organized, and far freer with 
the death penalty than the medieval Inquisition.
The Spanish Inquisition was finally abolished
in 1834.” 
-The Columbia Encyclopedia, 
  Sixth Edition.  2001. 
  Under Topic – “Inquisition”
 “We must rank the Inquisition….as among 
the darkest blots on the record of mankind, 
revealing a ferocity unknown in any beast.” 
-The book- The Age of Faith; 
       by Will Durant 

 “In Rome, in 1849, I myself visited 
every convent.  I was present at all 
the investigations. Without a single 
exception we found instruments of torture, 
and a cellar with the bodies of 
infant children.” 
— The Italian patriot, 
Giuseppe Garibald (1807-1882)

“There has been no more organized effort 
by a religion to control people and contain 
their spirituality than the Christian Inquisition. 
Developed within the Church’s own legal framework, 
the Inquisition attempted to terrify people 
into obedience. Pope Innocent III declared 
“that anyone who attempted to construe a 
personal view of God which conflicted with 
Church dogma must be burned without pity.”
— Controlling the Human Spirit
The Inquisition and Slavery  1250-1800   
  by Helen Ellerbe
from The Dark Side of Christian History

“Thus, with license granted by the Pope himself, 
inquisitors were free to explore the depths of 
horror and cruelty. Dressed as black-robed fiends 
with black cowls over their heads, inquisitors 
could extract confessions from nearly anyone.” 
— Controlling the Human Spirit
The Inquisition and Slavery  1250-1800   
  by Helen Ellerbe
from The Dark Side of Christian History
“The Inquisition invented every conceivable 
devise to inflict pain by slowly dismembering 
and dislocating the body. Many of the devices 
were inscribed with the motto “Glory be only to God.” 
The rack, the hoist, and the water tortures were 
the most common. Victims were rubbed with lard 
or grease and slowly roasted alive. Ovens built 
to kill people, made infamous in twentieth century 
Nazi Germany, were first used by the Christian 
Inquisition in Eastern Europe. Victims were 
thrown into a pit full of snakes and burned alive.”
— Controlling the Human Spirit
The Inquisition and Slavery  1250-1800   
  by Helen Ellerbe
from The Dark Side of Christian History
“Historians have often tried to diminished 
Christian responsibility for the Inquisition 
by dividing the Inquisition into three separate 
phases: the medieval, the Spanish, and the Roman. 
Yet, the Spanish Inquisition’s most influential 
leader, the Dominican Tomás de Torquemada, was 
appointed Inquisitor General by Pope Sixtus IV.”
— Controlling the Human Spirit
The Inquisition and Slavery  1250-1800   
  by Helen Ellerbe
from The Dark Side of Christian History
 
 

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