Looking at the Inquisition, we find a parallel between the practices of the inquisitors and the atrocious events that happened at Waco Texas with the Branch Davidians. These people were demonized for studying the Bible and were said by some to have been “demon possessed.” The victims of the Inquisition were also demonized, and their reputations marred.
The victims of the Inquisitions did not have any recourse. They were not allowed to have council; they were not allowed to face their accusers. As soon as they were accused it was as though they had received a death sentence. The Office of the Inquisition is found in the Vatican to this day and the Roman Canon Law remains in place.
Voices of the Victims cry out
The handbook they used to persecute and torture women was the Malleus Maleficarum, the “hammer of the witches”. It shows not only a fear but a great hatred for women.
A heretic is defined as a person who differs in opinion from established religious dogma. Especially, a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who refuses to acknowledge or accept a revealed “truth”. One who differs in opinion from an accepted belief or doctrine, a nonconformist. Someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs, the church regards them as heretics. Jesus was accused of blasphemy, “an impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.” They didn’t know he was the Son of God!
A “witch” is defined as a woman thought to have magic powers, a very unpleasant woman; an ugly or mean old woman. The word “sorcerer” is used for a man of the same definition.
A hag, thought of as an equivalent to a “witch,” is defined as a demon, old woman. In ancient times a hag was a term used to describe a wise woman, or one who had much knowledge.
“For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush do they gather grapes.”
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”Jesus, Luke 6:43-45
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”Jeremiah 13:23
More Voices of the Victims
“Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts; and I will lift your skirts up upon your face, and I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon you, and make you vile, and will set you as a gazing stock/a spectacle.”Nahum 3:5-6
The practice of burning people alive predates the Catholic Church. Nimrod, king of Babylon, sentenced Abraham to be thrown into a fiery furnace for impiously speaking out against his worship of idols. He didn’t know Abraham was a friend beloved of God. This exposes the roots of the Roman Catholic organization to be none other than Babylon.
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities… for by your sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her is found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”Revelation 18