18 Protestants Being Burned Alive By The Catholic Church In 1528
What did these people do to justify being burned alive? Well, some of them may have refused to go to [the Catholic] church. Others may have refused to believe that the Catholic communion wafer is really God in the form of a cracker. Some denied that the popes were infallible. Others had the nerve to say that the authority of the Bible is above the authority of the church of Rome. A few may have merely possessed a copy of the Bible in their native language. All had one thing in common – they all loved the living and true God more than their own lives and refused to partake of the idolatrous religion of Rome.
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>