The Waldenses were Bible believing Christians who stood on the promises of scripture and were bitterly persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. The persecution of Rome was not able to destroy the faith of the Waldenses, but their ecumenism in recent centuries has ruined this once vital Christian group. A challenge and a warning to Christians of today.
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Great Sermon! Good message / reminder about real Christianity and real Christians based upon scripture versus Priest religion mixed with ancient pagan statues. Good note about Peter Waldo. As I have heard, those people would memorize a portion of scripture so even if the priesty-boys employed by Rome burned the Bibles, the real believers still had God's word with them.
Lori Sampedro (10/17/2005)
from Northeast Ohio
Great Sermon! I finished the last three parts of your church history series. Wow! I learned so much. Thank you for putting these series together and sharing with us. What great testimonies these people are for holding firm to their beliefs under such horrid persecution and death. It sure makes me appreciate what we have today as far as religious freedom. God bless.
Needed information! One of the reasons why churches have become weak is ignorance of Church history. If more Christians would read great history books such as John Dowling's "History of Romanism" and J.A. Wylie's "History of Protestantism", the ecumenical movement would fall flat on its face. The Waldenses were the real pre-Reformation Biblical Christians and they had nothing to do with the Romish Babylonian Church of Antichrist. Being holy servants of God, they were targets of the wrath of the evil, impious Roman Catholic Harlot during the Middle Ages. I hope more Christians hear such messages.
David W. Cloud is founder and director of Way of Life Literature, a 29-year-old Fundamental Baptist missionary publishing ministry. Brother Cloud was saved in 1973 at age 23, and the Lord gave him a burden to communicate the truths of God's Word via the printed page. Within six...