Worldview Weekend Radio
Mike Gendron responds to Todd Friel and his false claims that only 3,000 people were killed in the 600 years of the Inquisition, that the Inquisition was carried out by a branch of Christianity, that it was an in-house issue of Catholics killing Catholics, and that it was not a reign of terror per se. Mike Gendron is an extremely credible expert on Catholicism as a former Catholic of 37 years and is so well respected as an expert that he gave this interview just hours before departing to be a keynote speaker at the international Shepherds Conference of Dr. John MacArthur. Topic: Brannon plays some audio from the documentary by former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett that reveals the Inquisition was a reign of terror despite the claims by Todd Friel and Bennett reveals some of the torture tools used during this reign of terror. Topic: Brannon then takes several minutes to lay out just a portion of the detailed and documented figures from respected historians and Christians that document the reliable number of 50 million that were killed in the Inquisition by the Vatican. This figure of 50 million has been reported and documented by the well-known and much respected Halleys Bible Handbook. John Wesley wrote of the 45 million killed and the 50 million is documented by Professor James MacLean of the Department of French and Spanish at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Plaisted documents 15 million killed from 1518-1548. Halleys handbook documents the 14-18 million killed in the thirty year war (1618-1648) started by Ferdinand II for the purpose of suppressing Protestantism in the Holy Roman Empire. Halleys handbook documents that Ferdinand II had been educated by the Jesuits and with their help undertook to suppress Protestantism (p. 792). Then 5 million killed by the persecutions in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and elsewhere. Then as Dr. Plaisted documents you have 3 million killed in the conflict in Bohemia and 4 million in France, then 900,000 killed in the persecution of the Waldenses, then the 1 to 2 million Albigenses killed in Southern France. Then you have those killed by the Vatican before the Reformation that would include the 10 million killed in the Hundred Years War from 1337-1453. Again, why are Christians helping the Vatican re-write their history when we know their goal is to create an ecumenical false church as described in Revelation 17? Topic: We take your calls.
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