BLOODY MARY'S PERSECUTIONS
I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. (Psalm 78:2-4)
INTRODUCTION: BIBLE PROTESTANTISM HAS A GLORIOUS HISTORY. It is an epic story of a deadly struggle from under the heel of the Roman system to the glorious liberty of the sons of God. In our ecumenical and apostate age, this story needs to be retold that the battle may continue. This is the sixteeth of a number of posts (hence entitled: Protestant16) and is just another shot fired in this great battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. We are deliberately aiming at brevity, leaving it to other works (listed later) to satisfy any hunger for further information. These pages may therefore be viewed as tasty appetisers. May God give us the faith of these old Protestants who loved not their lives unto death and of whom, the world in its sin, was not worthy.
MARTYRDOM OF THE BISHOPS UNDER BLOODY MARY
If all things truly do work together for good to them who love God (Romans 8:28) then… IT WAS A GOOD DAY when the Church of England bishops were burnt at the stake during the reign of Bloody Mary. Mary was a bigoted Roman Catholic who sought to strangle the new Reformation faith in England. During the last four years of Mary's reign, no less than two hundred and eighty eight Protestants were burned for refusing to embrace the heresies of Rome. No less than five of these martyrs were Bishops. However, as always, the blood of the martyrs proved to be the seed of the church.
* Spurgeon on the martyrdom of 'our Protestant forefathers' (Graphic)
Appropriate pages to explain how God can justly make the wrath of man to praise Him without incurring any guilt: Calvinism vehemently denying that God is the author of sin
* CALVINIST INDEX
* PROTESTANT INDEX
* CH SPURGEON INDEX
* EVANGELISM INDEX
* HERE AND THERE INDEX