A Synopsis of Popery, as It Was and as It Is William Hogan

ISBN: 9781230281858

Published: September 12th 2013

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62 pages


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A Synopsis of Popery, as It Was and as It Is  by  William Hogan

A Synopsis of Popery, as It Was and as It Is by William Hogan
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781230281858 | 3.54 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition.

Excerpt: ... practice- 3d, He deniedMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... practice- 3d, He denied the authority of the Pope in temporal matters- 4th, He maintained that the Pope was the Man Of Sin, the son of perdition, to which St. Paul alluded, sitting as God in the temple of God. As soon as the opinions of Wickliffe were ascertained, Gregory xl, the ruling Pope, addressed a Bull to the primate of England, ordering him to have Wickliffe arrested and imprisoned, until he received further instructions.

The popularity of Wickliffe was such, that this step was considered dangerous- and we find that nothing further was done to this eminently pious man, than banishing hire from the university of Oxford into private life, where he died in peace, and went to his grave withthe blessings of the good and the virtuous. But this did not satisfy the Pope, nor the infallible church. O, no. The holy mother never forgives a heretic, dead or alive.

As soon as Wickliffe departed this life, in the sixty-first year of his age, the church and Papists exhibited the wildest symptoms of joy. One of their writers, in giving an account of his death, uses the following language: On the day of St. Thomas, the martyr, that limb of the devil, enemy of the church, deceiver of the people, idol of heretics, mirror of hypocrites, author of schism, sower of hatred, and inventor of lies, John Wickliffe, was, by the immediate judgment of God, suddenly struckwith a palsy, which seized all the members of his body, when he was ready to vomit forth his blasphemies against the blessed St.

Thomas, in a sermon which he had prepared to preach that day! But holy mother was not yet satisfied. She had not the felicity of hanging Wickliffe- her ears were not delighted with his groans upon the rack- she did not hear his flesh hissing amid the flames of...



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