THE HOLY BIBLE AND ROME.
Remember this: Rome's war cry is, " We Nevcr Change."
It is well for all lovers of God's Word to remember what is the attitude toward it of the Papal Church. In the National Library, Paris, there is preserved a document containing advice given to Pope Julius III. by the Cardinals on his election to the pontifical throne in 1550. It contains the following passages :
" Of all the counsels that we can offer your holiness, we have kept the most necessary to the last. We must open our eyes well and exercise all possible force in the matter, viz.: To permit the reading of the Gospel as little as possible, especially in the common tongue, in all those countries under your jurisdiction.
" Let the very little suffice that is usiially read in the M'ass, and let no one be permitted to read more. Solong as the people will be content with that little your interests will prosper, but as soon as the people want to read more, your interests will begin to fail.
"This is the Book which more than any other has raised against us the disturbances and tempests by which we are almost lost.
" In fact, if anyone examines diligently and compares the teaching of the Bible with what takes place in our churches, he will soon find discord, and will see that our teaching is very often different from it, and still more frequently contrary to it. And if the people understand this they will never cease challenging us till all be divulged, and then we shall become the object of universal scorn and hatred.
"Therefore it is necessary to withdraw the Bible from the sight of the people, but with grëïf;caiition, in order hot to Faise tumults.""
Has the Roman Catholic Church quietly with held the Holy Bible from her victims ? As a brother to Jesus Christ I will answer this question. You cannot find a Roman Catholic who worships the Virgin who is able to quote properly one verse of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Her prophets are light and treacherous persons ; her priests have polluted the Sanctuary; they have done violence to the Law. Ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the LAW. Ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi: saith the Lord of Hosts.
(Zep. 3 4, Mal. 2 8.)