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    Today in Church History

    According to Today in History...

    On this date in 1568 the Roman Catholic Church sentenced the entire population of the Netherlands to death for heresy.
    "Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? - Zechariah 3:2

    James Helbert, Wytheville, VA
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    James, I know that's a serious thing, but I couldn't help laughing when I read it.

    I guess they missed a few of us, and then we started reproducing...
    Kevin, husband of a truly angelic woman, and father to twelve.
    Zion United Reformed Church of Sheffield
    Ontario, Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvanlaan View Post
    James, I know that's a serious thing, but I couldn't help laughing when I read it.

    I guess they missed a few of us, and then we started reproducing...
    Just a few apparently.

    But one does wonder how they intended on carry out the sentence.
    Last edited by Southern Presbyterian; 02-16-2008 at 10:08 AM. Reason: grammer
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    James Helbert, Wytheville, VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Presbyterian View Post
    According to Today in History...

    On this date in 1568 the Roman Catholic Church sentenced the entire population of the Netherlands to death for heresy.
    So, how did all that turn out?
    Devin Brian
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    That is blogworthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenas View Post
    That is blogworthy.

    Blog on, brother, blog on! I look forward to reading it.
    "Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? - Zechariah 3:2

    James Helbert, Wytheville, VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Presbyterian View Post
    According to Today in History...

    On this date in 1568 the Roman Catholic Church sentenced the entire population of the Netherlands to death for heresy.
    So, how did all that turn out?
    I found this...

    On February 16, 1568, a sentence of the
    Inquisition condemned all the inhabitants of the Netherlands to death as
    heretics. From this universal doom only a few persons, especially named,
    were excepted; and a proclamation of the king, dated ten days later,
    confirmed this decree of the Inquisition, and ordered it to be carried
    into instant execution, without regard to age, sex, or condition. This
    is probably the most concise death-warrant ever framed. Three millions
    of people, men, women, and children, were sentenced to the scaffold in
    three lines.
    HERE.
    "Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? - Zechariah 3:2

    James Helbert, Wytheville, VA
    Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, RPCUS

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    Talk about arrogance and that the king, of all people, would condemn the population of his country to death is totally unbelievable!! Of what country did he expect to be king over if all his subjects were dead? In reality, how many were actually executed?

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